Even if you don’t rely on current fashion trends to get dressed in the morning, it’s impossible to ignore what is going to become more popular in the coming months. Personally, I’m super excited for the style trends this spring and summer, which have a heavy ’70s influence. I absolutely love ’70s fashion – everything from the wide-leg pants to the overall hippie feel makes me so happy.
But while the ’70s are definitely getting the most love this season, they aren’t the only decade that features styles that are becoming popular again. The ’90s have been coming back for a few seasons, so it’s no surprise that more pieces have popped up again, and we’re seeing a little bit of influence from the early 2000’s as well. What kind of style nostalgia can you expect this year? Here are 10 old fashion trends that are coming back for spring/summer :
Wide Leg Palazzo Pants
These flowy, wide-leg palazzo pants started making a comeback last summer, and I’m happy to report that they’re here to stay! I love these things and just bought like four pairs. These were super popular in the ’70s, and they definitely have more of a hippie/boho vibe to them. Everyone should own a few pairs because they’re incredibly comfy and it feels like you’re wearing sweatpants when you’re actually in something stylish.
In the last few months, I’ve noticed more and more peasant tops showing up at my favorite stores. At first I thought I was going crazy, and then I realized they’re just back in style. Peasant top popularity started in the ’60s and ’70s, fizzled out, and reappeared in the ’90s. I was obsessed with these when I was growing up; now, not so much. But there are some really cute ones out there!
Mesh fabric was all over the spring and summer runways in all different shapes and forms. Mesh was really popular in the ’80s and early ’90s, which means that it automatically reminds me of tacky style (sorry). The new mesh is more modern and stylish, and it’s fun to wear.
Suede is one of the most popular fabrics for spring, and it’s popping up everywhere. All suede everything was also popular in the ’70s, so it makes sense that it’s coming back since the ’70s are back in full force.
Fringe is another style that was popular in the ’60s and ’70s, so again, not surprising that it’s coming back this season. Fringe started to make a slow comeback last year, but it’s really here now.
I’m so excited that flare pants are making a comeback again. I’m so sick of skinny jeans everywhere! Flare pants are a little bit more flared than bootcut jeans, but less dramatic than bell bottoms. The biggest way they’re coming back is in this comfy patterned style. I literally bought four of these in the last few weeks. They’re amazing. Flare pants like this were big in the ’60s and ’70s, and flare jeans were also popular in the ’90s, so again, not surprising to see them!
I’m not sure how to feel about this, but apparently polo shirts are coming back into style. Polo shirts were huge in the late ’90s and early 2000’s, and this super preppy style reminds me very much of Abercrombie & Fitch. I remember when all that mattered was the little icon on your polo shirt – Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, A&F, etc. Oof.
I’ve been waiting for bell bottoms to come back for a while, and I’ve been hearing that it’s supposed to happen, so I’m not surprised that they’re finally here. Bell bottoms were obviously super popular in the ’60s and ’70s.
Birkenstocks started to make their way back into the fashion scene last year, and were spotted on fashion bloggers constantly. It looks like they’re here to stay for a little while and are still back in a major way – I can’t go into a store without seeing them. Birks were huge in the ’90s, and a lot of people aren’t thrilled about their comeback.
I’ve written about so many ’60s and ’70s trends that you shouldn’t be surprised that boho, hippe style is back as a whole. It’s almost like we’ve all gone music festival style crazy, except a little bit more stylish. I personally love it.