21 Old-School Fashion Trends Making a Comeback in 2020

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Of course you already know that when it comes to fashion, history repeats itself. But designers don't play favorites with one decade forever, and every new year brings a fresh batch of styles that pay homage to old looks. It's common for certain pieces to stick around for awhile. For example, our jewelry boxes have been home to '80s statement earrings for at least two seasons now, and we're still living out the whole early 2000s pop star thing. (Have you nailed Gwen Stefani's cargo aesthetic yet?) Then there are items like the '70s print maxi dress and disco-era metallic tie-front shirt that we're seeing pop up everywhere, and we're psyched!

We are fully embracing these renewed trends with everything we have, and simultaneously taking styling advice from some of our favorite stars and influencers. We didn't just round up the popular items you should be aware of, we also offered inspired shopping picks so you can easily work them into your wardrobe. We promise that once we reintroduce you to these familiar looks, you'll start noticing them when you're scrolling through your Instagram feed or browsing the pages of your go-to retail sites. Scroll down to brush up on the now and then that's back again.


2020 Trend: Chain Necklaces From the '90s Hip Hop Age

The Billie Eilish method: layer a bunch of chunky gold necklaces over a velvet mockneck.


2020 Trend: Fuzzy Sweaters À La Cher Horowitz in the '90s

The Dua Lipa method: Wear a cropped version with high-waisted cargos and work boots.


2020 Trend: The Micro Minidress of the '80s

The Storm Reid method: Search for one in the grooviest print with bold sleeves to keep their attention from top to bottom.


2020 Trend: Halter Tops of the Versace-Era '90s

The Kendall Jenner method: Search for one that feels very Sharon Stone in Casino, complete with matching co-ord pants.


2020 Trend: Sheer or Glitter Tights From the Early 2000s

The Kylie Jenner method: Instead of opaque, wear slightly sheer tights with a long leather dress and strappy pumps. Alternative: try boots.


2020 Trend: Tattoo Print Tops Gwen Stefani Would've Loved in the '90s

The Barbie Ferreira method: Double up on layers of sheer contrast prints and add some edgy jewelry.


2020 Trend: Cropped Mocknecks Like They Wore in the '70s

The Sofia Richie method: Be bold in all black so your midriff really breaks up the look. These also look great with a matching co-ord if not jeans.


2020 Trend: The Audrey Hepburn Look From the '60s

The Kaia Gerber method: OK, so this fashion moment really revolves around a hairstyle (aka Audrey Hepburn's famous bob), but you'll really nail it if you choose simple, ladylike tailored separates and very delicate jewelry to complete the look.


2020 Trend: Plaid Pants in Bold Vintage Tones From the '80s and '90s

The Elaine Welteroth method: Wear plaid from head to toe to really let that print shine.


2020 Trend: Groovy '70s Print Maxis

The Pamela Tick method: Let your hair down and allow the pattern to speak for itself by accessorizing with nothing but a few bangles.


2020 Trend: Postcard "Wish U Were Here" Hawaiian Shirts From the '90s

The Maddie Ziegler method: Wear a cropped one with high-waist cargo pants.

Our Pick: AMIRI Printed silk-twill shirt

Our Pick: AMIRI Printed silk-twill shirt

AMIRI - Printed silk-twill shirt ($553, originally $790)


2020 Trend: Babydoll Prairie Style Dresses That Date Back to the 1900s

The Amina Muaddi method: Let one pop from under a long coat and meet the hemline with knee-high boots.


2020 Trend: Rimless Color Tinted, Retro Sunglasses From the '70s

The Bella Hadid method: Match the shade of your shades to your swimsuit — duh.


2020 Trend: Bustier/Corset Tops With an '80s Punk Age Vibe

The Ali Tate Cutler method: Form a look Britney Spears would be proud of with low-slung jeans and pointed-toe boots.


2020 Trend: '70s Hair Bandanas

The Nicola Peltz method: Wear one with a tiny tank, shoulder bag, sunglasses, and jeans.


2020 Trend: '90s Platform Boots the Spice Girls Would Be Proud of

The Sami Miro method: Wear them like Scary Spice would with a leather trend and flares.


2020 Trend: Old-School Newsboy Caps From the Early 20th Century

The Harry Styles method: Contrast a denim one with a full-on plaid moment.


2020 Trend: Bohemian, '70s Style Fringe

The Danielle Bernstein moment: Wear a fringe-covered sweater with ripped jeans and pointed-toe boots.


2020 Trend: '80s Effect Waterfall Earrings

The Jennifer Atilemile method: Allow a fitted black turtleneck to make for a sleek backdrop for your chandeliers.


2020 Trend: '80s Disco Fever Tie-Up Belly Shirts

The Yaris Sanchez method: Wear one with a work-friendly high-waisted skirt to add a touch of modesty.


2020 Trend: A Touch of '70s Corduroy

The Micaéla Verrelien method: Try the material in bucket hat form over a printed scarf with retro sunglasses.