The saying “what’s old always becomes new again” is absolutely true in fashion. We see it all the time, on the runways and in the stores, fashions from eras gone by reinvented and ready to be worn again, often times by a whole new generation. I am sure we have all had the moment where we saw something trending and said to ourselves “oh I used to have that, I should have kept it.” Sadly, most of the time we don’t keep those pieces, as we need to continuously clean out our closets to make room for new ones. But, every once in a while we hold onto an old piece that makes it way back into current fashion. We can then pull it out of the closet again and let it relive it’s glory days.
This jean jacket is one of those pieces for me. I actually have my mom to thank for holding onto it! She had it made for me when I was about twelve, and I think it was something I only wore only a handful of times, but she loved it and thought she should keep it. I am very glad she did! It’s such a funky piece and absolutely back in style. Over-sized jean jackets were a trend in the 90’s and they’re one I am happy to be supporting again today. This classic Calvin Klein jacket was hand-painted by one of my mom’s friends and has so many cute details all over it. It was a statement piece back then, and is once again getting a moment to shine.
I love that something so simple – a jean jacket – can be turned into an incredibly unique fashion statement, with just a creative mind and some paint. (And likely a steady hand!) Today, I am styling this original 90’s jean jacket a little differently than I would have back in the day. No leggings, kiddie shoes and scrunchy this time around. For a grown up look that’s still playful (you have to be with a funky jacket like this), I decided to pair it with simple black jogger pants, a classic white tee, a subtle pink bag and some equally blingy shoes. You have to balance it out after all! A high ponytail and some fun sunnies add to the quirkiness of this look. It’s a not-so classic 90’s look that feels fresh all the way into 2018. It truly makes me feel like a 90’s jean queen!
I’m curious, what pieces do you wish you would have held onto that came back into style?
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