Style Diary | Nineties Normal

When I recently rediscovered photos from a 90’s themed party I went to last October on an old film camera (you can see those photos here), I remembered that I’d taken outfit photos for a blog post before I went.

It was actually the first ever shoot I did for my blog and I somehow never got round to posting about it. Better late than never…


There’s no way I could go to a nineties party without wearing a choker – I used to love my tattoo choker as a child! I bought this velvet chocker and layered nineties style necklaces, complete with fake crystal and Hamsa hand charm, from Urban Outfitters (similar here).


I was spoilt for choice when it came to nineties inspired high-street pieces last autumn as it was a popular trend at the time and it hasn’t exactly disappeared. I didn’t want to look like I’d tried too hard at the party just in case others hadn’t embraced the theme and also make the tube journey less self-conscious!


Luckily the latest trend pointed towards vintage inspired casual wear, or ‘nineties normal’. Think Monica, Rachel and Phoebe from Friends. For me, the 90’s conjures up images of high-waisted washed-out blue denim jeans (aka Mom jeans) paired with crop tops, and that’s exactly the look I went for.


I found the perfect pair of Mom jeans in River Island last October. They’ve since been discontinued but you can find a very similar pair from Topshop here. I often opt for high-waisted jeans to suit my shape but usually in black or a dark denim and a skinny cut so Mom jeans were a bit of a risky style choice for me.


They’re actually a lot less unflattering and more feminine than I thought they would be. Their ankle-grazer length and tapered leg means they can be styled with both flats and heels. I’ve only worn them a couple of times since buying them for the party but they would look great styled with a pair of heels and a simple white shirt for a more modern, clean-cut look. I’m going to make a conscious effort to wear them more often so they weren’t a wasted purchase. Watch this space for more ways to style Mom jeans!