when fashions come around again

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The wardrobe full of musty fabric,

Thick velour and patent shoes

That once were in and out again,

But soon they’ll waltz back into life,

I hope, at least, as I twirl in dresses

Bought way back in teenage years.

I went shopping the other day and I couldn’t believe how 90’s the fashion is at the moment. I’m a 90’s kid through and through so my heart leapt for joy as I saw all of the denim pinafore dresses and corduroy bucket hats all lined up in pretty rows.

I just find it funny that so many people have this desire to go back to the age of about fourteen, when friendships were the strongest and it felt like we had the world at our feet. We seem to forget the pain of becoming a woman and the raging hormones that go with that.

I would love nothing more than to put my bucket hat back on and pretend that I’m Britney Spears circa 1998, but times move on and so must we. I think that for now I should steer away from those clothes but I might pull out some of the old CDs.

Why do we need to keep recycling old fashions, though? Is it because we just run out of inspiration? Or do we crave that feeling of nostalgia? I think that we really need to hang onto the feelings we had in the past. We need to feel the familiar when everything around us is changing so quickly.

However, I can’t help but feel really old knowing that all the stuff I used to wear is now coming back into fashion and some clothes I have tucked in the back of an old set of drawers could be considered ‘vintage’.

I hope that all of you 90’s kids are enjoying our moment in the sun. Just remember that the next thing to come along is the gypsy skirt, so enjoy this moment while it lasts!

Much Love

Rachel xx

10 thoughts on “when fashions come around again

  1. Greg Dennison

    I have zero fashion sense. I’ve always dressed pretty much the same way I did in the 90s: a t-shirt and jeans, shorts if it’s hot, a hoodie if it’s cold. But I have noticed this. I remember around 2012 good-naturedly poking fun at a 19-ish-year-old free-spirited friend wearing overall shorts and Birkenstocks; I told her “1992 called, it wants its fashion sense back.” And in 2014ish I did something for my other creative project (which I will mention in the blog eventually) where someone meets a girl who is revealed to be a time traveler from 1992, and his friend proves to him that the girl is from 1992 by pointing out that she was wearing overall shorts and Birkenstocks, because no one has dressed like that for over 20 years.

    Then, right after I go and make that joke, girls start dressing like that again…

  2. crispina kemp

    I remember when the ‘hippy’ look of the late 60s/early 70s revived. Oh yay! I thought, I’ll have some of them. But what looked great on the teenage me looked hideous on the ‘more mature’ me. Ho-hum

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