With fashion constantly changing, some trends are coming back sort of like a blast from the past. I remember asking for a Georgetown Hoya's Starter Jacket when I was in the 5th grade (pull over, not zip up) thinking it would be the coolest thing ever! I had a white FILA'S, JNCO jeans, and a Kurt Cobain haircut, I was stylin'. I look back at those pictures throughout the last few years and I thought "OMG, what was I thinking?!?".

Now I think, "I could have made so much money off of my 90's clothes had I held on to them". And moving to Bozeman has reminded me of this.

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It ages me to think my youth wardrobe is now considered "vintage", but I suppose it is was it is. As I sit and people watch from a coffee shop on Main Street here, I cannot help but notice almost every girl is wearing the outfits from the '90s. Specifically, mom jeans and crop tops. Some will toss in the leggings and crop tops, but definitely a lot of mom jeans in the wild. I'm here for it, but it is reaching "out of control" levels in Bozeman.

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What makes them comfortable? So desirable? So...popular? I looked up the definition of "mom jeans" and according to Wikipedia, these jeans were "mostly wore by middle aged women and considered unhip by trendy younger women." Clearly this has changed as most, if not all, are worn by younger women, not middle aged.

I haven't tried the mom jeans lately - not since 1996, but I am thinking they will not be very flattering on me. So for now, I will stick with my skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, and a comfy tee. "Bozeman style" be damned.

 

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