Acid Wash - Yay or Nay?

Dress: Rung; Vest: Thrifted; Boots: Steve Madden; Leggings: F21

As a child of the 80s and 90s, I grew up absorbing fashion inspiration from shows like Saved By The Bell, The Fresh Prince, and Punky Brewster.
Denim was the yardstick for cool; wearing the "right" brand of jeans (Z. Cavaricci or Guess) could mean the difference between feeling confident that you fit in, or hoping a proper tight-roll at the ankle would distract folks from the missing triangle on the back jean pocket. The undisputed textile of the cool crowd was acid washed denim. Created from a combination of bleach and pumice stones, punk rockers, pop princesses, and hip-hoppers alike all donned stone-washed jeans.

I felt just a little bit more rad when I wore my acid-washed jeans, but moved on when destroyed, whiskered, and faded jeans were in vogue. As is typically the case in fashion, though, acid washed denim has come back into style. (A quick search of Forever 21's inventory will attest to its popularity among the newer generation.) Looking at acid washed denim again, I can definitely recall its appeal, and despite (or perhaps because of) the 80s nod, it still looks. . .fresh. Check it out:
acid wash denim vest

So, how do you feel about acid washed denim - yay or nay? My answer is a resounding "yay," but maybe that's because of my lingering crush on A. C. Slater and his dad jeans.


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