Babysitters' Club Fashion Inspiration
This retro style might be a little too recent, but I thought I'd take inspiration from some of my childhood reading. For the uninitiated, The Babysitters' Club was a trashy series of books about a gang of teenage girls who decide to form a babysitters' club. The books were very '80s, and lots of fun. The most quintessential BSC character was Claudia Lynn Kishi, notorious for hiding junk food around her bedroom and for being a seriously kooky dresser. Leggings, waistcoats, baggy patterned shirts and parrot earrings, nothing was too OTT for Claudia. If you thought being seriously kooky was an oxymoron, check after the jump for a picture... but be warned, its only for the brave!
Claudia would no doubt approve of this Celia Birtwell tunic from Topshop (£45), paired with some eye-poppingly '80s leggings, also from Topshop (£15). I can't imagine Claudia faffing about in high heels, so these black 'Atoll' pumps with embroidery detail from Faith (£35) would definitely fit the bill. Just to make sure the outfit isn't too matchy matchy (!) add Ollie + Nic's Agnes Tote (£125) in purple, and for the kooky finishing touch add Dorothy Perkins' fan and mirror earrings (£4) and a side ponytail.