Style Tricks: How to Wear a Fashion Trend For The 2nd Time

The Reading is aimed at those people who probably keep in mind cassettes. And the meaning of Grey Skull. If you don’t you could stop checking out right now. I’m not talking to you. I used neon socks in the eighties together with matching fingerless gloves. And I liked ankle grazers when they were known as pedal pushers/clamdiggers/cropped pants too.

I wore neon socks in the 80’s alongside matching fingerless gloves. And I wore ankle grazers when they certainly were called pedal pushers/clamdiggers/cropped pants, too.

I relaxed because my husband explained to and I recall when skinnies were called drainpipes.

They’re all signs that you’ve probably seen most fashions come and go.

I was excited to see the return of the Mac, sorry, I mean the culotte this past year, and sad to view it reviled since the ugliest trouser shape know to womankind.

I’m uncertain if I’m as excited to note that the 1970’s are going to hit us smack in the arse of our skinny jeans this coming season. If the fashion mags are to be believed, high-waisted bell bottoms and um, lacing will function as shizz.

If you’ve already worn these fashions once, it sticks in your craw to put them on again and it’s difficult to take action without looking like you’ve just been wearing them considering that the 70s.

Ok, I was only 8 when I’d my first pair of flares (and matching waistcoat – fashionista in the making) but the notion of wearing them again has me frankly terrified.

I’ve thought long and hard about that dilemma and I’ve got these tips on the best way to re-wear a look from your own youth without looking like you’ve been stuck in an occasion capsule.

Dilute the Trend.

This is the most obvious starting place to re-wearing a trend. If, as a 40-something women, you rock up at the college run in bell bottom jeans, fringed waistcoat and cork platforms, chances are you are going to get asked over and over again whether you’re on the road to a fancy dress party. This is not a good thing.

Pick just one area of the trend that appeals for you the most and wear that one. When you yourself have the legs for flares, choose it. In the event that you fancy a little suede fringing on your handbag, choose that.

Don’t take action all. Even the coolest amongst us can’t do a pattern visit toe.

Mix in your signature pieces.

We all have pieces that we wear all the time in the knowledge that we look and feel great in them. These might change with the seasons and as your style evolves, however, people will recognize you as “you” when you wear them.

For me personally, it is apparently slouch/drop crotch pants. Friends will often tell me which they saw a great pair whilst out shopping that they’re sure I’ll love.

So, if I wear going to choose an item of the 1970’s trend, I might choose a pair of platform boots and pair them with my slouchy pants. See? All of a sudden, you’re rocking the trend, but you’re still dressing like yourself.

If you really to wear a pattern for the 2nd time, use it with confidence!

And needless to say this relates to pretty much anything you ever wear. Should you feel great, you will look good and radiate confidence. Andrea Tonkin, stylist and blogger says “Dare to wear, and smile when they stare” which will be this type of great mantra.

Don’t let others dictate that which you wear, if you fancy wanting to wear a pattern for the 2nd time round then by the Power of Greyskull you should absolutely give it a take to!