4 Ways to Make Evergreen Trends Feel Fresh and New

Some trends come and go so fast you barely have time to decide if you like them. Some, however, come back year after year, in new fresh iterations. Today, we’re looking at the trends that have stood the test of time–and how to wear them, as if they just arrived on the scene.

Polka Dots

This print has transitioned with the ages, invoking images from Minnie Mouse to Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Now, it’s made another pivot away from the juvenile to the refined.

This clean print works in several scales on modern silhouettes. Try a bigger scale print if you’re feeling preppy, mixing scale dots if you’re feeling edgy, or a micro-dot for just a touch of print.

Dot Mini Split Neck Blouse Jessica Howard Tie Waist Tiered Polka Dot Dress

LOFT Dot Mini Split Neck Blouse

LOFT Dot Mini Split Neck Blouse

Twin Print Polka Dot Shift Dress With Tiered Bell Sleeve

Eliza J Twin Print Polka Dot Shift Dress With Tiered Bell Sleeve

Medium-Wash Jeans

Various washes, embellishments, and distress patterns change rapidly, but nothing is more classic than medium-wash jeans. Solid medium-wash jeans have lasted the test of time.

To make them feel super current, grab a clean, non-distressed pair in your favorite silhouette–and bonus points: a subtle raw hem hits a favorite of-the-moment denim trend.

Mid Vintage Wash Carter Girlfriend Jeans

JAG Jeans Mid Vintage Wash Carter Girlfriend Jeans

Classic Fit Medium Wash Jagger Skinny Jeans

Vigoss Classic Fit Medium Wash Jagger Skinny Jeans

Emma Sunbeam Skinny Crop Jeans

Lucky Brand Emma Sunbeam Skinny Crop Jeans

Wrap Dresses

The wrap dress hasn’t faded from favor since DVF introduced it forty years ago. It’s ultra-flattering, easy to wear and pack, and oh so versatile.

Even though the 70s could be defined by this look, the latest cuts manage to look modern and fresh. Try it in a print of the moment, like a bold tropical splash, or in a maxi length, or with a flutter detail.

Tropical Print True Wrap Dress

Veronica M Tropical Print True Wrap Dress

Dusty Teal Forest Faux Wrap Dress

B Collection By Bobeau Dusty Teal Forest Faux Wrap Dress

Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Navy Maxi Dress

Stripes

Rivaling the polka dot, stripes are a print that has endured our fleeting fashion whims. While there has been some contention around horizontal stripes, this is a print that never feels outdated.

For the freshest take on this pattern, reach for a summery blue and white mix. Whether it’s seersuckers, chambray, or just a sky blue hue, this stripe mix feels smart but laid-back.

Workshop Republic Clothing Chambray Button Down Shirt In Blue And White Stripe

Lucky Brand Tie Back Stripe Shirt

Katherine Barclay Tie Sleeve Detail Ocean Stripe Print Top

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