It’s already autumn of 2017 and yet it feels like its the 80’s for fashionistas. The retro and vintage trend has always been in existence because old fashion items usually find its way back to become trendy fashion. But much recently they’ve returned in full force in the fashion world. Clothes, accessories and hair styles of the 70’s to 80’s have made a huge comeback. Are you part of the trend? What fashion idea/item of the past are you embracing? Which one will you not touch with a long spoon?
African Vintage: Ankara & Aso-Oke
The Ankara and Aso Oke clothing style has been in the backdrop of Nigerian fashion from the history of Nigeria. This season the Ankara is back but it’s the Vintage Version that is back. Very Popular prints from the 70’s and 80’s, these style of clothing that brings nostalgic feelings to elderly people that rocked them in the past.
Retro round sunglassesThis is a very youthful trend. It started with the geeky glasses and now to the retro round glasses. who knows what it will be next? A 60’s inspired blast from the past. This retro glasses trend is here to stay. Usually the round glasses will suit a square face or round face however with this trend, there are no rules what matters is that you are wearing it.
Retro Prints This one of the most popular vintage wear to have surfaced in Nigeria. They are made from different array of fabrics dsiplaying colour combinations. They come in forms of shirts, pants and even jackets also in different fabrics like silk, cotton, chiffon and linen. Bold, printed, graphic and sometimes unusual they make daring statements in a whole ensemble.
This style has always been a popular style for royals from history. From the 60’s when animal prints were initially printed on fabric till date, these prints always pop up in fashion trends. Rather than wearing the complete animal print look one can wear them as accessories and add more glitz to a dull outfit. Animal print shoes, bags, scarves and jewelry are catchy.
Short ShortsIn the past shorts have always been short. We had short shorts for sports men, college kids, hot-pants. These are all old stuff from the 70’s and 80’s. If you are watching a movie, you can tell the era of the movie from the length of the shorts. In the 90’s and 00’s shorts became longer in form of cargo shorts, combat short and baggy shorts. More recently shorts have become shorter again. Different types of vintage shorts are back to trend.The high waisted shorts for women is the most popular in this category.
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