Gone are Noughties, and therefore gone are the 80s influence that seemed to take over the past 10 years. It has always been said that Fashion usually works in a 20 years cycle, where trends somehow reflect a time of old…20 years to be precise. It is pretty scary to actually remember the original decade of which fashion was new, and being the 23 year old girl that I am, that decade I am referring to is…THE 90s!!!
I remember bodysuits under my baby 501s, where the occasional snap would get undone and therefore embarrassingly start flapping around. Scrunchies and bumbags, and LA Gears that flashed with every step took were the coolest things, and yes…there is photographic evidence of me wearing a matching waterproof shell suit somewhere, a family trip to the USA in 1994 seems to ring a bell.
What frightens me the most is that on current reflection I have totally started going along with the trend and slowly been channeling my 7 year old self…the passed few months I have proudly adorned myself with my denim bomber jacket I found in a thrift store in Brooklyn and paired it with my acid wash skinny jeans…and to make the look even more authentic my hi-tops may have been on my feet. Obvious characterisation aside, subtle hints too pepper my look as just the other day I was seen in a cropped tee shirt and body con mini skirt…and I may have been in a 90s Hip Hop night when said outfit was worn. Eeeeeek.
Regardless of the fact that I am giving off vibes that I find this total situation uncool, I actually do find this comeback phenomenon quite exciting. So while trawling through the web I came across some beloved TV shows and images that were so familiar to me in my youth, that I thought I would share them with you. And you know what…the style anchorage is so obvious…