It seems that as each new generation rolls around, they look to the generation before and see the absurdity of several of the fashion trends from before. When you’re a teenager dressing in the fashion of your time it seems odd that if you later have kids they’ll look back at your old pictures and think your outfits are funny. Even though fashion trends may go out of style, it should be comforting to know that they can always come back in.
With the rise of the recent Hipster trend, everything once old and outdated became cool. This allowed for a resurgence of various styles from the 90s, 80s, and 70s. In many ways, it should be comforting to know that almost anything you wear has been, or will be, cool at one point or another. So this raises the question of whether or not there are any actual fashion crimes. Perhaps fashion is simply subjective as it is now more self-expression than a way of fitting in or being cool. More and more people are developing their own sense of fashion and finding their inspiration from different eras in history and different countries around the world. Fashion, in many ways, is an open-ended book where the individual can create the look they feel is best for them. So even if trends do not last, it is still important to dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. Jean Elaine Leveque is a lover of 80s fashion trends and uses them as inspiration for her own wardrobe.