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Winter closet refresh

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Winter is officially here, and so is winter fashion, which has changed drastically over time. Every year, fashion trends change. As time passes, it is clearer that more fashion from the past is starting to come back. 

Fashion breaks down into many categories like clothes, accessories, shoes and hairstyles. However, winter fashion is much more detailed because of the cold weather, which requires more layers. 

Even though fashion changes slowly, every decade a significant switch occurs. In the 1970s, popular winter fashion consisted of fur coats, wide-collar jackets and bold patterns. The 1980s were mostly about oversized sweaters and neon colors which seem like they stayed in the ‘80s. When talking about fashion, silhouettes and accessories have changed the most, but a major part of the evolution of fashion is color. The colors people wear have unquestionably evolved over the years.

“I think that a few years back, people used to wear more colorful clothes and bright colors and right now it’s more, like, the basics,” FHS senior Noam Shpigel said.

Colors completely alter the whole vibe of an outfit. Whether it is the color of a shirt or jewelry, color is a crucial part of any outfit. These factors continue to be important and influence future fashion.

During the 1990s, there was a return to a more minimalist style. Flannel shirts, denim jackets and combat boots became winter staples.

The 2000s marked a mix of retro and futuristic elements. Puffer jackets, which are very popular these days, were also popular back then. The hip-hop culture led to tracksuits and oversized accessories gaining popularity. During the 2010s, fashion was pretty similar to the 2000s with the addition of vintage and thrifted pieces which are also popular today.

“I feel like flare jeans were a pretty big thing back then, I think they are also really popular right now,” Shpigel said. “I am pretty sure hoop earrings and Converse are really in right now.”

As of 2024 and in the past few years, winter fashion has remained pretty steady. In terms of colors and patterns, earth tones and neutral shades are the overarching theme. It appears that more and more vintage winter fashion will return in the future.

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Neta Rabinowitz, Copy Editor
Neta Rabinowitz is a junior and the Photo-Copy Editor. In her free time, she likes to play tennis, hang out with friends and binge-watch Gilmore Girls!

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