LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Basic Nostalgia

Let's Hear it for the Boys

It is said that history tends to repeat itself and fashion is no exception. Fashion is perceived to be one big cycle of styles that fade in and out of popularity over the years. This current generation, generation y, seems to be no exception with falling into a major nostalgia phase over the last couple years. Our generation is obsessed with trends from the 1990s and some from the 1980s. It seems that we refuse to let go of the best trends the decades had to offer and have transformed them into modern fashion-forward ideas. From fashion to music to television to everything in between we hate to let go, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The Fashionisto I spotted on campus was no exception with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ‘90s-influenced style.

This Fashionisto look of the day has clearly been influenced by the 1990s as many Fashionistos’ looks are lately. For the base he start with a classic ‘90s T-shirt, this one features music group Tribe Called Quest, that is layered with a denim button-up shirt that he left unbuttoned. He then pairs it with a pair of tan khaki pants for the bottom. The shoes he wears to complete his look are a pair of black Nike Air Jordan 5s, which originally were designed and very popular in the 1990s. This Fashionisto takes these retro items and styles them into a modern look. To complete his look, this Fashionisto accessorizes with a simple gold link bracelet and a big face watch with a black strap. This Fashionisto brings retro into the now, making it relevant.

Hint: Take the best from the past and incorporate it into a current look. Some Fashionistos may feel that being inspired from the past may cause them to look outdated and old, but when done correctly one can look fresh and exciting. Try taking a style popular in the ’90s such as Dr. Martens and wear them It with a modern cut jacket. This allows you to show your skill and knowledge of fashion. So take a risk with your retro looks and keep it fresh!

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