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July 11, 2013  | by: Taja Whitted
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A major trend in fashion this summer is one that is takes inspiration from different eras in fashion history. Walking down the streets of New York City, it is intriguing to see how these fashionistas take styles from past eras and make them their own.

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While walking down the shopping mecca of 34th street in New York City, I bumped into this woman who was too cute in a blue chiffon, circle skirt. The outfit, which consists of a circle skirt paired with a multi colored top, is reminiscent of the sock hop era of the fifties, an era in which woman typically wore long circle skirts, ankle socks and saddle shoes. I adore this look and think it is the perfect outfit for an evening date, or for shopping with the girls. Complete it by adding girly lace socks along with a cheerful smile! To get the look, visit stores such as American apparel who sell the socks and skirts that are needed for this outfit!

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As I continued down 34th St., I found this next woman sporting a funky ethnic inspired outfit reminiscent of the forties. What first grabbed my attention was her cotton candy inspired bun which is classy yet creative. As I continued to take in her outfit, I saw she was inspired by celebrity Janelle Monae who is known for her collared shirts and bow ties. However, I really liked this woman’s use of color which is so often missed in Monae’s own wardrobe. If this is your kind of outfit I advise to check out thrift shops in your neighborhood along with your local Urban Outfitters. Something like this is perfect to wear out to dinner or to casual Friday at the office!

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Found where all of the cool NYU kids hang in downtown New York City, this Chica is sporting a loose sleeveless graphic tee which she has paired with paint splattered leggings. What style through the decades post would be complete without the most popular era of the summer? No longer consisting of just nickelodeon cartoons and graphic tees, the nineties are back big time. Grunge, the style of cool, which can be put together with the use of loose t-shirts, baggy jeans or splattered leggings, are the way to go for just hanging out in the park with friends. This woman’s color combination of blues, blacks, whites and reds works well, and isn’t too muted. An added plus are the bright red sneakers, which are the perfect way to kick it to the man while still being you!

What era are you channeling this summer? Tell me in your comments!!

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