You know the saying, if you’ve worn something once, wait and it’ll be back in style.
We spoke to New Day stylist Darcy Camden to come up with her ten best nostalgic fashion looks that will return in 2021.
10. Vest. Oversized vest, sweater vest, leather vest. Everyone had vests in the 90s and I honestly thought we had silenced them. But earlier this year, I started seeing vests in stores again (here’s my favorite) and predict vests will be a HUGE trend for men and women in 2022.
9. Shoulder pads. Go Big or Go Home! This is the trend when it comes to shoulder detailing on blazers and blouses. It is almost impossible nowadays to find a women’s blazer that is not overdone on the shoulders. Fortunately for those who don’t like this trend, most straps can be easily removed.
8. Tutus. If you’ve seen the original “Sex and the City” when it premiered in 1998, you remember the opening scene with Carrie Bradshaw striding down the street in a tutu. Sarah Jessica Parker revived this trend (she wore a tulle skirt at the premiere of “And Just Like That”) and gave us the green light to wear tutu-inspired dresses like this tulle wonder from Adriana Papell.
7. Velvet. Jennifer Lopez made us crave all velvet jumpsuits in the early 2000s, and now that she’s wearing them again (along with other celebrities like Kim Kardashian), it’s safe to say they’re back.
6. Set of sweaters. Combinations of cardigans and shells were all the rage in the 90s, in fact, women I know have vowed never to wear them again. I can’t tell you how many sweaters I’ve cleared from customer closets in the past decade. So ironically, I’m cool again now. If someone happens to have a cardigan hanging in the back of their closet, you may want to dust it off and wear it again in the New Year.
5. Commuter trainers. The working women of the 1980s invented wearing sneakers with more elegant clothes and 40 years later, we are embracing this trend again. After the pandemic, hardly anyone wants to suffer in heels, so I don’t see this sneaker trend going away anytime soon.
4. Tracksuits. Many women who love jumpsuits have embraced the new take on this trend, which is much more form-fitting and flattering. My favorites are in Madewell.
3. Bike shorts. When I think of ’80s bike shorts, I think of Princess Diana sporting long, tight shorts with oversized sweatshirts. Today fashion girls show them off with combat boots and oversized blazers, another retro-inspired trend.
2. High-waisted jeans. If you’re old enough to remember SNL Mom Jean sketch, you’re old enough to remember thinking high-waisted jeans were the exact opposite of cool. It is now nearly impossible to find anything shorter than a mid-rise and Mom Jeans are the most coveted denim style. I recommend Levi’s Ribcage. They have a very high waist (12 “!), But almost everyone I introduce to these jeans falls in love with them.
1. Scrunchies and headbands. I never imagined that in the year 2021, as a nearly 40-year-old adult woman, I would wear rubber bands and headbands in public. But here we are. My favorite rubber bands are giant and look like a piece of art on my head, and a simple and elegant headband is my secret weapon to instantly elevate any look.
Segment producer Suzie Wiley. Watch New Day Northwest 11am on weekdays RE 5 and live streaming on KING5.com. Contact the new day.