Once you’ve seen a fashion cycle go full circle, you feel old. As a teenager, things I wear now – tapered jeans, high waists – were beyond uncool. Shoulderpads are like that too, though the scorn of my youth for shoulder-centric styles has taken a bit longer to overcome. Lately two thrift finds have encouraged me to bite the fashion bullet and chew on some shoulderpads.
This Jeremy Scott angora sweater must have been seeded in the racks at Value Village for the sole purpose of turning me on to shoulders. It fits perfectly, is lovely, soft and warm, and though there is major shoulder emphasis happening, there are no shoulder pads.
By the way, check out my new filing cabinet. The excitement I feel for this cabinet is kind of ridiculous, but just having it makes me feel so legit. I get silly little thrills every time I have to file something.
This second find is a cropped-sleeve, boxy cut blazer with some serious shoulder pads. I was skeptical on the hanger but the quality of the wool and the smallness of it encouraged me to try it on – and though I have never owned anything like it before, it just seemed to work perfectly.
Fashion friends, have you succumbed to the return of shoulders? Are there any other trends you’ve tried that your younger self would find shocking?