Fashion Trends Repeat Themselves Time After Timeby Opinion Express June 18, 2018 0 comments
The reporter Muskan Kathuria mentioned that don’t be surprised if you see the trend of bell bottoms, high waist jeans, neon colors, or hoop earrings again.
BELL BOTTOMS: Remember Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi flaunting flared pants in the movie Parvarish or Cher in her iconic purple outfit? These trousers with a marked flare below the knee are making a strong comeback and you need to stock your wardrobe already. These pants are comfortable, breezy and add just the right amount of drama to your outfit. You can style them in a number of ways. From teaming them up with a skinny turtleneck to tucking a plain white shirt in, bell bottoms are a quick way to instantly key into the retro trend.
HIGH WAISTED JEANS: This denim is one designed to sit higher above the navel of the person wearing it. So, it accentuates your beautifully carved midriff. You can wear it with a crop top without exposing too much skin or you can tuck in your favourite plaid shirt in it to create a sophisticated look. Not to forget, the relief of not having to pull your trousers up all the time is incomparable.
NEON COLOURS: The Instagram famous outfit of Kylie Jenner in neon purple thigh-high boots at a campaign launch gained a lot of attention. So did her neon pink hair at Coachella, which established the return of neon colours. You could easily stand out in a crowd if you put the outfit together in a clever way. Remember to not overdo the neon; you don’t want to look like a highlighter.
TINY SUNGLASSES: These sunglasses are undoubtedly 2018’s hottest trend which can be found everywhere. From Gucci, Prada, Balenciaga or affordable brands like Zara, Forever 21 etc, everyone wants in on this trend. It all started when Rihanna flaunted her Andy Wolf frames at the Cannes Film Festival. These barely-there pair of tiny glasses is the current favourite of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and the Hadid sisters seem to have a new pair every time. These accessories will hardly protect you from the sun but they do flatter the shape of your face and give you room to stare into someone’s soul.
SEQUINS: Sequins are the perfect way to glam up your outfit. Even a sequinned accessory can take you from desk to dinner without putting in too much effort. You’re wrong if you think sequins can only be embellished in dresses and gowns. Designers and brands have it ready in rompers, T-shirts, skirts and even phone cases. You can glam up your plain chiffon saree with a sequinned blouse. Sequins might just replace florals this season so make sure to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
HOOP EARRINGS: From Victoria Beckham to Taylor Swift, nobody is immune to the hoop. You can see them everywhere, in all shapes and sizes and in a variety of colours. You were wrong if you thought this trend disappeared long back, because hoop earrings are back and on a larger scale. Circle, star, square, triangle, studded, bedazzled, you name the shape and brands or even flea markets will have them for you. Hoops are easy to accessorise. You can dress them up by wearing them over a party outfit or dress them down by teaming it with your go-to denim jacket.
COORD SETS: Co-ordinate sets, previously known as matching sets, were a trend in the 70s. Co-ords are a set of matching tops and bottoms. Now, brands are experimenting with the look by teaming up a crop top with a pencil skirt or a blouse with straight pants. This trend, again, is most loved by the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who love how co-ords accentuate their figure. These sets are extremely easy to style and can be your best escape for the morning “what-to-wear” fuss. Another positive sight of this trend is that you can also pair the top and bottom separately with another bottom and top.
SEE-THROUGH HANDBAGS: Clear handbags can be a tricky accessory to carry, because contrary to the primary function of a handbag, which is to keep stuff hidden, these bags display it to passers-by. But it doesn’t mean that these bags are a downer. These will force you to organise yourself better and make you think twice before you throw things into it. See-through handbags don’t just come in a colourless form; you can get experimental and sport neon colours like red and green as well.
PATCHES: This trend was famous in the 1990s to express one’s individuality and is cool again. Patches are a quirky addition to your clothing and unlike the 90s, they aren’t just sewn over denim jackets. You can iron them on your T-shirts, sew them on your ripped denims or even pin them on your backpacks.
Bandwidth: For every child of the 1980s and 1990s, the Metallica or ACDC T-shirts were part of their signature looks. And now band T-shirts are back and boy, are we happy. This time, they’re not the regular basic black T-shirts with band names on it, they’ve evolved. You can get ripped crop top rendition of these T-shirts or the ones with a cut out in the front with an in-built choker. This year, the humble band T-shirt came to rising when the Jenner sisters released a series of Tupac Shakur and Ozzy Osbourne T-shirts on Kendall+Kylie website.
OVERSIZED CLOTHING: Who doesn’t love it when fashion fuses with comfort? Get over the skinny jeans and tight blouses because baggy clothing is in. Oversized shirts, belted at the waist, make for a beautiful lunch outfit or you could even let loose in a baggy T-shirt paired with leggings for a more casual look. You have so much room in your clothes that it doesn’t restrict you. One could gulp in an entire pizza and no one would ever know. The best part about this trend is that you don’t have to gift away any item if you’ve ordered a larger size by mistake and celebrities finally have an airport look that we all can copy.
SLIDERS: From luxury brands like Gucci to sporty ones likes Adidas, everyone’s bringing back sliders. They were essentially backless and open-toed rubber flip flops, but now they aren’t only restricted to rubber. You can even find these footwear in fur, cloth, studded, patched, or even bedazzled. This 90s’ trend has been spotted on a lot of celebrities and we cannot get over how comfortable they are. You can slip into a pair of fur slides for a no-fuss look like Jacqueline Fernandez, or go stylish with a pair of studded slides like Fergie.
Writer: Muskan Kathuria
Courtesy: The Pioneer