Come on, you know you’ve wondered if you held on long enough to something in your closet it will come ‘back in style.’
And many times things do come back in style…kinda. Because nothing comes back exactly as it was before, and often we can’t wear it the way it’s being shown now.
The clothes you may have been holding onto while wondering can clothes come back in style, simply don’t look as great as you imagined for a few reasons. Check out examples A and B for why not.
Example A – Leather Jackets
- Unless you’re going to wear high heels, very skinny-legged pants with a shirt tucked in, your old leather jacket will not duplicate this outfit.
Also, notice how the hem of this jacket is very curved? That great detail not only modernizes a leather jacket but also makes our middles look smaller. Who wouldn’t want that?
I bet your boxy shaped leather jacket from 20 years ago has square-cornered hems, like this one currently for sale on eBay. Please do not place a bid. 😳
Example B -1970’s plaids, bow-tie blouses, tailored jackets, etc.
- If you were to put on your 1970’s plaid jacket with a matching skirt with a giant-sized bow on your blouse, how do you think it’ll look?
Current or OMG?
So here’s my theory: If we wear something that has been sitting in our closet for 20 plus years and put it on now being 20 plus years older, we’ll simply look like we’re wearing old clothes which then makes us look older and appear stuck in the past. That never makes us look stylish or on-trend.
Recently a woman in one of my virtual styling workshops wanted my opinion on some pretty vintage cocktail dresses that belonged to her mother. Often vintage or unique pieces can be worn today with more current pieces and accessories. This is tricky but lots of fun…well to me it is. I gave suggestions as to how to wear them today by not wearing the matching boxy jacket and now she, like the rest of us, is looking forward to a great big party.
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