14 August 2006

What comes around, goes around

I'll tell you why I used this title. I was at the mall Friday night and I was seeing some really familiar things, sort of repurposed or different colors, but I've seen these before. I saw a lot of things from the 80s, maybe the early 90s too, I wasn't in a shopping phase then.

Argile, yes quite a bit of it. This makes me think early 80s preppy. Leggings with long shirts and short skirts, this makes me think later 80s. Shirts that have the torn up shoulder look, a la the movie Flashdance. Sweaters and shirts that are long (to the hips or past) with huge v-necks. Gathered sleeves and pull strings to scrunch up shirts, I remember those kind of sleeves were the option on one of the bridesmaids dresses I was looking at, and I discarded that one because I thought the sleeves were too trendy.

One store, Mango, had touches of 80s in their dresses and sweaters but they keep sort of a roughed up victorian touch to their clothes so not the classic 80s look. Another store, Zara, had dresses, coats and skirts straight out of the 50s or 60s. I'm not as clear on time periods here but I know these are the styles pre-me existing that I see in old movies. Some of these styles I really like. The coats with 3/4 sleeves and huge collars not so much but they are certainly striking when you see them. Not sure these flared June Cleaver dresses but with plunging necklines are really me though.

I was taking someone else to the mall that I'd been promising to go with. I didn't expect all the strange fashion stuff to strike me. All I wanted was a pair of denim crop pants. I tried on LOTS. The jeans here all seem to be low riders which are not my favorite. I noticed the new fall clothes were moving away from the low rider, ripped, dirty, faded unevenly jeans to a uniform dark denim. I may not end up with denim crop pants for fall.

What's in style at home?

10 comments:

  1. Being out of style is in style now

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  2. I've heard it said that if you have worn it once in your lifetime - you shouldn't wear it a second time.

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  3. Guys of all ages here are still wearing pirate pants for casual. I've seen a lot of dark pinstripe suits and pastel ties (loose knots) on younger guys with emo haircuts...

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  4. I don't keep up with the fashion very well, but Golden does a decent job of it. I think that the fashions are similar out here.

    Golden was thinking about getting some of those leggings at some point.

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  5. I'd also heard if you did a fashion the "first time" as in when you are young that you can't do it the second time (that would be leggings for me), but that by some weird time warp you can get away with it the third time it comes around. An example - older ladies didn't look goofie in the ponchos last year, but a certain age didn't carry the look as well.

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  6. No one has caught the reference (all be it obscure) to an 80s song in this blog....

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  7. I did the stirrup pants, but not the leggings that stop at the ankle. I think I am too old for the leggings. I think they are for high schoolers and younger to wear under a jean skirt.

    No more shopping in the junior dept. now that I have had a baby.

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  8. I don't know when I stopped shopping in the junior department. It just happened slowly over time, but I can't find much I like there anymore.

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  9. Golden,
    It is time for you to buy the mom jeans.

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