Decades Fashion: Styling My Way Through the Past 100 Years

Buffalo Exchange Decades Fashion

By Juan, Buffalo Outlet Nogales

Hello everyone! I’m Juan and I’m a cashier at the Buffalo Outlet in Nogales, Arizona. I believe that life is all about appreciating the past while embracing the present and looking forward to the future. And that’s especially true when it comes to fashion. Personally, I find that my style tends to gravitate towards decades fashion with a modern touch – and I seek inspiration from every era. Read ahead to see how I style my way through my favorite decades!

Buffalo Exchange Decades Fashion 1920s

The 1920s through 1940s: A Time for Functionality

When we think of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, we often think of the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood and stars of the silver screen. On the other hand, function and practicality were the priorities for most people during this period and many fashions from the period reflect this: neutral colors and durable pieces made of denim, wool and leather were used in clothing meant to withstand the test of time. For my 1920s decades fashion look, I accessorized with popular pieces of the time like a newsboy cap and a messenger bag.

Feeling the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s

In the middle of the century, we saw many different scenes sprout from youth culture, including the classic All American, beatniks and hippies. For my 1970s look, I paired a fringed jacket with jeans and leather sandals, the footwear du jour of that decade.

Buffalo Exchange Decades Fashion 1980s Marty McFly

Back to The Future Decades Fashion: ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s

In the 80s, 90s and 2000s, pop culture became the primary influence on mainstream fashion. For this decades fashion look, I was inspired by one of the most quintessential ’80s movie characters, Marty McFly from Back to The Future – ergo this radical red windbreaker.

Buffalo Exchange Decades Fashion 2010s

2010s and Beyond  

And, last but not least, the 2010s, which can best be described as a fashion melting pot. With the rise of social media, everyday people from all over the world have the chance to influence current trends. The best part of today’s fashion? It draws from all the decades of the past century!

Whether you’re looking to emulate the past in vintage clothing from every decade or you’re searching for the next big thing, stop by your local Buffalo Exchange (or one of our Buffalo Outlets in Nogales or San Antonio) to shop styles you’ll love for decades to come!