Lately on the Barnard campus, which always surges with a healthy dose of girl power, a slew of students are confirming the long awaited revival of Spice Girl style. Ever since the disbandment of this most beloved British girl band, it seems that us lady folk have lost our appreciation for towering platforms. However, this Fashionista shows us not to be afraid of these dramatic kicks, and how to update the high fashion of 1997 for a spiced up fall 2012.
With show-stealing shoes such as these, a simple outfit is essential. In order not to make the shoes appear out of place, she has coupled it with two other borderline ‘90s pieces, both of which have made a comeback in recent seasons. High-waist, black skinny jeans are a must these days, appropriate to wear to class or on a Saturday date night. In order to make skinny jeans fresh, classic and mature, try a monochromatic ensemble. Sometimes neutral monochrome has connotations of dullness, so if this is your excuse for avoiding it, tie up your shirttails for some tasteful midriff bearing, a version of which we saw last week as well. I’d suggest keeping Posh Spice in mind to pull off this look—remember that less is definitely more.
The last nod to girl power is found at the tips of this Fashionista's swirling, Botticelli-esque curls. In a season dominated by ombré, bleached out ends, a little color is a welcomed change. If you already have ombré locks, try using a little pink, blue or purple dye (which you can buy at your local drugstore) just on the ends to change up your look. I embraced this hair color trend this summer, also using pink, and greatly enjoyed trying out new hairstyles in efforts to show off the punchy bits of feminine color.