Thursday, 12 April 2018

Unlikely Style Icon: 90s Nickelodeon - Chuckie Finster from Rugrats

Scottish blogger Helen from Wardrobe Conversations takes style inspiration from Rugrats
Colourful style inspired by Chuckie from Rugrats featuring vintage glasses and retro Sugar & Vice
Scottish street style inspired by 90s cartoon character Chuckie from Rugrats
Red haired costume inspiration - Chuckie Finster from Rugrats
Colourful Play Purse beaded bag matched with bright Topshop boots

It's 90s Nickelodeon week! Kimberley's already shared her awesome Clarissa Explains It All look (with all the layers and double denim that entails) and now it's my turn. I decided to add another Chuckie to my Unlikely Style Icon repertoire (you can see my Chucky from Child's Play look here), this time I went for the fabulous Chuckie Finster from Rugrats. They do both have a similar look, going for bright colours and sporting some fabulous ginger hair - that's definitely a style I can get on board with!

I didn't actually have Nickelodeon growing up (we were a 4 channel household, well until 1997 when they introduced channel 5) but I do remember watching Rugrats. I'm not sure which channel it was on but I remember really enjoying it. Of course, Chuckie was my favourite character and it wasn't just because of his sweet style - I also related to his tendency to worry about things and be a complete scaredy cat. Both are traits I possessed as a child and still kinda do: I'm constantly running through worst case scenarios in my head and am always sprinting back to my flat to make sure I locked the door, even though the door locks when it closes! I'm sure I worried about different things when I was a kid but you get the idea.

Red haired scottish blogger dresses as Chuckie Finster from Rugrats with vintage glasses and Sugar & Vice planet necklace
Colourful street style infront of an orange wall

For my Chuckie look I went for a whole paint box of colours, and even tried some shades I don't normally wear. Hello blue and jade! The jeggings are one of the first things I've bought from M&S that isn't underwear. I never think to visit the ladies department but I've been seeing people share a lot of great items online so I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised - they have a lot of great stuff in there, in a whole array of rainbow colours! I will definitely be going back.

For the rest of the outfit I mostly stuck to my usual colours with lots of splashes of orangey red. I opted for these red boots, rather than Chuckie's un-tied sneakers look, (they're more fashun after all) and added this awesome space necklace instead of the planet motif on the jumper (though I was tempted to DIY it in glitter fabric). I bought this necklace as a gift for my sister years ago (see her weaing it in her guest post). Sugar & Vice have changed the look of the design since then and while I love the new version, I'm glad I managed to bag the original - not least because it looks ace on top of this jumper/shirt combo. I added my new Play Purse bag, mostly because I just wanted to wear it. It's super small and completely impractical but I do love it so! It's not exactly a Chuckie accessory but it totally reminds me of the time when I was watching Rugrats. These beaded purses may have originated earlier but they definitely had a come back in the 90s. The final finishing touches were these thick vintage glasses and a few drawn on freckles. Overall, I think it's a pretty good look for me.

Putting this look and post together has been a lovely trip down memory lane. I spent a rather enjoyable evening watching early Rugrats episodes and it was way more fun than I thought it would be. I was really surprised by how much I remembered from the episodes and the theme song just transported me right back to the days when I would get up early at the weekends so I could watch cartoons. Those were the days!

Jumper | H&M
Shirt | H&M
Jeans | M&S
Boots | Topshop
Necklace | Sugar & Vice
Bag | Play Purse
Glasses | Vintage

90s Nickelodeon inspired outfit

So there you have it, another Chuckie look in the bag. Are there anymore Chuckie/Chuckys out there that I should add to my Unlikely Style Icon list?

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