Do You Remember These Sweet Retro Fashion Trends? Kentucky Woman Shares Embarrassing Photos
Today is National Consignment Day! I LOVE a good resale store or thrift store when shopping for clothes. There is nothing like the thrill of a good find whether it is a true classic vintage piece or a brand new shirt with the tags still attached. Knowing I'm not going to spend an arm and a leg for a cute outfit, it's a real rush of dopamine searching for something new *to me* to wear.
And did you know that shopping secondhand is not only a perk for the fashionista on a budget, it is good for Mother Nature too! Giving clothing new life is better for the earth than throwing it in the landfill where it will take years to decompose, if at all.
But some fashions maybe don't need to make a comeback. Here is a fun video I found with an overview of one of the most iconic fashion decades known for the good, bad, and ugly. I'm sure you wore some of these embarrassing trends!
After that came Hammer Pants, Windbreakers, United Colors of Benetton (which is still a thing by the way, and acid wash jeans properly tightrolled. I always wanted to rock leotards and leg warmers like the ones from Lycra. For me, I was still too young to really choose what I wore, so my mama dressed me in stirrup pants always with a matching shirt, hairbow, and often a sweet windbreaker. Random gusts of air didn't stand a chance with us and our swishy jackets around!
Sometimes I got to pick out what I wanted to wear. I remember LOVING this dress and shirt combo. Isn't it wild that 90s fashion is totally back in a big way with folks in their teens and early 20s.
I swear I have seen this same outfit at Target on the racks again. I would totally wear just about anything from an old Delia's catalog. Do you remember looking through those? Teen Vogue also had a hold on me. I loved all of the trends of the time. I wanted to be grungy and cool so badly, but my parents were not fans!
Instead, my mom made matching applique sweatshirts and outfits for us to wear together. Because that's what every pre-teen wants! To have a matching handmade sweatshirt dress to go out in public with their mother. This actually was pretty sweet looking back on it. It had tiny little presents on it. We also had snazzy matching shoes. I look totally thrilled.
The footwear was important too. I know lots of sneakerheads collect retro tennis shoes, but as far as we were concerned, the only shoe that existed was the white canvas Ked or K.Swiss!
Once I reached middle school, we had a dress code and I didn't really get to wear anything fun! It was such a bummer because I have always loved to express myself with fun clothes and accessories. Whatever your most fashionable decade was, share your favorite or least favorite fashion trends with me here on Facebook Bonus points if you have pictures!
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Gallery Credit: Andrew Lisa