Fashion is constantly in a state of reimagination. Just as fashion designers are always looking to the future for what will be the next big thing, they are also always looking to the past for inspiration. Now more than ever, it seems that fashion influencers and insiders are borrowing past trends from all decades and bringing them back in a new and inventive way. Here are the 5 biggest current trends that will give you a flash into the past.
1 – Bandanas
Originally popular in the 90s, bandanas are back in action. This multi-use accessory is perfect year-round. They are available in every color and the paisley prints stand out with every outfit. When the mask shortage emerged during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people (myself included) began finding their old bandanas in their closets and using them as face masks. Later, bandanas transitioned back to hair accessories, shirts, belts, and anything else you could think of. Many TikTok influencers started rocking the look which is largely the reason for its burst in popularity.
My top pick: band|ana
2 – Chunky gold jewelry and chains
The large jewelry trend of the 80s and 90s are back! Thin and dainty jewels are talks of the past. Now, people are wearing pieces that are noticeable no matter how many layers they’ve got on. With the new mask mandate, people have been looking for ways to individualize their masks. Let me introduce to you, the mask chain.
My top pick: Pretty Connected
3 – Statement jeans
We have already seen mom jeans and bell-bottoms make a comeback from the 70s, but now it’s all about funky denim. Think grunge denim from the 90s era. Move over plain jeans and bring in the asymmetrical silhouettes. Jeans are becoming more and more expressive with their new cutouts, patterns, and styles.
4 – Suits
Inspired by the 80s power suit, blazers and monochromatic suits are back in 2020. They are no longer just for a day in the office or an interview, we are now bringing them into our social lives. You can rock a suit for dinner and drinks or even a night out dancing, it’s the perfect versatile outfit that transitions from day to night with ease.
My top pick: ASOS
5 – Platform boots
Another step back into the grunge look of the 90s, chunky platform boots are currently bigger than ever. We have already seen a similar comeback when Fila reintroduced the chunky sneaker to the world. But now, it’s time for platform boots to shine.
My top pick: Nasty Gal
The next time you’re wondering what the next fashion trend will be, instead of looking ahead try looking back in time for the answer. Leave a comment below and let us know what your fav trend is!