Whether you remember it with nostalgia or have blocked it from your mind, there’s no doubting the 90s was a revolutionary decade for fashion. From scrunchies to tube tops, Adidas scuffs to denim overalls, many trends are making a comeback and some are here to stay. We check out some of the most revered and reviled and what we can expect to see on the streets in the coming months.
Fabulous footwear: The fashionable feet of the 90s were adorned with heavy-duty combat boots, simple slip-ons from Birkenstocks to Adidas scuffs, while Converse’s Chuck Taylors and Manolo Blahnik’s Mary Jane style shoes too were on high rotation.
Not over overalls: Dungarees or overalls are hitting the sartorial consciousness in a very big way. They’re the closet staple of the 2010s; easy to slip into, effortless and ridiculously chic.
The long or short of it: Midriff-baring crop tops were a 90s must-have. Why not relive the best fashion from the decade by pairing a crop top with a pair of mum jeans, a chic combination that is a favourite of celebrities and street style stars alike.
Mum jeans: These high-rise, non-stretch, vintage-inspired mum jeans are showing up everywhere right now, with their timeless, flattering aesthetic and ability to suit everyone.
Cyclical trends: They say fashion does a full circle and it meets this brief in a more literal way this sartorial season, with round glasses the current hot property of eyewear, adding a vintage vibe to any outfit.
Skirting the rules: The denim skirt is having a moment. The ’90s and early-2000s throwback is making the rounds this summer, in varying lengths and styles.
All choked up: In the 90s, chokers came in stretchy plastic to resemble tattoos, while others boasted a fabric construction featuring charms and jewels. Now they are well and truly back in fashion and add that chic ’90’s touch to any outfit.
Scrunched up: Hair accessories like scrunchies were a favourite of this decade and everything from satin to glamorous velvet designs added colour to ponytails, buns and even pigtails.