A true fashionista knows better than to just throw out clothes that are no longer in season. After all, history has proven that certain styles come back with a vengeance. Those that sprung in the ‘90s are no exception. Sure, the decade may not be notable for being fashionable—quite the opposite, actually, as there are enough choices that we would rather not be caught dead in. And yet, celebrities and tastemakers alike are referring to them for a wardrobe refresh. It might have something to do with time and some hindsight, but some of them look even better and timelier than they did in the 1990s.
Colorful, whimsical glasses
Sunglasses or otherwise, you end up more fashionable when you have specs that show a little more character. This year is not afraid of colors. Want to balance out the sun’s rays with your blue lenses? No problem. How about making the party funkier with orange ones? We’re all for it. Shades and hues aren’t the only consideration because shapes pretty much affect how vogue you look. While hearts and stars may be too much, the round frames that are once considered nerdy are the new trendy.
People are usually divided on the logo. Some are not too eager to flaunt the label, others don’t see the point of wearing designer clothing if they cannot show it off. Fortunately for the latter half, logomania is back. You don’t have to adorn your whole body with logos, a single piece printed completely with it is fine. If you want to take it further, though, approach with some caution; it does not take a lot to go overboard.
The scrunchies are mostly associated with the ‘80s and the ‘90s, but there’s good news for those who want to keep their hair neatly tied—the practical accessories are officially back! If you have a hard time putting your strands in place, this is, of course, a welcome trend that doubles as a stylish throw.
It’s fascinating how fashion can turn the once unanimously considered ugly clothing into something on point. Exhibit A: dad sneakers. In the world of sporty shoes, chunky, loud and colorful are now the way to go. This was hard to imagine just a few decades ago as they were relegated to sneakers only dads and unfashionable tourists would wear. And yet, our favorite fashion icons are donning them on, especially in the midst of the industry’s obsession with athleisure. Another chunky option worth checking out? Some platform sneakers.
The classic blue denim jeans may have not gone out of style, but the same cannot be said for its sister, the denim jacket. In fact, before 2018, they were pretty much considered outdated, and people react negatively to going all denim. Yet, they’re back in rotation and it’s hard to imagine why they were stashed for a while; denim jackets are as versatile as other denim pieces and can be used in most times of the year. Our advice? Take. Them. Out. Bonus points for you if you have them with patches.
Previously, we’ve thought of fanny packs as unfortunate bags that will forever be the designated laughing stock of the bunch. It seems that people caught on their practicality though, opting for accessories that will leave your hands and shoulders free and unoccupied. Style bloggers aren’t shy in wearing them, and so do celebs. That’s enough reason for you not to turn on them.
The flannel shirt has stayed under the radar in the past years, but back in the ‘90s and early 2000s, people were gaga over them and it was not questionable to put one around the waist. They’re back once again, and the shirts aren’t confined as statement wraps; they work just as fine when layered or when functioning just like a regular shirt.