14 July 2012

Recurring trends

Remember when you were a teenager enjoying the latest fashions and your mom said something like, "I used to wear that when I was a teen!" and you kind of rolled your eyes?

I've become my mom.

Seriously, the fashions now are what I used to wear as a teen and it makes me feel SO OLD. You know, as old as you thought your parents were when you were a teen. (In fact, if we'd had a baby right after getting married rather than waiting 6 years, Grant and I would currently be the parents of a 16 year old. *gulp*)

Here is some photographic evidence of the recurrence of trends. Behold me and my BFF Leith, around 1991. Recurring trends:
- oversized shirts
- coloured jeans
- skinny jeans
- hi-top shoes
- big dangly earrings / hoops
- long necklaces

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Me and Leith again. We'd driven an hour to see some snow in the mountains and were pretending we were sunbathing. Har de har. Recurring trends:
- skinny jeans
- hi top shoes

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Me at my 13th birthday party, 1988. Recurring trends:
- neon
- jacket (later worn with the sleeves rolled up a little, as is on trend now)

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Me with my younger brother and sister in the first plane I ever flew in, around mid 1980's. Recurring trends:
- short shorts
- neon

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Me with my high school bestie, around 1990. Recurring trends:
- oversized tops
- neon
- short shorts

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Me with my four church besties, on my 18th birthday, 1993. Recurring trends:
- mint
- high waisted shorts
- long necklace
- hi top shoes
- skinny jeans
- braids (I was wearing and inverted French plait)

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Me with my baby cousin, around 1992 or 1993. Recurring trends:
- floral pants
- pattern mixing

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Me with my dog, early 1990's. Recurring trends:
- leggings (we called them ski pants)
- oversized sweater

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And of course shoe trends. These are some of the shoes I've seen at work that gave me a flashback. First up, black, flat, lace-up ankle boots. I totally wore these.

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Chelsea boots.

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Hi-top shoes. These have a hidden wedge and combine with the neon trend. Don't let the internet picture fool you, these are straight up highlighter day-glow pink and also come in highlighter yellow.

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We called these beetlecrushers - now they call them creepers.

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Thigh boots - hello Pretty Woman. I had a pair in shiny black PVC.

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Does anyone else out there feel old when seeing the recurring fashions? Do you also have flashbacks to when you were 17? Which trends are you currently loving?


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2 comments:

  1. Crazy, isn't it?

    I see quite a bit of the edgier 90s stuff coming back. Of course the cuts are slightly different, but the feel is the same: lots of black, huge boots, masculine hair, baby doll dress style tops...

    I just need overalls to come back in style and I'll really be happy. I loved those!!!

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  2. I was thinking the exact same thing the other day - fondly remembering those lemon jeans of mine. What I want to know though, is why you're looking at me like I'm something good to eat in that first photo huh? Come to think of it, I was looking a little like a lemon meringue.

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