It was Coco Chanel who said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

She was right, fashions come and go. Some styles are fleeting, others stick around for decades. And some fashions, you’re glad to see the back of!

Many of today’s top trends are nothing new. Designers and celebs have taken their cues from throwback fashion. And now the fashion racks are full of retro style clothing.

But what’s trending in 2019? Read on to find out which throwback styles are defining 2019 and how you can embrace them.

OTT Platform Shoes

Glam Rockers of the 80s and Elton John all loved this retro-style fashion. But fashionistas swapped the chunky look for spindly stilettos in the late 90s.

But now the chunky platform look is back with vengeance. And this time it’s not only on stage. Pair them with fitted cropped jeans or pencil skirts for a streamlined look.

Jumping Through Hoops

Diana Ross defined the 1970s with her oversized hoop earrings. They were the only accessory she needed. Hoops briefly came back in the 90s and now this retro look is back again.

Beyonce sports some enormous hoop earrings that are simple yet bold. Other celebs are wearing bedazzled studded hoops for some extra glam too.

You can find vintage-inspired jewelry in almost any store. But if you want a genuine vintage piece you may be able to find something at a thrift store or a pawn shop. If you want to know how pawn shops work, check out this website.

The Grunge Look

The 90s grunge look is back, but this time the retro look is a little softer.

Twenty years ago it was all about flannel shirts, thick chokers, heavy velvet and a lot of the color black. But this years grunge look is being combined with feminine florals.

Think chunky Dr. Marten boots and leather mini skirts paired with floral prints. Accessories include crucifixes, skulls, delicate chokers, and other grunge look items.

The Power Suit

From the hairstyles to the oversized cell phones, bigger was always better in the 80s. Nothing was bigger than the sharp power suit.

The power suit is back, but this time it’s different. The oversized shoulder pads and rigid tailoring are out and fun colors with loose silhouettes are in.

School Girl Tights

In the 60s Twiggy made white tights all the rage. This retro style fashion is all over the runway in 2019. But can you pull off the Alice in Wonderland look?

Try wearing them in a modern nautical outfit. Or wear them with a cute floral mini dress. If you’re not confident about wearing such a statement piece, style them under your cropped mom jeans so only the ankles are showing.

The 90s Scrunchies

Schoolgirl tights aren’t the only teen trend that is throwing it back. The infamous 90s ruffled scrunchie is being resurrected!

If might be hard to believe, but you can spot several celebs sporting the 90s look. Cara Delvingne, Selena Gomez, and Jennifer Aniston to name a few.

Aim High

Low cut skinny jeans have been around for a long time now. But it’s officially being knocked off the denim food chain with high waisted jeans coming back into the limelight. We saw mom jeans last year, and that look isn’t going away.

It’s not just denim that’s going high waisted. Swimwear, trousers, skirts, and shorts are all aiming high. High waisted wear looks great with a crop top, giving a flash of skin while keeping your belly button hidden away.

Get Girly

In the 80s, pussy-bow blouses were incredibly popular. This retro style clothing was a feminine look that has made its way back into office clothing.

Previously the blouses were mostly made from synthetic materials that were uncomfortable to wear. Now you can find the cute blouses in comfy cotton, silks, and linens. They look great with wide-leg trousers or pencil skirts for work attire.

Cat-Eye Shades

The cat-eye lenses that Frenchy wore in the musical “Grease” have become a staple 50s accessory. These funky frames are back. But this time, the frames are thinner.

Go for a classy all-black style for that Audrey Hepburn look. Or try a monochrome style for the ultimate throwback.

Dare to Bare

Did you know the crop top originally became popular in the 1940s? Young women wore the look inspired by new two-piece bikinis. Ever since then designers have been reinventing the retro look year after year.

This retro style clothing is being worn by celebs with denim shorts and chunky sneakers. Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Bella Hadid have all rocked the look. But it might not be for everyone, as you need some washboard abs to pull it off!

The Fanny Pack

Fanny packs gained their bad reputation in the 80s. The brightly colored nylon monstrosities are back. But this time we’ve learned our lesson!

This retro style fashion is being embraced in the fashion world. But those tacky colors are gone. Leather in an array of shades is the main fanny pack style you’ll find in 2019.

Dad Sneakers

When comfort meets fashion!

In 2019, chunky sneakers are everywhere. Even luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Prada are pairing these oversized sneakers with their chic outfits. They have even been spotted on the red carpet.

Can you pull off the uncool dad look?

It all depends on what you pair your chunky sneakers with. For instance, chunky sneakers AND mom jeans might be way too much of a throwback. Try pairing them with something more streamlined and modern instead.

Underwear Meets Outerwear

No, we’re not talking about the Superman underwear look! It’s the slip dress that’s back in 2019. The ultra-feminine piece was all over the catwalks for this year’s biggest looks.

The sleek sexy dress has a modern twist. Sheer panels, asymmetrical hemlines, and pastel hues have brought this 90s look into the 21st century.

Throwback Fashion — How to Pull It Off

So, which retro look will you choose? Chunky trainers, white tights, or the fanny pack? Whichever look you choose, don’t forget to update it and give it a 2019 twist.

But how can you wear these throwback fashion pieces without looking like you’ve raided your Moms closet? Read this guide to find out how to wear vintage clothing and pull it off!

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