Regan Lavin

Countless runways are filled with models wearing pieces that seem familiar, probably because they’re pieces that were extremely popular decades ago.  Tabloids are letting out pictures of stars off-duty who are wearing clothes that make us feel nostalgic—tiny sunglasses, mom jeans, and denim on denim on denim.  Fashion today is pulling different trends from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and bringing them back to the forefront.  If you feel like trying to hop on the trend wagon, but want to make the trends seem fresh and more 2018, refer to some of these chic pieces!

70s

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Flare Pants

These are great for casual everyday wear, and probably the most wearable of this style.  The looseness of them also makes them perfect for spring/summer transition.

I picture these being a smash at Sunday brunch.  I recommend pairing them with a cute rose pink top to bring out the colors of some of the flowers in a lowkey manner.

Beepbeepbeep, throwback alert!  Step out of your house fresh from the 70s with these fantastic flares fantastic flares.  A light-wash cropped denim jacket, white lace-up top, and some Lennon-style sunglasses would absolutely make this look.

The houndstooth print on these is super fun.  I suggest pairing them with a white crop top and black leather jacket. 80s rocker-chic never looked so good.

Pro-tip: Pair any of these with some cute chunky heels to up the 70s factor and give the swish of your flares some extra attention!

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 Denim on Denim

This romper does your job for you!  It’s super easy to style, just add some red lipstick and suede booties and you’re good to go!  It’s a great look for a picnic in the park!

This fun Revice jumpsuit screams 70s.  I would wear this with some dark orange lipstick and sleek black booties.

This is so easy to just throw on when you’re running late for class.  Just lace up your Adidas and put your hair in a scrunchie and you’re ready to go!

This is a great shirt to pair with other denim pieces.  You can tuck it into a jean skirt and throw a denim jacket on top, or you could button it halfway and tie the bottom.

Pro-Tip: Try using different shades of denim when pairing different pieces together to make the look more dynamic!

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Suede Booties

The color of these makes them super wearable for everyday, they go with nearly everything!

You could wear these on their own or wear black tights under them for extra visual interest.

These will add a little extra oomph to any outfit. I would love to wear these to Outside Lands (if I were lucky enough to get tickets).

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 Lace-Up & Knit Tops

If you’re nervous about how to work this bra-wise, try wearing a cute bralette under it for support and extra color!

These tops are great for music festivals, and all of them would look great with denim flares and chunky heels: Lace up top 1, Lace up top 2, Lace up top 3

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 John Lennon Sunglasses

Throw either of these on to instantly look super stylish, and in a variety of colors.

 

80s

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Pegged Mom Jeans

I love both of these for when your inner Twenty One Pilots emo phase is calling at you.  Pair them with a band tee and combat boots.

I own these jeans, and I wear them all the time.  My favorite look with them is simply throwing on a cute, floral t-shirt and Adidas.

Roll these up to get that pegged, 80s look!

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Oversized Denim Jackets

Try this cropped cut to get a more modern, fitted look!

This oversized jacket gives you that vintage 'I stole this from my dad’s closet' look.  It would look great with a crop top and pegged jeans of a different wash!

This goes great over a dark band tee!

This adds some fun to your everyday denim jacket.  I recommend pairing it with some pastels!

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Colorful Striped Tops

These  Brandy tops are so popular now because they’re all so versatile and easy to wear.  Pair any of them with pegged mom jeans and combat boots or Vans.

 

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Scrunchies

Try putting half of your hair in a ponytail with one of these cute scrunchies!  If you want something a bit more, you could even wrap it into a half-up bun!

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Chokers

This goes great with a casual LBD.

This choker is well worth your money. Expect to never take it off if you do buy it. You can go full 90s and wear it with a dark brown lip and all black, or you can mix things up and pair it with a white flowy dress.

 

This is a beautiful piece that I would wear with a black crop top, black mini-skirt, black thigh-highs, and black booties.

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Tiny Sunglasses

Tiny sunglasses can be hard to wear but look great with a statement lip, black booties and a black and white checkered skirt.

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Dark and Nude Lips

To dive even further into the 90s, line your lips with a darker shade of the color you are using, and then fill in with the lipstick.

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Tights/long socks

If you’re feeling a bit funky trying putting solid thigh-high socks over tights!

The return of fashions from earlier decades is fun and can inspire some strong nostalgia. The aesthetic of earlier times are appealing, and dressing in some of the fun fashions of those times provides a form of escapism and connection to earlier periods in history.  I hope this has been helpful in providing ways in which you can feel connected to other decades while still maintaining a cohesive, modern look.

 

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