Calling All '90s Babies: These 10 Fashion Trends Are Back
And, yes, you can wear them like a grown-up
Ah, the '90s: when Wet Seal was king and the mall was its kingdom. Wherever you were in life during this decade, there’s no denying the power of a flannel shirt and a statement choker. Guess what? Both are back. Along with eight other trends currently enjoying a style renaissance.
This woolly classic takes its cues from your prep-school days (or your Cher Horowitz wannabe phase) but looks relevant now in a midi (versus a mini) length.
Get the look: BB Dakota skirt ($70)
A flannel button-up is a nod to the crispy Seattle weather, wherever you are. Pairing it with a striped shirt makes the overall look a bit more modern (and slightly dressier, somehow).
Get the look: Rails shirt ($138)
If My So-Called Life?s Angela Chase graduated high school and attended a New England college, this is what she?d wear. ((And she'd still totally pine for Jordan Catalano.)
Get the look: Tommy Hilfiger blazer ($150)
This neck candy has made major strides from its aggressive dog collar-buckle, tattoo-resembling days. Today, it's all about chic, statement brass pieces or, on the other extreme, short, dainty chains.
Get the look: Lele Sadoughi necklace ($248)
The shoe of your childhood is back--and maybe in the running for sassiest office-appropriate option.
Get the look: MICHAEL Michael Kors shoes ($150)
DARK FLORAL DRESSES
Then: The girlie-grunge skater dress worn by everyone from Drew Barrymore to Demi Moore. Now: The silhouette is a bit more sophisticated--best with sleeves and ladylike hemlines.
Get the look: Reformation dress ($238)
Silky, slinky and just the right amount of risqué, slip dresses have been pushing the envelope since 1992. Keep it out of nightgown territory with a giant, fuzzy cardigan.
Get the look: ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo dress ($325)
ALL THINGS VELVET
You remember your favorite velvet shift dress like it was yesterday... For 2015, try the fabric in a more structured silhouette, like a suit. If you?re too shy about going head to toe, a simple blazer will do.
Get the look: Anthropologie blazer ($198)
Lace-up stompers instantly toughen up any outfit--even (and especially) lace. Just don't feel pressured to go full Doc Marten just yet. Sleeker options now exist.
Get the look: Gap boots ($90)
Dig them out of your bathroom's secret face-washing-accoutrements drawer and give that top knot, pony or half bun the soft fabric it deserves, dammit.
Get the look: American Apparel scrunchie ($6)