Reappearing Trends of 2016

There are some trends that have reappeared in the past year or so, that originated in the seventies: right around the time when many of our mothers were teenagers or growing up. Like most other trends, its normal for them to make a comeback, though funny to be wearing clothes similar to our mothers in a completely different time. Listed below are some of the trends you’ve probably seen before- in old photos of Mom!

The first one noted is high-waisted jeans. Whether it’s on you, or your favorite celebrity, these have made a HUGE comeback. Taylor Swift is one celebrity known to rock this look with a crop top. Also, wide legged pants can be found in many retail stores. They are comfortable and can be dressed up or down. It’s no mystery why this trend is reappearing again.

One huge trend this year is off the should maxi dresses. Well, this is certainly not new! Mom probably rocked this way before your time, and it’s not surprising they’ve come back. They are comfortable, vibrant and feminine, coming in many patterns and colors. The denim dress is one that makes comebacks fairly regularly. This simple stated look is perfect in the spring and summer time- simply timeless.

Let’s not forget about the infamous suede skirts in the seventies. Well, this is one trend that you may have not foreseen making its way back into the fashion industry, but it certainly has! Opposite of suede, there is lot’s of lace going on in fashion today. Lacy tops and dresses all started long ago, but certainly make quite the statement today. To read more about these comeback styles, go to: https://brightside.me/inspiration-girls-stuff/11-items-from-your-mothers-wardrobe-that-are-making-a-comeback-today-215855/

Re-Emerging Fashion Trends

If you’ve seen old photos of your mother when she was your age, you’ve probably let out a few laughs. Trends were so different in the sixties and seventies, but what’s surprising is that most of these styles have made a comeback at some point within the past couple of years. In a recent article, it discusses a few specific trends that are popular in womens fashion currently and how many mothers were sporting those same exact styles years ago.

For example, the article discusses the importance of off-the-shoulder maxi dresses in fashion. While maxi dresses emerged last year, the off-the-shoulder trend is one that was popular in the late seventies. These flowy, soft and feminine dresses are easy for dressing up or down and come in awesome patterns. Patterns, themselves have made a comeback this year. Whether it is zig-zag or floral, patterns are a huge fashion statement in 2016, and it’s likely you’ve seen your mom wearing some of those same patterns.

Along with maxi’s comes denim dresses. This timeless style has re-emerged several times, thanks to its comfort, and ability to be versatile. You really can’t go wrong with a denim dress, and this will always be a part of current trends. Denim is very important in fashion. Right now, high waisted jeans have made their comeback. You’ve probably seen Taylor Swift rocking some high-waisted jeans. Well, it’s likely your Mom did way before Taylor, that’s for sure.

These are just a couple of the trends that have made huge comeback this year. You can read more from the recent article to see what else has made their way back into the fashion world here: https://brightside.me/inspiration-girls-stuff/11-items-from-your-mothers-wardrobe-that-are-making-a-comeback-today-215855/

The Nineties are Making a Fashion Comeback

The nineties were known as a time of plaid, denim, Keds and some funky pops of color. The plaid, metallic colors and denim is making a serious comeback right now. Here are a few of the nineties inspired fashion items you can add to your 2010’s fashion.

Pops of Color
The nineties fashion sometimes incorporated some pops of electrifying color into wardrobes. A pair of blue sparkle jelly shoes would make your feet come alive. The Lisa Frank brand of school and art supplies recently released a clothing line that you could add to a nineties inspired wardrobe easily. Lisa Frank has leggings, tees and sweatshirts that you can select from. You can accessorize with a bright yellow smiley face backpack if you want to add a nineties color pop to your bags.

Plaid and Lots of It
Almost everyone was rocking plaid in some way shape or form in the nineties. Rock stars, angst ridden people, models and movie stars were wearing plaid shirts, skirts and pants like they thought there would be a plaid shortage in a few years. To modernize your plaid get a plaid jumper and plaid skirts to add to your 2010’s wardrobe. Finish off all of your plaid ensembles with a pair of comfortable white Keds.

Add Bling to Your School Accessories
You should get funky keychains, bright stickers, backpacks, water bottles and notebooks. Look for some Lisa Frank or smiley faced school supplies for a nineties edge.

Decorated Denim
Pins, rips and keychains will make your denim rock a nineties vibe. You should add a denim jacket, jeans and a denim backpack to your wardrobe, if you are a big fan of the nineties denim trends.

Kanye West Gets on Board with Adidas

There is a great feeling in the air for Kanye West and the union for Adidas. Kanye has been trying to get people to take a look at what he has been doing with fashion for a long time. He has the sneakers and he has his own clothing design, but there have been a lot of snags in getting the clothing line off the ground. This is why there is a lot of buzz about the connection with Adidas.

