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Talking ‘Bout My Generation: Retro Fashion Through the Decades

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Talking 'Bout My Generation: Retro Fashion Through the Decades

By Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks; Photography by Saeli Eshelman

These days, retro fashion is dominating the scene. Whether you’re into 60s space age, 70s rock and roll or 90s nostalgia, chances are you’re making a nod to styles past. The coolest part? These throwback looks feel both classic and completely fresh. Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks walks us through the decades, one outfit at a time.

Silhouettes of the 60s

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Retro Fashion 60s A-Line

During the sixties, space-age trends were hugely popular and are credited for the birth of boxy, structured A-line silhouettes. For a classic take on the decade, we styled a drop waist, mock neck dress with basic, low block heels. This is one of the main styles made popular by mod icons like Twiggy. For a more modern version, we paired a denim jumper in a classic silhouette with velvet ankle booties.

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks 60s Modern Retro Fashion Denim Jumper

Far Out Retro Fashion

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks 70s Retro Fashion

The seventies saw tons of styles inspired by our favorite musicians, with band tees and bell bottoms taking center stage. Did you know these styles made way for the modern T-shirt and jeans look? For a classic take on the 70s, we paired a fringed-up band tee with bell flares and boots. Talk about retro fashion at its coolest. Then, to move it into the modern day, we tried out a suede fringed skirt with a distressed Guns N’ Roses tee and buckled boots.

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks 70s Retro Fashion Suede Skirt Guns n Roses

Totally Textured 90s

In the nineties, club scenes and rave culture drew inspo from 80s aerobics trends, resulting in bright and bold fashion statements. We put together our own version of this retro fashion using a bright red sports bra, mesh bicycle shorts and sneakers. For a more wearable look, we layered patent leather shorts and a holographic tank top under a mesh dress.

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Retro Fashion 90s

Gotta Be the ‘Oughts

Many styles of the noughties were inspired by hip-hop fashion trends. Rappers’ oversized denim made JNCO jeans all the rage. Recreate the look with a pair of exaggerated denim or go modern with one of this season’s favorite denim trends – distressed culottes.

Buffalo Exchange Sherman Oaks Retro Fashion 00s Oughts Culottes

Looking to up your retro fashion game? Stop by your local Buffalo Exchange to find styles from all your favorite decades! Oh, and if you’re doing a spring closet cleanout, don’t forget that we buy vintage and one-of-a-kind finds as well as modern, everyday staples.

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