Looking Swanky

Hilary Swank at 40

Hilary Swank turned 40 today and the ever cool American girl doesn’t look her years.  Looking back over her portrayals in some cult classics including Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don’t Cry, of which she won Oscars for, it’s clear to see that she is as much an acting chameleon as she is a fashion one.

From sweats and plaids to shearling and wrap coats.  Sports luxe and bold power dressing to military aviator and western Americana, each of her films tick all the right boxes whether you are emulating current season trends or looking ahead to the Autumn.

FILMS: The Next Karate Kid, Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby, The Black Dahlia, P.S. I Love You, Amelia, The Homesman

90s Marmite

Clueless, Friends and Saved by the Bell – all nostalgia for a kid growing up in the 90s.  Cher’s plaid skirt suits, Carrie’s mules, Rachel’s haircut – all iconic moments of a not so bygone era.

90s Fashion

Yes, love and fond memories, but did we expect to revisit it in the fashion world where let’s face it, trends such as skirt-over-trousers, bubble backpacks and bucket hats were questionable.  Thankfully some of these didn’t make a comeback but once the initial fear had subsided was a 90s revival really all that bad?!

This year has already seen some of its key trends dominate again on the catwalk and the high street.  Whether or not you deem looks such as scrunchies and tie dyes, dungarees and mom jeans, mules and sport flatforms as high contenders for Room 101, be open to the possibility that with a modern twist it could win your heart all over again.  The 90s is here to stay…for now!

Clockwise L-R: Label Lab hammered satin maxi slip dress £79, houseoffraser.co.uk; Miu Miu suede mules £420, net-a-porter.com; Black & white gingham boxy crop top £12, lavishalice.com; 90s pastel pink & white tie denim cut off shorts £28, rokit.co.uk; Current/Elliott The Shortall denim dungarees £335, mytheresa.com; Whistles Verity backpack £275, asos.com; women's 6-inch premium waterproof boot £160, timberland online.co.uk; Moto vintage wash mom jeans £40, topshop.com; Monochrome hair scrunchie £5, asks.com

Clockwise L-R: LABEL LAB hammered satin maxi slip dress £79, MIU MIU suede mules £420, LAVISH ALICE Black & white gingham boxy crop top £12, ROKIT 90s pastel pink & white tie denim cut off shorts £28, CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Shortall denim dungarees £335, WHISTLES Verity backpack £275, TIMBERLAND Women’s 6-inch premium waterproof boot £160, TOPSHOP Moto vintage wash mom jeans £40, ASOS Monochrome hair scrunchie £5

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