We were creeping towards the Millenium, there was talk of some kind of mass computer crash, and my Mum has dragged me kicking and screaming up to the Midlands. Everyone talked funny and I discovered a litre of cider was £1.09 from Cellar Five. It was an unusual time for me.
1998 – I was all about my Shaun the sheep bag. I loved that silly cuddly thing strapped to my back every day. I probably looked like a right numpty trundling up to school with it, but it made me smile.
1998 – It is the late 90’s and I am wearing combats low on the hip with my Calvin Klein pants waistband just on show. Oh, how cool was I? Of course, I had to get proper boys combats and not the girly shaped ones from the high street (keeping it real, yeah). But I did team it with my favourite dark red cowl neck top which I wore for years and years until a girl at college knicked it. Gutted. I would still be wearing that top now.
1998 – I had clearly discovered Rimmels Pressed Powder (scary white face alert!) to go with my Fudge Brownie and Heather Shimmer lipstick (you totally had one too right?), and went overboard. A continual feature in my 90’s wardrobe was the tight top (or in this case crop top) paired with a baggy trousers. My hair was suitably shaggy (I’m looking at you Ms Aniston and Ms Cox) and my waist was a lot smaller back then.
1999 – Remember those plastic chokers that were supposed to resemble a tattoo or something? What were they about?! My eyebrow plucking skills were also rather questionanble then too, but then I guess most teenage girls go mental with the tweezers at some point. I like my top though.
1999 – Yet again with the baggy trousers, but now they are worn with the most comfortable footwear I have ever owned. I loved these trainers so damn much that when they wore out, I bought the exact same pair again. Here I am wearing my latest favourite purple sunglasses, I was rather fond of them. And I am wearing a wrap-around ballet top which I still own and really need to style again somehow.
How was the late 90’s for you style-wise? Any favourite trends you can remember?