There was a sudden urge to grow up for me, or at least, to be the cool high school girl. And in order to know how to do this, I turned to the closest thing I had that seemed like an adequate guide into teaching me how to handle lesbian teachers, shoplifting friends, parties with alcohol, and at the same time-- remaining ~cool~.
During my search for eternal high school coolness, I was going through an odd, yet totally not regrettable, 80's phase. I listened to Cars by Gary Numan for hours on end, I watched and watched and rewatched The Goonies until I was greeting my friends with, "HEEY YOU GUUUYYSSS," and I was collecting style ideas from icons like Cyndi Lauper, Molly Ringwald, and the totally cool babes from Degrassi (80's of course)
Here is a post made in honor of my two favorite style babes of Degrassi: Caitlin and Spike.
|Obviously Caitlin didn't really care what "flattered" her when it came to wardrobe, she always wore pretty loose-fitting clothing that was sometimes masculine.|
|The Caitlin Ryan signature headband. There are so many failed attempts in my past of trying to do this look. Only Caitlin can do it </3|
|So new wave. The think I loved the most about Caitlin was that she didn't really "fit" into a certain clique in Degrassi. She flowed through different crowds and ultimately did her own thing and was still very likeable.|
|Another masculine look on Caitlin. But she is still totally hot.|
|This one reminds me of a pirate version of Minnie Mouse. So rad.|
|That hair. That brooch. That penetrating gaze.|
|Caitlin's outfit here reminds me of a really toned down version of Nancy Spungen. Shout out to Joey's fashion sense too.|
|Spike at it again with her vest/tee combo. Shoutout to Liz and her skinhead rebelliousness.|
|I never though spandex biker shorts and acid washed denim could look so good together.|
|I forgot to mention, I was VERY close to cutting/doing my hair to a similar style. Very close.|
|Let's just take a gander at Spike in her natural, cool state rocking a Smiths T shirt before 500 Days Of Summer.|