NI Life & Style Party like it’s 1999/89

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Ni Life & Style -

I’m not go­ing to use the “B” word, as un­less you’ve been liv­ing un­der a rock on planet Mars, you’ll know what I’m talk­ing about. If you’re still not sure, I’ll give you a clue: It rhymes with exit.

The fact is we have no idea what is go­ing to hap­pen in the fu­ture. but one thing we can al­ways rely on is the past. The good old days (whether they were or they weren’t, that’s how we like to re­mem­ber them) bring us so­lace and com­fort in an un­com­fort­able world. Two decades which keep crop­ping up are the 80s and 90s. rarely a fash­ion sea­son goes by without ei­ther or both be­ing ref­er­enced in some shape or form.

This sea­son they dom­i­nated the ma­jor­ity of the cat­walks. And just like the eras them­selves – there was noth­ing sub­tle about it. Wham! – big shoul­ders, puff skirts and slouchy boots – the 1980s. Mad fer it – bucket hats, bum bags and cy­cle shorts – the 1990s.

As some­one who was born in the for­mer and grew up in the lat­ter I, for one, am de­lighted and tend to em­brace these trends as much as pos­si­ble.

While we are wait­ing round for Theresa and Co to make their minds up, we May as well party like it’s 1999 (or 1989) and en­joy the good times while we still can.

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