STYLE ADVICE: Combining Decades

Fashions from other decades almost always come back eventually. These days, in modern fashion, you can still see elements of the 1920s as well as the 1990s, and everything in between. Whenever a trend is brought back, it is brought back as a new and improved, revamped version of whatever was popular in that era, and sometimes, you can mix these modernized versions altogether and get a very unique, stylish look.

I spotted this Fashionista headed to class sporting trends from a variety of different decades all at once, and it totally works!

Her flared velvet pants (similar here) combine elements of both the 1920s and the 1970s. In the 1920s, velvet was all the rage, particularly among women in the upper class. Velvet, especially crushed velvet, made a comeback in the ’70s when flared pants like these were also becoming popular.

Denim jackets (similar here) became popular during the rock ‘n’ roll style of the ’60s. Additionally, crop tops along with the choker this Fashionista wears (similar here), give off a ’90s vibe when style was all about being both casual and edgy.

This Fashionista also wears a pair of reflective aviator sunglasses (similar here), which were popular in the ’30s and again in the ’60s.

So effectively, this Fashionista has used styles from the ’20s, ’30s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’90s to create this one outfit, and despite combining five different decades, she still looks modern, trendy, and effortless.

Magazines always bring back elements of other decades, but in my opinion, the best way to use these elements is to mix and match them. This way, you can create a look like this one which combines all of the best parts of each decade into one stylish jackpot.