October 13, 2011
Taking a Look Back: My Style 1996
Here is a photo snapped of me waiting at an airport July 1996. Excuse the chipmunk face (no idea what was going on there). I was 15 and eagerly waiting to board a plane, on what would be my first flight. You can see that even though I was traveling I still made sure that I was properly accessorized, note the multiple chains and rings. I was wearing my favorite jacket, a ditzy daisy cotton number from Delia's. * Side note I lived and breathed Delia's clothes back then and would ravenously flip through the pages whenever a new catalog arrived. The rest of the outfit was relatively simple a boy's white cotton tank and wide leg jeans. What I love about this picture, aside from the expression (priceless really) was the haircut. I used to love experimenting with my hair; different lengths, the color, my hair was constantly changing. I love the edginess of the cut; the length and the bangs, how very chic of me. Looking at this picture reminded me that sometimes style risks pay off and I was certainly more of a risk taker back then. Moving forward I want to try to take more chances with my style. Whether it be with my hair or my clothes, I don't want to become staid or comfortable I want to continue to evolve and move forward.
Do you ever find yourself in a comfortable style rut? What were you wearing back in 1996?