By Joan Olivero
Like everything, fashion goes in and out of style. A trend could be in one month, and out the next. There are some styles people hope and pray will never come back, but sure enough, they do. These are the top 10 trends of 2018 that are recycled from the 20th century.
1. Scrunchies - 80s
This hair accessory is back on the scene and here to stay. The fabric hair tie, as well as a fashion statement, is a more comfortable and less damaging way to pull back your hair. The different patterns and colors provide many options to keep your outfit interesting.
2. Shoulder pads - 80s
A trend that most have hoped would never come back has returned: the shoulder pads. This bold trend was added to most outfits because it portrayed a powerful figure - the strong broad shoulders and a cinched waist was the perfect silhouette. And, shoulder pads helped many achieve it.
3. Cuffed “mom jeans” - late 80s/early 90s
“Mom jeans” are definitely a trend that has taken 2018 by storm. I’ll admit I’ve been prone to follow this trend, specifically because the slightly baggy jeans give you a comfortable and stylish alternative to the basic skinny jeans.
4. Leather - 90s
Leather jackets, leather skirts, leather belts, leather purses. You name it, the 90s had it. By adding a leather piece, your outfit is instantly and effortlessly cooler. Leather accents brought the grunge style to a whole new level in the 90s.
5. Jean Jackets - 90s
Jean jackets are a style that will always hold its own. The laidback fabric blends seamlessly with any outfit and adds the perfect amount of grunge for any type of occasion.
6. High-waisted flowy pants - 90s
High waisted pants have come back in full swing. The wide pant leg and excess fabric create the illusion of a longer leg, giving women the height that many want.
7. Combat boots - 90s
Combat boots were a major part of the grunge clothing movement in the 90s. The leather army boots were a staple in any alternative or punk closet, and they are becoming more common to add a little bit of edge to any outfit.
8. Baggy clothing - 90s
Baggy clothing is a trend that has been worn in each decade, and it will continue until the end of time. Everyone has that one piece in their closet that is just one size too big, and by adding it to a slimming pair of pants, you hit the perfect mix of laid back and put-together.
9. Band T-shirts - 90s
Back in the 90s, the biggest part of pop culture was the music. Some of the biggest boy bands emerged from this era, as well as major pop and alternative punk anthems. Fans would wear their favorite band tees to show their love for a certain artist, and this mindset of how cool it is to wear vintage or modern band tees is still relevant in urban culture today. This is by far my favorite recycled trend mainly because I can show off my love for the artists I listen to, much like the rest of the world.
10. Makeup - 90s
The 90s invented subtle but extravagant makeup style. There was the smokey eye, which gave one a sense of mysteriousness, or the bold red lipstick, which was a necessity in the grunge era. This time period also made popular the “no makeup” makeup look. By adding a little bit of eyeshadow here and there, the 90s mastered how to get the best bare-skin appearance.