When I come around....
Resident Fashionista Melissa Chryss has had enough of theme events, parties and throwback parties.
I'm heading to a nineties-themed birthday party next week and trying to decide what to wear. For many, 90s fashion was considered something of a non-event, and for others it will be remembered as a long and painful hangover from the 1980s.
I know I'm not alone when I admit that there were several stylistic abominations making the rounds of my closet during that decade.
My look was a complete mess. I had 'the Rachel haircut' - which does nothing for big, boofy, Greek girl hair and I also watched a lot of Recovery on Saturday mornings.
So my look swung psychotically between double denim, floral tops and floppy hats to pink and purple hair and flared corduroy pants.
At one point, my most prized possession was a pair of cherry red Doc Martens that I wore everywhere.
I remember thinking I was at the height of fashion when I paired my Docs with a very short, and decidedly hideous, red velvet skirt.Personally I don't want to relive those moments.
But every time I walk into a chain store, I'm confronted by re-worked nineties fashion. Stores are overflowing with 90s-inspired clothing: acid-wash denim, black leather jackets, flannel shirts, opaque tights, grungy military-style boots, oversized vests and blazers, ba
by doll dresses and crop tops. Heaven help us, soon we will be assaulted with fluoro accessories, hypercolour t-shirts, scrunchies and slap bands, . But at least I won't have any trouble finding something to wear to this party.
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