Design Hacks: How to Wear a Fashion Trend Again

The Reading is focused on those people who probably keep in mind audio cassettes. And the meaning of Grey Skull. If you don’t you can stop checking out right now. I’m not speaking with you. I wore neon socks in the 80’s together with matching fingerless gloves. And I used ankle grazers when they were known as pedal pushers/clamdiggers/cropped trousers too.

I wore neon socks in the 80’s along with matching fingerless gloves. And I wore ankle grazers when these were called pedal pushers/clamdiggers/cropped pants, too.

I relaxed because my husband said to and From the when skinnies were called drainpipes.

They’re all signs that you’ve probably seen most fashions come and go.

I was excited to begin to see the return of the Mac, sorry, I am talking about the culotte a year ago, and sad to see it reviled whilst the ugliest trouser shape know to womankind.

I’m uncertain if I’m as excited to see that the 1970’s are going to hit us smack in the arse of our skinny jeans this coming season. If the fashion mags are to be believed, high-waisted bell bottoms and um, lacing will be the shizz.

If you’ve already worn these fashions once, it sticks in your craw to use them again and it’s difficult to do this without looking like you’ve just been using them because the 70s.

Ok, I was just 8 when I had my first set of flares (and matching waistcoat – fashionista in the making) but the idea of using them again has me frankly terrified.

I’ve thought long and hard about that dilemma and I’ve got the following tips on how to re-wear a look from your own youth without looking like you’ve been stuck in a period capsule.

Dilute the Trend.

This is the most obvious starting place to re-wearing a trend. If, as a 40-something women, you rock up at the institution run in bell bottom jeans, fringed waistcoat and cork platforms, chances are you are going to get asked over and over again whether you’re on your way to a fancy dress party. This is not an excellent thing.

Pick just one single part of the trend that appeals for your requirements the most and wear that one. If you have the legs for flares, choose it. If you fancy a little suede fringing in your handbag, choose that.

Don’t take action all. Even the coolest amongst us can’t do a tendency head to toe.

Mix in your signature pieces.

Most of us have pieces that we wear constantly in the information that we look and feel great in them. These might change with the seasons and as your style evolves, but nonetheless, people will recognize you as “you” when you wear them.

For me personally, it seems to be slouch/drop crotch pants. Friends will often tell me that they saw a good pair whilst out shopping that they’re sure I’ll love.

So, if I wear going to select a piece of the 1970’s trend, I will choose a set of platform boots and pair them with my slouchy pants. See? Each of a sudden, you’re rocking the trend, but you’re still dressing like yourself.

If you actually to wear a tendency for the second time, use it confidently!

And of course this applies to more or less anything you ever wear. If you feel great, you will look good and radiate confidence. Andrea Tonkin, stylist and blogger says “Dare to wear, and smile should they stare” which can be this kind of great mantra.

Don’t let others dictate what you wear, if you fancy attempting to wear a tendency for the second time round then by the Power of Greyskull you ought to absolutely give it a take to!