By the time you hit 50 years of age, you’ve seen it all, lived through it all, and worn it all.
We’ve seen things come and go so many times that we just hold on to them to save the trip to the store on the next return. Why risk paying more for something that may not be made as well- right?
On the other hand, there are some clothing trends that we can live without revisiting in the future. These are the items that we gladly hand on down to our children so they can call them ‘vintage’. For some reason, anything ‘vintage’ is always in style.
There are something we won’t ever get rid of and, usually it’s for a good reason. So we keep these things in our closet- often hidden in a box or stowed behind something else.
5 Things In Your Closet That Scream BOOMER
Admit it, you possibly have one of these….
1. The jeans that fit, or once fit.
We grew up in an era where you owned one, maybe two, kinds of denim jeans. You just wore them. There was no push to update the cut or style of our jeans on a back-to-school yearly basis. And besides, why waste money on new jeans that may not even fit as well? So, we just hold on to what has worked because that is what we know.
2. The fanny pack.
These handy items made so much sense that we wore them everywhere. Then one day some generation x kids started to make fun of them so we had to quit wearing them. Fanny packs make so much sense that we just like to have them around just in case.
3. The first revival of something.
You know how fashion tends to repeat itself. We got rid of whatever it was the first time it went out of style. Then, when it came back the second time we realized that it cost a lot more than the first time we bought it and that there was really nothing wrong with it in the first place. So, we save it for the third and fourth revivals.
4. Concert Tee Shirt
Younger generations just don’t get how important those concerts were to us while we were growing up. We were young and independent when we went to a concert for $10 a ticket to see our favorite groups perform. If it was an outdoor concert, we felt a bit of Woodstock tingle our skin. All we have left now of course is the t shirt that we brought home with us.
5. Things to help us think we are younger than we really are.
We do this to keep the illusion fresh in our minds. These things include shoe inserts, spanx-like items and and cover-ups such as big shirts. We wear the cover-ups to hide our bellies or whatever else needs covering. If we aren’t looking at or feeling the pains of aging then they must really not be there. Right?
Are you screaming?