10 Current Trends That You Can Wear Until 2068

For us, there are two main types of trends. The first, the kind that aids in defining its zeitgeist. Think bell-bottom jeans, shoulder pads, platform creepers, and butterfly clips. All of these pieces bring you back to a very specific period in time when they did not feel costume-ish but rather of-the-moment. The second type of trend is the kind with a bit more staying power. Perhaps something that helps punctuate a period in time but doesn't necessarily define it; that meshes well with everything else going on.

Whether it's a certain type of floral pattern or a layering combination that feels fresh (e.g., dress over pants), these types of trends are the ones that tend to find a semi-permanent home in our wardrobes. Not only because they're versatile, but because we know we'll wear them again, which conveniently brings us to the topic of today's spotlight. We set out to find at least 10 current trends that we know for (almost) certain will still feel relevant in 50 years. From a fun, flattering sunglasses shape to a dress style that feels enduringly chic, scroll down to see our predictions and shop our picks you can wear well through 2068.


1. Cat-Eye Sunglasses
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Despite their slightly '50s-inspired aesthetic, the last season has shown us inventive new riffs on this trend (aka teeny-tiny cat-eye sunnies).


2. Dressed-Up Denim
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Jean trends will come and go, but elevated denim will always find a place in our closets.


3. Hard Meets Soft
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A boxy but flowy aesthetic is always a smart way to balance your closet essentials.


4. Metallic
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Whether it's by way of a pair of pointed-toe booties are a bold pair of pants, we can't imagine this flashy material disappearing.


5. Plaid and Animal Prints
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Don't fix what's not broken, right?


6. Prairie Dresses
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7. Puffers
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This all-weather jacket has transformed into an all-out fashion statement, and our internal body temperatures are eternally grateful.


8. Sneakers
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9. Straw Bags
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10. Suiting
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Pantsuit nation is going nowhere.

In the mood for more trend spotting? Check out our street style roundup from New York Fashion Week.

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)