90's again? Fashion is looking back for inspiration

Sep 12, 2016 • By • 57 Views

Have you ever looks back at your high school pictures? Your childhood ones? Remember what you wore in those days? I do! Overalls, chokers, crop tops (and actually a lot of belly bottom showing)… a lot of things that now would make you say ‘what was I thinking?', right?

Well, turns out that you might want to take another look at those photos. Because, as our mothers have been saying forever and we never listened before, everything makes a comeback, especially in fashion. And we've been having a few signs: glimpses of the 70's (boho chic anyone?) and the 80's… but nothing is so strong these days as the influence of the 90's and its sexy but androgynous vibe.

Remember the grunge days? Or our Spice Girls inspiration? Let's take a look at today's biggest trends that are totally a flashback 15 years ago.

Crop tops

The ones that started all. From the beginning of 2015, this has been a really important piece of wardrobe in every scenario: since couture to fast fashion, crop tops have now invaded our closet in every way possible. Back in the 90's, we wore them without any concern (probably because our abs were a lot flatter), but in this era, there have to be some boundaries. First of all, it is time for us to admit that they're not good to take everywhere (this means they're not office appropriate) and they don't go with everything. A crop top is a sexy a subtle way of showing skin if you wear it with high-waist items, like shorts, pants or skirts. Go for a cropped t-shirt when going to the beach of for a silk one for your party outfit. But in any case, use it wisely. 

Chokers

Probably the biggest trend of 2016.  You sure have to remember them, because most of us used to wear them to school every day and catholic schools were about to have a meltdown from forbidding it. The good news here is that you can actually recycle the choker you copied to Melissa Joan-Hart in ‘Clarissa Explains it All'. Of course, you can go the extra mile and now buy a golden one or invest in a real piece of jewelry, but if you want to be trendy, you just have to look really dip in your accessories drawer.

Overalls

And now we reach a difficult point in this 90's romance. I never was an overall girl, and I don´t really think that this is the time of becoming one. But for all of you out there wondering how to use it, it is a piece of clothing perfect for those days when you want to feel young and hip. Long or short, you can wear it for a Sunday picnic in the park or for an afternoon with friends. If you're bold enough, pair it with that cropped t-shirt you bought online. If you want to call your inner 90's girl… use it with the top part down, a cute top and your favorite booties. It will like a real boost of style in any occasion.

Bandanas at neck

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Another difficult trend to embrace, although this one seems to be easier to a lot of fashionistas out there. This twist will add coolness to your look in literally 20 seconds. My favorite option to wear this is over a simple white t-shirt, but they can really go with shirts or even the off-the-shoulder tops that we've been loving so much for the past seasons. If you're not a fan of chokers, this can be your thing, and you have a really big number of options to mix and match.

Dark lips

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Remember those rebel days when our moms thought we were going to the dark side because we wanted to try black lipstick? Well, let's just say now it's cool to try it again and maybe your mom will stay out of the picture. Dark and bold lips have made a huge comeback and now we're seeing them in every makeup collection, from drugstore brands to luxury ones. And let's not forget the Instagram girls who have been making a big deal out of this trend, like Kylie Jenner, who has taken her lip obsession into a really lucrative business. Don't be scared of trying a new color, you can wear it at home before being comfortable enough to be seen with it. Blues, blacks, and of course, our favorite berry tones can work for a night out or add a plus to a simple outfit.

Messy hair

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This is one trend that will make your hair say hallelujah! After all those years of super straight hair and put together hair domination, it is finally ok to go out with our natural, wavy and messy hair. It doesn't matter if you're a blonde, a brunette or a red head, now the go-to look seems to be a little bit less complicated: you just have to let your hair be. The most wanted option is the one with ‘beachy' waves, which you can easily get by going to sleep on a braid and undo it the next day. What an easy styling tip!

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Jeniffer Varela Jeniffer Varela

I'm a journalist and blogger from Colombia, with a special passion for fashion, culture and entertainment. My experience comes from a really...