Transcending Style: Early 2000s

June 29, 2017 § Leave a comment

So close, yet so far away. Fashion of the 2000s seems dated at best–denim skirts, bedazzled t shirts, and jeans that rode just a little bit too low. But there are plenty of ways to incorporate your favorite fashion memories into your wardrobe!

Here’s how to bring early 2000s trends into this decade.

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·The best trend of the early 2000s was no doubt the chokers. Though they were made of cheap plastics back them, the detailed designs could be worn the same way today. Look for ‘blank space’ chokers to really get the look!

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·Oh the dramatic belt. These were large, in charge, and very often–sparkly. While we’re not suggestion you try to fit a belt like this through the tiny belt loops of today’s jeans, you can definitely wear this piece with a dress! A flowing printed dress that has a natural waist line just begs for a great belt! So why not make it oversized? This is a great way to make a statement with very little effort.

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·This one will make you cringe–a dress with jeans. But we promise, this can be cool! The trick is to not cover up your natural waist, that’s when this look will swallow you whole. Forget the bohemian inspired dresses of the early 2000s and opt for something a little bit edgier. The best way to wear this look is to take your favorite pair of skinny jeans, a simple bralette, and a sheer dress or slip, add a pair of heels and you’re read to go! This will show just the right amount of skin, display your curves, and give you a unique ‘going out’ outfit!

Would you dare to wear trends from the early 2000s today? Let us know!

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The History of Shoes: 1990s

June 20, 2017 § Leave a comment

Take a journey with us as we visit the History of Shoes: 1990s.

vintagechanel6The shoes of the 1990s were filled with different style and trends due to the fast-moving pace of fashion in that decade. We have done some extensive research to find some of the most memorable styles during the 90s.

  • Loafers
  • Mary Janes
  • Suede Sneakers
  • High-Top Sneakers
  • Mules
  • Clogs
  • Knee High Boots
  • Jelly Shoes
  • Go-Go Boots
  • Black Shoes

 “Casual Chic” Sneaker Influence

Towards the later years of the 90s, men and women were becoming in love with the idea of being casual chic which consisted of unisex clothing, sweatpants, tracksuits, jeans, crop tops, and lots of denim. With heavy influence by rap music, sneakers were must-haves and the name of the shoe meant more than anything. This was a time for change in sneakers with more attention being put on the style which included the replacement of solid rubber soles with foam soles and leather replacing canvas.

A largely popular sneaker of that time was the black Nike Air Jordans high-top running shoes. Other popular brands during that time were black or white trainers by Adidas, Sketchers, and Hitec.

The Grunge and Retro-Hippie Influence

In 1992, the grunge style truly hit the mainstream world and it could be clearly seen in the fashion—especially the shoes. During the grunge period, Doc Martens shoes and boots were the rage, and high-top sneakers in colors of red, indigo, forest green, and black were a must have.

In Fall 1995, following the grunge style period, the mod retro hippie style made a surprising comeback amongst the youth with wide leg jeans coming back into style, and an instant love for black boots and chunky heels.

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Transcending Style: 1990s

June 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

Fashion of the 1990s truly transformed what we wear today. It was the true time casual clothing had a cult following through new minimalist trends. Jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers were an everyday look, but the 90s incorporated many other prints and styles to create this ‘casual chic’ look.

Here’s how to get a 1990s look today:

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·The biggest trends of the 1990s stemmed from the fabrics in use. Matching your top with your bottoms in a corresponding print was really popular. Everything from army print, to leopard, and plaid! You can incorporate these looks into your everyday wardrobe by taking your simple seats and t-shirt look and adding a pop of print with a coat, jacket, or plaid flannel!

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·The 90s were the first decade to truly embrace athletic wear as a daily look. Spaghetti strap tops, jogging pants, and pony tails were brought to the forefront of fashion! This is something you already wear today! A great pair of printed leggings with a crop top or sweater is definitely a 90s inspired look.

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·There was an obvious trend in the 90s of coordinating with your girls squad. But even today Beyoncé doesn’t wear the same outfit as her dancers. But there is another trend we can take from all those girl groups–it’s the embracement of the midriff. Decades earlier this would have been unthinkable, but the 90s weren’t afraid to show a little skin. You can always incorporate a simple crop top into your wardrobe for a 90s flair.

How would you wear fashion of the 90s today? Let us know!

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