Fashion Matters


Best Trends of 2008

Linda Miller Modified: May 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm •  Published: December 29, 2008

A lot can happen in a year. For 2008, this is an understatement.

It was the year of the Olympics in Bejing, China, a new president was elected, Oklahoma’s own Sam Bradford was announced Heisman Trophy winner, and who could forget the recession that plagued businesses all over the country.

As 2008 comes to a close, I would like to take the time to reflect and look back at the year in fashion.

Here are a few of my favorite trends of 2008:

2008 was a year of bright colors. Bright jeans or bright shoes, neons were a must-have.

 Oversized jeans (the nice way of saying baggy) were popularized by celebrities such as Katie Holmes (a.k.a. Mrs. Tom Cruise).


Boots were there through it all. Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

Textured leggings injected a touch of high-fashion to any basic outfit.

Plaid was playful in ’08.

Big, bold bangles accessorized the year.

The floor-length maxi dress made her comeback.

-Crystal VanZandt (fashion intern)

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