|Diane Von Furstenburg Jellies|
|Vivienne Westwood winged jellies|
|Givenchy rubber/Jelly take on the sandal|
|Majority of Photos are credited to Tumblr|
Jelly Sandals. I had a pair. In fact I had a new pair ever summer, from the age of 4 to 8. A wardrobe staple for a child of the early nineties, some might say. Yeah, along with white frilly socks and colourful leggings, they were my go to pieces, to stay on trend.
My favourite thing about my first pair, I remember distinctly they were a baby pink and on the bottom, underneath, they had some kind of fish or shell motif and when you would walk in the sand, it would leave the print.
From recent celebrity/fashion sightings, it would appear that the jelly sandal is making a come back. But I wasn't quite sure what to make of pictures of celebrities, such as Anne Hathaway, prancing around in this childhood classic.
As an (aspiring) adult woman, I like to think I have an open mind, especially when it comes to fashion trends. Ya I'll try shoulder pads. Sequin trousers ? Why not ! However, I am not sure I can bring myself to wear the Jelly Sandal. In the process of trying to convince myself, I did find some updated versions, see Givenchy and Vivienne Westwood. Maybe just a matte colour, no sparkles, no neon brights and perhaps even black would make them more grown up appropriate ? What if Karl Lagerfeld himself , delivered a pair of the Chanel, sleek, black jellies to my house, would I wear them ?? Or slam the door in disgust !
Then there is the conspiracy theory. What if all the fashion heads of the world, have gotten together, and decided each year, to bring back one fashion disaster of the past and pass it off as the must have trend of next season. Perhaps they're all laughing at us, mere sheep in brightly coloured rubber footwear !
My conclusion is that as much as I usually love fashion's rummaging through the historic fashion archives, to bring back those much loved pieces of the past, I think they have hit the bottom of the barrel. Reworked, restyled or renamed they will forever be of my childhood and remain there, along with the frilly socks.
That's all for now,
What are your thoughts ? Are you or will you rock some jelly footwear this summer ?
Love Dani xx