While watching the video for “Hideaway” by the amazing Kiesza, I was struck by the 90’s vibe.90’s and grunge fashion is really making a resurgence for better or worse. From the moment Miley Cyrus appeared with hair buns at the VMA’s last year, it was obvious the 90’s were back with a bang.
With that in mind, here’s a nostalgic 90’s post featuring the good, the bad and the ugly!
I’m 26 so I grew up in the 90’s and had a lot of fun with trends such as plastic chokers, bandanas, combat pants, dungareees, scrunchies, hair mascara, face glitter etc.
I love 90’s style but I’d like to get the balance right between “90’s” and “reverting to childhood.” When I noticed girls around town wearing plastic chokers I was like…
I’d actually prefer these bad boys to make a comeback..here’s hoping!
Here are a few memories for you all and a guide to incorporating the 90’s into your current wardrobes without making the mistakes you made first time round. 😉
Bright eyeshadow, big shoes and wacky outfits…I loved them soooo much 😥 It was never really about the music with the Spice Girls, it was all about the attitude!
Even in the 90’s, Gwen was still amazing!
So now that we’ve all had a significant dose of nostalgia, what trends should be allowed to come back??
All hail the humble scrunchie, this much-maligned hair accessory is back. Scrunchies are on Instagram, Etsy and every cool girl you know. Adorned make amazing scrunchies in all fabrics and patterns-check them out. Be warned you must have long and preferably thick hair to rock a scrunchie.
Asos Marketplace is the perfect place to find 90’s clothes, its chock-a block with independent retailers selling vintage and reworked clothing.
Dungarees and tie-dye can look really good if handled with caution. I’m a massive fan of grunge so big baggy denim jackets, oversized jumpers and ripped jeans are fine by me
Fresh in Temple Bar always have a great selection of grunge and tie-dye items.
Big baggy jumpers with abstract patterns like this one from We Are Hairy People are fundamental in creating a 90’s look. The best thing about 90’s clothing is it’s perfectly acceptable to wear clothing at least 3 sizes too big for you, comfort and nonchalance is key in pulling off this look. Wearing men’s jumpers works also. 😛
Sports slogans and sporty jackets are another easy way to inject some 90’s style into your look.
If you still need to be convinced and you think “I’d never wear a turtleneck” , take a look at 9 Crow Street’s amazing “94” lookbook. This will not only make you want to wear 90’s clothes, it will make you want to time travel back to the 90s! You’re welcome 😉
So that’s my take on the great revival, I’d like to see the beanie hats, plastic chokers and butterfly clips remain in the past but there’s so many other trends I’d really welcome back. I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what you loved/hated about 90’s fashion!