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Advice
|5 Jul|2 mins

Bringing back Barbie (and other hits from your childhood)

How to dress like your 12-year-old self and love it.
Elle Glass
5 Jul
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Ah, the good old days. When you didn’t have to worry about rent or work-appropriate clothes. When the summer holidays felt like they went forever, you lived off your pocket money and you got gold stars for just about anything you attempted – even if you coloured way outside the lines. There’s a nostalgia, the golden-esque glow of the carefree and uninhibited. It’s little wonder, then, that anything that reminds you of those sun-filled days of youth brings a smile to your dial.

On the style front, designers have long been bringing back the feel-goods of our childhood. From Mickey Mouse knits to bright and Gameboy-like graphics, these pieces are the perfect way to add character to your look (sometimes, literally).

Advice
|5 Jul|2 mins

Bringing back Barbie (and other hits from your childhood)

How to dress like your 12-year-old self and love it.
Elle Glass
5 Jul
Share:

Ah, the good old days. When you didn’t have to worry about rent or work-appropriate clothes. When the summer holidays felt like they went forever, you lived off your pocket money and you got gold stars for just about anything you attempted – even if you coloured way outside the lines. There’s a nostalgia, the golden-esque glow of the carefree and uninhibited. It’s little wonder, then, that anything that reminds you of those sun-filled days of youth brings a smile to your dial.

On the style front, designers have long been bringing back the feel-goods of our childhood. From Mickey Mouse knits to bright and Gameboy-like graphics, these pieces are the perfect way to add character to your look (sometimes, literally).

Missguided Barbie City Printed T-shirt

Who’s a Barbie Girl?

Missguided have teamed up with the blonde who taught many of us the importance of owning your own car and condo before you could even think to say botox. Their Barbie collection is a wave of Malibu-inspired millennial pink-hued t-shirts, distressed denim and edgy accessories. There’s sportswear, streetwear and the sweetest of quilted backpacks. Take it back to school in style.

Short Story Pac Man Earrings.

Game on

From Pac Man to Space Invaders, Donkey Kong to Mario Kart, many a sunny day was ignored for an eight-hour stretch in the games room. Back when Nintendo 64 was life, no matter what level you made it to (savant or otherwise), video games were the ultimate developer of hand-eye coordination and the preferred way to spend every waking hour. Early-day emojis, the graphics were bold, the colours bright and the shapes unmistakable. And, now, accessories line Short Story has made it socially acceptable to hang with your favourite childhood characters 24/7. Winning.   

Love Moschino Felpa Girocollo All Over Lineette Sweater

Your never-forgets

Moschino – the luxury label that brought us the My Little Pony collection not so long ago – is still at the nostalgia game. Love Moschino brings us sticker-like slogans, love hearts and block letters – all a not-so-subtle nod to the endless scrapbooks, journals and book covers decorated in our high school days.  And, the pedigree checks out – this label has been producing cult classic since ’83. Now under the hand of Creative Director Jeremy Scott, logoed appliques and Bedazzler-worthy embellishments so pop culture meet couture and everyone gets along just swell.

And, there’s more shapes that bring back the days of yesterday – Mickey Mouse silhouettes and anything with a love heart. All you need is to customise it with the initials of your wannabe special someone.

Elle Glass
Writer
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