When Old becomes New

The Covid-19 Pandemic has many of us Fashionistas ditching our heels for WFH essentials. Even before the Pandemic, fashion was in a very understated cycle with a big emphasis on Street style and Athleisure style. Sportswear was now Fashion. Kith, Supreme, Virgil Abloh, and of course Kanye West’s line Yeezy were high fashion and many celebrities such as Beyonce were now launching active lines, such as her line Ivy Park.

My previous position was VP of Trend, Concept & Color for a Footwear company, I was responsible for setting the trends for all the footwear lines the company made, including women’s high end, mass market (think Target) or mid tier (think Macy’s), girls and boys shoes and sneakers. I continue to stay abreast of the trends.

The last couple of years, the biggest sneaker Trend was what we called the “Dad Sneaker”. Basically, a clunky, chunky monster of a shoe which came in many iterations like all white, to color blocked and multi color. Much as it was a fun runway look, and great for street style it wasn’t the most feminine or flattering. I’m happy to see for Fall 2020, and into Spring 2021 the vintage inspired running joggers are back! This excites me considering I have many originals in my closet. The style looks best with cropped wide pants, rolled jeans or a cropped skinny jean. I also love them with a leopard or solid color slip skirt with a vintage graphic tee or a sunray pleated skirt.

Here I picked a few of my favorite vintage 70’s and 80’s jogger inspiration from sportswear labels such as Nike, Diadora and Adidas but also Designer brands such as Valentino and Tory Burch are in on the Jogger trend. Are you ready for this trend? On your mark, get set and GOOOOOOO!

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