basic instinct

Sometimes you need to look behind you to get an idea of where you're headed. That's especially true in fashion, where trends come and go and what's "current" is actually a reproduction of what was in style years ago. 

Take, for example, this knee-length jean skirt paired with a dark gray crop top. Separately, these pieces are quite basic — not too flashy or glamorous on their own. But when paired together, you get a total '90s throwback, and I am here for it. 

To modernize the look, I wore reflective aviators and block-heel sandals. For colder temps, I'd add tights, booties, and a moto jacket for an ensemble that can take you from season to season with ease. 

top: H&M // skirt: Gap (thrifted) // shoes: ShoeDazzle // sunglasses: Forever 21 

Mekita Rivas