STYLE GURU STYLE: Fashion for the Decades

April 27th, 2017 at 2:00am

I remember when I was younger my mom would always mention how funny it was that certain pieces of clothing came back into style. I never actually realized this until I reached high school, and that statement has really has stuck out to me since then. I look at pictures from the ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s and find myself wondering if those pictures were taken now. Of course I realize there are differences in the fashion of distinctive decades, but I have learned that particular garments are recycled back into the fashion world.

For example, take the outfit I am wearing in these photos. It is obvious in fact that these photos were taken recently, but if you look at some of the individual pieces of clothing, you could see that they are inspired from earlier decades. The yellow and orange tinted sunglasses with gold frames were a staple back in the day. One of my good friends told me I looked like the famous singer Selena Quintanilla’s dad. He was never seen without glasses like these on, and it was common for people to wear tinted glasses in the ’80s and ’90s. Today you see fashion icons like Nicki Minaj or Bella Hadid rocking the tinted sunglasses look.

High-waisted and mid-waisted jeans were in style in the ’80s and ’90s as well, and have been back in style for a while now. I remember when the trend was just setting back in and I thought, why would I wear high-waisted jeans? Little did I know that they were going to become so essential to my wardrobe. My ripped mid-waisted jeans are from Zara—they have amazing jeans for incredible prices. I practically live in these jeans. I paired it with a great white, off-the-shoulder top, simple jewelry, and platform shoes. Platform shoes were also in style in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Who can forget about the amazing outfits the Spice Girls wore…with platform shoes, of course.

All in all, mixing and matching styles from different decades can get you one fun, cohesive look. So here’s to discovering your inner chic!