Should we be worried that trends are coming back around?
Despite the futuristic creations imagined for us by various sci-fi film costume designers, our generation has opted for a glorious amalgamation of past trends to create our current high street fashion.
The high street style of today makes way for an element of cheating interms of originality. Nearly every quirky trend that we call our own has been thieved from the archives of Vogue right back into the 50’s. The question is this; should we be worried or even ashamed that so little of our beloved trends are our own, or should we be gladly embracing of our blatant copycat generation?
The nineties offered us many nuggets of rapid fashion fluctuation. Just seven years ago nobody would be seen dead in a crop top, yet seven years before that they were bang on trend, alongside calf-length skirts, wedged trainers, centre partings and bindis. The nineties trend is such a young reincarnation that we need not raid our parents attic stow-away pieces, we can delve into the wardrobe of our younger self… Even if it was a simple strap top then, it could totally be a crop top now!
Hello eighties! And thank you Maggie Thatcher, for lighting the way with your power suit beacon. Summer has seen an influx in the matching shorts and blazer combo, especially in tasty floral prints. Giving feminine hints to androgynous style was an art almost perfected in the 80’s, but it’s been revived to a new level in the past couple of years.
We are welcoming back the punk era with open arms. A bit of tartan, leather biker jackets and of course, the renowned Dr Marten boots. All of the above paired with a sexy undercut screams punk, but with a modern twist.
60s: Chinos, jumpers, etc
We love this look and are so glad it’s had a revival on the high street! Peg Leg trousers were the female innovation in the sixties, and they are still just as elegant today. Whether paired with a fitted jumper or a shirt, they are perfect for pulling off casual chic.
50s: Tea dresses and A line Skirts
The tea dress came back to us around five years ago and has remained to be a solid staple in every girl’s wardrobe. Feminine and easy to accessorise, the skirts have recently been getting longer and often with a larger circumference, taking the same route as the original forties took towards the glorious fifties A-line dress.
It can be safely assumed that recycling trends is a wonderful thing. Not only is it making use of our old wardrobes, thus avoiding wastage, but it shows that fashion is not a permanent fixture. If trends have come around once, chances are they will do again, so instead of buying the cheap stuff that breaks after one wear, go for the long-lasting pieces that will end up being timeless, so that you can wear them year after year, and even maybe pass them down to younger generations!