Thrifted ’90s Lookbook // What I’d Wear In The Decade

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!




  • FashionNotFear

    Great post, 90s style is one of my favorite eras!

    June 12, 2017 at 8:51 am Reply
  • miss_ananya

    I don’t know how in the world do you manage to look so good!!

    June 12, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Haha well thank you! I’m obsessed with the era, so maybe it’s just my joy coming through xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 8:57 am Reply
  • Azra

    I’m also 90s kid. I think that this era was super chilled and casual, thats why I love it so much. xx

    June 12, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Agreed! People didn’t fuss so much about what they wore. They just wore what made them feel great, which I love xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply
  • Courtney Livingston

    Love the style! That choker is adorable!

    June 12, 2017 at 9:24 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! I love the old stretchy ones! xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks so much, Pearl! And claim away! There’s enough ’90s to go around xx.

    June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you! I think I’m just going to start living like it’s the ’90s again bc I’m obsessed haha xx.

    June 12, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you! Isn’t is great! I can already tell I’m going to live in that dress this summer. Thanks for stopping by xx.

    June 12, 2017 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Ellen Smith McGee

    all I remember about the 90s is 8 little grandkids running around……miss that

    June 12, 2017 at 10:04 am Reply
  • kittyp0p

    I’ve been loving florals (: and that jean jacket is PERFECT, so pretty with the striped dress too- I have one kinda like that. I’ve been trying to find a denim button-down skirt like that, but haven’t been able to pick up anything that fits juuuuuust right. Great post all in all xoxo

    June 12, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you so much! I searched for this denim skirt for a long time too. It’s a little snug, but I just couldn’t pass it up! I’m so glad you liked the post! xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply
  • styleintheafternoon

    I love 90’s style! I am constantly impressed by how well you put together thrifted outfits. That denim button-up skirt is so cute! Oh and your hair looked amazing in these photos xx

    June 12, 2017 at 11:14 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks so much! I’ve had a lot of practice thrifting, but it took a lot of hard work too. And thank you! I’ve been very into the wavy style lately xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Haha I love it! I’m so glad that the post could give you some flashbacks xx.

    June 12, 2017 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Abigail

    This is seriously gorgeous! I love the outfits you came up with! Your hair is super pretty too xx

    June 12, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you, Abigail! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Victoria

    I love every single piece that you got and how you put them together <3

    June 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! All the thrift searching has definitely paid off! xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply
  • CassieMorganM

    I too am a 90s girl. Well 95, but it still counts! I love all of these bright fun outfits!

    June 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thanks, Cassie! ’90s girls unite! xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply
  • Kenzie's Beauty Blog

    I love this and I love that the 90s style is coming back in!

    June 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      I love it all to! Thanks for stopping by, Kenzie! xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Love these looks!!

    June 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • K.M. Sutton

    First of all you almost ALMOST make me want to love the nineties again! Second, I love that you have the same feelings as I do. As a nineties kid, I HATE nineties fashion. I run not walk from it. I think in part not enough decades have past for it to make a comeback. (I am not THAT old!) But I won’t lie, Steve madden slides and scrunchies WERE my everything growing up. Oh my gosh that choker is giving me all the memories! I use to rock those. Nineties television was the best, and I always get kicks seeing the trends that were popular.
    All in all this post gave me all the feels and you rock those nineties trends well! <3

    June 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Right! How can we be that old that the fashion is coming back?! But I would totally rock Madden Slides all day long hehe xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thanks, Amelia! xx.

    June 12, 2017 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Papri Ganguly

    Love every bit of it.

    June 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm Reply

    You look amazing ❤️

    June 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply
  • Dippy-Dotty Girl

    Those are a lot of fun looks and hey that alien ring is cute 🙂

    June 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Right! I forgot I had it, but it’s definitely made an appearance a few times since I have haha xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • Amanda

    This was great to read, because I love 90s fashion. I feel like it has a bad rap with people though. People would prefer to forget the 90s fashion. You keep rocking those glasses and that scrunchy!

    June 12, 2017 at 7:53 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Ahhaha thanks, Amanda! I definitely will! xx.

      June 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • TheFallibleQueen

    I love that cotton dress with the jean jacket. I definitely wore a lot of corduroy pants/jeans, my fair share of overalls, platform sandals and denim jackets. The trends I love now are the stretchy chokers, denim skirts, denim jean jackets, floral print skirts, corduroy skirts and overalls :). Your posts are so interactive, fun and well-written. I look forward to reading more.

    June 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! I looked so long for a pair of overalls or corduroy pants that fit, but I couldn’t find any! xx.

      June 13, 2017 at 7:52 am Reply
      • TheFallibleQueen

        you are welcome and it’s not so easy to find those unlike back in the day. I’m looking for some myself.

        June 14, 2017 at 12:46 am Reply
  • lifeofangela

    Yay for fellow 90s ladies! I was born at the tail end of 1991. I however was never aware of any fashion trends, as I let my mum dress me until well into high school which is the mid 2000s. And that was cause I wore a school uniform XD I’ve never been very fashion forward. You on the other hand, are rocking all the looks. Every single one 😀

    June 13, 2017 at 12:11 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Aw I’m sorry that you couldn’t fully embrace the ’90s, but they’re back so you can now! xx.

      June 13, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Karren Mitzelle

    The denim jacket paired with the stripped dress is perfect! its understated but still sexy as hell. Thanks for the idea will definitely be recreating it 🙂

    June 13, 2017 at 1:19 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Awesome, Karren! Make sure to tag me if you do a post about it! I’d love to see how you recreate the ’90s xx.

      June 13, 2017 at 7:54 am Reply
  • Gluecksgeist

    Every outfit looks so good but I am so in love with the second one! Great post, x

    June 13, 2017 at 3:51 am Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! It’s definitely the most ’90s of them all xx.

      June 13, 2017 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Swati Awana

    Such a lovely post! Loved the way you reunvented the 90s! ❤ Specially that striped tommy hilfiger dress!
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    June 13, 2017 at 6:11 am Reply
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  • Mrinalini

    Love the outfits 🙂

    June 13, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Kali Borovic

    Thank you! xx.

    June 14, 2017 at 7:31 am Reply
  • Sohaiba Irfan

    I’m in love with the outfits, you have an amazing dressing sense <3

    June 17, 2017 at 11:18 am Reply
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      Thank you, Sohaiba! I’m very inspired by the ’90s haha xx.

      June 17, 2017 at 11:28 am Reply
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  • adriananovelo

    I’ve been always kinda obssesed with 90’s fashion (well, I’m a 90’s kid) <3 so this era is dreamy for meee <3 I loved all your outfits <3

    June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm Reply
    • Kali Borovic

      Thank you! There’s no better era haha xx.

      June 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm Reply
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  • Helene (AngelSpartaness)

    Wow—these are such great recreations of fashion from the 90s era that it’s like you were literally transported from there! You’ve got a great eye for fashions of that time period, clearly! 90s has always been my absolute least favorite time for fashion (tied with aughties fashions) but as with all styles there are a few trends that stand out as good, especially when modernized. You did that so well here—the choker, the TH dress, the buttoned denim skirt… all great looks x

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    December 3, 2017 at 4:47 pm Reply
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