It’s funny to see how often and fast fashion comes and goes. Look at Andie Walsh, an ‘80s fashion trailblazer: confident and insecure; confused, intense, angry and frustrated like a proper teenager. A thrifting master, her styling and sewing skills are present in every outfit she puts together. Her style is a perfect representation of her personality and she was rocking the granny chic look long before you and I even heard of it.
Andie is a poor girl who dreams of living in big beautiful houses, but she is also repulsed by the rich students in her school. She really knows how to make herself look uninterested and unapproachable when it comes to her clothes, wearing layers and layers and tons of accessories to express her frustration and aspirations. Not having a lot of money never stopped her from having a bold and unique sense of style. She loves brooches, hats, floral prints, polka dots and wearing lots of accessories.
Looking at the iconic Andie Walsh makes me think of two things: fashion will always repeat itself – one day you look awesome, the next you’re going through old pictures and cringing at your own style choices – which means that someday our kids we’ll probably be wearing those same regrettable outfits.
And second, no matter where in the world, what decade, whatever the circumstances, being a teenager will always be a painful and extraordinary time in everybody’s life.