Fashion is truly cyclical so when vintage cravings hit the main circuit there are many opportunities for resurrected trends. Here are a few things we love from the sweet past that we love wearing in 2012.
1. It’s time to break out those flares from high school that are still hanging in your closet, but are never worn, because bell bottoms (that’s what your mom called them in the 70s) are back. Threw ‘em out during spring cleaning? Get the hippie look with the Ambassador Flare Jean by Denimocracy.
2. The peplum skirt was all the rage in the 40′s, giving girls that cinched waist appeal. The Olympia Skirt by Again brings it back with a super elongated column maxi.
3. The turban never really vanished, but this 60′s look is back in full swing! The Pastel Turban in Mint by Gold Saturn will keep your luscious locks tame..
4. Achieve boho chic with a jumpsuit. Minimal effort, maximum comfort and style. The Jakarta Romper by Obey is simple, comfortable and office appropriate.
5. There’s the return of the high-waisted jean. Ditch those extra-uber-low-rise jeans, and upgrade them with a more modest look that accentuates your waist. Try the Trashed Short by Somedays Lovin.
6. I thought tie-dye went with hippies and tree huggers, but I’m loving the colors! The New Zoe Dress in Tye-Dye by Motel is stunning for a naughty night out.
7. Everyone seems to own a pair of Wayfarer sunglasses these days, including your favorite celebs. Come to think about it, are there any 80′s movies without the Rayban signature? Try the 54mm Original Wayfarer by Ray Ban.
8. Punks used to wear combat boots, and now fashionistas do too! Try the Trash Boot in Black with Black Studs by Ash Shoes for an edgy look. Remember, you’re a badass.
9. Flashback from the 90’s, platform shoes, most notably worn by the Spice Girls. Feel like a pop star with the Lita Shoe in Black Glitter by Jeffrey Campbell.
10. I love spending hours going through my grandmas old costume jewelry. Old isn’t always better, but big is! Go big with the The Multi-Pentagon Cuff by nOir.
– Sydney Lindberg