We all have those old, torn sweaters we refuse to throw away or those beaten up, bleached jeans that still fit so nicely we can't bear to part with them. These pieces may not be high on the fashion must-haves list, but there are so many hidden gems in our closets, some of which we may not even know are there. Trends change all the time and style revivals are always in the air. It's because of this that we are all "closet" hoarders at heart. Sometimes it's hard to tell what to keep and what to toss when we're sorting through our things. Why give it away if it could be in style next season? Well, let's take a look at some of the fashions that are back in action.
Retro 40s-50s Revival
The glamour of the 40s and the simplicity of the 50s is what it's all about. If you have a pencil skirt in your closet, you're golden. A-line skirts and tea dresses are a sure bet as well, especially if you can find them in retro prints. Paired with T-Strap or Mary Jane Heels, the combination screams 40s! A perfect example of this is Eva Franco's Dice As Nice Dress. With opaque tights and a cardigan, your outfit is complete. Some other pieces to look out for in your closet are vintage jewelry, pearls, faux fur collars, high-waisted pants, blouses with bows, and knee socks. They all go along with the retro 40s theme.
$247.99 at Modcloth.
If you're unsatisfied with what's in your closet, then it's time to raid Grandma's. Those old lady purses, baggy knit sweaters, and anything from before your time is perfect. Pairing your granny-like oversized sweater with a pair of leggings and some combat boots turns your look into a modern trend marvel. Anything that will make you a bit nostalgic is up for grabs, so if you have anything matching the above descriptions in your closet, you're ahead of the game. Tweeds, neck-tie blouses, big eye glasses, flat shoes, and knitted or printed scarves. A big "granny must" is the cat-eye, a trend we often see on Kourtney Kardashian, sporting her cat-eye sunglasses. Ralph Lauren's Super Cat Eye Sunglasses are definitely a great pick if you can't find a pair within your own collection.
$160.00 at Ralph Lauren.
Have the 70s ever really gone out of style? Not really. Your flare-bottomed jeans; dresses, jackets, cardigans, and tops with retro tropical prints are spot on; palm leaves, oranges, and flowers are all 70s print musts. Throw-back trousers with wide legs are also on the "Yes" list. The bells are also ringing in the pants department. Try this pair of Jane High-Rise Slim Bell Pants. They are slimming, yet hold true to the trends of the seventies with the higher waist and the flared bottoms. Other great finds for the modernized Boho-chip hippie are floppy felt hats, bishop sleeve blouses, maxi skirts, beaded necklaces, vests, anything with fringe, and super-high platforms. We all have atleast one pair of platforms and a maxi dress in our closets.
$198.00 at Genetic Denim.
Neons, bright colors, and color-blocking are the epitome of 80s fashion. Bold colored pants are definitely "in" right now. As long as you don't go overboard, these bright hues can definitely add some flair to your ensemble. And, how about those micro mini skirts? Especially with a loose top. Other trends to dig up in your wardrobe are the cropped tops, big shoulders, harem "dropped crotch" pants, rolled bottom jeans, tulle, open-shouldered shirts, and oversized blazers. Nonetheless, the mullet-style skirt has to be my ultimate favorite 80s trend that has made its way back onto the fashion scene. Take LA Boutique's High-Lo Sheer Skirt for example. With the bold red color and ruffle trim, this skirt is definitely a product of 80s nostalgia.
$46.00 at Karmaloop.