I feel like I know ‘what is me’ which is different than what I like or think is cool on other people. And while I’m still down to experiment, with covid and the fact that I never leave the house I’m not exactly trying out new trends this year. So Urban Outfitters wanted me to try some of their ‘best sellers’ and as I opened the box there were only a few that I felt like were ‘me’, and you guys would have known it. So instead of trying to ‘pull them off,’ I enlisted Mal and Veronica to try them on, as they are far more into the ’90s trend than I am. You should know that this was shot before the spike, and we tested before shooting and wore masks all day. There is a twist to this story, so keep reading.
So first is the “what I did love and thought was ‘me'” category – that sweater and those boots. Those boots are really chunky and I didn’t think I would love them but guess what guys… I DO. Plus I’ve worn them four times since I got them and love that they have a heel (but it’s a platform so it’s more comfortable). Also up here there is ice on the street and sure, I have snow boots, but there might be a time soon where I want to look cute in the winter without falling. The sweater has a really pretty balloon arm and is super cozy. It is cropped so I have to wear high waisted jeans, and I like skinnies with this to offset the crop. I love it and it’s a great cozy holiday sweater.
I also love this super puffy cropped jacket and what you can’t see is that around the sleeves and the waist it has elastic that keeps breezes from coming in. It’s lined with a soft cotton and is VERY warm. I liked it with the skinny jeans and chunky boots, to balance it out. Also a cute beanie.
Onto the rest of the pieces. So I gave Mal and Veronica a budget to pull together some outfits. She chose this cute little school-girl skirt and super soft cropped sweater, with similar boots.
It looked SO CUTE on her, and after her photo I joked that I could never pull it off and it would be fun to show the audience that. After I put it on we were all shocked that while it’s definitely not ‘me’ it actually was pretty cute on and I didn’t look nearly as ridiculous as I thought I would.
Goes to show that age is just a number and even though Mal and I are almost 20 years apart you are never too old for any style (and indeed I did feel much younger and fun). There was a decent amount of breeze going on – between that tiny skirt and the cropped top, but y’all, we both felt pretty darn cute in this outfit.
Next Veronica tried this cropped blue hoodie which I thought was cute, but I have SO MANY cozy jackets and I know that she loves this color. Pre-covid, at work, she would wear the coolest brightest cobalt blue eyeliner and I knew that she could pull it off (and yes, those are the same boots). She looked very cute.
I tried it on and really liked it, too, but I let her keep it since I don’t want more jackets up here because I literally go nowhere and it was just more ‘her’.
That is not an ‘I feel good in this’ look. The thing about ‘mom jeans’ is that the cut (high waisted, flat butted) can often enhance any mom-pooch you might have. And listen, no shame in my pooch game, but I’m certainly not that interested in enhancing it. But then Mal pointed out that it’s not the cut, it’s the length of my torso which is indeed short. Most high waisted pants have been historically hard for me, and now I know why – it’s the short torso (and that’s ok, and why I wear so many short skirts and skinny jeans – the long legs). So needless to say she kept these ones.
V wanted to try a dressier more cocktail looks which I thought was super fun and flattering. She said the sweater is really soft, and we loved the proportions of the boxy sweater with the mini skirt. We ran out of time for me to try this one, but she did a good enough job modeling it that we didn’t need me, too.
These girls love a crop top (and there are certainly a lot to choose from on the Urban site). But with those high waisted and pleated pants it looks SO CUTE. It’s a sort of menswear/schoolgirl look that is very trendy right now and she said it was very comfortable.
THIS ONE CRACKS ME UP…
Mal tried on this jumpsuit which she LOVED and looks super cute in. I said there was no way it would look good on me, as it is VERY form-fitting and tight. She claimed that it was thick and yet stretchy which can be more forgiving and once I put it on she was RIGHT. It is super soft, fitted, and yet forgiving. It’s actually a great ‘around the house jumpsuit’. Would I wear it all the time? Nah. But she is going to and she LOVES it.
And here are all of our pieces in one place:
So there you go. Some I love, some they love, all from Urban Outfitters. If you want to know what to get your mid-20s sister, daughter, niece, or granddaughter these two will tell you that the ’90s trends at Urban are where it’s at. 🙂
*This post is sponsored by Urban Outfitters. Thanks for supporting the brands that support EHD.
**Photography by Veronica Crawford