If there’s one thing that will always stay the same about fashion, it is that new styles will become old and then will at some point become trendy again. In the fashion life cycle, things always have a habit of becoming back on trend, whether it be flared jeans, thick cut bangs, or weaning caps backwards.
One trend that has become popular in recent years is anything retro. This extends beyond the fashion universe as the likes of camcorders, vinyl disks and even large retro cooler boxes are now coming back into popularity. As for fashion, anything retro has been in high demand lately.
So, what exactly is retro fashion? You may be wondering how you can incorporate it into your daily style without having to break the bank. Below, we’ve got some top tips on how to introduce retro style to your daily casual wear in an easy and effortless way.
What is retro style?
Retro style refers primarily to clothes and fashion trends from the 1970’s or those that have been copied or adapted from earlier periods. Throughout time, there have been many examples of retro styles coming back into fashion, such as 1920’s youth and anarchy vibes coming back around in the 1960’s on the streets of London, and 1930’s fashion being influenced by the second empire of Louis Napoleon (1852-1870).
History tells us that fashion designers seem to be drawn to inspiration from the year they first became interested in fashion or the years in which they lived their youth. Many retro looks refer back to vibes from the 1960’s, in which there were many fashion legends at the time whose work appeared in catalogs, museum exhibits and photography work that is still available to view now.
With that, let’s take a look at some ways to introduce retro trends into your everyday look.
Try some flared jeans
Men’s flared jeans offer the perfect amount of retro without having to put yourself out there too much. With an urban edge vibe that throws back to the 70’s, retro flared jeans are perfect when paired with a black bomber jacket or an RSO hoodie. No matter what kind of jeans you usually go for, there are a variety of styles to choose from, including ripped denim and a variety of different colors too.
Add vintage accessories
Vintage accessories are the perfect way to add a retro vibe without having to buy a completely new outfit. Some classic retro pieces include large sunglasses, a classic silk scarf, or even vintage costume jewelry. When it comes to silk scarves, you don’t only have to wear it around your neck. You can also try tying it to your bag handle, put it around your waist, or put it in your hair.
Add some bold colors
If you’re always wearing the same colors, why not try adding some bold colors for a retro 80’s vibe. This could be in the form of a tie dye t-shirt which can easily be created using a plain old t-shirt you already have. You can find easy guides on how to do this online. Explore the Patriot Crew collection for vibrant options that add a touch of patriotism to your style.
Alternatively, if you’re feeling extra creative, why not take an old pair of jeans and add some paint splatters to them. There doesn’t need to be a set way to do this, simply grab a paint brush and some fabric paints and begin flicking on the paint in a random but even way.
Overall, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest trends all of the time when they are changing so frequently. However, by adding in your own retro vibe to your everyday look, you’ll be sure to be bang on trend while also adding some individuality to your look.