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Spring forward with looks from the past

Spring forward this season with stylish fashion trends from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. During last month’s New York Fashion Week Spring|Summer event, top designers returned to past decades for an updated, inspired look. Elevate your family’s style with some of these surprising finds at Marshalls in Swampscott.

1960s

This era changed the way we looked. The checkered print was hot. It still is! A checkered Gingham dress works great with espadrille shoes, colored heels or Mary Janes. How about completing the look with a wicker crossbody bag? Today’s designers have integrated the groovy tie dye print into stylish street-style. Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton reinvent  the surfer-cool outfits — pants and jacket    to high fashion worn by celebrities. The youthful vibe makes a statement.

1970s

Celebrate good times, come on! Let’s disco dance the night away with updated hippie flared pants, paired with graphic knits and tee-shirts and colorful sneakers. The 70s flashback influenced this spring’s stylish trend — craft wear in crochet-knits. Yes, crochet made its way onto the runway. Textured pieces in lace, floral prints and ruffle tops in pastels and earth tones are in, in mauve, baby blue, orange and yellow.  The year’s inspired color is marigold yellow. If yellow washes out your complexion, try orange or pastel shades of pale blue or pink.

1980s

Last year, the biker short made its way into our wardrobe thanks to celebrities like the Kardashians, who rocked the 80s-inspired trend. To keep the look stylish; pair it with an oversized blazer and heels. Another reconstructed design on the runway is the polka dot pussycat bow blouse. This top can be paired with biker or tailored Bermuda shorts. Versace Menswear hit the runway with masculine snakeskin print Bermuda shorts. Looking for another comeback? Go for vibrant neon colors! Top brands like Versace Menswear collection played up the modern tailored neon suit in pink and green. Neon is lighting up the runway. Adding color to your ensemble creates flair, sophistication and accentuates your style that will get you noticed.

When it comes to beauty, opt for bold hair and makeup. Yes, it can be scary at any age. The secret is to keep it simple. Dip-dye the ends of your hair to give it pop. Neon — in green, yellow, electric blue — is the hottest makeup trend. Start with liquid liner on the eyelid, then apply the colorful mascara to the lashes. Downplay the look with a neutral lip. Go with a daring nail polish (bright yellow, pale blue, orange) to complete the look.

1990s

The early 90s were about animal prints, metallic, paisley and more neon! Ladies in 2019 can  modernize the high-waist look with monochromatic neon. A contemporary tailored, floral print suit — a modern preppy look — is tending. Ditch the basic black suit — spring forward in style with a floral suit by Dior Homme Menswear collection.

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