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Fashion Trends From Past Decades I Admire And Love

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

Fashion has been and always will be a staple of our world. The array of hair accessories, clothing and shoes are only a few of the things that define this important aspect of our culture. They allow us to express ourselves freely and formulate our identities. Furthermore, they are always being recycled. As someone who thoroughly enjoys shopping and putting outfits together, I am always seeking various fashion trends to implement into my life. A large majority of the trends come from past decades and to honor some of those timeless periods, I will be listing my favorite pieces of theirs below!

Camisole Tops – The 2000s

I placed this fashion piece at the top of my list for a very good reason: camisole, or “cami” tops, have recently been the clothing item I swear by. While they are very simple tank tops overall, they are perfect for those who enjoy dressing minimally but still stylishly. They are often styled with lace, soft prints, ribbons and much more. For those who grew up alongside ’00s child stars such as Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff on Disney Channel, you most likely remember their flashy, layered outfits that typically involved camisole tops worn underneath or on top. While I am not a personal fan of the over-layering, I find the camisole tops alone to be an adorable piece from their red carpet and on-set looks.

Jeans – The ’70s, ’80s and ’90s

Jeans, jeans, jeans! A cherished item that pairs well with anything. The grasp they have on the fashion world is strong, as it regularly evolves with each new decade we reach. When it comes to my personal preference for jeans, I love bellbottoms from the ’70s and mom jeans from the ’80s and ’90s. Their waist-high fit and widened shape toward the lower leg are what make them immensely attractive to me. To be more straightforward, I think that they can make your hips look phenomenal.

Characters from loved television shows such as Friends, Full House and That ‘70s Show are great sources of inspiration if you are trying to style bellbottoms or mom jeans. They can be paired with a shirt (tucked-in or tucked-out), a cropped top or even a camisole top. And yes, I am finding another excuse to praise camisole tops.

Plaid Skirts – The ’60s and ’90s

Any person that has come into contact with my closet knows I have too many plaid skirts. Clothing brands such as PacSun and Hollister have incorporated them into their lines for years, and I have only recently come to terms with my addiction to them. Who do I blame? The ’60s and ’90s. Their use of plaid skirts was very popular and is still considered iconic today. They come in a variety of color palettes and can be paired with high-heeled boots, stockings, long-sleeved shirts, sweaters—the list goes on.

Button-Up Shirts – The ’80s and ’90s

What I love about button-up shirts from the ’80s and ’90s is their common match with mom jeans. Simply tucking in a button-up shirt with a pair of mom jeans is simple yet fashionable in my eyes. It can bring about a sophisticated look but is one of my favorites to put together for a fun and busy day. I prefer button-ups that come in light and plain colors that can be worn during the spring or summer season.

Baby Tees – The ’90s

When it comes to baby tees, I would say my favorite detail other than their cute, tiny size is their graphic designs. Celebrities such as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton were regularly seen rocking tees covered with brand names, silly phrases and more. These designs along with the plain colors of the tees themselves were appealing to all ’90s babies and are still relevant today.

The reemergence of fashion trends from past decades is something I have been really loving recently. Not only does it help my own clothing style evolve, but it also has played a major role in my love for all things vintage and retro. My generation continues to revive styles from time periods we were not able to experience at all or were too young to remember. Fashion has become a way for us to do so, and I am beyond excited to see where it will venture next.

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Olivia Dumornay is a Junior at Florida State University majoring in Media and Communication Studies and minoring in Sociology. She is currently an Associate Editor for Her Campus at FSU, where she oversees a group of staff writers, edits their submitted articles on a weekly schedule prior to publishing, and more. You can find Olivia rambling about K-Pop and other favorite music artists of hers, films, makeup and fashion trends, and more. She spends her free time dancing, re-watching her "comfort" shows, and going out with friends and family.