Fashion // How to wear 90s style trends

Hey everyone! I’m back today with a simple, comfy outfit that is a little bit 90s. This was a go-to outfit for me a lot in the fall and early winter, and I love how a little gray sweater dress could so easily be accessorized based on my mood and the occasion. LGD? 😉

Here, I’ve really capitalized on the 90s trend with this pretty wrap choker echoing the 90s style of the dress. Then, because I’m obsessed with fun tights, I wore these baroque-style back seam tights, with my new favorite shoes from Modcloth—they’re perfect for work.

Hope you like!

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Talking about tights…because it's winter and freezing

Plus the nude tights question: answered!

Tonight in New York it’s -4 degrees. With March less than a week away, the freezing temperatures are starting to get ridiculous, and this is coming from someone who loves winter. So let’s talk about one of my favorite accessories and a must-have this winter if you want to wear dresses, and let’s face it, of course you do. Men in the back there, I’m also talking to you. They’re mad comfortable, and I know you’ve always been curious. 😉 Anyway: here’s how to wear all the myriad categories of tights and my favorite looks, co-opted from Pinterest.

Simple black

These are my most-worn kinds of tights, obviously. In the past I’ve only really worn opaque tights, but I like the look of very sheer tights better this year. Black tights go with everything, case dismissed, except maybe bright colors and browns, but it’s got to be your call.

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Patterned tights

I love patterned tights, again, in black. I especially love the knitted tights that look like fishnets (but that aren’t fishnet stockings, ironically). Like these:

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These are my second most-worn kind of tights, and I usually wear them with simple, solid dresses and booties. I would also throw some knee socks over them for a little something extra.

Colored tights

I have a long history with colored tights! During my early college years, I loved them. Did not leave the house without color on my legs. I had a favorite pair that were a muted purple, almost heather gray. I also wore burgundy (which I still wear because the color matches so flawlessly with my wardrobe), forest green, and mustard (again, which I still wear). Colored tights can definitely be a hit-or-miss; they’re so fussy. I’ve seen such amazing color combinations on some bloggers that I know I could never pull off, so I always go with neutral everything else and then slap on the tights—in jewel tones, if anything—as a pop of color. But I love these looks, too:

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Nude tights

Nude tights are truthfully a little tacky to me, but honestly, I don’t care much about that when I’m faced with 1 degree temperatures. One way I like to make nude tights a little more interesting is to wear ones that don’t look like you’re not supposed to see them. So I wear nude tights with either a pattern or a texture on them, like these tattoo tights I got from Etsy a few years ago. They’re definitely nude tights, but they serve another purpose other than warmth, and the pattern takes away from that tacky look nude tights so often have.

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Knee socks

I’m big on knee socks this year. I love ones that are neutral tones, like the cream and black pairs I wear often. Knee socks make me feel really elegant and also girlish, a strange combination. I also have a burgundy pair that again, just goes so well with a lot of the pieces I own, so they sort of act like a neutral for me. Those are my staple colors for knee socks, so if you’re looking for the right colors, choose neutrals first and then pick a color that is easily mixed into your wardrobe. I love wearing knee socks with either over-the-knee boots or booties.

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Also: I have never divined the difference between stockings and tights.

Fashion | New Romance

I love H&M. I got this warm, soft, beautiful blush sweater there and some dangly necklaces I can layer and tangle. ‘Fast fashion’ has a lot of critics but it’s lovely for me to be able to change my style often without emptying my bank account. And as always, the quality is what you pay for. I don’t make a secret of not being inclined to buy high fashion or even middle-brow brands (or whatever you call it!) and I love the affordability of places like H&M and Forever 21. This outfit is full of both.

I wore this to Eataly with my family for my sister’s birthday, and stuffed myself on gnocchi with a duck pate sauce and cremini mushrooms. God, I love Eataly. Luckily, the skirt stretched 😉
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skirt and boots from Forever 21 (both old), necklace and sweater from H&M

Fashion: Ecstatic Motion

Fun with kimonos. Why are these things called kimonos anyway, when they really don’t bear any resemblance to actual kimonos? Anyway, this floral one from Forever 21 is possibly my most-worn new item this season. I’ve found ways to incorporate it into half my outfits since January. Here’s an outfit I wore out with some friends a few weeks ago. I had fun spinning 🙂

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boots from Chicwish, kimono from Forever 21, crop top from Garage

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. – Rumi