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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Five Favourites ♥ Nineties Icons

Today I made my way into town to do a spot of grown up shopping (I bought my first ever wheelie suitcase - somehow I've managed to get through the last 37 years borrowing luggage from other people). While I was there, and kiddo free, I also had a good old mooch around the shops. Hints of nineties fashion have been making appearances on the catwalk a lot over the past few years but I think it's safe to say its well and truly back again right now. I swear I felt as if I was in my local shopping centre circa 1994 today.

When I think of the nineties, I think of grunge, Britpop, heading out with my friends to TGI Fridays and making a portion of loaded potato skins and a bottomless diet coke last for about four hours on a Friday night and Paxton the Mizz male model (HELLO!). But mostly I remember spending my hard earned Saturday job wages on clothes in Jeffrey Rogers, Bay Trading and Esprit every weekend. Here are five of my favourite nineties favourites that you can still buy in 2018


Clockwise from top left
1. Casio Baby G watch, £49.99 - Argos // You were nobody unless you had a Baby G watch in the nineties. They were the ultimate accessory. There was a shop that sold them on Neal Street in Covent Garden - you had to buy one there as you got a fancy cardboard bag with string handles that you could keep for FOREVER, hung at the end of your bed
2. Round metal sunglasses, £127 - RayBan // The only sunnies to be seen in, although mine weren't RayBan, they came from the market (don't tell anyone)
3. BB track jacket, £62.95 - Adidas // Bought second hand for pennies from Kensington Market, I had dozens of these tracksuit tops in every colour. You had to wear them over a cool band tee with vintage cord flares
4. Platform sandals in shimmering fabric, £55 - Esprit // Platform sandals were seriously cool in the mid-late 90s. I had a pair just like these from Red or Dead; I lusted after them for ages and it took me months to save up for them!
5. Tommy Jeans t-shirt, £35 - Urban Outfitters // Confession time: I've just ordered this tee, I had one in the nineties that I LOVED - and I'm pretty sure it came free with a bottle of perfume ;) 

What clothes and accessories do you think of when you reminisce about the nineties?




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