Is it outlandish to be coveting something I once utterly despised? Something I hastily trashed upon its discovery some years ago? I remember gasping in mock horror when I uncovered them. I was completely mortified that these pieces from my Spice Girls loving days still lurked about unused in my childhood drawers. It felt like I stumbled upon the most loathsome of spiders and I needed to dispose of it immediately. I remember clutching my once beloved faux tattoo chokers between sheets of toilet paper, terrified that the stretchy black plastic would brush against my skin and tarnish it with cheapness. Worst still was the shame that soon followed. Shame that I still possessed such atrocious nineties monstrosities.
And yet here we are lovers, a few years on and for some inexplicable reason I can not seem to cease my lust for these once fashion faux pas. Maybe it’s because I’ve encountered numerous style mavens out on the streets adorned in the plastic things. Seeing them out on edgy trendsetters that also posses real attitude has me viewing these in a shiny new perspective. Girls styling them with a thick cat eye and bold blood red lip has modernised them and vamped up their cool factor yet again. And though you’ll never again see me pairing them with a spaghetti strap tank and sky high ponytail, *shudders* I can envision these with a fierce denim jacket, a strappy watch and a minimalist gold bracelet.
Simple is the key to making these work.