by Ida Hsiang
Remember how stylish we all were as kids without even trying? Slap bracelets and jelly shoes were all the rage! These days, we can still partake in these nostalgic trends with kiddie-inspired pieces that have gotten a grown-up makeover! From stirrup leggings, BFF necklaces and bedazzled items, we've gathered our favorite childhood trends and found super cute, super fun ways to wear them now that we're all older and a little chic-er! And just like when we were younger, the piggy bank is all you need to afford these nostalgic-with-a-modern-twist pieces! Click on the slideshow for our fave choices at $40 or less!
by Brooke Baker
Maxi dresses are the single easiest answer to the anxiety-inducing question 'What should I wear?' Effortlessly dressed up or down, they're super comfortable, conservative but pretty, and the only garment more versatile than a good maxi is a solid blue jean. This maxi will become quickly an staple in your closet - neutral colors, flattering shape and a subtle pattern. Tie-dye done well is lovely, bohemian, and delightfully nostalgic, bringing back the best of the Flower Children without all of the patchouli-masked body odor and acid flashbacks. Worn with Lennon-inspired shades, Frye college boots, and a jean jacket, you€™ll look like the cream of the Deadhead crop.The beautiful thing about maxis is their chameleon-like shape shifting. Although going retro is an eternally fun option, this dress can be fancied up with heels, down with gladiator sandals, over a bathing suit, under a boyfriend-cut blazer or a cropped Angela Chase sweater. Once you put it on, you will wear it into the ground. Much like your beloved blue jeans.Where to Buy - ShopBop.comPrice - $128Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Soft Joie Emilia Tie Dye Maxi Dress to the Hive.