Long before indie, vintage, dorky girls graced the Glee club, there was an era of misfits who made an impact in a previous decade. During the 1980s and 1990s, we saw the debut of a few interesting styles.
From grunge to goth, the kids who were completely misunderstood back then, are the ones it seems we’re channeling now.
From our favorite dark lip sticks, to combat boots with fish nets and leather with trench coats–peep below and see how full circle we’ve come with a little help from a few fashionable misfits.
- The original cast of, “The Breakfast Club.”
There’s tons of diversity in the cast of The Breakfast Club circa 1985. We have everyone from the rebel to the jock and the prep with the geek. But of course, there’s one who’s style is set alone…
Allison from The Breakfast Club played the misfit/goth/emo chick who no one really understood, nor cared to. Then of course, she finds happiness in a preppy, girly, make-over and the jock falls for her. But lets take a pause. I LOVED her flowly skirt, over-sized comfy sweater, wrap scarf AND parka jacket! Definitely pieces you could find in any current fashionista’s closet. So hey, Allison! I loved you just the way you were…(I would have maybe done a pop of color SOMEWHERE…but hey, no body is perfect)
NOW-> Check out how stars like Mary Kate Olsen could have easily gained some inspiration from Allison(Very Boho Chic)
**You could also see similarities with Florence Welch and Rachel Zoe**
The Craft, 1995
Then of course, there were a few creepy movies like The Craft, of 1995 that came along and really gave a meaning to true goth chicks.
Do you see this broad? Standing like a boss…A crazy one. But a boss indeed.
The lead crazy character–Nancy–still creeps me out to this day, but her fierce rebellious take on leather, adaption of an edgy Catholic School Girl and perfect use of dark lip stick, surely makes me a fan…NOW.
Nancy, The Craft
Not too huge on the dog collar…but this bish is rocking her lip stick!
NOW-> Check the Runways
Alexander Wang, 2010
So many big name designers have not only adopted the gothic style, but made it the epitome of chic! Its all how you rock it….
And of course, you know I’m a huge fan of the dark lip stick! A trend that came back full force!
And last, but certainly not least, my FAVORITE cartoon of the 1990s/2000s spotlighting outcasts…
LA LA LA LA LA
I absolutely adore Daria Morgendorfer. This cartoon not only had a fashion club, but Daria and Jane showed how much of fashion frontiers they were as outcasts…rocking a current fashion staple, COMBAT BOOTS AND LEGGINGS. Daria = Life
Even now, we see celebrities rocking leather, pleated skirts and can witness combat boots as a staple evvveerrryyywhere.
Cute Kim, now thank Daria.
Combats For All Occasions
Over the past few years we’ve learned that combat boots are the perfect addition when it comes to balancing hard and soft.
So folks, when you hear that “fashion always repeats itself,” its true. There are always alterations and a few silhouette transitions, but its great to invest in classics from different genres as well as decades. So for all you bullies out there, the next time you see an “outcast” figure out why. Then ask them where they got their outfit :)