Labour Day is quickly approaching and back to school merchandise is sold by the crate loads. Books, binders, pens, Oh my!!!! What about what to wear? I remember the first day of school was really important, especially if it was a new school, even high school. Even though, I knew some of the kids moving into grade 9, who had graduated with me, I also knew I would be meeting new kids from other schools as well.
Wearing the new duds made a first impression, that spoke volumes about your personality. After my first year in high school it wasn’t so important to keep up those first impressions but more important to be unique. I see so much conformity among young people today that expressing your individuality seems to lead to separation, rather than integration. But I found friends that were like-minded, we shared the same taste in music, we liked to dress in black and shopped in vintage stores.
We were not the cool kids, but we were cool to each other. We didn’t seek to impress anyone else but each other. We bought ¾ length wool car coats, sailor caps, Parachute jackets, Balloon pants and long, ankle length skirts. We wore black sweaters that were way too big and covered from neck to knees.
We wore different colors in our hair, our earrings were long and dangled down to our clavicles and we listened to INXS, The Cure and Siouxie and the Bandshees.
I have chosen some items, which will be uploaded into my store Shuushuu by Lulu for the Autumn. Whether you wear them for school or a new job or an evening out with friends, I think you will be able to express yourself in style! (Coming Soon!!!!)
1970s White Jersey Dress in Vogue vs Diane Von Furstenberg Black Jersey Maxi Dress
This classic style dress can be worn with a contrasting belt sitting on the hips. Because of its shirt design and its length it can be worn so many different ways.
Black Floral 1970s Jersey Body Suit vs 1970s Body Suit in Vogue Magazine
The Anne Klein Black Wool Pleated Skirt, as shown in Vogue magazine September 1973
These two pieces would be fabulous worn together with a great wide belt. The skirt is a beautiful thick wool crepe designed by Anne Klein and features the Lion Head Trademark on the label.
I hope you enjoyed this blog…Till Next Time!!!