The 60s are back! The 70s are back! The 80s are back! The 90s are back! Are you confused? Well so am I. What this means is that pretty much any era is a fashion go this season.
If you want to give a nod to mod then pull out your A-line mini and tall boots and show ’em how it’s done.
Are you feeling more of a 70s groove? Then embrace your modern bohemian with fringe features, delicate floral prints, suede, wide leg pants and chunky heels. Or indulge in minimalist dressing with tailored menswear suiting including wide leg trousers and Ferragamo block heel shoes.
If you could turn back time and redo the 80s then just do it with colour blocking, bold prints and all that glitters.
And last but not least is the dirty 90s when the Seattle grunge scene gave the establishment the middle finger and told us that life stinks – or at least smells like teen spirit. It sent the fashion world into a tailspin by rejecting all things pretty, new, delicate and over-the-top. Flannel, Doc Martins and baby doll dresses were the fashion rejects preferred choice. And yet somehow, the designers managed to grab hold and redefine this style to accommodate an era that took thrift store finds and turned them into pricey haute couture.
The 2015 take on 90s style is expressed with slip dresses (or pajamas as daywear) layered beneath an oversized chunky sweater; baby doll dresses are done in midi and maxi length, with tiny floral print, a moto jacket or flannel shirt and Doc Martins to complete the look; and floor length prairie skirts are shown with city slides or urban sneakers. Then there is the return of the overall, done in its slimmer to the body fit, shown with moto boots that are adorned with great hardware and a pile of delicate layered necklaces. Leggings are a definite throwback to the 90s. This time around, however, rather than selecting basic black, the designers want you to wear it in a fun print that peaks out beneath a romper worn with a turtleneck. We can’t forget bandanas and crop tops that have made a big comeback as well. And then there is the beanie. Wear it with a cuff earring to look current.
The recent term “lumbersexual” demonstrates the power of lumberjack print plaids. Paul Bunyan has never been hotter. To take it in a modern direction, add a choker, black cherry lipstick and marry it to your boyfriend, girlfriend, distressed or destroyed jeans. Pair it with mid-calf height bold boots or a Birkenstock.
Whatever your favourite era, 2015 has a take on it. Even Elizabethan fashion has turned up again giving a whole new meaning to the term timeless. Make no accommodations, make no apologies, be yourself and find your place in this funny little world we call fashion.