Last week I was so grateful to be featured in the recent Who What Wear article, “What a 54-Year-Old is Buying from Zara for Spring.” I take so much of my fashion inspiration from the current trends as well as other iconic moments in fashion history. All of my favorite brands are pulling from so many fun decades, it’s like a blast from the past! ‘50s inspired skirts, ‘80s inspired prints, ‘90s inspired denim… fashion has become a “best of the decades” highlight reel.
Below are some of my favorite trends from each decade, as well as links to wearable options in a variety of styles and price points. Keep reading to feel inspired by wearable fashion from decades past.
‘50s Inspired Polka Dot, Pleats & Kitten Heels
The classic ‘50s skirt gets a fresh makeover. Polka dot prints and pleats are making a comeback, as well as cute kitten heels. Prints and pleats in the ‘midi-length’ bring out my feminine style and I love it!
Check out my favorite ‘50s-inspired polka dots, pleated skirts and kitten heels below. Click on carousel items to shop directly!
‘60s Inspired Bird Patterns
A favorite re-invented ‘60s trend of mine is bird prints. The bright and playful patterns can make quite a statement, so pair this print with neutrals to keep it chic.
Check out my favorite ‘60s-inspired bird prints below. Click on carousel items to shop directly!
‘70s Inspired Balloon Sleeves & Ruffle Blouse
The ‘70s brought a wave of free-spirited, lightness to fashion. Balloon sleeves and ruffle blouses are back and I’m all about it! I love pairing these tops with denim for a causal look.
Check out my favorite ‘70s-inspired ballon sleeves and ruffles below. Click on carousel items to shop directly!
‘80s Inspired Leopard & Satin
Leopard print is everywhere and so are the ‘80s vibes it originated from. Lately, I have been living in leopard print and satin slip dresses. These pieces are so versatile and are perfect for a casual day look or dressed up for a night out.
Check out my favorite ‘80s-inspired leopard and satin looks below. Click on carousel items to shop directly!
‘90s Inspired High-Waisted Denim
The simplicity of the ‘90s lives on in modern day high-waisted, classic denim. High-waisted denim is my favorite as it’s comfortable and timeless.
Check out my favorite ‘90s-inspired high-waisted denim Click on carousel items to shop directly!
‘00s Inspired Boyfriend Blazers & Cropped Pants
The early 2000s live on with borrowed-from-my-boyfriend blazers and ankle-baring cropped denim and pants. I love throwing on a boyfriend blazer with a long skirt or t-shirt and jeans to dress it up a bit. Cropped pants are great for summer and always look Audrey Hepburn chic!
Check out my favorite ‘00s-inspired boyfriend blazers and cropped pants. Click on carousel items to shop directly!
I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past and find some great pieces to add to your wardrobe!
Don’t forget to check out my featured article on Who What Wear here.