I wouldn’t usually describe my wardrobe as ‘nostalgic’. I do like vintage clothing but I stick to modern silhouettes and have a bit of a thing for trends. Plus, I grew up in the late 80s/90s – a time when fashion is definitely better best forgotten (if you can locate the Steps lyric in that sentence, award yourself 10 child-of-the-90s points).
But when I spotted the Primark car print skirt, I was instantly transported back to my childhood. The adorable sketchy print reminded me so much of this classic Milky Way advert, I just couldn’t leave it behind.
Primark skirt, Uniqlo jumper, Topshop tights, vintage lizard skin belt via jumble sale, wooden necklace via charity shop, H&M ring, Emma Fox bag via TK Maxx, Clarks ‘Dollar Craze’ heels c/o Sarenza
I love the retro print and the cute pastel colours on this skirt – it’s feminine without being too girly while the sheer fabric and loose pleats bring it right up to date. And just to up the levels of nostalgia, I’m wearing Clarks shoes – also known as The Most Comfortable Heels In The World (TM). I haven’t bought from Clarks since I had my feet measured on their special machine aged 8 and came home with a pair of those Magic Steps shoes. Sadly I didn’t get to go on the measuring machine this time, but these amazing navy suede heels are impossibly comfortable and not at all old fashioned. Swoon!
I think the key to ‘nostalgic dressing’ (technical term) is to team retro pieces with more modern styles. The print on the skirt is very 60s, but paired with a simple jumper, statement necklace and big leather bag, it’s feels fresh. As long as Slipknot hoodies don’t make a comeback, I think we’ll be okay!
Do you have anything in your wardrobe that reminds you of years gone by?