It’s officially August and in a matter of weeks, fall will be revisiting us yet again. It’s time to slowly ditch those
male rompers tanks and shorts and make way for a lighter yet warmer wardrobe. Most of these trends have been seen for quite awhile but regardless, these trends have established themselves ruthlessly and they will be sticking around for quite awhile. Let’s get to know them a little bit more!
1.90s sportswear Revival
If you have never read this before, then you will now: at this very moment, we are living closer to the 2030s than the 90s. Crazy right? Of course, we will never be able to rewind the clock but thanks to fashion, we are able to relive much of the lingering nostalgia. Maybe JNCOs will never make a comeback (hopefully they shouldn’t) but a lot of the popular trends will.
Track jackets for example, have been seen everywhere from the Gucci runway to your local Urban Outfitters. They were an essential look for the 90s and also made a timely comeback thanks to the recent rise of athleisure in the past few years. In fact, this brings me to my next point.
Track Jacket: Vintage | T-Shirt: Hanes | Jeans : ASOS | Creepers: YRU | Athletic socks : FILA
According to Forbes , activewear has accumulated an estimated $325 billion dollars in sales and those numbers are projected to reach new heights in the next few years. Ideally, clothes are supposed to serve a very practical function and activewear accomplishes this with great ease. Comfort. Style. All in one.
Brands like Puma, Adidas, and Nike have been seeing a larger rise in popularity. Meanwhile, popular 90s brands like Champion, Fila, Nautica, and Reebok have been experiencing a revival and can be spotted being sold both in lower and higher-end retail stores.
Longsleeve shirts, track jackets, thin cotton hoodies, as well as light jackets are all potential candidates for a clean, yet casual look for a temperate day.
Longsleeve : Nautica | Necklace : Chloe & Isabel | Joggers: Tilly’s | Shoes: H&M
In the 90s, logos reigned supreme. They became a sign of social prestige and designers made it their utmost priority to make them larger, bolder, and apparent. Unsurprisingly, the trend quickly caught on and soon enough, fashion morphed into an era of wearable advertisements.
Several brands are starting to sell their logo covered apparel such as Guess as well as Tommy Hilifiger. What’s interesting is that the majority of companies are selling items containing their older and classic logo rather than their current image. Needless to say, that 90s nostalgia is reeeal.
Belt: Joyrich | Shoes: YRU
4. Statement T-Shirts
The best part about this trend is that it makes dressing up in the morning much more practical. Pairing a tee with some pants and shoes does not take much precious time or critical thinking. Even more is that this is a great way of keeping yourself cool underneath the harsh sunlight while still maintaining a clean-cut look.
Surprisingly, this is not part of the 90s revival trend but rather a comeback from the early 2000s. Embroidery on clothing can be seen on runways collections from brands such as Alexander McQueen as well as Gucci. It has become extremely popular that I have seen it on practically everything from jackets, dresses, jeans, shirts, etc. Embroidery is such a beautiful craft (and incredibly hard to do) so this is by far, one of my favorites from this year.
Denim Shirt: Vintage | Shorts: Levi’s | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Cape: ASOS
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