There’s no denying the fact that the 90s are back in fashion in a big way. And while many of us might cringe at the thought of revisiting some of those trends, there’s plenty of good stuff to be found in 90s fashion as well. Remember how great (and comfy) chunky platforms were? What about wide legs or carpenter style pants? Corduroy? Flannel? High-top sneakers?
The best of the 90s was the comfy-cool, slouchy and laid-back style, and you’re never too late or fashion-experienced for that, even if you wore it the first time. Here are some of our 90s redux picks that are fabulous whether you’re new to these styles or wore them the first time around.
There’s nothing quite as luxurious as velvet in any shape or form, and no where is that more evident than in the return of 90s styles. Keep things retro and current with velvet slides like these from Loeffler Randall (the mustard shade is a useful neutral), or do a simple top that will work right now and all the way into fall like this tee from Vince.
The 90s were when backpacks crossed the line from purely practical to super stylish. Why don’t we go back to that combination of utility and fashion with something like this Rebecca Minkoff backpack? You might never want to carry a shoulder bag again.
Skip your old grunge-era flannels and go high-end here. For instance, this Étoile Isabel Marant jacket is probably a serious upgrade from your old plaids, and this 3.1 Philip Lim paneled sweatshirt is an elegant combination of streetwear and 90s style that wouldn’t be out of place in any casual situation.
We all remember the intense, often chinoiserie-inspired embroidery of the 90s, and if you still love it, you’re in luck. There’s the Gucci maximalist look which does it best (we’re dying for this dragon coat), but there are more subtle options as well, like this Altuzarra bell-sleeve sweater.
We loved our wide leg jeans and pants back in the day, and it’s still a super flattering silhouette. There are options at every price point, but if you want to dip your toe into the trend why not try these high rise wide legs from Uniqlo?
As you can see from these picks, one of the best ways to upgrade a trend or style that you wore back in the day is to go for the luxe version. After all, you’ve earned it!
Pictured Above (from left to right):
Uniqlo High Rise Wide fit Jeans, $39.90.
– Jacqueline Zenn
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