We have all heard of the phrase that states history repeats itself. Well, we could go one further and say that fashion history also repeats itself. Fashion designers, like many other creative professions, often look to those styles and designers that came before them when they are looking for inspiration. And if you take a stroll down almost any street that has stores selling fashion, you are bound to come upon a vintage fashion store. There are clothes that come back into favor. There are shoes that return to the shelves. There is jewelry that comes back into style. There was a time when bell bottom jeans were laughed at once their time had passed. Then almost overnight and many years later, there they were again on the shelves.
There was a time when younger kids went out at night to dance clubs. They wore casual clothes and drank beer and simple mixed drinks. Then the next thing you know, martinis were back in style. And nights on the town were formal from the Mikimoto pearls to the long, black dresses. How this happens is often a mystery. Perhaps it comes from boredom and the need to do something different. Perhaps it is something that is set in motion by those in the fashion industry. Either way, it is something that happens over and over. What trends will we see next?
A good place to find the answer to that question is to once again look at the vintage stores. You can find styles that span the decades as far back as the 1920’s. You can find formal clothes. You can find casual clothes. These stores have almost every accessory you could imaging from various historical fashion trends as well. From belts to necklaces, you can mix and match trends and create your own style. And that is the real key. Set your own style and dress as you wish no matter what decade you choose for your fashion trend.