One thing you have to love about fashion is that trends always come full circle. In meaning, something from the past always has a way of coming back in style in the modern times. One trend that has been taking over street style is the Babushka scarf and sunglasses look!
Originating in Eastern Europe, the headscarf tied underneath the chin as known as a “babushka” scarf, which was typically worn by Polish and Russian grandmothers and peasant women. In addition to the elderly women who are the originators of this look, this timeless look was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s on fashionable women like Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Now, the look has witnessed a resurgence in popularity thanks to A$AP Rocky. The unisex look has also been seen and approved by celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rico Nasty, and even Lil Uzi Vert who can be classified as daredevils of style. This trend adds a glamorous touch to almost any look from a sweatsuit to a silky slip evening dress.
While the look is becoming widely accepted in the fashion industry, I must ask you all: could this be another moment of appropriation or appreciation in fashion?