- Madison Thornhill
Trends we saw again in 2022
We've all heard the saying that trends come and go ...
and then they come back around again.
A revitalized trend is a cultural experience for both the original generation who started the trend and the current generation who shows that old can be new again.
Studies show that fashion trends usually cycle back around every 20-30 years as generations change and young designers take inspiration from styles their parents wore.
As a multi-generational business serving the Tifton community for over 100 years, we've seen fashion trends come and go ... and we're taking a look down memory lane at fashion trends that came back in style in 2022.
1980s: The Fanny Pack
Studies show that primitive "fanny packs or belts" could be traced back to prehistoric days to hold the tools of a hunter. But fanny packs in its most pure and polarizing form originated in the '80s. Made of durable material, the fanny pack was popular among tourists for being durable, colorful and most of all - practical.
Fast-forward to today, it's not called a "fanny pack" but rather a "belt-bag" that can be worn like a belt or in a cross-body style. Still popular among tourists and those who sport an "on-the-go" style.
Read here for the full evolution of fanny pack fashion: A History of the Fanny Pack, From Pre-History to Supreme to Paris Runways - GARAGE (vice.com).
'80s and '90s: The Bucket Hat
Originally worn by Irish farmers and fishermen in the early 1900s, the hats were made of a weather-proof material. Whether you associate a bucket hat with Gilligan from Gilligan's Island of the '70s or '80s or hip-hop music artists from the '90s, bucket hats are another trend that surpassed its original purpose for providing sunshade and rain protection and now makes a fashion statement.
Bucket hats come in a variety of colors, textures and materials. Come by our store to try on a few!
'90s: The Claw Clip
No longer your grandma's hair accessory, the popular hair accessory of the '90s is back in a variety of shapes and colors. With social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok, girls and women are now throwing their hair up into these versatile clips that won't damage hair. From neon colors to floral shapes, the return of the claw clip has us wondering - will the banana clip be next?
Honorable mention: UGG
Ugg shoes made their debut in 1978 and were the "it" item in the early 2000s. This one earns an honorable mention on our list because Uggs never truly went away and have been in the background since the early 2000s, seen in different styles of shoes and other products.
One could argue that is true for all of the trends on our list!
The pandemic crisis may have helped Uggs regain their popularity, as people focused more on how shoes made them feel rather than how they looked. Life is too short to not be comfortable, and with more people working remotely, comfort is key with lounge wear and shoes.
Patterns and more: What can we expect in 2023?
Certain patterns also take us back to a particular decade. As we begin the new year, what fashion trends do you hope to see come (or even go) in 2023?