I will proudly admit that I am a ’90s kid. A scrunchy wearing, lip gloss-popping, Carmen Sandiego-finding ’90s kid. I love every single thing about the era. Everything from the accessories to the pop culture bring me so much joy. But when people tell me that the fashion from the era is back, I can’t help but shake my head.
Yes, I love chokers and platform shoes as much as the next person, but the styles around now aren’t as authentic as they were back then. I was born in ’93 — the last official year to claim the ’90s kid title. While I mainly stuck to peace sign shirts and overalls, I took all of the styles in around me.
My aunt was pretty much the queen of the ’90s. She used to wear leather pants, four inch platforms, and all the cheetah print. I loved seeing what she was going to wear, and she actually helped with the outfits for this post. If I were in the 20s in the ’90s, these outfits are exactly what I’d wear. Not the trends now, but authentic era gear.
Just like everything else in this post, every single item in this outfit was thrifted. The era was all about muted colors, tiny patterns, and round sunglasses. Oh, and see that “K” necklace? That’s straight out of the era, my friends! I dug into the back of my jewelry box to find the authentic item, which I was very proud of.
I would 100 percent wear this outfit again. The button-up jean skirt is totally on-trend again, and, not to toot my own horn, but I think I can pull off the print too. I got the sunglasses from Goodwill as a joke, but I actually ended up wearing them outside the post too.
As soon as I thought about doing this post, I knew I’d have to find the right floral print. A lot of people forget that it was one of the biggest trends of the decade. This skirt is just one of the many on-point color schemes. Pair that with a boxy tank, black, stretchy choker, and faux Madden slides, and you have the perfect replica outfit.
I feel like florals are so consistent in fashion that I could totally get away with wearing this again. The box white top? Not so much. I will however be rocking a stretchy choker until I die. Heck, I might just be buried in it. These shoes are also super comfortable, and I need them in every color like now.
Tell me that Tommy Hilfiger doesn’t remind you of the ’90s and you’d be lying. The denim is a no-brainer. Pair that with a striped, muted cotton dress, and you have a classic look. Although you can’t see it in the pic, I paired the look with a pair of sneakers, and, of course, a lip gloss ring, which basically transported me to the era.
Tommy Hilfiger is a brand that never gets old, so I will definitely be wearing both of these items again. I actually picked up this dress because I was drawn to it, before I realized that it could work for the ’90s post. Not to mention that I’ve spent practically my entire thrifting career looking for the perfect jean jacket. I won’t be letting it out of my site for a while.
Before I even say anything about the post, I have two words for you — alien ring. I was obsessed with aliens in the ’90s, and this is a ring I used to wear all the time. Add to that a stretchy choker, quirky printed top, and denim shorts, and this would be my uniform of the ’90s.
Needless to say, if you see me on the streets this summer, there’s a good chance I’ll be wearing this exact outfit. I love everything about it. All it’s missing is a pair of platform sandals.
Of course, I could’ve added my collection of scrunchies and even more alien attire, but I figured these four outfits summed up what I would’ve worn pretty nicely. What did you like to wear in the era? What ’90s trends do you love now? Tell me all about it in the comments!