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
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.
Far Out 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.
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.
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.
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.