Occasionally I come across an item of clothing in a charity shop that will take me right back and remind me of something from my sartorial past.
Right back to last year when I was searching on eBay and Net-a-Porter for an investment Topshop Boutique dress I knew I could commit to wearing at least 300 times – smashing that 30 wears rule.
Right back to a blurry, still slightly intoxicated Saturday charity shopping trips at university.
Right back to my prom outfit circa. 2005.
Right back to my childhood.
During a trip to Scope, I came across this halter-neck top. It took me right back to the late nineties/early noughties. With this top not looking out of place in both Bridget Jones and Love Actually, and with these films perfectly encapsulating the style of these years, it really reminded me of a simpler time. A time my biggest conundrum in life was how I was going to get to Tammy Girl on the Saturday. Any sartorial memory that can take me back to the days of sleepovers, midnight feasts and the time I truly believed the greatest invention on earth was Pizza Hut’s ice cream machine, is a nostalgic winner. At £2.50, it definitely wasn’t a top I was going to leave on the rail and paired with my Oxfam denim jacket, bag and belt, it’s become my new favourite outfit.