If ever a month had a theme song, it's September! I love the 1978 Earth, Wind and Fire hit "September" as much today as the first time I heard it when I was a teenager. Truth be told, I think I won a couple of disco dance contests to this tune—going home with a $100 bill tucked into the back pocket of my bell bottoms.
I hardly find it much of a surprise when fashion takes a trip down memory lane. What comes around, goes around. Fashion has always found comfort in ideas of the past as it redefines the future.
The '70s parade, with its full-blown flared legs that flaunted up and down fashion's catwalks, looked more than familiar, as did the many velvet blazers for her and for him—taking me back to a time when fashion was defined by no boundaries. Full disclosure: My black velvet blazer was my pride and joy and only kept in the closet when I opted for an oversized tweed. Annie Hall had a profound effect on my personal style, and loose, knotted neckwear and banded collared shirts were a prerequisite! I was a quick adopter of the latest trends. Can you imagine how many guys in my high school had velvet blazers? Don't bother counting—zero would be the correct answer. And, I can't even begin to start a conversation about wearing clogs. (I'd be telling too much.)
Spring may be credited as the season of rebirth, but I've always found Fall to be more fertile with new fashion ideas that move style forward. Some say, "If you wore a trend the first time around, you shouldn't wear it again." I adamantly disagree! It's not about reliving the past; it's about appreciating the past. Being current is being relevant—and keeps you in step with the here and now. Dare I say, I have one rule: Wear what you love, love what you wear.
I love September!