accessorize like a romcom heroine with 90s kate spade
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Last night I rewatched 13 Going on 30—well, I actually wanted to watch Uptown Girls but it wasn’t on HBO. But I was in the mood for a 90s/00s romcom. I love Jennifer Garner in that movie, and texted Ethaney about old romcom girl faces vs. modern actress faces. It’s a flavor of beauty that is winsome. Expressive teethy smiles, not smizes. A skip in her step. More preoccupied with having fun than looking cool or hot. (Emily in Paris wants to be this but could never lol). I find it really charming and comforting to watch.
And of course, there is the fashion. The romcom heroine always has an inexplicable fantastic closet. Her personal style is flouncy, bubbly, and flirty. Blush pink knit cami and cardigan sets. Slip dresses with strappy sandals. Blooming floral prints and pepperoni size polka dots. Bubblegum pink converse. Low rise jeans and a fitted tee. It’s easy to fall in love with romcom fashion.
My favorite way to subtly style myself like a romcom heroine is through accessories. After a deep dive on secondhand Y2K bags and shoes, I recommend 90s Kate Spade for the best overall selection and availability of styles online. I think her vintage pieces are poised for a comeback.
I ventured into the cavernous depths of resaletopia and came back with my picks for eight whimsical little kitten heels and eight darling striped bags that will have you losing a guy in 10 days this summer.