The Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles.
This past weekend during a break from a wrestling tournament – yes, a wrestling tournament – a friend and I went shopping. As we wandered into Ann Taylor, my jaw dropped when I spied with my disbelieving eyes a pinstripe jeans revival!
Do you remember this classic 1980s style?
Ann Taylor’s Modern Railroad Stripe Super Skinny Jeans in Placid Blue ($69.50 on sale; regularly $98; available in regular, tall & petite sizes) reeled me in. The pinstripe is narrow and subtle enough to remind me that the pinstripe jeans I owned in the 1980s looked stiff and awkward by comparison.
The next item to catch my eye was these Ann Taylor Curvy Skinny Stripe Jeans in Wet Stucco ($69.50 on sale; regularly $98; available in regular and petite sizes). The wider stripes make the pinstriping more noticeable and lively.
While I like both styles of pinstripe jeans very much, I must confess that after my initial scan of the jeans on display my attention turned to these Ann Taylor Curvy Floral Skinny Ankle Jeans in Dark Sky ($98 in regular & petite sizes). The symmetrical abstract flowers scattered across the print are playful in a refined way – just the way I like it.
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