What goes around comes back around – Fashion Edition

Tarryn de Wet

Surely, we can all agree that there is nothing more embarrassing than matching outfits with your mom. This, however, seems to be the case, because vintage clothing has become a trend among young men and women. We are seeing double as the clothing our moms wore when they were our age has come back like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

From scrunchies to sneakers, it appears that these retro pieces are making a comeback:

Plaid/checkered skirts

Who can ever forget Cher’s iconic yellow plaid skirt and matching blazer from the classic movie “Clueless”? Exactly, no one. Need more be said?

Bell bottoms & mom jeans

Despite being on the butt end of fashion jokes, bell-bottoms and mom jeans are comfortable enough to wear all day long and flattering for all body types.

Hoop earrings

These are absolute gems! Gold or silver hoops are the perfect minimalist accessory for any occasion, be it a formal event out or a casual Sunday afternoon with friends.

Platform shoes

We owe Gucci the credit for the comeback of these fabulous shoes. These are for the ladies (and men) who seek the comfort of sneakers but want to look and few centimeters taller.


Who would have thought that this corrugated fabric would become vogue? Although, it does seem to be one of those trends that refuse to kick the bucket, seeing as it was briefly revived back in 2010.

As the saying goes, ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ and, in a way, fashion is a perfect representation of this. It takes what we are already familiar with alters it slightly to compliment modern-day life.

It is important to remember, however, that it is perfectly okay to develop your style. Do not feel pressurised by ‘what’s hot and what’s not’. Wear what makes you feel beautiful and who knows, maybe you might be the next trendsetter.