The expression “what goes around comes around” may be intended to describe karma but it also works perfectly to explain the cycle of style. Trends and styles that were formerly considered daring and modern become ugly and old, just to be reborn and re-worn decades later. And that cycle seems to be turning faster than ever. Less than 20 decades later, fashion that has been considered cool in the ’90s is cool once more. Whether it’s on the catwalk, on the road or in the stores, ’90s trends are emerging everywhere. Thus, embrace those crop shirts, chokers and Doc Martens, and we’ll show you the modern way to rock them. This is our guide to ’90s fashion and how to wear it now.
Looking back on the outfits of the ’90s, it’s simple to find the iconic items that made the decade what it was. From flared jeans and overalls to Doc Martens and scrunchies, there were many must-have style items for the moment. These days, many of these beloved ’90s bits are on-trend once again. Add them to a wardrobe, and you will immediately add a rebellious ’90s opinion to your normal style.
Long before skinny jeans were everyone’s go-to denim fashion, flared and wide-leg designs reigned supreme. Thanks to some taste for oversize and loose silhouettes, these pants were exceptionally favoured through the ’90s. Their casual aesthetic created them perfect for daywear, but these must-have pants were on show at nighttime with harvest tops. To stone flared jeans today, look at selecting a cropped style to provide this appearance a contemporary update.
Much like the clothes, the sneakers of those ’90s fell to precisely the exact same trend categories. The grunge movement generated an army of women and men alike wearing heavy handed, combat boots. They have been rough, gritty and paired with everything from slip dresses and florals into flannel shirts and frayed jeans. The minimalist trend also had its basic shoe in the way of Birkenstocks. Simplistic and comfortable, Birkenstocks came in many different styles and colours but had that uniform feel. Platforms were popularised from the pop music arena, in particular, the Spice Girls. Converse’s Chuck Taylors, Manolo Blahnik’s Mary Jane style shoes, and classic pool slides were on high rotation.
’90s hairstyles have been anything but dull. Youthful and lively, hair from the ’90s gave birth to several iconic styles. “The Rachel” was the hottest haircut of this decade with women everywhere taking photos of Jennifer Aniston’s Friends personality to their own salons. Choppy layered and framing the face, “The Rachel” epitomises ’90s hair. For those who did not do the chop from the ’90s, up-dos were standard. The half-up-half-down look was simplistic and modern while the schoolgirl seem gave us pigtails which morphed to two miniature buns. Adding more pleasure to ’90s hairstyles was an array of hair accessories. Scrunchies, butterfly clips, bandanas and coloured hair stripes were worn with pride. And how can we ever forget about crimping?
90s Fashion Trend
To wear the ’90s fashion trend in 2017, you need to rework styles so they are relevant in the modern culture. Rather than copying looks precisely as they were in the ’90s, recreate them in a contemporary and updated way. The trick is to catch that “too cool to care” attitude of the ’90s while looking fresh and on-trend. To accomplish this, blend classic ’90s pieces such as crop tops or chokers in your everyday wardrobe with skinny jeans and lace boots. Alternately, set your favourite new apparel with a ’90s half-up hairstyle or add layers by sporting a t-shirt underneath. Either way, have fun with your personality and adopt the carefree, youthful feel of the ’90s.