I could totally relate when I read Sarah Mower's description* of how she rejoiced seeing the a/w 2010 collections. Not only because all this minimalism brought back good memories from the 90s, when all the working woman needed was sleek black trousers, heaps of white shirts and a well-cut coat, but also because she thought: 'Damn good' (okay, maybe she didn't think that, but I did) 'I’ve got these clothes already!'. Like her I also crawled through the attic to find my tapered, high-waisted DKNY trousers (my present to myself for having gone through weeks of medical exams), the calf-length René Lezard skirt (first shopping trip with J, romantic) and the blue Narciso Rodriguez coat (bought from social services money to help me survive as single mum with baby).
BUT, Ms Mower says, the noughties-nineties are not the 90s-90s. We don't wear the short wide t-shirts anymore and the trouser legs seem a bit wide now. Still, old coat, come back into my arms!
*in the Sunday Telegraph autumn/winter magazine.
coat: narciso rodriguez (guess mid 90s counts as vintage by now), boots: ash, sequin leggings: vero moda, knit sweater: diy