An old boss (who was a very stylish lady I might add), said to me one day, "if you've done something the first time, don't do it again."
And sometimes I agree, BUT I think it's also fun to play with an old trend that has come back around again.
The trick with wearing an old throw-back trend, is to make sure you feel like it has a modern element to it too.
Fashion is cyclical - it always comes back around if you wait long enough, so let's have a look at three throw-back trends we can all definitely have a go at working into our current wardrobes right now!
#1 Come-back trend: Wide Leg Pants
Skinnies have been the standard leg-shape for so long now, people baulk at the idea of a wide-leg pant. But my-oh-my, they can be such a flattering, comfortable pant to wear!
The trick is to team them back with a fitted top - it's all about balance. Fitted on the top, fluid on the bottom. Or if that scares you just a little, at least tuck your blouse into the top of the pants - trust me, it will work!
Try these from Shore City....
SHOP THE PANTS (left-right): Portmans "First Date" Pants $89.95 | Max "Whistler" wide-leg crop jean $99.99 | Country Road textured wide leg pants $229.00
#2 Come-back trend: The Dungarees/Pinafore
As a child of the early 80's, this was standard uniform for me growing up - but I LOVE that they are making a comeback!
Pinafores (the dress version) or dungarees (the pants version) are a great layering piece coming into this trans-seasonal weather. You can layer them up with just a singlet or tee now, and then as it cools down, start to add thicker layers and tights (for the pinnie).
SHOP THE STYLE (left-right): Country Road denim overall $199.00 | Glassons linen button-down jumpsuit $59.99 | Cue velvet zip-front dress $245.00 | Glassons button front denim pinafore $49.99
#3 Come-back trend: The Scrunch Boot
Seeing an 80's theme here? This style boot is everywhere for winter! The scrunch boot will work best with a skinny jean, but you could also rock it back with a dress or a skirt - I'd go for a more floaty hemline (rather than a pencil skirt) to get the balance between boot and skirt right.
Here are just three from our lovely Shore City retailers...
SHOP THE BOOTS (left to right): Merchant 1948 "Sherry" long leather boot $369.90 | Noir "Xeres" leather ankle boots from Hannahs $249.90 | Pulp "Ivee" silver boots from Hannahs $119.95
My biggest tip to rocking an old trend like it's new is to MAKE it new! Don't rock the 80s head-to-toe, just add an element to your everyday look.
And as always, if it doesn't float your boat, thats ok too!
Until Next Time, Happy Shopping!