With fashion–I always broke with the masses.
In fact–in the 90s–I only wore outfits like this:
(I did have an active fantasy life that included sequins and fancy gloves–totally counts!*)
But yeah–Jess is right–I generally believe if you wore something when it was on trend the first time around–you should avoid it on the second pass. But I am willing to make some exceptions. Ask yourself these questions:
1) Is it classic? Pearls? Obviously. Teased bangs? Sorry.
2) Is it a category of clothing–not really a trend? For example:
Trench coat? Yes. This trench coat? No.
So your hoodies, Jess? Totally ok (also because I love hoodies).
3) Was it terrible? Like this:
I have 10 pictures of me in the 90s and I’m wearing a mock turtleneck in 6 of them. Ugh.
Not sure if it’s terrible? Find a trusted friend–and ask! Or send it to us and we’ll tell you. (Please ask us!!!!!)
4) Is it your signature? I started wearing red lipstick in the 90s. I will always wear red lipstick (I’m super crazy about this one right now. And this is a cheaper–but still awesome–option! And hello?! GWEN!!!)
So in that case–always a yes.
And for me–that means this sweater. Which I had in the 90s. And still have today.
Do I still wear it? Yes. Should I? Who cares? Do I wear it with these jeans? Ah..no. And do I always wear a better bra? Absolutely.
So let these questions be your guide. Because friends don’t let friends relive bad fashion.
*And Mike and I were fly. Serious.