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Blast from the Past: Decade Trends That Are Killing It Right Now

We all know the age-old saying, history repeats itself. We know, we KNOW. But somehow, when it comes to fashion, we all gasp with surprise when an old style is resurrected from the fashion graveyard and makes its way to the tip-top of the trend scape. Something about burying a hideous fashion statement is almost too monumental to ever imagine undoing, but time and time again, the fashion folk always return to the archives for modern inspiration.

This year, we’re experiencing all kinds of fashion flashbacks. Not just one decade has made a comeback—not even two. Three decades are taking over the storefront windows, and it’s hard to tell what time period we’re in at this point. Between the positively posh vibes from the ‘60s woman’s wardrobe and the folky ‘70s that is sticking around for a few more seasons, we thought we’d be totally retro for a while. But then the ‘90s came back, too.

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As far as the Sixties go, we found a Fashionisers rundown that compiled the looks from Kate Spade’s Spring/Summer display: “The numbers displayed were beyond bright: colorful doll-dresses, floral midi circle skirts, puritan-collar short roll-up-sleeve white shirts, horizontal-striped midi A-line and tube skirts of sequin and silk fabrics, pink floral bell-dresses with ruffled skirts as well as a black bold short guipure black dress, a lightweight chic floral overall…” It’s tough to say no to the ‘60s, and luckily, many more affordable brands are catching onto the trend and creating similar silhouettes that won’t break the bank.

Then there’s the Seventies, which appeared for fall last year and are still holding on to their moment. So if you were late to the disco for fall, you have a chance to redeem yourself this spring. The ‘70s fabric taking over the style scene is unseasonable suede, so it’s actually better to opt for a knock-off version because the material will be lighter and you won’t have to sweat your way through summer. Lyst’s approach makes it easy to browse by price point, and judging by the options displayed there, it looks like suede festival boots are a big hit.

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My suede booties that I will be rocking at music festivals this summer. Pic courtesy of Tracey Jazmin Photography

And last but not least, the beloved Nineties. Millennial babies know that the ‘90s are simultaneously one of the most questionable yet nostalgic fashion eras, and we’re embracing the comeback moment with arms wide open. Choker necklaces are taking over the accessory game, like WhoWhatWear reports. It’s great because if you’re really crafty, you can make your own by tying ribbon around your neck, just like you did as an 8th grader.

We all know fashion can be cyclical, but it’s kind of wild to see how everything has really come full circle!

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Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. March 9, 2016 / 8:56 am

    I’m loving these blasts from the past! Especially the 60s and 70s fashion, I just love the clothes from that era.

    • March 9, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Me too! Great for clothes. Not sure what happened in the 80s (lol) and I found the 90s super boring (Gap khakis, baby tees, etc). Thanks for reading!

  2. March 9, 2016 / 9:45 am

    I love when trends like these come back! So far I am not cringing at any of them!

  3. March 9, 2016 / 10:25 am

    It’s funny – I find myself buying all these cute things and I realize I wore them all as a CHILD! For example the peter pan collar above. I love when some things come bac around. Others, not so much! Cringe!

    • March 9, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      HAHAHA! Omg. It’s amazing. I’ve always heard that you should never wear a trend that you have already lived through…but where is the fun in that? The one trend I would never be caught dead in is platform flip flops. OMG. Thanks for reading!

  4. March 9, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I would love for a very old blast from the past to make it’s way back on, like the 30s or 40s or even 50s. I think that would be so interesting!

    • March 9, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      You are absolutely right. Like nipped waist, lady-like coats (very Dior) or flared poodle skirts. Imagine?? Actually, you’ve given me a great idea for a blog post. Thank you!

  5. March 9, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    I believe that this who;e fashion thing runs around in a circle of time… just that the clock hands keep getting fancier. lol

  6. March 9, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I believe that this whole fashion thing runs around in a circle of time… just that the clock hands keep getting fancier. lol

    • March 11, 2016 / 11:56 am

      Gav – beautifully put. I couldn’t have said it better myself!

  7. March 9, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I used to hate the 70’s but since I became a blogger I loved it because 70’s in 2015-2016 was better than 2014 70’s which is when it came back into fashion. It was a fantastic era and a great source of inspiration. The 60’s too although the 90’s are another story altogether!

    • March 11, 2016 / 11:54 am

      You used to hate the 70s???? GIRRRRRL!!! Glad you saw the light! The 70s fashion was so cool, from the disco vibe to the free-wheeling hippiness left over from the 60s. The 90s though. Ugh. LOL! There are some parts I like, but others need some help!

  8. March 10, 2016 / 5:05 am

    I love suede! I hope your boots don’t get ruined at music festivals as the colour is very light!

    • March 11, 2016 / 11:53 am

      I usually stay away from the crowds and observe from the fringes. LOL! I hate feeling crushed and buy tickets in the VIP section because I love myself some chairs and private bars! LOL!

  9. March 10, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Nothing beats 90s music and 90s fashion. I loved this post 🙂

  10. March 10, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    I loved this era! Everything about it – music, fashion, and movies. And oh, those suede booties are love!

    • March 11, 2016 / 11:35 am

      Me too! I adore the 70s! A part of me wishes I grew up during the 70s so I could rock ginormous bell-bottoms and an afro. LOL!

  11. March 11, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Those suede boots are the business. I liked the 20s for men and the seventies for women Fashion wise!

    • March 11, 2016 / 11:34 am

      Good call. In fact, I think I will devote a post to 30s, 40s, and 50s fashion as they were great eras that no one talks about anymore! And yes! Those suede boots are super adorable!

  12. March 11, 2016 / 9:32 am

    I love the 60’s and 70’s ! The clothes are so relaxed and love the colors as well. Have a great weekend !

    • March 11, 2016 / 11:33 am

      You too, Sylwia! The clothes back then were so fun (and much better quality).

  13. March 11, 2016 / 11:30 am

    That’s a great post and I love 90s fashion ?

  14. March 11, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I love the sweater I buy a similar one every year. I also love the shoes your wearing both pairs.

    • March 16, 2016 / 10:15 am

      Thank you so much! Those shoes are so great (if not a little uncomfortable)!

  15. March 29, 2016 / 10:33 am

    Nice flashback for me! I love old fashion fashion. It seems that there was so much intentionality in clothes then. This may still be the case today but I guess there is something nostalgic about the past that speaks to all of us and what better way to do that than in fashion!

    • March 29, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this. I love fashion, but I feel that a lot of clothing these days lack originality and definitely quality. Everyone looks the same, not as polished as they were decades ago…sigh…

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