When I was in high school, I had one pair of jeans that really fit me. They were mid-rise, although I wasn’t familiar with the term then. It wasn’t until a couple of years later when I was in college and the Brazilian ultra low-rise came to town that I realized just how much fabric my 90s jeans were made from.
My high school 90s jeans we flared at the bottom to be almost bellbottoms, but not quite. They were stretchy. I could sit down without fear that my booty crack would be flashing the world. Here’s something you may not know: I’ve got a good sized booty. That makes it really difficult to wear low-rise jeans and any sort of crop top. I like the look, but I don’t like having to constantly pull up my pants while sitting or checking for decency.
Thankfully (because my butt has gotten a little bigger over the years) the 90s mid-rise and high-rise styles are back in stores. I’ve still got my low-rise for different looks, but this has been such a great trend to have back. This pair is actually a tad loose on me and I’m planning to have them tailored at the waist for a truly perfect fit. It typically doesn’t cost much at an alteration establishment.
I got this awesome shirt from H&M around October. Who doesn’t love a shirt with sushi all over it? I tend to lean towards a playful look in my day-to-day clothes, and I think that this shirt adds a bit of whimsy to basic jeans. That’s if you want to label these jeans as basic. Check out the super deep pockets to stick your hands into. Don’t you hate when they give you a tiny little slit of a pocket that you can’t even stick your phone into for a moment? Or worse, fake pockets! The worst.
Take a look at the bottom of these jeans. Do you see that stitching at the bottom? There were actually two of those. In other words, there was another inch thick panel on these jeans that I cut off to make the length fit. I’m pretty short at 5 feet so, yeah, jean lengths can be a challenge when I’m not prepared to pay over $50 for a pair. The look of two panels was also really cool, but I think the company did an intentional choose-your-own-length type of thing with these.
These jeans are not too thin and have a lot of stretch which thighs and booties require. The waist is high and comfortable. I can wear a little shirt like this and just show a little skin or a crop top and show more. But the thing I really love is that if I go to a restaurant, or anywhere for that matter, I won’t have to worry that my booty is showing. We’ve all seen that and it ain’t classy.
Finally, I have an unhealthy obsession with glasses, both regular and sunglasses. I don’t need glasses with my vision, but I buy fake ones all the time! I have a basket full of glasses. I may do a post dedicated to my crazy collection of glasses! Would you like to see something like that? I like to call these my Harry Potter glasses.
My favorite part of this outfit? If someone sees me on the street, they’ll have a hard time pinpointing the “type” of person that I am. Cool? Nerdy? Demure? Sexy?
Have fun with your clothes everybody! Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think about styles coming back. Do you soak up nostalgia or do you prefer to keep moving forward? Which has been your favorite nostalgic style trend?