Here’s the thing: Just because you’re no longer in your teens or early twenties, doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your fashion sense. You can still be stylish and on-trend, without looking like you’re trying too hard. Bright colors — were too childish, consider what it meant to be a “grown-up” when it came to fashion, but the problem was I had no idea where to start. I’m sure many young women can relate.
To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of 16 fashion trends that you can definitely still wear, no matter your age.
1. Graphic Tees
Remember those cute graphic tees you used to wear in high school and college? Well, they’re back and better than ever. Nowadays, there are graphic tees for every taste and style, whether you’re into edgy motifs or prefer something more whimsical. Pair them with everything from denim shorts to a leather miniskirt for a cool, off-duty look.
2. Crop Tops
Crop tops are another 90s trend that’s been making a comeback in recent years, and there’s no reason why you can’t rock one at any age. If you’re not comfortable showing a lot of skin, try wearing a crop top with high-waisted bottoms — it’s a flattering look on everyone.
3. Slip Dresses
Slip dresses were all the rage in the 90s, and they’re having a moment again now. They’re elegant and easy to wear, making them perfect for any occasion — whether you’re headed to the office or out for drinks with friends. For a more casual look, pair your slip dress with a denim jacket or sweater tied around your waist.
4. Mom Jeans
Mom jeans are comfortable, stylish, and — best of all — flattering on nearly every body type. They’re also surprisingly versatile, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. If you want to dress them up, pair them with a nice blouse and heels; if you’re going for a more casual look, tuck in a graphic tee and throw on some sneakers.
Overalls are another 90s staple that’s made a major comeback in recent years. And like mom jeans, they’re surprisingly flattering and versatile. Dress them up with a button-down shirt or dress them down with a tee — either way, you’ll look effortlessly cool.
6. Vintage Tees
Vintage tees are having a moment right now, and there’s no reason why you can’t get in on the action — no matter your age. Whether you prefer band tees or graphic tees with retro designs, there’s sure to be a vintage tee out there that speaks to your personal style. And the best part? They look great with just about anything, from denim shorts to joggers.
7. High-Waisted Bottoms
High-waisted bottoms — whether they’re shorts, skirts, or pants — are insanely flattering, and thanks to their popularity, they come in just about every style imaginable nowadays. If you want to dress them up, pair them with a nice blouse or button-down shirt; if you’re going for a more casual look, tuck in a vintage tee or graphic tee. Either way, you’ll look chic and put-together.
8. Bike Shorts
Bike shorts might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “trendy” clothing, but trust me — they’re surprisingly versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For a casual look, pair them with an oversized tee or sweater; for something slightly more dressy, try pairing them with a cropped blazer or jacket. And if you really want to make a statement? Rock them with a pair of over-the-knee boots. Trust me, you’ll look amazing.
9. Animal Prints
Animal prints are always in style — it’s just a matter of how you wear them. If you want to go all-out leopard print like Rihanna or Kendall Jenner, go for it! But if you prefer something subtler, try incorporating animal print into your wardrobe through accessories like scarves, belts, or even shoes. It’s an easy way to add a touch of edge to any outfit without going overboard.