No matter how far into the future we evolve as a human race, there are always those moments when history makes a comeback in some new form or other. With fashion, old school comebacks are what keep things interesting.

It's a dreamy marriage between nostalgia and a fashion-forward epiphany; like looking through old pictures of a young you in corduroy pants and laughing at the trend until you think, how awesome would they look if I rocked them now? 

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A number of the 'new-school' trends - think kitten heels and latex wear - have been resurrected from a time we often look back to and sigh in relief at the fact that we've grown so much as a people since then.

But thanks to the phenomenon of street style, and the way its stars make styling look so easy and items so covetable, there's no better time than now for you to actually look in your gran's wardrobe and find something to add to your outfit like it's always belonged to your generation. 

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Heels and mules 

From kitten heels to mules, these are kind of shoes your eldest aunt wouldn't leave the house without. 

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Alex loafer

Alex loafer - R200, Cotton On 

Petra point mule

Petra point mule - R349, Cotton On

Kitten heel

Kitten heel - R159.99, Mr Price 

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Pleated skirts 

A guest wears a leopard print beret, a turtleneck sleeveless tank top, a necklace, an off-shoulder black leather jacket, a yellow green pleated skirt, white and red leather boots during Paris Fashion Week
Pleated knee length skirt
Pleated knee length skirt

Pleated knee length skirt - R549, Superbalist

Sunray pleated midi skirt

Sunray pleated midi skirt - R209, Superbalist  

Pleated midi skirt

Pleated midi skirt - R329, Superbalist  

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Corduroy everything

For cooler afternoons and evenings in summer...

Sonia Lyson wearing dark green corduroy pants Isabel Marant, beige turtleneck Zara, checked shirt Zara, neon yellow orange sneaker Adidas in Berlin
Moon corduroy skirt

Moon corduroy skirt - R549, Superbalist 

Cotton corduroy shorts

Cotton corduroy shorts - R329, H&M 

Fanny pack

Belt bag

Belt bag - R250, Cotton On

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