Tuesday, 15 July 2014

NINETIES INFLUENCE

Being a nineties child, (1990 so only just), I always feel a little bit excited when nineties inspired trends come around because I remember them from childhood; oversized shirts, tie-dye, Birkenstock sandals... that entire era was basically a big fashion disaster, but despite the "wrong-ness", some things were just so right, and still influence our outfit choices today!

I was recently sent this fab jumper dress from French Connection and when styling it, because it's so simple, I thought I could try something a bit quirky with a jumper around the waist... a look that I'm still not overly keen on and I cringe at when my Mum does it... but here I think it kinda works!? It helps to break the black up and also brings attention to my waist, which makes the dress far more flattering I think. Just for good measure I wore socks and sandals, a look I've been shamelessly sporting this summer - some mornings I do look in the mirror and think cr%p, I look like an old man on holiday! What are your favourite "ugly" trends?


JUMPER & SANDALS FROM TOPSHOP


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  1. Love that you are wearing your Birkenstocks with socks! xx

    www.natashaofthesaints.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Hmm...favorite ugly trend? Birkenstock sandals with mom jeans. I am not brave enough to wear my faux Birkenstock (the Steve Madden Boundree sandals) with socks but I do love that combination. Hmmm

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  3. Gorgeous! And big YES for pulling off socks and sandals! x

    heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  4. How have you made socks and sandals look so cool?!? :)
    Love the dress with the top detail.

    DarlingSophie

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  5. Love the mesh top of that dress! I love 90s influences too, gotta be one of the best!

    Kathleen @ Made In The 1990's.

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  6. I totally used to tie my sweatshirt around my waist when I was growing up in the 90s. I'm afraid to do it now haha. You pull of the look well though in these pictures and I love the socks with the sandals. My favorite 90s trend would have to be layering t-shirts under dresses.

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  7. I love it, the jumper totally works!
    great inspiration

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  8. Great styling!

    Fave trend is the socks n ugly sandals

    X

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  9. Love the understated colours with the quirky styling, it works so well!

    Love your blog, you've found yourself a new follower xx

    aforvogue.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. personally i'm totally not a fan of 90's style, or the whole ugly shoes thing, but i love that dress! and i actually kind of like the jumper round the waist thing here too.

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  11. In love with your style !

    Love, love, love,
    Anna.

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