Striped Top: Emerge @ Ezibuy
“Stirrup” Leggings: Ambra
I was born in 1978, which means that along with side-ponytails, culottes, “hypercolour” t-shirts and denim overalls I survived the first wave of stirrup pants.
I remember being very confused about them at the time. Did you wear your socks under them, or over? Did the stirrup go in your shoe? what was the point of them anyway? Personally I’d never had a problem with trouser legs riding up….
Like many fashion crimes of the 80’s and 90’s I never expected to see them return, but I guess you just have to sit tight – eventually everything old really does become new again.
Over the weekend I found, and am currently wearing, stirrup leggings.
Now, before you relegate me to the realm of Fashion Bloggers Gone Bad, I must stress that what I remember as being “Stirrup pants” and what Ambra is currently referring to as “Stirrup Leggings” don’t bear the greatest resemblence to one another.
In the 90’s I wore stirrup pants like these:
Now, mercifully, they look more like this:
Meanwhile, in other news over the weekend The Sophisticate, my housemate Joss and I hit up the shops to celebrate Joss’s first proper paycheck.
Because I’m going to Sydney in a few weeks to see my darling and much-missed friend Lisa I was being good. Was. Right until the moment The Sophisticate found me this darling DKNY bangle watch:
It looks like an illustration of a watch, so of course – I had to have it.