The Reading is focused on those of us who probably keep in mind cassettes. And the meaning of Grey Skull. If you do not you can stop checking out right now. I’m not talking with you. I wore neon socks in the eighties along with matching fingerless gloves. And I liked ankle grazers when they were called pedal pushers/clamdiggers/cropped pants too.
I wore neon socks in the 80’s along side matching fingerless gloves. And I wore ankle grazers when these were called pedal pushers/clamdiggers/cropped pants, too.
I relaxed because my husband said to and From the when skinnies were called drainpipes.
They are all signs that you’ve probably seen most fashions come and go.
I was excited to start to see the return of the Mac, sorry, I am talking about the culotte last year, and sad to view it reviled as the ugliest trouser shape know to womankind.
I’m not sure if I’m as excited to observe that the 1970’s are likely to hit us smack in the arse of our skinny jeans this coming season. If the fashion mags should be believed, high-waisted bell bottoms and um, lacing will function as shizz.
If you’ve already worn these fashions once, it sticks in your craw to put them on again and it’s difficult to do this without looking like you’ve just been wearing them since the 70s.
Ok, I was only 8 when I’d my first pair of flares (and matching waistcoat – fashionista in the making) but the notion of wearing them again has me frankly terrified.
I’ve thought long and hard about any of it dilemma and I’ve got these tips on how to re-wear a look from your own youth without looking like you’ve been stuck in a time capsule.
Dilute the Trend.
Here is the most obvious kick off point to re-wearing a trend. If, as a 40-something women, you rock up at the school run in bell bottom jeans, fringed waistcoat and cork platforms, chances have you been are likely to get asked over and over again whether you’re on your way to a nice dress party. This is simply not a great thing.
Pick only one the main trend that appeals to you the most and wear that one. If you have the legs for flares, go for it. If you fancy a little suede fringing in your handbag, go for that.
Don’t get it done all. Even the coolest amongst us can’t do a pattern check out toe.
Mix in your signature pieces.
All of us have pieces that individuals wear constantly in the information that individuals look and feel great in them. These might change with the seasons and as your style evolves, but nevertheless, people will recognize you as “you” once you wear them.
For me, it seems to be slouch/drop crotch pants. Friends will often tell me they saw a great pair whilst out shopping that they’re sure I’ll love.
So, if I wear going to choose a bit of the 1970’s trend, I may choose a set of platform boots and pair them with my slouchy pants. See? All an immediate, you’re rocking the trend, but you’re still dressing like yourself.
If you really to wear a pattern for the second time, use it confidently!
And needless to say this pertains to more or less whatever you ever wear. If you feel great, you’ll look nice and radiate confidence. Andrea Tonkin, stylist and blogger says “Dare to wear, and smile should they stare” which will be such a great mantra.
Don’t let others dictate what you wear, in the event that you fancy attempting to wear a pattern for the second time round then by the Power of Greyskull you must absolutely give it a take to!