Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’. Photographers, artists, poets: show us FAD.
A child born in the eighties
Growing up in the nineties
Times were crazy and hazy
I never went to many parties.
Now, I’m well into my thirties,
I can’t help but take a look back
My mind had fewer worries
My garb mostly black.
My favorite thing to wear?
A pair of black laced boots,
A tye dye shirt
With baggy black pants.
The first day I wore my outfit,
I walked into the school
Rewarded with looks that scream you’re a misfit
Oh, dear. Have I broken the golden rule?
I find myself, even now,
When I buy a pair of jeans
Checking the ankle cuff,
Avoiding the skinny jean scene.
And just because I adore the New Sensation prompt…. I can’t resist. Enjoy.