The thing that has made this possible is the Kanye West popularity of shoes. There are people that are going to check the shoes on eBay and they will see that these shoes are selling for as much as $1,000. This is the resell value. The original price was around $750. In most cases these was a limited edition so people would buy as many as possible and resell for more.

Fans of the Kanye shoes will not have to worry as much about the shoes selling out because now there is talk of stores. There are people that are going to take interest in the shoes just because of the person that is linked to the shoes. At one time West was talking about dropping the business deal with Adidas, but things are working out in his favor. The company wants him because he is a lightning rod for controversy, and he sells clothes because he is such a powerful entertainer.

What Kanye wanted was a relationship with Nike. The money was not right so this did not happen. Adidas, however, has been more open to the creative process and creative control of West.

Does Kim Kardashian’s Two Spanx Trick Work?

Kim Kardashian is perhaps one of the most famous reality television stars that this decade has known. She’s the “queen” of getting beauty treatments on the reality television series Keeping up with the Kardashians. One of her beauty tricks she uses is a two spanx trick. Whenever Kim wants to wear one of her designer or Dash boutique bodycon dresses and she is feeling a little heavier than usual, she wears not one but two layers of Higher Power spanx to shape her body so she can rock her bodycon dresses. Does the trick work for non-reality television stars though?

The truth is that spanx is not the most comfortable thing when you only are wearing one layer of them. Wearing two layers of spanx is a very uncomfortable and confining experience. In the realm of comfort, two layers of spanx is not a good idea. It’s a bit like wearing a corset. Ironically Kim also swears by wearing a corset for “corset training” her waist.

The two layers of spanx don’t really make an extraordinary difference in appearance either. One layer of spanx does somewhat control and shape the body for a bodycon dress without a second layer. The second layer of spanx that Kim wears must just mentally make her convinced she looks better if she is feeling a little heavier than usual.

If you need the extra confidence of thinking that two layers of spanx will automatically give you a bod like Kim Kardashian when you are wearing a bodycon dress, you could give it a shot. Just be prepared that it might not be a comfortable experience or a noticeable difference. You’d probably be safe just wearing one layer or spanx or no layers of spanx and accept your body for it’s shape. You could always check out what Kim Kardashian’s current fitness routine is instead if you want to get into shape for your bodycon dresses.

Artist “Grows” Mushroom Leather to Sprout Beautiful Fashion and Accessories

This might sound like the craziest idea ever, but darn it, it is real and authentic and might just become your next ostrich-like leather wallet.

The world has always been in love with the softness, beauty and durability of real cow’s leather. However, there is the cruelty factor when you consider the eventual slaughter of these magnificent creatures. So, artist Phil Ross has found a better way which is kinder to animals and the environment.

Ross’ company is called Mycoworks, and what they basically do is grow leather-like material from the dense root structure of mushrooms. It’s an unbelievable process that will yield stunning works of fashion for clothing and accessories in the near future. The mushroom skins can be created or manipulated to mimic expensive leathers like ostrich, cow and snake, and no animals were harmed during the procedure.

Even more fascinating is the organic incubation technology itself. For instance, while the mushroom skin is growing, one could add zippers or other hardware right into the hide. Because mushroom skin is an organic fiber, it also breathes like conventional leathers and feels great with a similar texture.

It’s pretty genius and a cool example of a simple fungus found in the dirt coupled with the advancement of science and technology. The company explains it like this:

“MycoWorks is building a better world with nature’s best tools.”

Mycoworks designed their first mushroom leather wallet, and it is quite a handsome accessory. No one would ever guess that it weren’t real leather, except for maybe the artist himself Phil Ross.

Mycoworks is definitely a brand to keep watching in the fashion future.

Mushroom Leather Is Among Fashion’s Newest Eco-Friendly Fabrics

There have been attempts to use plant materials in clothing instead of animal fabrics like fur and leather. Many vegan and eco-friendly clothing companies have succeeded in making fashionable pieces that are safe for the environment, and one of the latest trends in vegan clothing is mushroom leather. Artist Phil Ross is leading the way in this trend and makes clothing and accessories from the skin of the mushroom.

Ross is growing mycelium, or mushroom root structures, in a number of conditions. He and his team want to make the mycelium look like the skin from animals like snakes, ostriches and cows, and claims that making mushroom leather is less labor-intensive than animal leather. Of course, this vegan leather also leaves less of a carbon footprint and is biodegradable.

The tissue of the mushroom can all be manipulated while it’s growing. This means that while the mushroom is incubating it an be manipulated. Fashion designers can add features like hooks and zippers to the vegan leather during the incubation phase, and it’s even possible to change the texture of the material during this phase. Ross shares that the mushroom leather has an elasticity that animal hide doesn’t have, and recently debuted the first mushroom leather wallet from Mycoworks.

Mycoworks is an example of how artistry can inspire an industry. Ross asserts that this “artist survival strategy” is actually more valued in the corporate world than in the art community.

