With the return of 90’s trends, it’s felt like a reliving of my youth- not that it was that long ago or anything. Much like mementos from first loves or pictures from the past, I have a hard time letting go of some of my clothing- in part because I know it’s going to become relevant again and also because it reminds me of particular periods of my life. Seriously, you should see the closets at my mom’s house. Hello, 90210. One article of clothing I wish I’d hung onto were my overalls. However, I was so happy at the time the trend was over that they were sent straight to Goodwill much like my Kriss Kross cassette was shuttled down the garbage shoot.
So, when these denim onesies made a surprising return (okay, not surprising since I predicted it), I was left looking for an adult pair. Unlike other fillers (cantaloupe, carnations, baby’s breath, Juvederm, etc.), closet fillers are for trends that you like, but recognize for exactly what they are: trends. There’s no use dropping two hundred dollars on a pair of destroyed dungarees when you know very well you won’t be wearing them next summer. We all know summer is meant for flings anyway. Therefore, I headed to everyone’s favorite “fast fashion” establishment, Forever 21 and scored a pair that I have no buyer’s remorse about. (And paired them with a crop top, of course).
Photos by Michael Stiegler