Fashion, like history, repeats itself. This means that many of the trends that were popular in decades past are making their way back to the runways and retail stores. If you still love some of the old-school fashions that were popular when you were younger, here are 6 old school styles that are trendy again.
These trademark shoes from past decades are back in stores. Brands like Adidas, Reebok, and Nike are currently carrying chunky sneakers that were popular in the 1990s. You could choose from shoes like the NikeAirCommandForce, AddiasEQTTorison, and NikePillar in years past, but companies started making slimmer shoes in the early and mid-2000s. This is around the time Vans became popular for their skater-style shoes, which were a noticeable contrast from chunkier tennis shoes. The chunky shoe is new and improved; Fila, a popular 90s brand has recently released a platform sneaker that can be worn with anything from sweatsuits to dresses, so you can this style of shoe in your wardrobe again.
This old-school trend has been popular again for a few years. However, mom jeans weren’t as trendy as they are now. In the mid-2000s, slim-fit jeans were renamed “skinny jeans” to appeal to female buyers. In 2009, New Boyz, a hip hop group, released an album called Kinny Jeanz and a Mic, which made the jeans more popular for women and even made men feel more comfortable wearing them. Mom jeans are popular because they are high-waisted and cover the midsection and hips, which is ideal for many women. Once the mom jean became more popular, people also started wearing “dad jeans” which are baggy and offer a relaxed fit.
If you remember walking to school with a pouch around your waist to hold your prized possessions, you’ll likely be happy to hear that the fanny pack is back. Fanny packs debuted around the 1980s but faded out of style in the 1990s. Now, you can purchase a fanny pack in metallic shades or leather to make them look especially sophisticated. Some fashion companies have even created fanny packs that you can wear across your chest. Both men and women wear this stylish and functional accessory, and you’ll likely find one in the color and material that fits your personal style.
These tights are edgy and stylish, and they date back to the 19th century. If you were a goth teen in the 90s, you likely owned a few pair of fishnet tights, and you probably cut a few holes in them to make them extra grungy. A more refined version of the tights is available at most retail stores. Fishnet tights with small holes are even acceptable in some work environments, but the ones with a more pronounced pattern are better reserved for casual outfits. You can wear fishnet tights underneath ripped jeans, and they add a perfect finishing touch to mini skirts and dresses. Black is still the most popular color for fishnet tights, but you can also find them in jewel and pastel tones.
If you love standing out when you attend a formal event, you’ll be happy to know the zoot suit is back in style. The modern zoot suit doesn’t have a knee-length jacket and noticeably wide shoulders, but you’ll still have the flowy feel of the suit and eye-catching colors that will make your formal attire memorable. While this suit was a fashion staple in past decades, wearing it these days shows that you’re outgoing and edgy when it comes to your fashion sense.
Overalls were extremely popular in the 1990s. If you were a fan of YES clothing, BOSS jeans, or Cross Colours, you likely had a pair of baggy overalls. You probably wore one or both of the straps down to make the overalls even more eye-catching. Whether you prefer classic denim or bright colors, you can find overalls at many fashion retailers. Modern overalls are a little more true to size, and these days, most people usually wear both straps on their shoulders for a more polished look.
If you loved a trend from when you were younger, there’s a chance it’s making a comeback or will in the future. Experimenting with your fashion choices is a great way to express your individuality and make even more wonderful memories.