A whole new age of 'dress normal' and fun ways of recycling ancient wardrobe items. I may have mentioned it before but it still holds - for me, September is the time of rebirth when it comes to wardrobe. It's more than the 'new season' state of mind you get when you start shopping for autumn/winter and can't wait to share your haul with the world. Just as important is the urge to find new ways to wear your old items while trying to adjust to an often unpredictable weather. I find myself more focused, actually wanting to work harder at it than in the lazy days of summer, receiving and giving more inspiration. And the result? A crazy mix of sharp and totally boho looks, working with the latest fashion and some of the oldest items I can find. (And find good old stuff I did this last summer while helping Mum clear out a wardrobe bulging with all sorts of crap.) And now, there's this thing of dressing normal. I must say I was near horrified to see late Eigthies and early Nineties stuff coming back with a vengeance and a hype it did not deserve. Why, for one, '#DressNormal' as the latest craze could be a blogger's nightmare with its more-than-limited room for individuality. Secondly, I was there in the flesh, and I can tell you it wasn't that much fun. OK, I did enjoy grunge with the boots, mini skirts, round mirrored shades and the check shirts, but the original Mom jeans worn with oversized colourful sweatshirts and the also oversized denim jackets still give me the creeps. But then, dressing normal was just so normal, not a trend. And ever since then, let's admit, we have lived in comfy jeans, vests and sweatshirts, if only at home. So, the current 'dress normal' thing is nothing but the next challenge you have to meet, there's nothing for it, never say never, blah, blah, blah. So, get to work. Dig out the iconic stuff, Docs, Converse, other classic sneakers, try on old jeans if you have any, then proceed by stealing check shirts, white and grey marl branded tees and bomber jackets from the family attic. When you shop, pick the best current pieces to carry you right into the heart of the matter, like my River Island's Ashley slim boyfriend jeans and that snug New Look check shirt. Don't worry, they are so much more flattering than they used to be that it would be plain stupid to pass them up.