Ross has been making clothing and accessories from mycelia for almost three decades, and initially became interested in reichi mushrooms because of their health benefits. However, he quickly discovered that he could grow sculptures by feeding mushrooms waste materials and sawdust, and has even created furniture from mycelia.

Why One Should Try Before Buying Clothes

In many cases, one that knows his or her size is going to be alright when it comes to picking out the right clothes. However, there are always going to be certain issues when it comes to clothing. For one thing, different items that are labeled with the XL label will fit differently. Therefore, it is important to take the time to try some clothes on before buying it. This is especially true for people that try to dress right at their size as opposed to a couple of sizes over. At least when trying on sizes, one would know how to find something that fits them well.

This principle applies to all kinds of clothes. It is good to find an interesting and fun piece of clothing that fits well. It could be any clothing from an earlier era or an earlier trend. What matters is the person involved in the shopping for clothes. While fashion is always changing and there are certain types of clothes that many people will like, there will always be unique bits of clothing that a relatively few would like because of it being of a unique style.

If there is one thing to say about style, it is that all styles are valid. If many people were allowed to be honest about their own style and were allowed the articles of clothing to be able to pursue their own style, then there would be a lot of diversity to how people dress. There are people that like trends that existed back in the 70s, 80s and other eras. Fortunately, stores are making efforts to offer some unique bits of clothing so that fashion can be fun for both men and women. In the end, a lot of fashion is about making people feel good about themselves.

Lisa Frank Clothing is Riding on the Wave of Nineties Nostalgia

Lisa Frank Popularity in the Nineties
Lisa Frank was a hugely popular artist during the nineties. She created cutesy animals and brightly colored patterns and turned them into trapper keepers, notebooks, folders, backpacks and art supplies. These cutesy, colorful school supplies were everywhere during the decade of the nineties.

More recently the Lisa Frank brand became a RageOn! clothing line for those who are nostalgic for their trapper keepers from back in the nineties. The Lisa Frank clothing line includes shirts, leggings and dresses.

Lisa Frank Shirts
The Lisa Frank shirts come as either tees, sweatshirts or crop tops. So far unicorns, kitten, multi-animals, dolphins and cheetahs have been springing up on the Lisa Frank shirts. More could be on the way though! The Lisa Frank shirts are probably best suited for casual wear, although depending on your work place’s dress code you might be able to wear some of the sweatshirts with a professional skirt of professional dress pants.

Lisa Frank Leggings
The leggings from Lisa Frank come as either polka dots with brightly colored Lisa Frank decoration, dolphins, cheetah print, unicorns and kittens. The leggings are tons of fun and comfortable. These leggings are perfect for casual wear, work wear or evening out with friends wear.

Lisa Frank Dresses
The Lisa Frank dresses come in skater dress styles. One of the dress patterns is of multiple colorful lips all across it. The other dress pattern is the face of a smiling rainbow colored unicorn. Both dresses are just simple and excellently made for long lasting wear, These dresses would be perfect for casual wear or an evening out with friends wear if you’re going to a fun rock or pop concert.

Mushrooms Are the New Responsible Leather

For generations, people have searched for a biodegradable, responsible, natural, and vegan alternative to leather for fashion. A new alternative is going to be available in the industry with the creation of mycelium leather products. In the article, The Next Leather Jacket Will Be Made from Mushrooms, Phil Ross, artist and founder of Mycoworks, discusses how he is bringing the art of growing leather from mushrooms over to fashion.
Mycoworks is creating a leather-like product from the skin of mushrooms, called mycelium. Ross has been working with mycelium as a medium for his art for thirty years. Through his fascination with reichi mushrooms, which he originally used for medicine, he discovered that it is easy to manipulate and create texture and patterns in the skin of the plant by changing what you feed it or by altering the environment the plant is growing in.
He has been able to produce furniture and faux stone from mycelium and eventually realized that he could also grow a leather-like product from the mushrooms that was comparable to many of the leathers used in the fashion industry. He has produced leather with alligator, ostrich, and other luxury textures that are popular in modern fashions and hopes to make the mycelium leather an alternative to animal hide for health and ethical reasons.
The mycelium leather products are perfect for fashion because they can be manipulated as they grow to take on nearly any texture or shape. Mycoworks has also been able to add zippers and other hardware to the leather while it grows, in order to attach it naturally and permanently instead of sewing it on later. Ross also claims that it can be molded and shaped more easily than cow hide, but he is working on creating a mycelium leather product that is closer to the look and feel of cow hide since it is the most popular leather used.
Your next leather jacket may have a surprise up its sleeve. Just imagine the faces of people when they complement your jacket and you inform them that it’s made from mushrooms. You will feel great wearing it, knowing that it came from a sustainable, biodegradable, and responsible source that doesn’t involve cruelty or the mistreatment of animals.