I am a Buffy fanatic. There, end of post.
Just kidding, there's more. I'm a huge Buffy fan, so when I heard Hot Topic was going to make a Buffy clothing collection, I had to show my support with consumerism. I got 2 pieces, this awesome 'Willow sweater' from the Doppelgangland episode (season 3), and Buffy's iconic red leather jacket - soon to be worn. When I go shopping I will 100% buy something if it resembles what one of the characters wore on the show, so naturally I had to have the two most memorable pieces.
In the episode this sweater is from, geeky Willow meets her "alternate self" and she's wearing this sweater. This sweater acts as a motif for Willow's innocence compared to the wardrobe of her Doppelganger. When Willow wears it, she styles it like a parochial uniform, so when I wore it I wanted to give it a more elevated look. I wore a popover under it to keep it preppy, but I wore a formal skirt and heels, to give it that funky chic vibe. When you have something that feminine and fuzzy, wearing it with bold and dark items makes it pop and "ages" it a bit. I love this sweater because it represents a part of my childhood (and a coming of age/ coming to terms with yourself episode), but I don't want to look like a kid in it. I also love how Hot Topic gave this a modern spin with the woman symbol: girl power! An outfit should make you feel confident, and rocking this feminist sweater, that represents a feminist show, makes me feel pretty powerful.
The women of Buffy were and still are my role models. Buffy in particular was funny, beautiful, smart (when she applied herself), strong, independent, and so much more. First and foremost, she's a fighter, physically and emotionally, and I like to think I am one too. I fight for what I believe in and for those who can't fight for themselves. I will always try to protect those I love, but one of the biggest things I learned from Buffy was that even a hero can fall. Buffy doesn't always "win," I mean the girl died twice, so every time I fail at something, I just remember Buffy didn't win every fight either.
When you idolize a character, you want to be them, and their wardrobe is a great first step. Buffy also captured the '90s perfectly, and as a child of the '90s, I will always love that decade and everything that came with it.
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