You know what they say... fashion trends repeat themselves. Styles and trends are simply recycled with a modern touch or sometimes, not touched at all. We’re here to believe that there are some retro products making a comeback for 2020.
What’s interesting about the term, “retro” is it’s not referring to an actual “antique” item; however, it is referring to a previous time period.
There’s no timeline on what is retro. The term simply refers to things of the past, which can be any time period- as long as it’s currently not present!
According to Wikipedia, the term “generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years. For example, clothing from the 1980s or 1990s could be retro.” Retro is outdated yet makes a comeback as “fashionable” or “trendy” again. Retro-styled items don’t have to be old to be considered retro- they just need to be made with a past time period in mind.
We’re here to report on the retro products that are currently making a comeback and predicted to be full-on trending in 2020. Stay in the loop and read along to start the new year calm, cool, and collected.
You know your Grandma’s cast iron skillet makes up the best home-cooked meals you’ve ever had and it’s for good reason! Cast Iron-ware is back in major business for all your slow-cooking recipes. Let’s start with the infamous griddle; the cooking device that serves up the best breakfast foods including bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries, eggs, and french toast!
A cast-iron pan can sizzle up your steak in such a way that it feels you’re at a five-star steak house. Lastly, the good ole’ Dutch Oven is a heavy, thick pot that retains heat like a beast and can soften the thickest cuts of meat and warm ridiculous amounts of liquids. We’re talking the BEST chilli you’ll ever have- promise!
Did you know the cocktail shaker began in the late 1870s and early 1880s? Hello, comeback! You can’t go into a home department store without seeing a variety of cocktail shakers, accompanied with drink recipe books. This surely is only going to increase in 2020- especially as the New Year celebrations get underway.
This last one is a prime example of fashion trends repeating themselves. Some might suggest that cast iron-ware and cocktail shakers will never go out of style completely and those people may be right, but glass chimneys for oil lamps was definitely a thing of the past until now. Back by popular demand, people are adding a retro-style to their interior design with hobnail lamp shades! These types of lamps provide a bumpy pattern that give texture and distinction compared to other lamps. They are known to be custom-made and unique from the next- making them highly desirable.
So, what retro item will you be reppin’ in 2020? Get your cookin’ on with some cast-iron ware or embrace the late 1800’s by crafting specialty drinks at home with your new cocktail shaker, and finally, upgrade your lamps to a unique design to go full-out retro.
Cheers to a new year! Keep it retro, my friends!