If I could describe my style in three words it would be: comfortable, casual, and neutral. It has taken me 22 years, but I think I’ve finally figured out what I like and how to dress for my body. I would have never reached this point had it not been for the countless fashion mistakes I have made, and learned from throughout the years, among them:
Numerous graphic tees and Lacoste polos, pooka shell necklaces, guitar pick necklaces, 1 camo tank-top, cargo shorts, and checkered vans. Let’s not forget to mention the fact that Pac Sun and Wet Seal were two of my favorite stores…
I was a strong advocate of the cargo short. Not only were they wearable, but their roomy pockets could hold all of my possessions: my Tamagotchi, some lunch money, a hologram pokemon card, and a pack of bazooka gum. I am much less enthusiastic about the cargo short now than I was back then, partially because it seems their target audience is grown men who live in their parent’s basement who frequently use acronyms like “lol” when they text.
This next picture was taken before Jimmy Westhoff’s Bar Mitzvah…Mazel Tov to Big Jim. Bar Mitzvahs were the place to be and be seen. These Jewish celebrations presented an opportunity to look “super cute” for your crush in hopes that he would ask you to slow dance during the snowball to KC and Jo Jo’s “All My Life.” The dress I chose to wear was classy and elegant…and it was supposed to be strapless. You know those strings on the inside of dresses that are used for hanging purposes? Well, I actually wore those as spaghetti straps. I mean….come on.
This final picture comes from last September. My housemates and I went to a thrift store in Hamilton, Ohio to look for dresses for this $5 prom party our sorority was having. I came out of the store with the most hideous dress I could find and arguably the ugliest dress I had ever seen. The picture really doesn’t do this thing justice, ask anyone who was there. Everyone else looked awesome in their 80s dresses, so naturally I partied like it was the year my dress was most likely made (1999).