I know it will come as no surprise that I have lots of thoughts and opinions on said article. And not only will I be sharing those thoughts with you, I will also be trying these trends out (the good, bad and UGLY) in a segment I’m going to call “The 90s Are Back”.
Okay, in reality I’ll probably change the segment name but seriously, check out this list:
- Fanny Packs are Baaaaack!
I love that the article calls them belted bags as if that really changes anything. While we’re at it, let’s bring back the mullet, call it high-low hair and see if it catches on again. Psych!
Initial Thought: NO ONE looks good in a fanny pack. Not even that Christian Rapper I had a crush on in the early 90s.
- Sneakers with Everything.
The only issue (surprisingly) that I have with this one is the word everything. I’m willing to try a skirt paired with converse but let’s be real; some occasions just call for heels. Or at the very least, fancy flats.
Initial Thought: My feet and ankles could probably use a break from heels. I think I’m on board…I think.
- Show Off Shoulders & Neckline
Or, as my mom calls it, your décolletage. (She likes fancy words.) Whatever you want to call it, I’ve never had a problem showing mine off. Mostly because it’s always been one of the smaller parts of me.
Initial thought: Bring on the off-the-shoulder peasant tops!
Thankfully, this does not mean wearing a lampshade but rather thigh high boots with an oversized top and sliver of leg showing. My fellow blogger at The Feed-N-Clothe-Me Blog pulled this look off amazingly!
Initial Thought: The boots have already shipped.
- Palm Bracelets
A new jewelry trend? Say no more…
Initial Thought: These will look great with my knuckle rings and should arrive with the boots!
- Lingerie on the Outside
Seriously? Cher Horowitz called on behalf of the 90s and said…”As if!”
Initial Thought: Everyday lingerie, will you just go away? (And stay.)
- Athleisure Wear
Look, I’ve been doing this for years, people. All you have to do is 1. Put on workout clothes and 2. Don’t work out.
Initial Thought: The article says NOT to pair your athleisure wear with sneakers. The article also says this is the year to wear sneakers with everything. The article is drunk.
- Nerdy, Oversized Glasses
I must not be a very good fashionista because I thought these were already in style.
Initial Thought: My inner nerd is happy. Not sure about my outer cool kid though…
- More Plaid
Instead of shirts and scarves, we’re going to keep the plaid thing going with skirts and wrap coats.
Initial Thought: Maybe I’ll look less like a lumberjack if the plaid is on my bottom half?
- Slip-on Sneaks
Sneakers, athleisure, fanny packs and slip ons? Twenty Sixteen, you are one lazy year.
Initial Thought: I like my slip-ons in flip flop form, thank you very much!