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It's been nearly a year since I wrote an article for ELLE UK about the comeback of 'uncool 90s brands'

At that time the likes of Fila, Kangol and Kappa were just sneaking back onto the streetstyle scene around fashion week. 

However, fast forward to now and they are forever being featured on cool kid Instagram accounts such as Hype Bae. 
 
In fact, it's fair to say that the demand for a pair of 90s Kappa jogger bottoms or a fluffy Kangol hat have sky rocketed - Urban Outfitters now sell both brands, along with several other noughties favorites. 

And the price tag of the throwback items are about 70% more than they were in the good ol' days. AND PEOPLE ARE STILL SNAPPING THEM UP AS QUICKLY AS BRITNEY SPEARS SHAVED HER HEAD. 

WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!!


Obviously for a lot of us 90s babies it's the sense of nostalgia and fondness that draws us back in.

Mix that with fashion week streetstyle pics of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid sporting the brands - PLUS the recognizable logo's swamping our Instagram feeds and it's very hard not to fall in love with them all over again.... a bit like when you give your ex a second chance when you realllllly shouldn't.



Moreover, whenever any 90s trend returns you know it's probably going to have a knock on effect.... so, let's also all give a warm welcome back to the teeny tiny sunglasses trend.

Oh and the bumbag...

AND crop tops that literally look like they were from our pre-adolescent when none of us had tits. AM I RIGHT?


But if you haven't guessed already I don't need any excuse to embrace the trend of my childhood so I've freaking gone and done all of them. 

NO REGRETS. 

Although, I am a bit of a thrifty b*tch so I found the Kangol hat in a vintage shop in York for £7 and the Kappa bottoms in the January sales. 


And if you recognize the trainers - they are a dupe, cost me £20-something-quid and there's a YouTube video about them here.

The sunnies were also £2 off eBay - link is in the YouTube bio JSYK;


The comeback of Kappa

2.11.2018


It's been nearly a year since I wrote an article for ELLE UK about the comeback of 'uncool 90s brands'

At that time the likes of Fila, Kangol and Kappa were just sneaking back onto the streetstyle scene around fashion week. 

However, fast forward to now and they are forever being featured on cool kid Instagram accounts such as Hype Bae. 
 
In fact, it's fair to say that the demand for a pair of 90s Kappa jogger bottoms or a fluffy Kangol hat have sky rocketed - Urban Outfitters now sell both brands, along with several other noughties favorites. 

And the price tag of the throwback items are about 70% more than they were in the good ol' days. AND PEOPLE ARE STILL SNAPPING THEM UP AS QUICKLY AS BRITNEY SPEARS SHAVED HER HEAD. 

WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!!


Obviously for a lot of us 90s babies it's the sense of nostalgia and fondness that draws us back in.

Mix that with fashion week streetstyle pics of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid sporting the brands - PLUS the recognizable logo's swamping our Instagram feeds and it's very hard not to fall in love with them all over again.... a bit like when you give your ex a second chance when you realllllly shouldn't.



Moreover, whenever any 90s trend returns you know it's probably going to have a knock on effect.... so, let's also all give a warm welcome back to the teeny tiny sunglasses trend.

Oh and the bumbag...

AND crop tops that literally look like they were from our pre-adolescent when none of us had tits. AM I RIGHT?


But if you haven't guessed already I don't need any excuse to embrace the trend of my childhood so I've freaking gone and done all of them. 

NO REGRETS. 

Although, I am a bit of a thrifty b*tch so I found the Kangol hat in a vintage shop in York for £7 and the Kappa bottoms in the January sales. 


And if you recognize the trainers - they are a dupe, cost me £20-something-quid and there's a YouTube video about them here.

The sunnies were also £2 off eBay - link is in the YouTube bio JSYK;



Firstly, yes I know the weather is so not 'hotter than hell' rn. 

At the moment I am so not enjoying my 5.30am starts standing at the deserted train station where the crisp chilled air literally hurts my face. 

But that's going off topic. 

In 2018 most of us have a bit of a wardrobe clear-out and I have decided to get rid of my skinny jeans once and for all. 

Yep, those tight f*cking trousers I wore solidly from about 2007-2011 have been on the decline in my wardrobe in recent years thanks to the more comfy mom jean option, quickly followed by the sassy 70s flare. 

Don't get me wrong, Topshop's MOTO Jamie Jeans will forever hold a special place in my heart. After all, they were what got me out of all my Jack Wills and Abercrombie clobber. Ah cringe.



