One of one of the benefits of beinging of a “certain” age is that I can look back through decades, yes decades, of photos and see all the former fashion trends that I have followed and lived through.
In the 70′s, I was just a kid and I discovered fashion through the art of the Sears catalog. I loved the maxi skirts and peasant blouses (which are back in style by the way). I wore my hair in braids and tried to look groovy, even as a kid. In the 80′s I was all about big hair, big shoulder pads and leggings. Notice that while leggings are back in style, big shoulder pads are apparently, still waiting for their comeback.
In reviewing the photos, for the most part, I embraced several fashion trends. No, I did not wear socks with pumps, or lacy tops a la Madonna, but I did have a couple of missteps. My biggest fashion mistake was wearing my padded shoulder leather jacket with my leather skirt. Yep, I wore them together. Here is the photo from the late 80′s as proof. The big shoulder pads are hidden a bit by my big hair.
It is fun to look back at my photos and wonder what was I thinking or in some cases, why the heck didn’t I save that? Actually, I did save both of these pieces and gave them to my grown daughter who will assuredly, will not wear them together.
In all honestly, I would not change a thing. Part of the joy of life is being able to explore new fashion trends and at this point in my life, I can embrace my fashion past. This year I am all about color blocking (which was big in the 60′s, by the way).
This post is part of a blog hop for Generation Fabulous, a wonderful group of women that I have met through blogging. We are all sharing our fashion mistakes here. I will be posting about how I organize my present fashions in an upcoming post, so be sure to follow along. What was your biggest fashion mistake?