They say history will always repeat itself but really no one could of expected the high waisters to come back into fashion, after all the comfortable baggy jeans and the low cut skinnies…Why can’t I just buy a pair of tight low sitting jeans that make me feel thin and let me ignore my overhanging muffin top? Do we really need to go back to the unforgiving high waist shorts that make it impossible to sneak a smaller size and make you look like you have the world’s biggest vagina?… Apparently so
Well, rather than fight the hipsters, I decided to raise the stakes. You want to go vintage? I’ll give you vintage! I embraced the elephant shorts (I say elephant because when you hold them out they look like they would fit an elephant but then I end up needing the next size up) and wore them to my first trip to the London Aquatics Center, an absolutely stunning building built for the 2012 London Olympics. I combined them with a bright red shoulder padded top which I brought in Brick Lane. I felt that the shortness of the jumper really accentuated my waist and also added a vintage 80s vibe to the outfit. I loved the military style gold buttons and the triangle shape of this unique piece. What do you think of this look?
I guess all that is left to say now is…Mouaha! Take that hispters! 1-nil to Abi! ;P
High Waist Jean Shorts – BERSHKA
Red Padded Shoulder Jumper – ELEANORA SCALLAMUCI (Brick Lane Vintage shop)
Leather Metal Tip Shoes – STRADIVARIUS
Sunglasses – TRUSSARDI