Ah, throwback fashion—is there anything better? Actually, yes: When that throwback fashion reminds you exactly where you came from. Here, click through 100 years of street style, find the year you were born, and cringe/laugh/reminisce. You're welcome.
This lovely Victorian lady would never get lost in a crowd with *this* hat.
Can we just agree that if Beyoncé lived 100 years ago, this would definitely be a part of her wardrobe?
The great-grandmother of the midi skirt makes its appearance in 1918, with the must- have accessory of the season: the pointy black umbrella.
Nobody would be spotted at high tea without an umbrella, a wide-brimmed hat, or white gloves. Preferably, all three.
For 1920, this thoroughly modern look is basically the 2004 equivalent of the Mean Girls miniskirt.
Photographic evidence that the roaring '20s were the epitome of elegance.
The woven skirt is a standout piece, but it looks even more chic coupled with the gloves that may or may not have inspired Lady Gaga's 2015 Oscar look.
There's no such thing as too much fur, clearly.
The fur hula hoop trend continues to grace the streets in 1924.
These youthful ladies hit the town, modeling some flapper costume inspiration: beads, hats, and skirts your squad will be copying next Halloween.
The bold bows, along with sassy pointy-toed pumps, tie these looks together.
Between the sophisticated sun hats and the lace detailing on the skirts, 1927 is the year of garden-party chic.
A pleated knee-length skirt can easily be paired with a Taylor Swift-approved bob and bold lip combo.
Flowy pattern play and oversized floppy hats are the name of the game.
Here we see the (slightly more modest) lacy ancestor of the red carpet naked dress.
These washerwomen expertly coordinate their on-trend looks, slaying those neck shawls along the way.
Whoa, wait a minute...is that a pantsuit she's rocking? With the cinched belt detail, this is an impressively contemporary look for 1932.
Structured, embellished shoulders complete these delicate looks, which might get you in the mood for a spot of tea and scones, TBH.
This houndstooth ensemble just screams "step into my office."
Throwing on a long fur coat and coordinating hat was clearly the move back in 1935.
These sunbathing beauties show off beach glamour in its original form.
Animal-inspired, bold-patterned coats aren't going anywhere in this decade.
Accessories clearly take the reign here—just see: the pom pom beret, fitted blazer, and heeled loafers. And we're happy to report that cute dogs are still a trend.
A-line skirts quickly replace the pencil skirt suit, giving the legs just a bit of breathing room.
Stripes: making backyard lounging stylish since 1940.
Fur rules once again, pictured here with coordinated accessories: a boxy bag and an elegant pointed hat.
The USA creates fireworks in the fashion world in 1942, inspiring bursts of patriotic touches.
A walk in the park requires a dash of springy florals, no matter what Miranda Priestly would say.
Ruffles are absolutely everything in this look, and wedges give it a modern feel.
These skirt-suited ladies are literally on their way to rule the city.
The mini dresses and long, layered necklaces are cute, but those patterned tights are straight fire.
Corduroy bell-bottoms? A couple of years ago we would have said no way, but these might just be reincarnated in 2016.
Who were you in 1971 if you didn't hit the streets in a psychedelic kimono set?
Ah, the pure essence of the '70s, namely that powder blue suit and matching ruffled shirt.
If it weren't for the addition of black tights, we would totally be getting Dukes of Hazzard vibes from the denim shorts and button-down combo.
1974: when something your great aunt knitted meets street chic attitude.
Only in the '70s could you look like a human banana and still be runway-ready 🍌 .
Flares are very much still present (it is the '70s after all), this time combined with long wool jackets, scarves, and a beret to add a touch of sophisication.
Long wool coats make yet another appearance, as these original hipsters show us how the beanie is done.
Every dancing queen needs a belted striped mini dress to let out her inner disco diva, right?
This Farrah Fawcett-inspired sunny beach ensemble rounds out the '70s quite well...because you can never go wrong with bright yellow platforms.
Blue and red color blocking was 100% a thing back in 1980. As were mom jeans and leg warmers, in case you couldn't tell.
Don't you miss the days when you could go out in a puff-sleeved belted leo? Just ask your mom, she'll tell you.
A never-before-seen pic of your aunt and uncle heading into a Journey concert. So *that's* why that leather jacket looks so familiar!
Never mess with a woman in head-to-toe pleather.
Now here's the '80s look we dreamed of in every Molly Ringwald movie. Side note, who decided to do away with pockets that could actually hold our belongings?
As the song goes, in 1985 there was Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana. And it definitely holds true for these lace-gloved Madonna fans.
Blue on blue—1986 was a monochromatic time.
This dress might actually still be in your mom's closet. (Whether she can still get away with it is not our decision.)
The choice to wear heels while shopping seems misguided, but the idea to match the two daughters in Madeline-inspired outfits is genius.
We reached the peak of floral on floral in the '80s, but mother-daughter outfit coordination has certainly outlived this era.
Crop tops, tight dresses, and sequins galore—today's trends are still taking notes from the 1990s. (And we're still copying their poses, too.)
Friends who nail the light-wash jeans trend together stay together.
An all-white ensemble for the win. With an oversized jacket and pants, a high waisted belt, and an umbrella without rain, walking the dog has never looked better.
We won't tell anyone that she raided grandma's closet for this head-to-toe look—including the bright white hat and a small, over-the-shoulder bag—because in 1993 standards, she definitely worked it.
You "can't touch this" look, no matter what you do.
This is 1995 nightlife fashion at its finest: a white mock-neck tennis dress with cutouts paired with white sneakers. Cue "This Is How We Do It" blasting through the speakers.
The late '90s were the days—when your look could include denim cutoffs and knee socks or citrus fruit print flares and no one would judge you in the slightest.
Jeans got even lighter as the decade wore on, and bikinis became even more acceptable as shirts.
1998 was the year of the "midriff" top: Britney Spears-tested, parents-unapproved.
Mixing just about every color of the rainbow in one outfit is completely allowed in 1999. In fact, it's encouraged.