Am I Getting Old?

1970s: When short shorts were really short, and PF flyers were the choice kicks

There are many generational fads that have come in and out of style. From the return of the 80s mullet to the well deserved death of chunky highlights and frosted tips, I’m going to discuss the best of the best and the worst of the worst of style trends.

While I am sure that I will look back at the outfit I am wearing right now in ten years and cringe, I like to think I have pretty good style. And I am sure that at the time, others were thinking the same thing. 

The 60s was all about color. Tie-dye, brightly colored go-go boots, and a lot of sparkles. This was closely tied to the hippie movement. In the 70s, the clothes seemed to get tighter with hip hugging jeans and leather pants. 

The style in the 80s was very androgynous. There were a few different notable styles of dress then. There was a lot of brightly colored spandex, paired with sweatbands and leg warmers. Conversely, there was also an alternative style consisting of denim, leather and more muted colors. This version of 80s garb is usually associated with the rock/metal scene. Either way you dressed, your hair was usually big.

90s fashion became a little more relaxed. Instead of the tight clothes of the past, many wore oversized shirts, bomber jackets, and JNCO jeans. The 2000s style had a lot of unnecessary layers, denim and low/rise jeans. Just look at our very own Mrs. Jensen rocking the polo shirt and ugg slippers. 

My favorite version of 2000s fashion is probably Disney Channel fashion. It was always either shockingly good or just an eyesore to look at. I think the best example of this would be Ashley Tisdale’s 2005 Ice Princess red carpet outfit. The layered shirts paired with a jean/skirt combo, sparkly flats, and a piano shaped handbag. It is an outfit that people still question her about today. 

There have even been fads in recent years that have quickly passed. Like the whole VSCO trend that many of my generation participated in. So as quickly as you may judge others, I’m sure you wouldn’t want us to pull out your middle school yearbook.