Do you remember high school? Passing notes in class, all the homework you didn’t do, the questionable crushes and even more questionable fashion choices? If you’re anything like me you’re still trying to block it out, but if you can bear with me on this one, I’m taking all of those (supposed) fashion mistakes and bringing them back for your consideration. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the 80’s and 90’s are back with a vengeance. I’ve taken all of your favorite looks from adolescence and made them wearable for today and labeled them for each high school clique and stereotype just like in the old days. So put down your comb, stop teasing your hair and turn off Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, because these looks are fresh and updated using looks ripped from the runway. You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a costume.
We’re going to start today with a clique that is completely foreign to me: The Jocks. As someone who was in serious danger of failing class, I’m using trends from today as a reference. Loose-fitting crop tops, leggings, embellished sweat shirts and killer sneakers (Jeremy Scott for Adidas fits the bill) may recall those sweaty PhysEd days, so to keep these looks wearable and modern, try to keep the colors more ladylike and instead of skintight silhouettes ready for the court, try balancing out a loose top with a tighter fitting bottom, and vice versa. Ditch the Nike sweatband and towel and top your look off with a cuter duffel bag and ironic knee-or-thigh-high socks for an extra pop of color. Ta da! This look is more likely to take you to drinks with your ladies than to your Pilates class (and I wouldn’t have it any other way!)
Join us next time when we explore another hidden high school style icon!