The 90′s are all over the place.
Good if you like dressing down and keeping things simple. Part of me though, thinks to pull some of the looks off, you need to be young and tall, or you just run the risk of looking like you just plain gave up. Part of me though, the part that likes to indulge in trends, doesn’t care about that first part.
…but when the trends are named after a demographic I actually belong to, the lines between ironic and sincere blur.
The thing is, I know what’s going on in my mind when it comes to trying out some trends, but when the trends are named after a demographic I actually belong to, the lines between ironic and sincere blur. Dude, I’m 39, which is basically middle aged. I’m a mom. I’m not supposed to be cool… at least by antiquated ideas of what middle aged women were supposed to look like.
I actually really like the “mom jeans” look. High waisted, loose fitting, light wash, kind of like the jeans you’d find at JCPenny or Sears. It’s an interesting take on the “boyfriend” look (if you don’t know the difference, I explain here) or the “dad” look. Pretty soon there’ll be the “brother jeans,” once we see full grown women wearing skater jeans.
Anyway, I digress. I like the “mom jeans” yes, because they’re comfortable and not too precious so I’d worry if I spilled food on them (something that regularly happens). I like the retro look even if I absolutely did not wear jeans like this in the 90′s (I was a strict dresses and holey tights girl). I also like how they push me to putting together something that doesn’t look sloppy, but their nature is so relaxed, the range of occasions to wear them is actually quite broad.
Oh… I’m at baby singing class? I’m totally not dressed up because I’m wearing these jeans.
Oh… I’m at a gallery opening? I’m kind of hip, (Who uses the word “hip?” ha!) and I am dressed up because I’m wearing heels.
By the way… these heels are the most comfortable heels I own. They’re Clarks… and yes, I was searching high and low for a pair of glove sandals that weren’t $775 like the Givenchy glove sandals. But that’s another story!
A crisp shirt will make the jeans into an outfit. Today I’m wearing the J Crew crepe shirt. Love it because it looks like dry clean only, but is totally machine washable. (Yes, I care about those things because I never remember to bring things to the dry cleaner).
If it gets cold (hey, summer isn’t here YET), I just throw on a slouchy blazer, like this one I got from H&M. Sure, they say not to wear baggy with baggy, but then again, my mom told me all through the 90′s all my clothes looked like potato sacks.
So there you go. Full circle.
Wearing: Jeans: BlankNYC • Shirt: J Crew • Blazer: H&M • Sunglasses: Wildfox • Bag: Proenza Schouler • Shoes: Clarks