Every now and then, I end up putting together an outfit that would have utterly delight my middle school self.
This is one such outfit — it gives Avril Lavigne in the aughts, and I’m 100% here for it.
Never mind that I’m in my late 30’s — all of my past selves still exists within me, and I love to give them little nods and winks every now and then.
Weaving threads of nostalgia into my current style gives me so much joy. It makes fashion feel personal and playful.
The process of taking an old piece and filtering it through my current style lens is a way I can connect with my personal history, while celebrating my own style evolution.
And this only seems to get more fun with the passing of time — after all, the older you get, the more eras you have to draw from.
So, back to this outfit. The general silhouette of this outfit harkens to the early aughts — fitted top, low rise baggy bottoms. But the finishing is distinctly current — clean lines, neutral colors, quiet makeup and styling, elevated bag, and Adidas sambas (arguably the it shoe of the early ’20s). Love the mix, and love how it turned out!
Tell me, do you ever add a dose of nostalgia to your daily outfits? What nostalgic pieces (or icons) are you drawn to right now?
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