Back in History 101 (in our gaucho days) we learned that history inevitably repeats itself. Thanks to the many artists and their muses, we have fashion dating back to thousands of years that are still influencing our clothing today. New trends found in the latest runway shows are recycled from generations wayyyyy before us ( Even you Yeezy). Ever since moving to Manhattan and especially going to school at The Fashion Institute of Technology, these different trends are becoming more apparent to me. I have found bits and parts of my style in the 80’s, 70’s, 60’s.. and try to incorporate them in my everyday wardrobe.
I love the modest glamour of the 1950’s! Big hooped skirts and fresh-faced makeup with statement red lips. I modernized with showing a big of skin and opting for long dark curls instead of the typical poodle cut.
The 60’s were all about short cuts, huge lashes and mod prints . This velvet mini dress paired with my sheer vintage french connection cinched jacket gave me perfect 60 vibes! I modernized with this statement clutch, black stockings with velvet booties!
AHHHH…. the 90’s Mom jean trend that we have all dared try. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Depends on the pants. Luckily my roommate posses the PERFECT pair of mom jeans that fit perfectly on both of us. Total Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants moment if you ask me. Paired with a shiny olive green cropped sweater, its gives perfect Monica from Friends vibes.
I find it difficult to incorporate different trends of the generations without it looking like I’m trick or treating. My best tip is to incorporate color pallets or even some trends of today when trying to sport a vintage trend. Also, HAVE FUN with it. Some people think that trying new trends is scary and that they will be ridiculed for going against the grain. In reality, you will most likely be admired for trying something different. And who knows, maybe you’ll make a recycled trend your new favorite fashion statement!