The 90’s: a decade I can get behind. Rather than leaving us with treasures like bad perms. legwarmers, and the hair bands of the 80’s, this decade was the cooler, more rebellious little sister. I always wondered why anyone wanted to purposely look like an asshole by throwing an 80’s theme party. Some things are meant to be left in the past. Like your ex’s and that one school photo when you had braces and DIY bangs.
The 90’s left the legacies of grunge, garage bands and fashion trends worth repeating. Combat boots, babydoll dresses, and anything plaid are 90’s style essentials (not to mention some of this fall’s must haves). Unkempt hair, porcelain skin, and a deep wine pout are the beauty staples to complete your trip back in time. Bonus points for being able to borrow your boo’s blouse. Your flannel, is my flannel, honey. Hello, androgyny. Recall CkOne? Who didn’t love My So Called Life and who can forget the queen of grunge, Ms. Courtney Love? Starting to see why sometimes history is worth repeating?
Speaking of one pieces… this week let’s ditch the frocks for something less formal. While a onesie can still be dressed up for a night out on the town, sometimes a gal needs a little coverage of the crotchal region. Maybe you’ll be tackling the new Citi Bikes, or perhaps there are high kicks in your future, in any case, a little bit of modesty goes a long way. What better way than in a jumpsuit or romper? (Answer: there is no better way).
We’ve passed that fashion milestone known as Memorial Day, which traditionally signals the ol’ “go ahead” for wearing white (we know that’s somewhat outdated, but in the off chance you’re a traditionalist…). The only time of year a little white dress can trump the little black dress, other than your wedding day or perhaps the Oscars, is from June until late August. So, get your faux glow on and slip into something lighter and whiter to create your own white night.
Pastels and spring just seem to go together (kind of like champagne and orange juice) and seeing as this weekend we are breaking fifty degrees in Manhattan, it finally feels like spring has arrived. Whether you’re putting on your Easter bonnet or celebrating Passover, a pastel frock is right on trend for this season. Muted mint, dusty pink, or light lavender are flattering shades for even the most sun deprived skin. So, grab your mimosa and settle down for Sunday brunch in something pretty and pastel.
Shall we go ahead and acknowledge the upcoming calendar holiday (ahem, Valentine’s Day)? Knowing you pretty (and smart) ladies, you’ve probably already got a handful (or more) of handsome suitors just willing you to be their Valentines. As a matter of fact, they’re probably doodling your name as we speak. Whether or not you oblige one of these lucky gentlemen on their offer or opt to hit the town with your favorite gal pals instead, it’s never too early to start planning your outfit. Stick to traditional red, a splash of fuchsia, or spice things up with a playful pattern. These frocks are sure to get all kinds of hearts aflutter.