As we continue into our second month of the year 2020, I can’t help but notice as the world advances technology wise, fashion only seems to be going backwards.
Trends of today are being remade from an era in time that was nearly 30 years ago. It is more hip to shop in your mother’s old closet or a local thrift store, then it is to buy clothing from your local mall.
Two piece sets such as matching shorts and matching shirts are now being seen everywhere, and why is this? Instagram has created a space for us youth to see trends from all over the world, especially in the U.S., that years ago would have been unreachable.
Influencers such as Kim Kardashian have brought back styles such as Adidas track suits, baggy t-shirts, slicked back low buns, large hoops, oversized flannels, and my personal favorite, versatile suit jackets you can pair with jeans. HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ heavily influenced eccentric makeup looks, such as its glittery jeweled eye makeup and lip liners that were thought to have been left in the 90’s.
The show put its own spin on bringing back old styles and looks, by adding a futuristic twist. Women’s style has slowly transitioned into gender neutral clothing. The women who are shaping style for the youth of today are putting an emphasis on the comfort that fashion should bring, rather than tight clothing that you can barely breathe in.
We have also ditched large totes for tiny shoulder bags that you can sling on your shoulder. Sneakers have become a major versatile accessory. Going out in urban cities in America, you will notice how women are being seen more in sneakers than any other type of shoe.
Streetwear has shown us that you can rock anything with a retro pair of sneakers whether that is sweatpants, jeans, or a dress. Today’s style trends that we are seeing on our favorite celebrities or fashion bloggers, are affordable. Style has become so gentrified that you couldn’t tell the status of someone’s wealth, because influencers are pushing affordability and recycling of clothing rather than expense.