Why Vintage Clothing is so Popular

We are on 2021, and while society & our culture have drastically progressed over time, if we take a look, you’ll see that a lot of nostalgic retro fashion trends continue to reappear every now and then.  Each decade has its signature, staple pieces when it comes to clothing, and all those styles have come back around at some point in time. We have recaptured the 80's neon outfits; thankfully, we have left the hair in the past where it really belongs. 

We have also modernized the 60's mini skirt and the 90's popular crop top. We even dabble in the 70's fashion clothing, and fringe design & even the nostalgic ponchos every now & again. In reality, so many old-era items can be included into today’s fashion. This is why we are going to take a look into why nostalgic pieces are increasingly growing in popularity. 


When we think about the decade we grew up in, we all tend to get a little nostalgic. We feel an element of nostalgia for times we didn’t live in. This is because we want to experience any time-period that has so much history. We love watching old movies, even black and white classics, like Casablanca, and we also love Motown, folk music, & 70's rock, and we all love their vintage tops. There was just so much heart and soul in the artistry back then, so naturally, we love to escape through nostalgia and experience a past time by listening to music or watching an old film.

That said, it makes sense that we do the same with our clothes. When we wear an outfit that resembles a specific period, we feel good. The reason we love to dress in vintage clothing is that it has a soul and a history to it. Almost everyone you know has a couple of vintage pieces in their closet, and you should have some, too! Att vintage shirts, even teenagers are embracing the retro look nowadays because it reignites the memories, stories, and artistry of a certain time, and that’s what makes it so special. Vintage clothing represents romance, nostalgia, and sentimental significance. 


Another reason why retro clothing has a lasting impact on each generation is that it helps enhance our self-expression. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress. Sometimes, we like to express our individuality by the clothes we put on our back, and through this, our personality is sensed by those around us. It helps us to define who we are, and who we want to be. If you consider yourself an old soul, then it would make sense for your identity to be expressed through your outfits. Most people tap into their creativity when they want their style to be original and what’s more creative and exciting than having to dig deep to search for those vintage clothing stores. It becomes a whole adventure and what better way to go on a journey to capture your unique individualism with your retro outfits that you searched long and hard for. 

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: blog.ph7@gmail.com. Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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