Who knew mom’s old clothes would be so cool?
According to the fashion industry, stealing your mom’s pair of ’80s or ’90s jeans are the “in” thing to do right now. Or, if your mom has gotten rid of her “mom jeans,” going to the thrift store to buy someone else’s mom’s old jeans is also a thing you can do. So I did just that. I asked my mom for her old ’80s jeans. It’s a little loose on the waist, but overall, it gives that desired “vintage” mom jeans look.
I find it pretty hilarious that mom jeans have been on trend for years because I’ve seen photos of my mom in her old jeans and … they’re not the prettiest sight. (Cue SNL‘s “Mom Jeans” skit). But of course everything in fashion comes down to styling. If you style your mom jeans in a more modern or vintage-inspired look, you can avoid appearing frumpy.
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The silhouettes of the ’40s and ’50s are the epitome of classic and feminine, so it’s not wonder designers today are drawing inspiration from the classic styles of the past. Midi skirts emulate the classic vintage skirts of those eras — feminine, pouffy or pleated, knee to tea length, and high waisted. They are also one of the hottest trends for this spring/summer.
Midi skirts may not be the most flattering silhouette for certain body types. Due to the nature of the skirt and depending on your body type it can either make you appear shorter (due to the length of the skirt) or heavier (this is especially apparent in full midi skirts and also the length). It may not be the best option for those who are short and have a curvy bottom half as a midi skirt may emphasis your shortness and the curviness of your legs, making you appear thicker. Nevertheless, if you’re itching to try the midi skirt, make sure you find one that best compliments your figure.
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It seems as though overalls are making a fashionable comeback. I have been seeing them all over my Tumblr and Pinterest feeds, and they are styled in such a chic way that I’ve been considering buying a pair for myself.
I remember wearing overalls back in the ’90s when I was a kid, and let me tell you, they were not very stylish. I’m glad to see the current reincarnations are more flattering and modern. There’s even different types other than the typical denim. There’s florals, different fabrics, plaid, short, baggy, the list goes on and on. With so much variety, it will be pretty easy to incorporate it into your closet and there will be numerous combinations you can do to let your personality shine through.
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I have been seeing boyfriend jeans everywhere for the past couple of years, and it doesn’t seem like the trend is going to slow down anytime soon. Personally, I prefer skinny jeans mostly because I am short and I feel like boyfriend jeans would make me look shorter. But who knows? I’ve never actually tried on boyfriend jeans, maybe I’ll like them.
You have to be careful with boyfriend jeans though, especially if you’re on the short side. Since boyfriend jeans are loose fitting and usually cropped at around the ankles, it can make your legs look shorter. The best way to wear it is with a tucked-in shirt and heels, preferably pumps, to elongate your legs. However, you can wear sneakers or flats, whatever floats your boat. If you’re tall, then any type of shoe would work since you’re blessed with long legs.
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