Daily Prompt: New Sensation
Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.
Bellbottoms, peasant blouses, flip flops and wild (let it be) hair. Mine were the years of political/corporate rebellion, folk singers with guitars, voices blazing trails of better worlds to be. I believed we had the answers. Who knew life and change would prove as immovable to conversion, as stubborn to alter, as every one of us ourselves. A force in unity – we were Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, The Beatles, Woodstock. We gathered in storm size crowds around the country – commune large and small – there was a steadfast gravitational pull that kept us together. Kept us strong.
A catalyst for change, we believed in our power. Baby Boomers were (and remain) a statement, more of ideology than of fashion, but many a retro shop and high end store carries a brand of look from the 60’s and 70’s. The peace sign. It is worn around our necks, on the backs of our sweatshirts, on bandanas and yoga pants. We have them on pocketbooks, totes, and tee shirts. Our kids say peace out. Tie-dyed clothing is ubiquitous. Bell bottom pants come and go. Platform shoes. Curly hair.
This generation is a proud one. We have changed the course of history with our numbers and our thoughts. Our rebellion. Our poetry. Our musicians. Our artists. Our scientists. Every group of people forged the world forward but mine forged the world inward as well. We were introspective (sometimes overly so), we were educated (mostly because our parents worked hard enough to send us to college) and we reconfigured the way we perceived the world before us.
The awesome outfits were just the fun part!