As I get older, I find that, little by little, I get preppier. There is a very practical reason for this that the vast majority of you will easily relate to: Trends cycle in and out of fashion in 5 to 10 to 20 year increments, but certain wardrobe staples are truly timeless. Take belt bags, for example. They used to be called fanny packs, and are basically the opposite of timeless. It took them quite a while to bubble back up into mainstream fashion, but here they are at last! We're suddenly being bombed with a bevy of 1990s trends, which makes me feel that it's safe to start using descriptors like "fresh" again.
Related: I recently received an email newsletter from a major denim retailer that was simply titled: "Life after skinny jeans," and my blood ran cold. Were skinny jeans already over? Had I somehow missed that?! Answer: No, skinny jeans are not dead yet, but you've probably noticed that twenty-somethings (and select trendsetters) have already switched to a sort of high-rise, shapeless, cropped leg mom jean that really flatters no one in particular, but will nonetheless stick around for another two to three years. There is a silver lining to all this 90s nostalgia though, friends: Paris Hilton now has carte blanche to dress like Paris Hilton once more!
British radio host and TV personality Amanda Holden was spotted leaving the studio in London with this Chloé C Belt Bag. Pleated skirts and belt bags are both peak 90s.
Emily Ratajkowski recently wore this white, croc-embossed mystery bag while ambling around New York. Does anyone have the faintest guess? Several different designers are making white, croc-effect bags with chain straps right now, but that oversized chain strap rules them all out.
Nicky Hilton Rothschild
Here's Nicky Hilton Rothschild, out and about in New York with the teensiest of Birkins. I feel safe wearing skinny jeans as long as Nicky is wearing skinny jeans.
Nicky Hilton Rothschild
Another day, another Birkin...never stop wearing skinny jeans, Nicky! I own so many pairs...
Here's Brigitte Nielson, running around Los Angeles with a Moschino Tote that seems extremely on-brand for Brigitte Nielson.
Singer-songwriter Camila Cabello seems to be entering a trance-like state as she exits the "Capital Breakfast" morning show in London. She's carrying a new Valentino V-Sling Bag.
Karreuche Tran recently spent an evening out at Delilah in West Hollywood with her new favorite, this Louis Vuitton Cannes Bag.
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