Monday, March 5, 2012

Denim Amendment

Growing up when Punky Brewster, The Cosby Show (Denise always dressed so cool!), Clarissa Explains it All, A Different World and other fabulous late 80s/early 90s tv programming abounded  - I have seen my share of denim outfits. I'm talking all denim everything. When the denim-on-denim trend emerged again not too long ago, I swore on a stack of Karl Kani and Cross Colours that I would not participate. I had a very real and terrifying fear that my attempt to pull off the look would leave me looking like this:

Or perhaps this: 
Don't get me wrong, I used to love this show! This look...not so much.
It took me a while, but I decided to face my fear and amend my "Absolutely no denim-on-denim" rule this weekend. I realize that this moment in recycled fashion may be over, but that's the great thing about personal style, it doesn't matter! So I'm late to the party - I'm late to pretty much everything in life, why should this be any different?

Opening the door to the past...

 

On this chilly but sunny day, I decided to pair light and dark denim  (this keeps it a bit more current) with a lot of rust colored accessories.



Reluctantly coming back to the present where there are no slap bracelets or Trapper Keepers


Now that I've written this post I'm having a completely nostalgic moment. Any one up for Saved By the Bell reruns and a game of Pogs?


Let's reminisce, what are your favorites moments form that era?

Shirt: Levi's (Thrifted)
Belt/Ring: Forever 21
Denim Leggings: Express
Boots: Aldo
Bracelets: H&M/Vintage

7 comments :

  1. I love your take on a "denim on denim" look! The different shades of blue give it nice contrast and it doesn't feel too early 90's at all! I gotta say those pictures definitely take me back though!

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  2. Love the way you did the denim on denim trend! Totally not like Sister, Sister or Clarissa explains it all, ha! Gorgeous.

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  3. awww trapper keepers!!! i remember those well!

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  4. Love!! I felt the same way up until about 2 years ago now I love denim on denim and Levi's is an awesome brand to get that mix!!!!

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  5. i adore your look.xxx

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