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Modern Twists on Old Classics

Fashion today is always channeling something from the past. Our team at Buffalo Exchange Phoenix put together a brief history lesson of three styles from the past and how to wear them today.Modern Classic StyleBiba was an iconic and popular London fashion store of the 60’s and 70’s, and there was a look to share the namesake. Biba girls pulled inspiration from contemporary mod styles, as well as 20’s flappers and some gypsy flare for good measure. To update this look, we used a fun coral colored pair of jeans, a bright red pair of chunky heeled booties, and some southwestern jewelry.

Modern Classic StyleRockers, also known as (ton up boys or greasers) are members of a biker subculture that originated in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. It was mainly centred around British cafe racer motorcycles and rock and roll music. First seen in the United States and then England, the rocker fashion style was born out of necessity and practicality. Rockers wore heavily-decorated leather motorcycle jackets, often adorned with metal studs, patches and pin badges. Other common items included: T-shirts, leather caps, Levi’s or Wrangler jeans, leather trousers, tall motorcycle boots or brothel creepers, all usually paired with an exaggerated form or a pompadour hair style. Seen here, are classic Levi’s jeans, and classic harness boots, paired with a Misfits tee and a preppy vintage short sleeved cardigan.

Modern Classic StyleTeddy girls (also known as Judies) were the female counterpart to Teddy boys, (a huge social and style movement in Britain in the 50’s). It is typified with elements of Edwardian styles, such as Edwardian bowties and Gibson hairstyles, prep school elements like tailored jackets, and were widely associated with rockers and motorcycle enthusiasts. to update the look here, we used a more casual jersey knit blazer, and metallic oxfords, and BRIGHT pink skinny jeans for an extra pop of color.

Pictures: Kristen Alfenito, Julia Mikolajczak, Nick Hernandez, Photos by Brittany NealFollow my blog with Bloglovin

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