I had someone comment on one of my first articles for 303 Magazine, What to Wear to Different Genres of Concerts, saying something to the extent that if someone needed my article to know what to wear to all of these genres of concerts they did not know who they were. They must be some kind of chameleon; lost and blending into whatever surroundings they found themselves in.
I love almost every kind of music besides screamo. I like attending anything from a Drake to a Cherub to a Rodney Akins concert. When it comes to what I wear, I enjoy being fashion forward and wearing a variety of different styles of clothing. Fashion is a part of who I am, and the music I like is as well. So, I have a completely different perspective, and I think being some kind of fashion chameleon just means you’re dynamic. It means you indulge in self-expression through fashion as often as you would like and however you would like.
I have glasses (that I desperately need because I am blind as a bat) that my friends always say make me look like a hipster. I am also a professional with a full-time job with a luxury fashion brand. So, on a regular basis you can find me head-to-toe in fashionable business attire, lipstick, and stilettos. I also love working out, and I love wearing my workout gear on my days off. That means, depending on the day or time of day, you could see me in a number of different looks. Every one of them defines a part of my personality, and I think most of you would agree. Our outfits display a part of who we are and what we enjoy doing on a daily basis. Being a fashion chameleon does not have to mean you do not know who you are, but just the opposite. It means you are confident and willing to express yourself through fashion. It means you know exactly who you are and you are not afraid to flaunt it.
I will stop blabbing now because I want to give you 5 fun outfits to rock this spring and summer based on trends happening now! I organized them by decades with a modern spin because almost every one of them has made it’s own comeback fashions. Enjoy!
1) 1950s and 1960s Femininity
Many things come to mind when thinking of each of these two pivotal decades. Rock ‘n’ roll, high-waisted A-line skirts creating the hourglass figure, and Jackie Kennedy trends like the pillbox hat are just some of the few iconic pieces. This look includes an updated tool high-waisted poodle skirt with a modern flare and a graphic crop top creating that hourglass feminine figure a woman in one of these decades aspired for. This could be an everyday look if you want to bring out your inner Carrie Bradshaw or it could be suitable for a night out on the town.
2) 1970s Chic
We are all thinking it. This screams hippie chic; the rustic fringe bag, Ringo sunglasses, distressed high-waisted denim, and a vintage blouse. Fashion was primarily influenced by music in this decade with classic music groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones becoming so popular. This would make the perfect Coachella or any music festival look. This could also be an everyday outfit!
3) 1980s Glam
Rock ‘n’ roll carried on into this decade and became a huge part of the culture. Big hair, ripped jeans, shoulder pads, leather jackets, leggings, legwarmers, and neon workout clothing items are just a few of the highlights. This outfit is a modern spin on ’80s rocker glam with converse hi-tops, a humorous biker cat tee, and of course all in black. This one would also work for your average day at school or a day off shopping with the girls.
4) 1990s Girl Next Door
I think I am biased since I grew up in the ‘90s, but most of you have to agree we had some of the best TV shows and I believe they had a huge impact on the decade’s fashion. I think of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Boy Meets World, Saved by the Bell, and Dawson’s Creek just to name a few. Just listing these shows puts images of the decade in your head; big hair, denim jackets, crop tops, lipstick, and that ‘girl next door’ look. This outfit is an updated take on that ‘girl next door’ everyday look with a high-waisted skirt, booties, a crop top, military jacket, and fun curly hair.
5) 2000s Millennium Mash-Up
As the 1990s eased into the new Millennium most kiddos were idolizing celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, the Hanson brothers, ‘N Sync, and the Backstreet Boys. I know I was singing to every one of their songs. Therefore, they were primary trendsetters during this time. Everyone was wearing layered tanks, skater outfits, halter and off-the-shoulder tops, and getting chunky highlights. This outfit is an updated combination of skater chic and an average Britney look!