I know, I was just as surprised as you are, I guess. Usually Fall is the time for earthy, neutral colors such as browns, burgundies, and olive greens…but I’ve seen more than one retailer pushing the latter as a new Spring color. I’m fine with it, as I’m not much of a bright pastelley color person at all, and olive happens to be one of my favorite colors. It’s nice to find more toned down alternatives! Most people probably associate olive green as a military shade, and military pieces are indeed included in these new Spring marketing campaigns. They are also usually more lightweight which offers more breezy options for the warmer weather!
Return of the 90s at Revolve
Oh ’90s, how I miss thee sometimes…I believe these were the best years for music, and the fashion sense was coming off of the uber colorful and whimsical decade of the 80s, with a slightly toned down and more simplified touch. I often wish we could go back to the ’80s and ’90s both for the music and fashion tastes because in retrospect I find it to be one of the most fun, free and creative times. Nowadays, in both worlds, everything seems based off a template, or formula, and with the market being so much more competitive than it used to be, it’s tough to come out with a 100% new idea. Of course now, we see an emergence of such ’80s styles such as crop tops and acid wash jeans, and it sure is fun to see how cyclical things can be when it comes to style. One of my favorite retailers, Revolve, has come out with a new collection of ’90s inspired looks which is both current and nostalgic, and to me has such a great balance of class, elegance and whimsy. Many of the styles are original in their own right, whether or not they are based off a timeless or one-hit-wonder look. Generally I don’t go for any particular look, and pick pieces for myself that I just happen to like or that fit well with pieces I already own, but I really had a lot of fun looking through some of these outfits and coming up with some new ideas for my own wardrobe. Revolve included many more looks than I am showing here, so I picked out my favorites…and then broken it down even further at the very bottom of this post with my favorite pieces from each look. Each look has a statement piece that is featured but click on any image to see them all and shop everything that Revolve put together for each one. One of the things that I like the most about having a blog is checking out these themed lookbooks that both Revolve and Shopbop put together and sharing what inspires me, so I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did!