Retro Resurgence

December 2nd, 2023 — McKenzie Klocke

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, trends often make a nostalgic return, breathing new life into styles we thought we had said goodbye to. The year 2020 has been no exception, with several fashion trends from the early 2010s making a stylish comeback. Join me on a journey down memory lane as we explore five trends that have found their way back into the spotlight.

Neon Mania: The Bright Comeback

Remember the days when neon hues dominated the fashion scene? Well, it’s time to dig out those vibrant pieces from the back of your closet because neon is back in a big way. From electric greens to Barbie bold pinks, fashionistas around the globe are embracing the eye-catching trend. Whether it’s a neon statement piece or subtle pops of color in accessories, this trend adds an exciting burst of energy to any outfit.

Cargo Pants (My Personal Favorite): Function Meets Fashion

Cargo pants were a staple in the early 2010s, and they’ve made a triumphant return in 2020. This utilitarian trend is all about the perfect blend of function,  comfort, and style. From oversized pockets to a relaxed fit, cargo pants have been reimagined to suit the contemporary aesthetic. Pair them with a sleek crop top or a fitted blouse for a modern take on this classic trend.

Chunky Sneakers: Stepping Back in Time

Say goodbye to slim, minimalist sneakers because chunky kicks are back with a vengeance. The ‘dad’ sneaker trend, popularized in the late 2010s, has continued its reign into 2020. Embrace the bold and bulky silhouette, pairing these statement shoes with anything from casual denim to feminine dresses. Not only do they provide comfort, but they also make a bold fashion statement.

Animal Prints: Wild and Timeless

Animal prints have transcended eras, and 2020 has seen a revival of this fierce trend. From leopard spots to zebra stripes, fashion enthusiasts are incorporating these prints into their wardrobes with gusto. The key to mastering this trend is balance—opt for animal print as a statement piece and keep the rest of your outfit relatively understated.

A classic leopard print midi skirt or snakeskin boots can add a touch of the wild to your ensemble.

90s Revival: Slip Dresses and Grunge Vibes

While the 90s technically fall outside the 2010s, the early part of the new millennium did see a resurgence of 90s-inspired fashion. Slip dresses, a classic 90s garment, gained popularity in the 2010s and have continued to be a fashion favorite in 2020. Paired with combat boots and a leather jacket, or dressed up with heels and statement jewelry, the slip dress is a versatile piece that effortlessly transitions from day to night.

Fashion is cyclical, and the reappearance of these trends from 2010 in 2020 proves that style has a way of coming full circle. Whether you’re rediscovering bold neon hues, embracing the comfort of cargo pants, or stepping into chunky sneakers, these revived trends offer a chance to infuse your wardrobe with a sense of nostalgia while staying on the cutting edge of fashion. So, dust off those old favorites or indulge in some new additions—because in the world of fashion, everything old is new again.

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