Thursday, July 25, 2013

The 90's are Where It's At This Summer!

If you were a child (or teenager) growing up in the 90's, you probably remember the fashion of the times. Fashion in the 90's was quite diverse, ranging from the supremely cool 90's grunge era (think Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain, long hair, floral tea dresses and Doctor Martens boots) to the shell suits and mood tie-dye tees of the late 90's. Obviously, some trends were cooler than others, but the 90's is coming back with a vengeance this summer, so here's how to perfect the 90's trend for yourself!

Work the Laid Back Look 

When we were younger, we all wanted to be Angela from My So Called Life. Most of us wanted her red hair, although some of us loved the way Rayanne dressed. Others longed to look like Angel from Home & Away, with her funky, hippy surfer girl vibe. Key to all these looks was a laid back attitude. Work long, beach wavy hair with a floral tee dress, given a tougher edge with chunky ankle or knee high boots. Toughen up a floral skirt and tee combo with a leather biker jacket. Torn, ripped jeans or jackets don't need mending - they're a key part of the 90's grunge look! Floral prints were hot in the 90's, but try to go for small to medium florals rather than big bold blooms. Men's fashions were, well, manly - think loose fitting or straight leg jeans with a cool faded band tee or jumper. If you fancy channeling some Kurt Cobain, grow your hair and wear it loose and wavy. Finish off your look with a cool 90's styled backpack or oversized handbag for the perfect casual style. 

90's Sportswear 

Sportswear was hot in the 90's too, although if you try to work the full-shellsuit look today, there's a good chance you might be stopped for crimes against fashion! Instead, channel some of the easier to wear 90's sportswear trends by opting for a tie-dye dress - ombre dip dye is hot right now. Or pair a dip-dye crop top with shorts and trainers. Don't forget to get your backpacks and bags online here- a sporty rucksack is the perfect addition to your sporty 90's look. Men can channel the look with a pair of jogging bottoms (opt for polyester rather than the jersey styles favoured nowadays) and team with your favourite band tee - ideally something cool from the 90's! 

There's no denying that the 90's were a cool time for fashion - look at the popular styles throughout the decade and it's easy to find something that you can add to your look today! Start small with funky 90's jewellery and accessories such as bags and shoes and gradually work your way towards a complete 90's style. For those afraid of looking too retro, the grunge look seems to make its way back into fashion every year, so you'll never look dated. 

Alice Wilkes is a freelance fashion blogger and self confessed shopping addict. She has over 50 pairs of shoes but lives in her Doctor Martens and 90's grunge is most definitely her look of choice. She recommends that anyone looking for funky 90's accessories should buy their backpacks and bags online here!

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Chubskulit Rose said...

I can't really remember what's the style in the 90s heheh.

April M. said...

i love the 90's. Especially my high school days.:)

jheylo said...

I love 80's too because the trends during those times are more modest compared to 90's. But of course 90's offers fashionable designs of clothing too.

Cacai M. said...

Ooh '90s.. I'm just 10 years old plus that time. Hemmm.. I'm in Grade-3 that is, now I'm reminscing I had my first crush when I was in Grade-2. Whew! I'm attracted because he's intelligent and most neat & clean. Oops, I'm having a story-telling here of myself. Sorry Mommy Bless, I'm invading your article. ;) But yeah, cool fashion during that time, though I'm just a poor kiddo but I can already distinguish fashion through television (TV of our neighbor, they're very kind to let me watch.. ;)

Mary Anne Vinzon said...

The 90's was my year and I can't forget the fashion on that year.

Jessica Cassidy said...

I like to carry backpack especially like traveling :-) It is easy to carry :-) 90's rocks :-)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Isn't it interesting that fashion style comes in cycle. I mean the retro look then is slowly coming back.

Ane said...

I;m a kid from the 90's! :D And although we don't have the best music, I say we at least have better fashion sense than the people from the 90's! :D hahaha But no doubt, the 80's had the best music! :D

Shela said...

I know the 90's look is unforgetful i like the style and nice to see it's coming back..

zoan said...

I was born in 80s and I don't remember the fashion styles in the 90s simply because I was a grade schooler back then :D so mas na a-absorb sa ming ko ung mga games :D

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