It can be fun, but the 90s have introduced all sorts of ugly clothes and accessories in mainstream fashion. Think about overalls, fanny packs, backwards baseball caps, neon colours, slap bracelets, solid colour tees under blazers, super baggy pants. But there’s a big potential of cool and playful looks you can still rock today, and in fact many of the 90s men’s fashion staples have either stayed or are experiencing a revival. So tie a hoodie around your waist, flip your cap backwards and keep reading.
Want to know who are these celebrities who changed the way we looked at fashion in the 90s? Here’s a roundup…
Womens Fashion Icons
Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Campbell, Britney Spears, Elizabeth Hurley, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez
Mens Fashion Icons
Dr Dre, Pierce Brosnan, Johnny Depp, Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi, Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio
Some fashion trends are so relatable and nostalgic that you can pick it up from where you left. Yes, so the 90s fashion trends are slowly making a comeback. If you have not heard yet, it is the next big thing. But again, they have all got a makeover to match the current fashion scene. Anyway, brace yourself for a fashionable trip down the memory lane.
Long before skinny jeans were everyone’s go-to denim style, flared and wide-leg designs reigned supreme. Thanks to a preference for oversized and loose silhouettes, these pants were highly favoured during the ’90s. Their casual aesthetic made them perfect for daywear, but these must-have pants were also on show at night with crop tops. To rock flared jeans today, consider selecting a cropped style to give this look a modern update.
90s Hip Hop
Bold colours and bucket hats, 90s hip hip fashion was the shit. Think Will Smith in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Oversized was “the thing”, oversized dungarees, jackets, t-shirts, hoodies…everything was BIG and BULKY. And we can’t forget the matching trackies faze…so glad that’s a thing of the past. Oh and if you want to be reallllllly hip hop fo shiz, just rock a reverse bandana, Tupac-style and sag yo pants for real.
While this trend might have started with Liam Gallagher and the Manchester music scene, the likes of All Saints and Naomi Campbell were seen promoting this look too. Most recently, Justin Bieber tried to bring it back again. Opinions are split.
The Spice Girls really started something with Buffalo. Pretty soon we were all bouncing around on sky-high sponge platform trainers thinking we looked the shizz.
Flannel may have made a comeback thanks to the whole Americana thing, but in the ’90s, flannel shirts were never buttoned unless you were the Bounty mascot.
Windbreakers were all the rage in the 90s! They are windproof, multicolored jackets that people wore with all sorts of outfits. Wear a T-shirt underneath the windbreaker, and choose to either leave it open or zip it up.
Bandanas were such a versatile accessory to have in your ’90s wardrobe, because you could wear them in your hair! Around your neck! As a shirt! The possibilities really were endless.
The fabric became popular after Gianni Versace created a more wearable version, and the idea has returned yet again with chainmail tops popping up all over the high street.