With each passing year, we see the resurgence of some nostalgic items. So many products and themes that we once deemed a distant memory have again graced us with their presence. The throwback styles that are making a comeback are sure to initiate a stroll down memory lane. They may even help you reconnect with generations old and young through a mutual appreciation for particular items. Prepare for a blast from the past, y’all!
Food companies have found many ways to ignite the feeling of nostalgia in us with a simple packaging change. Often, soda and chip companies feature packaging we remember from childhood or even items our parents and grandparents remember from their earlier years. It’s a pretty genius way to market products. That warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you remember your life and what the world was like when you first saw a design or style prompts you to want to buy it again.
As always, clothing trends cycle in and out. In the last couple of years, we have seen an influx of throwback clothing we may have long forgotten about. A few trends that might pop into your mind are bell-bottoms, bucket hats, chokers, crop tops, platform shoes, sweat suits, high waisted bikinis and pants, and so many funky color and pattern pairings. Seeing these items resurface helps connect the generation that initiated the trend with the generation now rocking this gear. It’s quite harmonious if you think about it.
For a few generations ahead of the Gen Z kids, memories of the first mobile phones are still a topic of conversation. For many, it was a monumental time in history, not only in terms of the development of cell phones but the feeling of receiving your first one. From big block phones and two-way radios hybrids to sleek, thin phones, we saw the progression happen firsthand. In the age of smartphones with touch screens, some phone companies are bringing back the styles we once loved.
We have even seen homage to designs from earlier in history. Take steampunk décor, for example, which includes the look of exposed piping and wood to the manufacturing and use of Edison bulbs. Steampunk, as well as other styles of decorating homes, restaurants, and buildings, have brought back themes long forgotten.
These throwback styles that are making a comeback instill a sort of warmness that accompanies feelings of familiarity. Incorporating old styles with new items has been thrilling for many. Who knows what is yet to come, but from this point on, take a moment to appreciate the way that things we once loved have found a mode to resurface.