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?