However, over the past few years I have realised that I've simply outgrown them, both figuratively and quite literally. They. Will. Not. Do. Up.

Nowadays, the only skinny trouser you will find me in is one of a leather variety - after all, that is just timeless badass look you can't beat.


Other than that I am devoted to the mom jean for a classic everyday look. Or, a vintage pair of flares for those dressed up days or nights.

I know a lot of people are scared of flares, but there is really no reason to be. 

As long as you pair them with a fitted top, or tuck something in with a belt you're at low risk of looking like a whale. 

Plus, flares come in so many more sassy styles, I even have ones with lace inserts for a party party look. 

In fact - thinking about it - I've never met a flare I didn't like.


So, as well as chucking out those corset belts and bardot tops this 2018 - I urge you to chuck out those uncomfortable skinny jeans too. 

Because seriously - nothing beats the feeling of knowing that I can seize the day and go for big f*ck off dinner without having to undo my jeans button every. single. damn. time. 

It's quite liberating. 

So, just av a think about ditching those skinny jeans next time to get ready - scroll down to shop this post and to shop some seriously stylish skinny jean alternatives:






I've said 'bye bye' to skinny jeans and life is good again

1.06.2018


Firstly, yes I know the weather is so not 'hotter than hell' rn. 

At the moment I am so not enjoying my 5.30am starts standing at the deserted train station where the crisp chilled air literally hurts my face. 

But that's going off topic. 

In 2018 most of us have a bit of a wardrobe clear-out and I have decided to get rid of my skinny jeans once and for all. 

Yep, those tight f*cking trousers I wore solidly from about 2007-2011 have been on the decline in my wardrobe in recent years thanks to the more comfy mom jean option, quickly followed by the sassy 70s flare. 

Don't get me wrong, Topshop's MOTO Jamie Jeans will forever hold a special place in my heart. After all, they were what got me out of all my Jack Wills and Abercrombie clobber. Ah cringe.



However, over the past few years I have realised that I've simply outgrown them, both figuratively and quite literally. They. Will. Not. Do. Up.

Nowadays, the only skinny trouser you will find me in is one of a leather variety - after all, that is just timeless badass look you can't beat.


Other than that I am devoted to the mom jean for a classic everyday look. Or, a vintage pair of flares for those dressed up days or nights.

I know a lot of people are scared of flares, but there is really no reason to be. 

As long as you pair them with a fitted top, or tuck something in with a belt you're at low risk of looking like a whale. 

Plus, flares come in so many more sassy styles, I even have ones with lace inserts for a party party look. 

In fact - thinking about it - I've never met a flare I didn't like.


So, as well as chucking out those corset belts and bardot tops this 2018 - I urge you to chuck out those uncomfortable skinny jeans too. 

Because seriously - nothing beats the feeling of knowing that I can seize the day and go for big f*ck off dinner without having to undo my jeans button every. single. damn. time. 

It's quite liberating. 

So, just av a think about ditching those skinny jeans next time to get ready - scroll down to shop this post and to shop some seriously stylish skinny jean alternatives:







So, we all know florals are stylish in summer. 

The Devil Wears Prada  (side note: what a cracking film) even confirmed that florals are A-OK in autumn.

However, now a whole stylish set of stars are rather controversially continuing to wear big blooms well into the winter.

Erm, you sure Hun? 



Yep, florals are now an all-year-round kinda thang, which is very confusing for those of us who usually connote the vibrant print with the sun and Sex On The Beach (that's a drink just in case you didn't know - we're keepin' things PG today guys). 

Naturally I'm finding it rather hard to get my head around seeing the summery print in -1° weather. It's basically one big mind f*ck. 

So, instead of hurting my brain with more thinking I decided to try out the trend. 



What did I discover?

Well firstly, donning a summer garment unfortunately does not change the weather. 

I was freezing my f*cking tits off.

Although I had chosen the dress from the 'new in' section and it featured winter-appropriate long sleeves - its chiffon material really didn't keep the cold out.

Also FYI: chiffon + winter wind = disaster



The dress is from a shop I had never heard of before called Lindex, which sounds a bit like a window cleaner spray but I went with it as my cousin had recommended it for a bargain or two. 

She was not wrong, as I got this gorgeous lilac asymmetrical dress for only £19.99.

