The saying “what goes around comes around” is spot on. Whether it be karma for acting a certain way, interior decor or fashion, it is so true. Think about cropped pants from the 1950’s…back in style. How about bell bottoms from the 1970’s…back in style. Fashion really does have a revolving door – it all leaves for a time, but is bound to swing right back around. I will say though, I didn’t see the 1990’s coming back into style quite so quickly. It was the decade I spent my childhood in and remember some of the fads well. Since they seem so recent, it has surprised me to see so many being worn again. Chunky shoes, chokers, crop tops. It has all seemed to come back in full force!
As I have told you, I am head over heels for velvet right now, so when I saw this green velvet dress I knew it needed to be mine! Initially I thought about styling it simply with some heels and maybe a leather jacket. However, when I was in Florida recently, it was a little chilly for that, so I gave my initial thoughts an overhaul. As the Ace of Base song says, “I saw the sign.” Instantly adding a short sleeved white tee and my current shoe obsession, silver oxfords, I was transported right back to 1998. I added a fun denim jacket with none other than a flamingo. Velvet doesn’t have to be thought of as winter wear only, I mean it was Florida after all, why not add a pop of tropical?!
My backdrop for this 90’s inspired ensemble happened to be the lovely town of Pensacola! It’s the cutest little town, with deep influences from New Orleans and a very soulful southern charm. Think mossy trees, gas lamps and ornate balconies. I was there right before Mardi Gras, which is a huge deal for Pensacola, so it was fun to see all the stores and restaurants preparing for such a special celebration. Plus, the lovely brick buildings and rich paint colors were perfect places to show off this look that was dressed to the 9(0)’s. It’s not every day you dress in complimentary colors to an entire town!
What trends are you enjoying from decades past? Are there any you are hoping stay stuck in time? I think I would be a-okay if nothing from the 1980’s made a comeback!
Signed with Style,