I have owned this sweater before. Until now, I have been largely immune to the appeal of the so-called 90s trend, because most of the trends coming back remind me a lot more of the early 2000s, when I was a young teenager; I have all kinds of embarrassing photographic evidence of how I dressed in that era, which serves as a constant reminder of why I never want to repeat any of those trends. But this sweater… this sweater is different. The thing is, when I picked it out, I didn’t recognise it for what it was; in fact, I had entirely forgotten the ribbed sweater I found on the sale rack at Dynamite in West Edmonton Mall, where we went on a family vacation just before I started tenth grade. It was $10 and pink, which were virtually my only two criteria for determining if something was worth buying when I was not-quite-fifteen. I loved it so much that I incorporated it into my fifteenth birthday party outfit. Like most of my clothes from the early 2000s, I fell out of love with it by the end of the school year and it found its way into the donation bin at church. I haven’t given it a single thought since – at least, not until I unpacked this Majorelle sweater and slipped it on. My reflection in the mirror looked like it had taken a trip back in time. I immediately remembered how comfortable my old sweater was, and how well it paired with jeans. Before this sweater made its way into my wardrobe, I had my old standby cream sweater packed in my suitcase for Europe, but it was swiftly replaced this one which is, at once, a new and old favourite. I have to admit, I’ve now taken a look back through my old photos from high school to see if there are any other 90s trends I might want to try – the answer, however, was a resounding no!
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