Ahh, the 90s. The decade that blessed us with some of the most iconic fashion looks. From Cher’s yellow plaid outfit in Clueless to basically every look in Friends. Of course, 90s fashion had some trends we’d rather forget, like those awful chunky hair highlights! But for the most part, 90s fashion is timeless, which is why 90s fashion is having a comeback moment. People can’t get enough of 90s nostalgia right now. If you love the 90s as much as we do, read on to discover the latest trends inspired by 90s fashion.
1. Dress like a 90s dad with this updated socks in sandals trend
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2. Embrace the 90s love for color with this rainbow striped sweater
90s fashion was all about mixing bright colors and patterns. No one was afraid to literally embrace the rainbow with their fashion choices. We love this sweater because it is bold and bright–basically everything the 90s symbolizes.
3. Be a literal rainbow with these thigh high socks
These rainbow socks are the happiest accessory you can add to your closet, but they’re not for the faint-hearted. If you wear these, you are guaranteed attention. It takes a brave soul to wear these, but that’s exactly what 90s fashion is about. Being daring with your fashion choices and most of all, having fun with it.
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4. Try this update on the classic schoolgirl style
This could be straight out of Cher’s closet in Clueless. 90s fashion was all about plaid and schoolgirl grunge, so this look is the perfect modern update. This blue plaid jacket and mini skirt is definitely a showstopper.
5. Be military-inspired with camo
There are so many ways to wear camo prints, like cargo pants, sweatshirts, or t-shirts. The military print is meant to blend in with its surroundings, but we’re loving this orange camo print. A surefire way to stand out in a crowd. And as we’ve now learned, the best way to emulate 90s fashion is to capture everyone’s attention with your bold style.
6. Ditch your jeans for some khaki cargo pants
Khaki. Cargo pants. Things once considered faux pas are now fashionable. Everything deserves a comeback. We love this style because it’s the perfect blend of feminine and masculine. You can be as casual or as glam as you like. Don’t believe us? Check out this ultra cool outfit below.
7. Get the 90s grunge look with these skater shorts
It’s impossible to talk about 90s fashion without mentioning grunge. Effortless, androgynous, comfortable–the kind of clothes you wear to a Nirvana concert or at the skate park. It’s time to say goodbye to short shorts and embrace skater shorts. Not only do they ooze 90s cool, they’re comfortable (goodbye inner thigh chafing!).
8. Embrace your inner fairy with butterfly hair clips
The day has FINALLY come. Butterfly hair clips are back in fashion! What was once a staple for every 90s girl is now making its way onto heads everywhere. We’re so glad this sweet and cheerful hair accessory is here to stay.
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9. Go floral with a daisy print
10. Keep it sweet with baby pink
Baby pink was a staple in 90s fashion, which just goes to show people in the 90s knew how to have fun! It brings to mind Barbie dolls and Lisa Frank, so it’s the perfect colour if you want to embrace your inner child.
What 90s fashion trend are you loving right now? Let us know in the comments below!
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