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What's Old is New Again

11.22.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

We’ve all heard the adage “fashion is cyclical”; this point rang true for me when rummaging through my mom’s closet on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The trends of today consist of leather motorcycle jackets, boyfriend blazers and sequin blouses, and to my amazement, I found the very same items hanging idly in mother’s boudoir, waiting to be discovered again.

This royal blue, gold-plated button blazer (with shoulder pads and all) is a shining example of how we should never toss even the trendiest of items, as they’re sure to come back in style, full throttle, down the road. Although this look may be somewhat of an eyesore at first, it can easily be revamped by replacing the buttons, removing the shoulder pads (unless you’re fan of this of-the-moment fad pulled off so elegantly by Rhianna), and adding a modern LBD underneath.

Another rare find I pulled out from the cobwebs is a leather zip front motorcycle-ish vest. To restyle, simply pair it with a crisp button-down blouse or a sharp pair of trousers. The sequin top shown may be slightly more difficult to pull off for occasions other than 80’s night at the local dive bar, but a fun look to play with nonetheless. Shockingly, it actually fits great — slim fitting around the torso and angled shoulders give it an architectural body style with a glitzified glamour. I’d wear this with wide leg jeans and an equally bold set of earrings for a fun night out on the town.

My little discovery session is a reminder to not throw away your fashion treasures. They’re sure to make a comeback in the years ahead!

~ Caitlin

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