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Sarah Francis is a fashion addict with a serious shoe fetish and a penchant for shiny things.  She's the Director of Real Life Runway and Official Stylist of Vaughan Mills. Her work has appeared in some of the country's top magazines, newspapers and TV shows.  Oh, and she loooves to shop. Obviously.

 

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Friday
Jul142017

NINETIES, BABY | 3 Throwback Summer Trends We're Totally Feeling

via Tendances de Mode

I won't tell you how old I am but let's just say that I remember the '90s. I remember them well. And I recall that for me, my sister's closet played a starring role. She was four years older, and I was old enough to know better - but that didn't stop me from devising 007-worthy tactics to raid her closet. She had the BEST wardrobe. I'm talking denim distressed in all the right places, perfectly worn leather belts, baggy boyfriend shirts & super soft tees, oversized blazers & body-hugging bodysuits that I had absolutely no chance of filling out (sadly). She had a job and I didn't, so she bought her own clothes while I had to make do with very uncool hand-me-downs. That first time I wore one of her jackets to school, let's just say that she wasn't super stoked to find it lying crumpled up on my bedroom floor. And the time after, once she'd put a sister-proof lock on her bedroom door which I figured out how to bypass with a bobbypin, she was even less stoked.

My obsession with my sister's '90s closet taught me two important lessons: 1) Never, ever touch your older sister's stuff. Definitely not worth it. I should know. and 2) If the opportunity ever presents itself to score an epic '90s wardrobe once you can actually afford to buy your own things, take it.

Luckily, some of my fave obsessions from the '90s are back and I can't wait to live in them this summer. Slinky slipdresses can go from sexy for date nights to playful by adding a little white tee underneath.  Sleek bodysuits are amazing for taking the frump-factor out of this season's high-waisted pants & shorts. And long blazers (either floral kimono-style or boss-babe businessy), look great with jogger-style pants (as shown below) or with distressed pale denim shorts (see above). Scroll down for some '90s summer outfit inspo, courtesy of my perenially cool sis (who has hopefully forgiven me by now) ;)

xx

via Reitmans 

1. Peachy Ball Cap, $24, American Eagle | 2. Kismet White Tee, $9, Bootlegger | 3. Andie Bag in Tribe Leather, $148, Roots | 4. VANS Old Skool Skate Shoe, Journeys | 5. Crystal Charms Layered Necklace, $18, American Eagle | 6. Sleeveless Midi Dress, $30, Reitmans

via American Eagle

1. Mesh Cardi, $20, American Eagle | 2. Soft & Sexy Strappy Bodysuit, $32, American Eagle | 3. High Rise Soft Short, $34.95, Dynamite | 4. Ray-Ban Mirrored Sunglasses, $235, Sunglass Hut | 5. Wedge Sandals, $49.99, Call It Spring | 6. Nylon Mini Backpack, $52, American Eagle

via Dynamite

1. Ball Drop Earrings, $9.90, Reitmans | 2. Wrap Cami Bodysuit, $22.95, Dynamite | 3. Aviator Sunglasses, $20, American Eagle | 4. Printed Maxi Blazer, $59.95, Dynamite | 5. Faux Leather Ankle Strap Sandal, $79.95, Le Château | 6. Sacha Linen Pant, $49.95, Dynamite