Based on the popularity of my first post of this kind, I am definitely fueled up to do more! Thanks for the positive responses.
Today is a special "would Heidi Klum still wear it" edition. Ha. The current host of Project Runway known for her impeccable (if a bit show-offy) style--she loves showing off her legs, that's for sure--once upon a time was the ultimate catalog model, including for J. Crew.
I have an issue of the J. Crew catalog from Summer 1998 and she is all over the catalog wearing some very plain, boring, and muted pieces. YAWN! I remember this catalog from when it was actually issued (not just because I looked at it this morning) and even had some of the pieces from it (which I am choosing to show off at another post, when I have a bit more time on my side)...but back then I just remember thinking, "hey, I just got out of college, I have no money, these pieces can be mixed and matched PERFECTLY for the most awesome capsule wardrobe ever." LOL. Oh, well. At least I picked pieces that were cotton and linen instead of polyester, right? :)
BTW, before we start, take a look at Heidi Klum in 2008 (ten years post this catalog), looking every inch of her fierce, fierce, fierce. Das ist sehr gut, Heidi! ;)
IN GERMAN, everyone now: "Das ist sehr langweilig, Heidi."
Umm, before I go to far...I did have an outfit almost identical to this. It was a definite style of the period, so if you were just a babe (or youngin') in 1998, J. Crew was putting out pieces that people wore, senior home look or not. It is just hard to marry the company that created this look to the one you see on Ms. Klum above.
I do not currently own the pieces that I owned that resembled this outfit. They were given to Goodwill, years ago. I really hope that the person who bought the pieces split the items up and made the outfits a teeny bit more edgy than the "wholesome" look you see above. Heck, even a nice graphic tee would help dress those pants up.
(And since Mr. Dina has only recently started wearing shirts that actually touch his torso, I have to give men everywhere a pass...many years of style passed with men wearing shirts far too large for them.)
Now I know Ms. Klum isn't coming anywhere near this blog, so I ask you instead..."if it came back today, would you wear any of these looks?"