In the world of fashion, the current trends come and go at an alarming rate, and it can be hard to keep up unless you keep your finger on the pulse. A steadfast contributor to fashion is the style of retro, this style is constantly tweaked and updated with accessories and clothing that doffs its hat to trends past. But when does outdated fashion become retro? Here are a couple of examples of fashion that has been through the outdated barrier and emerged from the other side.
A Doff of the Cap
The British flat cap has been on the landscape of fashion for a very long time, and its roots can be traced back to the 14th century. This fashion item has been deemed outdated at many points over its existence. From the 19th century when it was predominantly worn by working class people in Ireland and Britain, to today, where it is used as a fashion accessory in a variety of ways.
One of the ways to utilize this fashionable classic without appearing outdated is by remembering that when utilizing this kind of clothing, a nature of recycling is required. Even when adding a modern twist, it is still best done by accentuating the retro aspect.
Doctor Marten boots have their origins in the 1940s, when a soldier designed them after encountering problems with his army issue boots. In the early 1950s in Germany this style of footwear was worn predominantly by women. Today these boots have emerged as a fashion classic, surviving the 80s to late 90s, when the risk of appearing outdated loomed heavily over this style of footwear.
New colors, designs and styles of this boot have ensured that in the current fashion climate, this type of footwear is a relevant fashion staple.
When outdated becomes retro, it will be constantly at risk at returning to being outdated. Only by respecting the whole ethos of this kind of clothing you can avoid any possible fashion faux pas that can be associated with this look.