Fashion does not seem to change over time, but has a rather cyclic effect that allows trends and styles to return to popularity after a duration of time, subject to modifications. It has been influenced by wars, conquests, laws, religion, and the arts to modify already existing concepts to seem modern at that time. Over time, the new replaces the old. People are influenced greatly by popular culture, including athletes, musicians, movie stars, politicians, as well as popular films, television shows, books and music. We also are influenced by the fashion industry’s advertising. “Fashions vary greatly within a society over time, but also are affected by age, occupation, sexual orientation, location and social class. Today, a fashion trend starts with fashion designers, who design a spring and fall collection based on cues and inspiration they’ve gathered throughout the season. These cues can include popular culture, celebrities, music, politics, nature or something else entirely.”
There were a lot of different types of styles during the 1990's. Denim was huge in the 90s, anything and everything was denim. The most trended brands were Girbaud and Guess. Wearing overalls became cool whether you rocked it with one strap or both straps down. Bright colors were also frequently seen a trend that the 80s carried over. Mini skirts were also very popular, along with another type of shirts that showed your stomach. The grunge style was another popular style in the 90's which Converse shoes, Doc Marten boots, Fanny packs, accessories were scrunchies and slap bracelets all unforgettable trends of this decade.
The 2000's was full of every changing styles and you saw the comeback of previous styles along with new styles. In the early part of the decade, heavy metal was in. Then the style changed to a pop punk style. Skinny jeans and ripped or faded jeans were also popular during this decade. Popular shoes in the 2000's included Vans, Converse, Ugg Boots, and Crocs.A huge trend that started off as a simple fundraising idea for the Lance Armstrong Foundation became a global phenomenon by the end of 2004. Nike and Armstrong set their goal at $25 million, only to blow past it within months. The one dollar yellow rubber bracelets have been seen on the wrists Another change in fashion today is where we draw inspiration from
Ultimately Fashion has been and continues to be a reflection of society and current events. Fashion trends are influenced by popular figures in culture like celebrities, musicians and other high-profile individuals. And Don’t forget that it’s always OK to develop your own sense of style that is unique and separate from what the fashion world dictates! Stay true to yourself and let your personality not your clothes speak for who you are