Just in case you're not familiar, here's a look as shared by one of the other lovely ladies courtesy of Lucky:
I secretly love #5, but they just wouldn't be comfortable for me. The best thing that could have happened to a tall girl with a shortish torso was mid and low rise jeans.
You won't see many fashion posts here. It's quite likely this may be the only one ever. I've never been much into fashion. I'm a comfort girl. I really even only wear heels because it's kind of a requirement for work. Flip flops are my favorite, and we all know that's a big fashion no-no. At the core, I'm what I would call a "classics" girl. Give me a pair of well fitting jeans, a white t-shirt, some Chuck Taylors and I'm happy.
Or if you want me to dress up (meaning no jeans - not fancy, Breakfast at Tiffany's style) I'll swap out the t-shirt for a white button down, the jeans for some wide leg khakis, maybe a blue blazer or cardigan, and some flats. If I have to get really, Saturday evening wedding style dressed up, that's simple. L.B.D.
Fads aren't always "fashion" though, are they? They're just... fads. According to Wikipedia: A fad is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period, generally as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way. A fad is said to "catch on" when the number of people adopting it begins to increase rapidly. The behavior will normally fade quickly once the perception of novelty is gone.
When I think of the word, I still think of neon clothing (made it rounds again recently, right?), Keds and Reebok high tops, pegged jeans, big hair, slouch socks, parachute/Hammer pants, stirrup pants, popped collars, and scrunchies. Ahhh... scrunchies, how I love thee. Seriously - what else can keep a curly mop under control without breaking off every strand of hair? Maybe for you, it was leather and lace a la Madonna, or preppy - a sweater wrapped around your shoulders and all!
I knew plenty of people who wore their hair just like this back in high school. I was never lucky enough to get my bangs quite that high, but the wings? I had them down pat. Just ask my brothers who still like to make fun of that hair.
I guess I haven't paid much attention to fads for a few dozen years!
Yep - I would be a child of the '80s, or 90s, whichever you prefer. It's funny how we associate things like this with particular decades, and then you see photos or a movie set in the following decade and some things are still hanging around. Like big hair. Ladies around the world, or at least the US, were still rockin' the big hair well into the '90s. (Or if you've got curls like me, you still do!) And flannel. Love me a nice soft flannel on a cold winter day. No pastels, please, give me blue and green or red and black.
So what fad do you wish would make it's round again?
Oh - and if you are into some fashion, especially vintage, check out Wise Brunette - a happy little blog full of vintagey fashion advice, tips, and lots of other goodies!
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