Choker necklaces, overalls, flannels, button-up miniskirts, Winona Ryder…in case you haven’t heard, throwback trends are back in a big way. And while we love reminiscing about eras past, what we love even more is putting a new spin on a classic. Styles from Vans, adidas and Converse, just to name a few, are reminiscent of looks that were trending years ago and are being introduced today to a new generation.
Checkerboard-print Vans rose to fame in the early 80’s when a popular movie with a laidback surfer dude wore them to his California high school. Suddenly, what was primarily a SoCal skateboard brand, went mainstream and its success soared as a result. Today, the checkboard-print Vans slip-on is back! And with new updates, like this trendy blush color, we don’t expect it to go away any time soon.
Adidas is another brand that reached pop culture notoriety in the 80’s due to a hip hop trio’s hit anthem. These classic court styles are easily identifiable by their bold 3-stripe side logo and undeniably cool vibe. Our favorite recent update is this nice neutral taupe color. The adidas Courtset has a slimmer, more feminine silhouette, with all the swagger of the original.
For a brand that has reigned supreme for decades, look no further than Converse. While the design of the Chuck Taylor All Star high-top sneaker has remained virtually the same since 1949, the use of this shoe has evolved from a basketball sneaker to an everyday style staple loved by many. From jeans and shorts to sundresses, prom dresses, and even wedding dresses, classic Converse are the original throwback style that you can truly sport anywhere and everywhere.