Know How Some ‘Old’ Fashion & Pop Culture Is Still Trending

The proverb “old is gold” has never been more valuable than it is now. Generation Z now upholds the 90s fashion statements like flannel shirts and bomber jackets with high regard. Style icons like The Spice Girls, Jennifer Lopez and many others are now making a comeback with the current fashion trends of color clashing, flared tops and pants. The current advent of OTT platforms has popularized some already popular music bands like The Beatles and Mötley Crüe and their fashion statements like beaded jewelry and loud colors. So keep reading to know how the ‘old’ fashion and pop culture is still trending.

1. Flared and high-waist pants

We all know that the 70’s predominant bell-bottom and high waist pants have now made a comeback. While the slim fit, pencil-cut or low-waist denims were a curse for people on the heavier or thinner side in terms of looks, now the high-waisted, loose-fitting and tapered around the ankle pants are both body and size friendly. Now that body-shaming is frowned upon; baggy jeans have made a strong comeback for many reasons. A pair of fluid denims or khaki trousers are any day more comfortable for a working professional or mother who has to walk up and down the stairs more often. 

2. Bohemian jumpsuits and floral shirts

Who can forget about Bruce Lee’s or Uma Thurman’s iconic yellow and black jumpsuit? Firefighter jumpsuit coveralls are now crushed on, and floral motifs representing beauty, renewal and the hippie movement are now symbolic of anything that’s ‘boho’ or fresh. Casual printed floral shirts and bottoms are both stylish and beautiful, but only women wore floral or Hawaiian garments before the modern pop culture. The changing times have seen Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Depp, and others use floral shirts with flair. The colorful prints have now become basic of men’s fashion. With time, the rock stars often swapped the sad black suits for flowy florals.

3. Beaded jewelry

Beadwork dates back to our ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia. The art of stringing beads together has been prevalent for thousands of years and many reasons like religion. Beaded decorative jewelry is not a recent phenomenon. In the ancient world, the shamans used to string the bones of wild animals and crystals to ward off evil spirits. With time, people used glass beads to make jewelry such as crystal beaded necklaces and bracelets. Mystics and practitioners of crystal healing use beaded jewelry with crystals for meditation and medicinal purposes. Nowadays, colored glass beads with precious and semi-precious gemstones, stringed by gold and silver chains, are trending among all ethnicities, genders and sexes. 

4. Chunky sneakers

The bulbous footwear has transitioned from being weird to powerfully trendy. Originating in the 80s, bulky footwear has now dominated the shoe racks of basketball players and fashionistas. People initially paired the heavy shoes with baggy shorts and denims, but now they look good even with skirts and are worn by pop stars like Gigi Hadid, Billie Eilish and many others. The bold sneaker design was revived in 2013 with the adidas by Raf Simons Ozweego 1, and now big brands such as Louis Vuitton use it. 

5. Puff sleeves

Don’t think twice before trying this 80s style. Pair a puff sleeve blouse with a pencil skirt or denim and make a style statement in your friend circle or the club. This Victorian-style blouse with a plunging neckline is sure to be the head-turner. You can also sport a puff sleeve tunic or cocktail dress with confidence.

Fashion trends go through some weird transitions. The expertise is in picking the right one that suits you the best!