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Fashion Trends That Are Making a Comeback

Here are fashion trends that are making a comeback today in 2022

By Tess DiNapoliPublished 11 months ago 5 min read
Fashion Trends That Are Making a Comeback
Photo by Tiko Giorgadze on Unsplash

Trends may come and go, but they always seem to find their way back into the mainstream. From the neon spandex of the 80s to the low-rise jeans of the early 2000s, these days, we’re seeing trends from nearly every decade that came before! Whether you’re just looking for some style inspiration or want to completely overhaul your wardrobe, try these trendy yet classic looks that are sure to turn heads and elevate your style game.

Flare Jeans

Big, bold, and back from the 70s! Flare jeans have certainly made their way back into the mainstream these days with celebrities rocking them on the streets and designers putting them on the runway. Whether you go overboard with the cut or just want something simple, these are effortlessly cool pants that can be dressed up or down however you like!

Shop at your favorite online boutique to get this look, and style your new jeans with a chunky, pointed-toe boot to elongate the leg and really add an element of style. You can even pair them with a flowy blouse and long necklaces for a boho-chic outfit that’s comfortable, classic, and stylish.

Mom Jeans

The 90s called, and they want their pants back. Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, mom jeans have come back with a vengeance in the past few years. This style is popular among Gen Zers and Millennials alike. People love mom jeans because they’re not as form-fitting as skinny jeans and are more comfortable.

Often rocked with a pair of all-white sneakers and a crop top, mom jeans offer a comfortable and casual look that can be worn to class, on a girls’ trip, or just around the house. Want to go for something a little edgier? Pair your mom jeans with some black combat boots, a white tank top, eyelash extensions and a fringed leather jacket to show off a different side of your personality.


No longer just for college professors, corduroy has made a resurgence in the fashion world, and we’re here for it! Whether it’s a cute jacket, some funky pants, or even an adorable dress, corduroy is a great way to add some texture and style to your wardrobe.

Rock your favorite corduroy pants with a simple band t-shirt, jean jacket, and converse for a retro look, or keep things subtle with a corduroy button-up from your favorite fall fashion boutique!

Biker Shorts

Princess Diana made biker shorts a must-have athleisure piece! Not only are these shorts super-comfortable, but they also flatter your shape with a figure-hugging look. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to style. Whether you’re heading out to the gym or enjoying a casual brunch with the girls, biker shorts are a versatile closet staple that you can totally make your own.

Go with an oversized pullover sweatshirt to channel your Princess Di or rock your biker shorts with a jean jacket, fun shoes, and some sunglasses for the perfect outfit to run errands in!

Platform Shoes

Who doesn’t love an extra couple inches of height? Platform shoes have evolved from their original styling in the disco era, and now they’re a cool and casual alternative to wearing high heels. These days, tons of brands have used the platform style to elevate their sneakers, boots, sandals, and more!

Because of their huge variety, these shoes work great with nearly every style you can think of. Whether you want to go bold and bright or sleek and chic, you’re sure to find a platform shoe that will match your aesthetic!


Now, we’re not saying that 80s hair is making a comeback, but the accessories sure are! These days, scrunchies function as more than something to keep hair out of your face. Many fashionistas simply wear them on their wrist throughout the day to add a cute pop of color to their outfit.

While they may not be formal accessories, these are cute add-ons anyone can use to add an element of fun to their outfit. Plus, scrunchies are gentler on your hair and don’t cause as much damage when you take them out!

Sweater Vests

They may not be the sexiest item on this list of comebacks, but they sure are fashionable. TikTok and Gen Zers have brought the oversized sweater vest back in a huge way. Not the sexiest item to be on this list of comebacks, but they are fashionable. Pair your favorite sweater vest with a collared, button-up shirt and a pair of mom jeans to create a trendy, effortlessly cool look.

Plus, a sweater vest will help keep you warm on those cold winter days!

Jaw Clips

Hair accessories make a great statement when you’re looking to add something extra fun to your look. Jaw clips were big in the 90s, and this very recent trend is coming back with force. They create an easy, simple hairstyle — all you have to do is twist and clip! Plus, it’s gentler on your hair and won’t do as much damage when you undo it compared to traditional hair ties.

These clips come in a variety of colors, prints, and sizes, so if you want something simple and subdued or bold and brash, you’ll be able to create the perfect look!


These pieces aren’t just for farmers. In fact, overalls were pretty big in the 80s (Save by the Bell, anyone?). Now, this one-piece look has come back to create adorable outfits that pair perfectly with a cute pair of sneakers and a crop top.

Whether you want them in blue denim or all-white, overalls provide a fun yet elevated look that’s incredibly versatile. From running errands to heading out with friends, add the right accessories and you’ve got the perfect style.

Puffy Sleeves

Add some drama to your look with puffy sleeves! Not just for satin prom dresses anymore, the puffy sleeve has evolved into a chic and stylish look that is feminine and makes a statement. Plus, puffy sleeves are great for keeping arms covered and concealing anything you don’t want on display.

Great for the office or a budding entrepreneur, a button-up with puffy sleeves goes great with your favorite dress pants and a pair of pointed flats.

Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Out

Trends have a way of always coming back, but one thing stays the same: you! Your style is unique, so don’t be afraid to tackle new trends and make them your own!


About the Creator

Tess DiNapoli

Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and world of fitness.

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