Is your wardrobe stuck in a previous decade?
As we enter a new decade it's fascinating to ponder styles that influenced us in previous decades. As they say what goes around, comes around and even with fashion that’s the way the story goes.
In fact, fashion history repeats itself every 7-10 years. For example, a peplum (gathered fabric at the hip that creates a frill effect) dates back to ancient Greece but it made a comeback in the 50s and has been in and out of fashion since. Another reinvented fashion trend, tie-dyed fabric was made popular in the 60s had a return in the 90s.
We all have a tendency to reminisce about the past. This reminds me of a South Park episode, where all the people are given "Member Berries" to eat so they can become nostalgic and remember another time. This puts the characters into a hypnotic state, so they are not living in the present and don't notice all the things going on around them.
This is so true in life, we often reflect about when we were younger, skinner and maybe trendier. This is reflected in our wardrobes, we keep clothing that we've outgrown physically, emotionally and spiritually. As we head into a new decade it’s the perfect time to review and renew your wardrobe, so it reflects who you are in this present moment.
Below is a snapshot of how we’re being influenced from previous decades and how to introduce these rejuvenated looks into your 2020 wardrobe.
1980s = Puffy sleeves, frill overload, big bows from your head to your toes and polka dot print.
1990s = Double denim, button up front dresses, tie-dye fabric, pleated skirts, scrunchies, white runners and backpacks.
2000s = Miniskirts, low rise jeans, cardigans, slogan tees, cowl necks, check print, peplums, satin fabric and mini handbags.
2010s = Off the shoulder, skinny jeans, high-rise waists, midi length skirts and dresses, jumpsuits, playsuits, tie up front belts, black heels and plenty of activewear.
What was your favourite decade?
Printed pants are a great way to add flair to your wardrobe, pair with a block colour top and simple accessories.
Jeans are my go to wardrobe item, I love that they are so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. You can change the look from casual with flats to dressy with heels.
Here's some inspiration on co-ordinating your printed dresses with accessories x
Boho is all about comfort, however this can sometimes lead to shapeless items that hide the body. To highlight your waist and create shape to these floaty styles tuck in your top or add a belt to your dress.
How to wear animal print
Animal print is a fashion trend that people either love or loath. Personally I love how leopard and snake in particular can add a little bit of drama and sexiness your look.
This season there is everything from tops and dresses to shoes and accessories available.
How to choose the perfect one for you?
How to create a stylish casual outfit with a shorts
Shorts are my go-to weekend item especially in warmer weather. They are the perfect thing to wear outdoors, whether it’s to attend kids’ sports or a casual breakfast with friends or family.
Step 1 - Choose your shorts
This season there are plenty of styles to choose from. There's denim in every shade and colour. From printed styles such as floral and checks to a multitude of lengths from knee length Bermuda, mid-thigh length and short shorts.
Step 2 - Pick your top
You could choose a printed blouse or a long sleeve button up that you can tie in a knot. Alternatively, you could wear a simple t-shirt. With a printed pair of shorts, you can add colour. Black and white print will look great mixed with yellow, red or watermelon.
How I stopped loathing and started loving shorts
Shorts were one of the many things that I never liked to wear. I used to worry about being too pale, too big and too short. If let my inner mean girl win, I would never have worn a pair of shorts. I learned to hush the negative voices and instead focus on the positives. This has allowed me to wear shorts with confidence and style.
If you’ve ever felt too pale, too big or too short here’s how I overcame these objections to wearing shorts:
If you want to give your wardrobe a boost, yellow is the colour to add this season. It’s one of my favourite colours as it lifts my mood and creates a happy feeling whenever I wear it.
Yellow is one of the best colours to enhance blue eyes and make them stand out. Yellow is a fabulous choice for swimwear as it can give your skin a golden glow.
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