However, after purchasing I was already feeling pretty insecure about it as you all know girly girl isn't really my vibe. And to be quite frank, just the thought of wearing it made my hands clam up with nerves for fear of looking like an utter plonker. 



This was not made any better when I showed my mum, her exact Whattsapp message being: 

"It's rather grannyish??? Not very flattering!!!"


 Cheers mum. 
(Side note, was that amount of punctuation really necessary!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)


But I was determined to see if winter florals really were a winner, and after a brief Insta story poll I got my confidence back (thanks guys, love ya!)

So, I braved it and wore the floral dress. Hell, I decided to even add a splash of gingham to really bring back those summer 2K17 vibes. 
 


 
But this isn't just any cute gingham bag, the eager fashion beavers may recognise the little 'A' adorned in the corner.

Yep, it's Alexa Chung's first ever bag for her ALEXACHUNG label. 

However, Alexa has created the bag for a very good reason, which is in order to show her support for Small Business Saturday on the 2nd December.

Furthermore, all profits from the sale got to  Sarabande, a charitable foundation that was established by the late Lee Alexander McQueen.

👏👏👏👏👏 FFS - just when we thought Alexa Chung couldn't be even more of mega babe 👏👏👏👏👏



Oh yeah, and one more thing the bag ONLY COSTS £25!!!

As a blogger who has always supported small businesses and brands I think this is a very win-win situation right now. 

As for this whole winter floral dress thing? I'm a fan.

Conclusion: Florals are for every season, not just for summer.




FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM (@YOUNGECCENTRIC) FOR MORE SASSY STYLE UPDATES 



Florals? For Winter? Are you sure Hun?

11.25.2017


So, we all know florals are stylish in summer. 

The Devil Wears Prada  (side note: what a cracking film) even confirmed that florals are A-OK in autumn.

However, now a whole stylish set of stars are rather controversially continuing to wear big blooms well into the winter.

Erm, you sure Hun? 



Yep, florals are now an all-year-round kinda thang, which is very confusing for those of us who usually connote the vibrant print with the sun and Sex On The Beach (that's a drink just in case you didn't know - we're keepin' things PG today guys). 

Naturally I'm finding it rather hard to get my head around seeing the summery print in -1° weather. It's basically one big mind f*ck. 

So, instead of hurting my brain with more thinking I decided to try out the trend. 



What did I discover?

Well firstly, donning a summer garment unfortunately does not change the weather. 

I was freezing my f*cking tits off.

Although I had chosen the dress from the 'new in' section and it featured winter-appropriate long sleeves - its chiffon material really didn't keep the cold out.

Also FYI: chiffon + winter wind = disaster



The dress is from a shop I had never heard of before called Lindex, which sounds a bit like a window cleaner spray but I went with it as my cousin had recommended it for a bargain or two. 

She was not wrong, as I got this gorgeous lilac asymmetrical dress for only £19.99.

However, after purchasing I was already feeling pretty insecure about it as you all know girly girl isn't really my vibe. And to be quite frank, just the thought of wearing it made my hands clam up with nerves for fear of looking like an utter plonker. 



This was not made any better when I showed my mum, her exact Whattsapp message being: 

"It's rather grannyish??? Not very flattering!!!"


 Cheers mum. 
(Side note, was that amount of punctuation really necessary!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)


But I was determined to see if winter florals really were a winner, and after a brief Insta story poll I got my confidence back (thanks guys, love ya!)

So, I braved it and wore the floral dress. Hell, I decided to even add a splash of gingham to really bring back those summer 2K17 vibes. 
 


 
But this isn't just any cute gingham bag, the eager fashion beavers may recognise the little 'A' adorned in the corner.

Yep, it's Alexa Chung's first ever bag for her ALEXACHUNG label. 

However, Alexa has created the bag for a very good reason, which is in order to show her support for Small Business Saturday on the 2nd December.

Furthermore, all profits from the sale got to  Sarabande, a charitable foundation that was established by the late Lee Alexander McQueen.

👏👏👏👏👏 FFS - just when we thought Alexa Chung couldn't be even more of mega babe 👏👏👏👏👏



Oh yeah, and one more thing the bag ONLY COSTS £25!!!

As a blogger who has always supported small businesses and brands I think this is a very win-win situation right now. 

As for this whole winter floral dress thing? I'm a fan.

Conclusion: Florals are for every season, not just for summer.




FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM (@YOUNGECCENTRIC) FOR MORE SASSY STYLE UPDATES 



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