Recent paparazzi photos are starting to look more and more like throwback pics of the best fashion trends of the 90s. These days, many 90s classics are becoming staples in the modern woman’s wardrobe. From high-rise, straight-leg denim to oversized outwear, it seems that this resurgence of 90s fashion trends has serious staying power. Here’s how fashion’s it-girls are styling the hottest 90s fashion trends this summer!
1. Colorful Windbreakers
For those summer days when all you need is a light jacket (cue the Miss Congeniality jokes), try a brightly colored windbreaker. Pair your statement outerwear with a basic white tee and denim shorts for a classic 90s look.
2. Tiny Sunglasses
These pint-sized sunnies have been favorite among supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid for the past few summers. This season leave your miniature cat eyeglasses at home and opt for an ovular or rectangular shape for a true 90s take on the trend.
You know those jean shorts your mom wears in all her photos from the 90s? They’re back! The relaxed fit and longer inseam make them one of the most comfortable fashion trends of the summer. Plus, they look stellar paired with other updated 90s staples like this tube top combo à la Kendall Jenner.
4. Tie Dye Tees
While tie-dye draws roots from the hippies of the ’60s and ’70s, the colorful print hit the mainstream again during the 90s. Now it’s one of fashion’s most popular prints, brightening the runways of top designers like Off White and Prabal Gurung. Try pairing an oversized tie dye tee with chic accessories like Gigi’s pearl strands for a trend setting look.
5. Crop Tops
I’ll be the first to admit that no one can pull off a crop top quite like Emily Ratajkowski and her chiseled abs. Her white on white monochrome look feels chic and beach-ready thanks to her tortoiseshell accessories. This summer, take a page from her style book and create a monochrome look with crop tops and skirts of the same hue.
6. Printed Bucket Hats
TBH I haven’t stopped thinking about Rihanna’s H2T snakeskin look since she wore it last fall! This runway season Dior’s leopard printed bucket hats proved that animal print accessories are here to stay. Try yours with a simple white tee for an easy introduction to the look or go bold like RiRi.
7. Denim on Denim
You can’t get more 90s than Kaia Gerber’s cropped denim jacket and jean shorts ‘fit! The matching mid-wash pieces keep the look effortlessly cool when paired with a cut off white tank. Opt for coordinating shades of vintage denim on denim to recreate her model off duty look.
8. Cargo Pants
If your mom wore jorts in the 90s, your dad certainly wore cargo pants! Sofia’s fitted tee balances out the oversized fit of the relaxed cargo pants while keeping the look casual. Pair yours with a chunky sneaker to fully embrace this dad-friendly fashion trend.
9. Tube Tops
Nothing goes together like a pair of vintage jean shorts and a tiny tube top. If you’re feeling hesitant to show so much skin, try pairing the top with an oversized jacket. Layer your tube top under a chic blazer like Madison or make the look pool-ready by opting for a bandeau swimsuit top instead!
10. Slip Dresses
Satin slip dresses are an essential in your summer wardrobe. The simple silhouette and lightweight silky fabric are great for dressing up or down. Try it layered under a chic lightweight blazer with sneakers to keep the look casual and summery, or layer over a white tee to fully embrace the 90’s trend!