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Flashback fashion: These retro styles are back and belong in your closet

Denim, dots and logos, oh my!
by Donna Freydkin / / Source: TODAY

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What goes around comes around. And nowhere does that hold more true than inside your closet. Just when you’re ready to ditch the denim, or lose the logos, they’re right back in fashion.

But there’s a big difference between looking chic and looking dated. That’s where beauty and style expert Zanna Roberts Rassi comes in, to help identify what’s on trend and what’s just tired.

Animal Prints

Leopard prints have been around for decades, but not since the '60s have we seen such a resurgence. And you'll make a statement in this leopard shirtdress. Pair it with a pair of round sunglasses for an impeccably cool look.

Long Animal Print Dress, $70, Zara

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Editor's note: We also love these leopard print frocks.

Painted Heart Side-Twisted Knit Midi Dress, $30, Amazon

Karen Kane Print Chloe Dress, $118, Amazon

Prairie Dresses

Cher was the queen of this trend back in the '70s, and like her, it's back — and hotter than ever. Make sure you choose an off-the-shoulder style in a bright shade and in a pretty floral print. And pair it with a gorgeous saddle bag.

Topshop Shirred Ruffle Midi Dress, $110, Nordstrom

Midosoo Women's Ruffle Floral Dress, $25, Amazon

Paris Sunday Ruffled Button-Front Dress, $25, Amazon

Polka Dots

Dot prints are a timeless classic. Yes, we know kids wear polka dots quite often, so to avoid looking childish, choose a polka-dot dress in a sophisticated silhouette, like this ruffle hem midi dress. And if you're feeling really brave, pair the dress with dotted shoes!

Polka Dot Sleeveless Ruffle Midi Dress, $35, Target

Ever Pretty V-Neck Dress, $30, Amazon

Head-to-Toe Denim

We know denim never goes out of style. The head-to-toe style is less common, but twice as cool. Plus, it's versatile, easily going from work to after-work drinks. Just don't go overboard with a cowboy theme, or you might look ridiculous.

Sleeveless Frayed-Hem Denim Jumpsuit, $60, Forever 21

Splatter Denim Jumpsuit, $60, Amazon

Levi's Women's Ultimate Western Dress, $65, Amazon

Logo Mania

Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve (or chest) and try a logo instead. The coolest (and easiest) way to wear it is in a versatile graphic T-shirt from a heritage brand. And pair the shirt with dad-style sneakers. Of course, you can't forget a bright red fanny pack, which is hugely on-trend at the moment.

Levi's The Muscle Tank Top, $25, Amazon

Adidas Originals Big Trefoil Logo Tee, $40, Amazon

Converse Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt, $25, Amazon

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