Throwback fashion is a fickle thing. In the case of Clueless's '90s-inspired resurgence, we welcomed plaid minis, knee-high socks, and Alaïa references with open arms. While, with other nuanced trends (like jellies, Lisa Frank imagery, and Hammer pants), you've got to be a little more selective on real-life styling execution. So, when we started to notice a certain iconic Disney character popping up on street stylers in New York, Milan, and Paris during Fashion Month, we had to wonder — was Mickey Mouse the "new" must-have print or could this merely be chalked up to a nostalgic coincidence? In our opinion (and as these chic snaps prove), it's definitely the former.
For us, those recognizable mouse ears have largely signified childhood trips to Disneyland and Saturday morning cartoon-watching sessions. But now, it's actually conceivable to think that Mickey might not just be for the younger set. Tucked into a soft red leather pencil skirt, and accented with a crystal-encrusted statement necklace, we'd say that souvenir t-shirt you got so many years ago looks pretty darn cool now. If you're not much of a formfitting skirt wearer, go the opposite route with slouchy boyfriend jeans, borrowed-from-the-boys loafers, and an even slouchier beanie. This undone, ultrarelaxed look will offset the built-in cheekiness of Mickey Mouse without taking away its youthful appeal. The bottom line: don't call it a comeback — this mouse has been around since 1928. Instead, we're touting this particular mouse-branded resurgence as a vintage-inspired one. Just dig a little deeper in your clothing archives, and we're sure you'll be able to evoke the same kind of retro cartoon chic with the right au courant complements.