Essentially a minefield of bold accessories, experimental textures and tacky slogan tees, the 90s was a testing time for us. Let’s just say as a team it was not the most fashion-conscious era. But it’s funny how fashion evolves over time – dusting off some of the very same looks (and throwing out some “throwback looks” I would definitely rather forget) from our favorite decade. Nonetheless, the following classics are actually totally appropriate to add to your grown-up wardrobe.
1. Ribbed Crop Top from chuu
The shrunken knit top was a 90s teen’s go-to. Glad this trend stuck around, as it is a sexy way to show a little skin, while still leaving something to the imagination. Crafted with a ribbed finish and contrast trim, this athleisure style is an essential for now.
2. Open Back Bodysuit from Rebecca
Bodysuits from the 90s are coming back full force and I’m all for it. This lace-paneled, open-back edition is snug, bold and versatile. Pairing one with denims makes for an iconic look that works 365 days a year. It’s a matter of swapping out pants for shorts, and switching up your sleeve length.
3. Ripped Denim Overalls from WITH IPUN
For all that nostalgia out there, overalls are in, be them short or long. This utilitarian onesie comes with eye-catching distressed detailing and a flattering tapered leg. Complement the vintage silhouette by teaming it with your favorite band tee and platform wedges.
4. Matching Set from chuu
The matching set is my favorite look that made a comeback, partly because of how sleek it looks and fuss-free it is to style. Modernized with an easy-to-wear attitude, this boxy top-and-pants combo is a worthwhile officewear investment.
5. T-shirt + Lace Cami Set from TOM & RABBIT
We’ve been borrowing this styling trick from the 90s for a while: layering T-shirts under a cami. Who doesn’t love a fresh way to layer and make old tops feel new? Show off that lovely bralette-style top by adding a white tee underneath for daytime wearing that doesn’t look or feel inappropriate.
6. High-Waist Jeans from PINKSISLY
A faded wash, high-rise cut and button-fly – this flattering design that would make me do a double take at my own rear. This may be my dream pair of vintage jeans.
7. Cheeky Slogan Tee from MICHYEORA
Is it just me or are wordy tees becoming more popular now than ever? When I was a teenager, I also tried to find myself in the world of fashion via tacky slogans. These days the sassy staple is often the weapon of choice to make a statement or support a cause, all without making a sound. On a lighter note, they’re also probably one of the easiest trends to wear.
8. Paisley Bandana from chuu
This little accessory makes a bold statement and seems to have re-emerged these days. We rejoice over its versatility: whether to cover up bed head, knotted around the neck for an elegant look, or tied to the base of your bag strap when you’re not into wearing it – the look is simple and totally on-trend.
9. Tassled Choker from soo n soo
Chokers have turned from funky to a little daintier. This tasseled style fashioned in low-key faux suede is especially fun for layering. I am obsessed over the golden hoop that gives it a polished finishing touch.
10. Platform Sneakers from Max Dash
Perhaps in homage to the platform shoes from yesteryear, these trainers are elevated to offer a fresh take on the sporty staple. Undeniably comfortable and effortless cool, they are perfect for tempering my favorite dresses for daytime looks.