Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hey, garcon! More salt and pepper at table six, please.


For awhile now I have been obsessed with all things Salt n' Pepa. I think their style was fresh and fun and thanks to them I am now obsessed with gold hoops and tight cropped shirts. However, its not really within my personality to bear my stomach, so lately I've just been watching old Salt n' Pepa videos with the intention of living vicariously through them. I do like that the cropped shirt style has made a comeback, but I've noticed that they are looser than Salt n' Pepa's uber tight ones. In any case, I'm not one to bare my midriff. I wouldn't say I'm a conservative dresser, but that's one area that I have never felt compelled to reveal. So when I do buy a couple cropped shirts, I'll wear it with a very high waisted pants. Urkel style! Ha!

Anyway, here are some of my fave pics of Salt n Pepa



 Aren't those over-sized gold hoops great? I love gold hoops and I do have large ones but I have thinner, wide ones, as opposed to thick, big hoops. However, Salt rocks the thick ones here!





Salt, Spinderella and Pepa look great in this colour because orange is a great colour for rich complexions... Actually its a great colour for every complexion! ...Unless you're a redhead, in which case, this colour could clash quite badly...




 Okay, okay.. one style I will admit should stay in the 90's is the plaid beret. And pants-skirts. That I will admit. Not a fan of either. In fact, I think the only person that ever could wear them simultaneously and pull it off is Salt. She was my fave member as well. She was fierce!



I can't think of a better colour than black. Wait, hang on a second. *Ponders*. Nah, there's nothing better. Black will always be the new black.

 Well, that's it. Salt n' Pepa is one of my fave fashion inspirations, just for the irreverence and wackiness of it all. (Gotta love the 90's.) When I do incorporate ideas from their style, of course its never the whole look but just elements like hoops or cropped shirts. Who are some of your fashion inspirations and what are some of the elements you draw from them?
I'm really excited to know. I already know someone is gonna say Anna del Russo or Rihanna or Alexa Chung. I feel it in my bones! :)

10 comments:

  1. Haha. This is so much fun. I really do love the 90s. The style influences me everyday. However, I totally agree that plaid berets and pants-skirts MUST NEVER COME BACK!

    I do love that era, though.

    My fashion inspirations are Brandy from the 90s and the Saved By The Bell cast. Haha! Not what you were expecting, huh?! I can admire Rihanna or Alexa Chung from afar, but I have always been inspired by the 90s stars. Even Topanga from Boy Meets World. These stars seemed more real!


    ~Zabrinah

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  2. I just love orange color. I can remember when my grandmother use to tell me how great I look in orange. I do like some of the bright clothing from the 90s. I like Felicia Rashad's style of clothing from the Cosby Show.

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  3. Love their sense of style-- it's so spirited and natural.

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  4. they're definitely a major source of fashion inspiration.

    by the way, i'm giving away a beautiful dress! it's nearly closing, so here's a quick link: GIVEAWAY

    Fashion Geek's Closet

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  5. love it, so perfect

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  6. i love chunky jewelry. its so fun to look back at the artists we liked when we were younger and how they dressed.

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  7. happy new year!
    the best of wishes from COSMICaroline to you!
    keep up the wonderful work in the new year!

    -COSMICaroline
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  8. i love the salt n pepper style - i need to try a cropped top but i might be like you and wear it with some high-waisted trousers!

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