There will always be fashion staples that stand the test of time, like stone washed jeans; Dr. Martens and footless tights. Some trends are essential, and like DNA, will be passed down from generation to generation, whether you like it or not;
and tartan my friends… is one of them.
I’m riding this 90’s grunge wave, as it involuntarily conjures up my past love affair with Savage Garden, Clueless, Nirvana and Mel B’s iconic tartan silk trousers in Wannabe.
NB: (Large scrunchies and jelly shoes think they belong in this category but I beg to differ).
Like many bloggers that concern themselves over the world of fashion, I keep an eye for trends, and over the last couple of years, noticed the influx of 90′s on the high street. It’s in your face, you can’t ignore it.
Since I was born in the 80’s and therefore, have the right to be called old, I have the age old wisdom to acknowledge this ever apparent and repetitious resurgence of 90’s culture, isn’t about the 90’s being the best decade in the history of the world, as much as it’s about generations feeling connected to their peers, through fashion, music, and other mediums of popular culture; and if I can look good whilst doing this to, then, well, bring on revival!
What I’m wearing:
- Topshop tube tartan skirt £24 (now on Sale whoop whoop) for £15 Topshop website link
- Italian leather jacket: Some boutique in Italy like ages, ago. I would tell you if I could remember!
- Platform shoes H&M- SS13
A toast to the 90′s for:
*Clarissa Explains It All (although she explained nothing besides how to sneak boys through your bedroom window)
*The Crystal Maze for preparing me for life on London Underground
*Mood Rings: For without a mood ring on, it was completely unclear how you were feeling on a given day. It was a known fact that if you left the house without it, you’d be stuck in emotional limbo for the rest of the day.