“Do you know what time it is?”
“A watch doesn’t really go with this outfit, daddy.”
I loved the 90s. The 90s was my TIME. My most important teenage years took place between 1997 and 1999 – I experimented with hair mascara (and boys), wore a Slipknot hoody, swapped Bliss for Elle Girl and watched many, many rom coms. Back then, fashion blogging was still a twinkle in Susie Bubble‘s eye and magazine editorials were far too serious, so all my style inspiration came from music and movies.
I went through phases – in 1997 I was obsessed with The Spice Girls and wore stacked Buffalo platform trainers with embellished jeans and slogan tees. After watching Clueless for the first time I took up pleated skirts and knee high socks. Then came my The Craft inspired goth phase, complete with heavy eyeliner and swathes of black lace. The 90s was the decade of the fad and my friends and I always participated – from Cleopatra’s goggles to All Saints and their baggy cargo pants.
I think today’s outfit has a distinct 90s vibe. Maybe it’s the preppy shirt-and-jumper (so Cruel Intentions) or the pointy court shoes (very Posh Spice). All I know is I’ve spent all day looking up my favourite 90s film quotes and reciting Shaznay’s rap from Never Ever. Can we have the 90s back, please?
Do you remember the 90s? Which trends sum up the decade for you? And can you name the film that’s inspired today’s post title? 10 points to the first correct answer!