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Spring Trends of Decades

With spring coming up the new trends are making their big debut. Like all things in history, certain trends are repeating themselves. Certain things we cringe at and others we celebrate. See how we remade big fashion trends from previous decades and made them our own.

The 60’s

Round, colorful, and cat eye sunglasses, statement jewelry, and floral headbands”

— Ava Alferez

“The 60’s were a mix of elegant and funky era in fashion. Some clothing pieces popular during the 60’s are sneaking their way up to fashion trends in 2018. Wide leg patterned pants and over the knee boots are two of the main ones.

Round, colorful, and cat eye sunglasses, statement jewelry, and floral headbands have also made their way to today’s trends from the past.

Even though it is not personally my style, I would definitely consider wearing it this outfit. I think a lot of people enjoy this style because it is laid back but still adds something unique.” -Ava Alferez (’19)

The 70’s

High waisted flare jeans were popular to be worn with either loose flowy tops or retro t-shirts. ”

— Brenna Kiel

 

 

The 1970s were a time period marked by eccentric lifestyles that were reflected in the fashion choices. High waisted flare jeans were popular to be worn with either loose flowy tops or retro t-shirts. The motto for these years seemed to be the more fringe the better. Where hair was concerned, there was no real signature style like there was in the 80s, for instance. 

I initially planned to go thrifting for my outfit, but when I realized my mom still had flare jeans and platform flip flops, I knew I had to go no further than her closet. The flip flops were the most unusual part of the outfit for me to wear, but the flare jeans were also quite a change since I honestly can’t remember the last time I wore anything other than skinny jeans.

Overall, I hope that these types of clothes continue to only collect dust in the back of our parent’s closets and don’t make a comeback in today’s world.” -Brenna Kiel (’19)

The 80’s

Be on the lookout for fanny packs, scrunchies, and mom jeans.”

— Anne Johnakin

During the 1980s, tracksuits, neon colors, perms, and loud makeup were “totally tubular.” The general rule was the bigger the hair, the better. Today, some pieces are coming back and 80s style may be more popular this spring.  Be on the lookout for fanny packs, scrunchies, and mom jeans. Overall, I liked this outfit. Makeup was a little crazy, but I definitely would wear this jacket day to day. It’s just eclectic enough that it fits my personal style. I also plan on using my new walkmanoften.”-Anne Johnakin (’19)

 

The 90’s

Other popular clothes items were flannels, baggy jeans and overalls, and timberland boots. ”

— Kayliah Hunt - Kendrix

 

In the 90’s Hip Hop Culture blossomed bigger than ever developing its own fashion era of urban wear. Men dressed like popular Hip Hop and R&B artist such as Tupac and Will Smith.

Women also at the time embraced tomboy fashion like icons such as Aaliyah, TLC, and Salt- N-Pepa. Part of this outfit is also inspired by the Janet Jackson’s iconic look in Poetic Justice.

Other popular clothes items were flannels, baggy jeans and overalls, and timberland boots.

I really love this time period and its clothing. I’ve never been a fan of the preppy side of fashion and that was seen a lot especially if you look more within pop culture at movies such like Clueless. I like the more urban street side because its comfortable and more versatile than the other parts of fashion during this time.” -Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix (’20)

 

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