The great thing about fads is they can make a comeback. Revisiting some of the styles from back then and pairing it up with current styles speaks to versatility within fashion. Even the little things, like accessories, from previous eras, are something to consider when trying to figure out what you can add to your summer styles.
Sling-back heels are the epitome of modern-day elegance. These shoes are great for the summertime and they give that bossy, confident vibe. Sling-back heels date back to the 1940s, but have modernized themselves over the years. Now, you can find a sling-back heel anywhere from Dior and Prada to ASOS and Forever 21.
Oversize Frame Sunglasses
It wouldn’t be summer without sunglasses. The thicker frames on sunglasses have become more popular now with Rihanna’s brand Fenty releasing her line of sunglasses. The sunglasses in her line consist of colorful and different sized frames that fit in well with styles we see worn during the summertime.
Fanny Packs and Mini Bags
Styling in fashion took fanny packs from being dorky and embarrassing in the 90s to a new trend since summer of 2019. Men and women are wearing fanny packs in different ways and for other occasions than summer pool parties. Because of many public event regulations, clear fanny packs and mini bags are perfect for the summer.
Biker shorts gained most of its popularity during the 80s and 90s. They served a dual purpose as they were used for both exercise and incorporated in everyday outfits. The spandex-type material gave for better flexibility and movement that came in handy for party scene back then. Today, we see a similar reason for them being brought back. Pair the shorts up with a t-shirt and sneakers, and you have a comfortable and fashionable outfit.
Platform sandals are another staple accessory perfect for the summer. A comfortable and versatile shoe that can be paired up with every outfit is definitely a must have for the summer. Platform shoes have been around since the disco era of the 60s and 70s and have reinvented themselves to keep up with the times. Experimenting with different height levels and designs, it’s easy to find a style that works best for you.
This summer is dedicated to trying different things and landing on a style that screams your name. Playing around with different styles from different eras might work for you if you’re having a hard time switching it up more. Although some of these styles never went out of date, they were forgotten about a little bit and now is the perfect time to bring them back.