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Published January 10, 2008

Posted Jan. 10, 2008 -- “...What goes around, comes around”. This is especially true with fashion and trends. The old styles that we thought we’d never see again, always seem to find there way back into fashion magazines and eventually back into our closets.  Pull the right item from a past decade and your retro choices could be a modern day hit.

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60’s
Keep it short and sweet! Show those legs off in mini skirts and mini dresses this year. In the 60’s the “mini” took over and was the biggest trend in women’s fashion. You’ll have no trouble bringing this look back because you can find mini-anything in every store and in every style imaginable. You can even reinvent some of those old knee length items you tucked away by having a tailor take them up a few inches.

70’s
The high waist pants began to make a come back last year, but to keep it current, make sure your high waist pants also have wide leg bottoms. Today’s high waist, wide leg trouser looks a lot like the ones Thelma wore on Good Times, however, they flatter the derrière a little better. If you have a real flair for fashion definitely throw these waist clinchers back in rotation.

80’s
The verdict is in, the bright colors and bold patterns of the 80’s are a huge trend this year. (At least that’s what the designers at Fashion Week’s across the globe have predicted.) So, pick up bright yellows, fuchsias, and candy apple greens on your next mall visit. Then, wear them all together for a super chic style statement. If color mixing is too risky for you, try a bold patterned dress that mixes the colors for you.  

90’s
The fitness craze took over and had everyone wearing athletic gear both in and out of the gym. Now more than ever it’s cool to be health conscious. Look the part and keep those yoga pants on when you run your errands. Just toss on a matching cap, cute sneaks and your stunner shades. No excuses…dump the frumpy sweats. These days the workout fits and accessories are way too cute. 

These pieces should be thrown back into the wardrobe mix in ‘08, although not everything that’s retro should return to your closet. Some throwbacks should simply be thrown away. 

Written by BET-Staff

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