Do you remember the velour craze of the early 2000s? If you do, you probably remember that the culprit behind the trend was Regina George’s uniform: the Juicy Couture velour tracksuit. I can clearly remember feeling like Cady in the scene were all the girls in her high school start cutting holes on their shirts to match Regina’s but instead of North Shore High School it was Unionville High School and instead of shirts with holes it was Juicy Couture tracksuits.
I am not exaggerating when I say that they were worn by at least 50% of the girls in my school, but for some reason, I was never interested. Now don’t get me wrong, I wanted to be like Regina just as much as the other girls, I even went as far as spending all my babysitting money on a mini colourful Louis Vuitton replica. But there was something about velour that I couldn’t quite stomach and somehow, surprisingly, I made it through high school and most of my young adult life, without ever even trying on a piece of clothing made out of the popular fabric. In fact, had you asked me a few months ago my opinion on said fabric I would have responded with a simple – ew. That was, of course, until I found this pencil skirt at Aritzia.
I’m not sure if it’s because the skirt was on sale, or because I’m nostalgic for simpler high school days or simply because I’ve always been more of a pencil skirt kind of girl, but, for whatever reason, I am absolutely smitten with this velour skirt! And deep down inside, I know Regina would approve 😉