Whoa, did you just feel that? I think the Jaunty Wardrobe just took a ride through the Way-Back Machine to the grunge-tastic 1990s. Blame Netflix for the ease of getting nostalgic with favorite movies of our wasted youth.
I can clearly remember wearing worn-out flannel shirts over message t's, surplus-style boots and Chuck Taylors work with shredded leggings and tights -- it all paired well with my aimless sense of the future and perpetual teen sneer. This Bird was clearly a rebel without a clue, but don't judge -- you've got some Hammerpants or forlorn-looking legwarmers hiding like some skeleton in your closet somewhere. This mishmash of an outfit was Inspired by some of my favorite movies from years past -- Empire Records and Singles. What can I say, this Bird is a sucker for teen angst/young adult nostalgia, and these are two exemplary slices of that Gen-X pie.
Hopefully it's more nostalgic than homeless-chic, but my reinvisioning of 90s Grunge includes a hand-woven sweater cap, black sequin feather tee (Target), velveteen crop jacket (Forever 21), brown leather hobo bag, vintage denim skirt, grey knitted scarf, and to balance out the suede brown boots (Macys), a layering of red knee-high knit socks over black-striped tights. And don't forget to really get into the era by having a few favorite CDs handy, like Nirvana's Nevermind and Temple of the Dog. Generation-X icing on the cake, don't you think?
Jaunty Fine Print: photographs from IMDB.com and wardrobe photos by Denise Sakaki