what i wore in 1986

I was a big nerd.  From the dawn of 1977 (dawn meaning September) until about 2 seconds ago.  I actually JUST got cool.  It’s awesome.

My nerdiness had many origins.

Like bad haircuts.

And my belief that I could get the big swooping wave out of your bangs if you just had bangs.  I didn’t know about curling irons or hairspray.

Strong desire to fit in, but secret worship of weirdness.

Not good at sports.  Played the cello instead.

General chubbiness…

Combined with not having the right clothes.

Mostly my mom bought my clothes.  And in her hippy, earth goddess sort of way, she didn’t give a rat’s ass about fashion.  Thus, I could rarely convince her to buy me the right clothes and instead, I had not-quite-right jeans and t-shirts that weren’t “oversized,” but too big.

So when 80’s fashion starts coming back, I can appreciate it.  Not because of my own closets of yore, but because of the girls of E. B. Aycock Junior High, who I stared at with a pitiful little cast of jealousy and admiration.

Lately, though, it seems like what’s coming back in style isn’t the cool stuff from back in the day, but the nerd bomber things I used to wear.

For example, if the cool stuff from the 80’s were coming back, we’d be seeing this:

Which is an acid washed mini jean skirt, a thing I desired greatly.  Instead, I had a skirt like this one below.  Chambray.

Guess which one you can now find for $98 at Madewell?  

 

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One response to “what i wore in 1986

  1. Oh, fashion. You fickle, fickle beast. Here’s hoping those color-changing t-shirts come back into style!

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