You had the same thought I did about the undeniable go-to for hippies everywhere. As many trends do, they are subtle at first. Building notoriety. Once photographed in Vogue, the market seemed saturated with 90’s revival. Trend staples begging to be a distant fashion memory. Mom jeans, Patagonia jackets, and jelly sandals were on display. Despite the evidence that soon all would be apart of a trend for many seasons, I doubted the longevity.
Mae West‘s outlook on life was simple, “I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.” Unfortunately, this does not always apply to fashion. Definitely not Birkenstocks. I tried Birks in silver with midi skirts with cropped leather jackets like I had seen on blogs. I tried skinny jeans with wool trenches. I tried feminine rompers to balance what felt like Barney Rubble’s feet. I tried them with yoga pants, carrying my mat to class… success. Some trends are not for everyone and not intended for everywhere.