Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leggings and Jeggings, Oh My

Almost exactly one year ago, I had a fantastic trip to NYC. Upon my return, I posted about some of my fashion findings in my favorite city.

Example 1: The New Uniform
Example 2: Some Other Styles

Leggings, skinny jeans, big tops, flat boots. EVERYWHERE. These styles were absolutely foreign to us in the ATL at the time. I was a lost shopper in my usually-familiar environment at that H&M that day.

Then mid-winter, I posted about a similar trend popping up, again at H&M: Jeggings. I couldn't help but think, are these for real? Aren't those circa 1985? And in my defense, I still hate the acid-wash and elastic waist of that particular pair.

Well, wouldn't you know it, though. Walking through our local Macy's last week, my man pointed out that weren't the fashions we were surrounded with on the mannequins (hi, leggings, skinny jeans, oversized tops 80's-style) the same ones I was flummoxed by in NYC last Fall?

It only took us a year to catch up, Atlanta. Nice work.

Funny enough, I am still behind, despite my year's head start. I still don't own a pair of flat boots (reeeeeeally wanting some; they are at the top of my splurge-on-shoes list), nor oversized sweaters. I do, to my credit however, now own a pair of leggings, and a pair of skinny jeans that are really more like jeggings (no elastic waist here, though, ugh), and like to pair them both with boots. See proof picture to the right.

For those of you hitting up NYC this Fall, what fashions are already in play up there that we can look forward to a year from now? I will also report back once I hit up the stores during our annual NYC Christmas trip :)


Anonymous said...

Just got back. Jorts, braided belts and hypercolor t-shirts were everywhere. Very retro.

Unknown said...

Haha sounds like the 80's is morphing into the 70's meets the early 90's with those trends! :)