People may need sleep, but the fashion industry never takes a rest. In the aggregate, it is constantly putting forth new styles to replace the latest in both clothing and accessories. For this reason, whether you’re looking into getting a new pair of summer shorts or a new pair of winter gloves, you can be assured that what you find this year will look substantially different than what was available two or three years before. That’s because everyone from designers and manufacturers, to the final customer, is invested in seeing progress in the realm of design.
Just as automotive tires are always being improved in quality and tread pattern, so too does fashion often find itself trying to put a new spin on old themes. When the look of the 1980’s came back into vogue – bringing with it a resurgence of skinny jeans and high top tennis shoes – the look had a more modern flair to it. Jeans suddenly incorporated a low rise waist, bright colors, and were meant to be worn in the latest dropped-down-off-the-hips style. While the look borrowed heavily from the 80’s, it also offered its look with a touch of a different decade’s styling.
And so it goes in fashion. Some lament that each era’s prominent look is back in vogue some decades later. But in each reincarnation, the look is brought up to date with the then current era. To maximize the coolness of one’s personal look, it’s important to be aware of how to blend looks from decades past with those of the more hipster present.