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    Retro Fashion Making Its Comeback in 2016

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    Some of the 70’s trends are making a come back in 2016. Flared Bell bottoms is just one of the retro looks gaining popularity all over again.

    Oh yes, you’ve read that title correctly! Looks of the 70s are at last ready to wake from their 40 year hibernation and already seem to be reappearing in Spring 2016 collections worldwide. However, don’t let the idea of outdated clothing discourage you from experimenting with new looks. No need to fear, one piece spandex ensembles and sky high platforms will surely remain in the past. Nevertheless, you are likely to recognize some familiar 70s inspired trends sported by the public in the near future. Here are just a few you’re likely to invest in for the new year!

    1. Flared Bell Bottoms

    Before you decide to spend your Christmas gift cards on that new pair of skinny jeans you’ve been eyeing, consider a trend we haven’t seen in years. Zara and Urban Outfitters have already jumped at the opportunity to bring back the pant many have decided they already hate, yet the phenomenon seems to be growing. A simple pair of denim or even corduroy flared bottoms likewise adds flare to your overall appearance, best styled plainly with a chic turtleneck or button down, thick belt, and staple pair of ankle booties. Consider this retro trend and you will never look back to your skinny jeans again!

    1. Midi Skirts & Culottes

    For quite some time now, the midi skirt trend has grown in popularity, adding a sense of femininity and class in the event of a special occasion. Lately, however, culottes, knee-length trousers cut to resemble a skirt, have made their awaited return, creating a similar effect. Though this trend may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the pant is less intimidating than it may seem, and don’t worry, you are cool enough to rock it. The relaxed, baggy fit is not only a chic alternative to sweatpants, but also creates a flattering silhouette for any body type. Styled best with a formfitting top and ankle booties or heels, this trend never disappoints whether you’re aspiring for a casual look or dressing to impress for a festive celebration.

    1. Skinny Scarves

    There is no accessory quite as influential as a scarf. Circle infinity scarves are a must have basic many women have filled their closets with, appreciative of their revitalizing, stylish effect. It is, however, time to make room for this new style that similarly gets the job done. A long black silk skinny scarf wrapped around the neck is the perfect addition to any blouse or low cut top. Not only does this simple accessory add a sense of formality to any outfit, it also adds a Parisian flair no other scarf has yet achieved. Some stores have even began making tops with this style already attached so getting your hands on one is easier than it seems! No need to wait any longer!

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    1. Suede

    From skirts and dresses to crop tops, suede is currently on the market in nearly every store, popularly styled for a vintage effect. Brown suede, most popular of all, can even be spotted in the form of fringed jackets, but mostly can be commonly found in skater skirts with a button front closure. The addition of such a fabric can add a unique flare to any ensemble no matter how basic and regardless of what form it is presented in. Whether you choose a suede cross body handbag or even a pair of suede ankle booties, you are surely bound for a fashionable in-style look.

    Now don’t be shy! There are plenty of retro looks for you to choose from and surely you are bound to find one that appeals to you! Pick styles that make you feel confident and you are sure to impress no matter the occasion!

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    Patrycja Pajdak, Club Fashion Columnist
    Patrycja Pajdak, a new member of Newspaper Club, is currently a freshman at CHS. An aspiring journalist, Patrycja’s interests include fashion, music, and undoubtedly, writing. However, being an active student, Patrycja also is a member of CHS’ Interact Club and prior to joining the journalist community has been a player on the CHS JV Volleyball team. Becoming a member of Newspaper Club, Patrycja hopes to interact with her peers and learn more about herself as a writer.

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