Well, if there ever was a 90s look to shoutout GnR, this is it. I always find the cycle of fashion fascinating, and I definitely would have worn this circa 1997, even though I was far more grungy at the time than what this ensemble conjures. In fact, I feel like this whole vibe is a proper marriage of the Craft meets Empire Records.
The trick with trend revivals is to reference the era of choice by incorporating modern updates. Costumes aren't cute unless it's Halloween, honey. For example: my vintage 501s, dark lip and newsboy cap feel throwback, but my sweater and boots properly anchor me in 2017.
Got a favorite decade to pull inspiration from?
Loeffler Randall booties
NARS lipstick in LaPaz
Static Nails in Hard as Stone
Bottega Veneta bag
Photos by Allie Mackin.
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