8 retro fashion finds that don't require buying secondhand

Mar 8, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. ET
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The motto of fashion might as well be "save your old jeans." As trends come full circle, we all have to ask ourselves: Is this one worth visiting a vintage store, or should I just buy from H&M? To save you from digging through the bargain bins at your local secondhand spot, we've gathered up our favorite buys from online retailers that are revisiting retro.

1. Hi-rise straight leg jean

Hi-Rise straight leg jean
Image: Jordache

The high-rise, wide-leg cut isn't just for trouser pants anymore. Get the Farrah Fawcett look without going through your mother's "high school memories" clothes box (although we recommend doing that, too). (Jordache, $108)

2. Ray Ban Round Flash Lenses

Ray Ban Round Flash Lenses
Image: Ray Ban

Before Kendall Jenner repopularized these lenses, John Lennon started a round frame revolution. (Ray Ban, $170)

3. Multicolored Bandana Scarf

Multicolored Bandana Scarf
Image: Zara

Add a pop of color to your outfit with this festive (and budget-friendly) scarf that you can easily pretend is vintage. (Zara, $13)

4. Ankle cut jeans

Ankle cut jeans
Image: Alexia Chung for AG

This ankle crop is the younger, slimmer sister of the mom jean — which means it's easier to find a flattering fit. Don't these seem like a great "first day of spring" pant?" (Alexa Chung for AG, $215)

5. Midi skirt

Midi skirt
Image: ModCloth

This sweet skirt looks straight out of Mad Men, but feel free to wear it to your executive job. (Modcloth, $59)

6. Choker necklace

Choker necklace
Image: Urban Outfitters

Maybe the #1 retro trend of the moment right now is the choker, back from where we buried it in the early 2000s. (Urban Outfitters, $20)

7. Hi-tops

Hi-Tops
Image: Vans

Our favorite shoe styles are also coming back in new and innovative ways, like this Aloha print on the old-school Vans hi-tops. (Vans, $70)

9. Lapel pins

Lapel Pins
Image: Etsy

No '80s biker jacket or acid wash jean jacket is complete without your accent pins. Find a pin or patch to match your every personality quirk on Etsy, like this Drake Tears one. (Etsy, $10)

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