Fashion trends often make a comeback every 20-30 years, but generally they are not identical flashbacks. Repeated trends have been modernized, refreshed and improved the second time round, making them more becoming and “new” to wear.
Once you reach a certain age, you’ll probably find looks in stores that you used to wear before. The question is, will you wear them again? I absolutely will, but only if they are a flattering and contemporary incarnation. After all, our goal is a style evolution, not a style stagnation.
Sometimes it takes me a while to get used to the new improved trend. At other times I can scarcely contain my immediate excitement. For example, I had to rethink skinny jeans but I was all over voluminous trends from the word go.
I’m having a ball with the revival of 80’s fashion. It was hideous when I sported it the first time round, but I was at an impressionable age and thought it was fabulous. Like most people, I went through years of cringing at my 80’s style and vowed I would never wear fashions like that again. But I’m blown away with how creatively and successfully designers have re-interpreted the good elements of 80’s looks and I’m embracing them with loyalty and enthusiasm.
At the end of the day revisiting old trends makes me smile because they are nostalgic and current at the same time. Over to you. Do you wear trends that you’ve worn before? If not, why not?