Lately, it seems trends of summer have taken a trip down memory lane with all things reminiscent of Cher Horowitz and the Spice Girls taking the sartorial world by storm. As a ’90s kid, it’s no surprise that I’m loving absolutely every moment of it! From high-waisted mom jeans, leather mules and plaid everything, it’s almost as if I want to curl up on my couch, watch a few episodes of Clarissa Explains It All and call it a day (I wish). Whether you’re a full-on ’90s enthusiast or simply a fan of black cherry lipstick, there’s an endless amount of subtle ways to emulate your favorite style muses of years’ past (Kate Moss circa 1995, anyone?) in the form of quirky accessories. Case in point: the jelly sandal.
When it comes to this famed ’90s staple, it seems there are a lot of mixed feelings. As many of us rocked these sandals during our days on the playground, there’s worry that sporting a pair of jellies will somehow cause us to resemble our five-year-old selves. However, this Fashionista proves that when paired with minimal separates, looking childish will be the last thing on your mind! Whether it’s a glittery blue or a pastel hue that fulfills your heart’s desire, take a few styling cues from this Fashionista and embrace the ’90s by incorporating a pair of jellies into your wardrobe. While styling a pair may seem like an impossible task (what does one pair glitter with exactly?), keeping the rest of your ensemble monochromatic, as this Fashionista demonstrates, is the key to mastering the art of the jelly sandal. Even though you might find a pair of jellies in nearly every store you enter, you should select a pair that you can see yourself getting lots of mileage out of. These are a great option, but if you’re feeling more adventurous these would work as well. If paying homage to ’90s kids everywhere is your goal, opt for this classic pair for a quirky addition to your shoe rack.
How To: Tired of your summer uniform? Spice up your daily outfit choices with the addition of a pair of jelly sandals! When paired with a mini dress in a neutral hue, reviving your summer ensembles will be as simple as the shoes upon your feet (literally)!