In fashion, what’s old is bound to become new again, and while trends come and go, others never go out of style. That’s why today you’ll spot a slew of ‘90s-inspired style staples taking the fashion world by storm.
However, that’s not to say that the aesthetic has remained entirely the same. Instead, you’ll find brand-new styles and silhouettes of your favorite nostalgia-inducing clothing and accessories. Folks aren’t afraid to get creative by mixing and matching certain ‘90s style staples to create a more modern look (think: slip dresses layered under graphic T-shirts, mom jeans worn with square-toe heels, and so on).
While all of the outfit options may seem overwhelming, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite ‘90s style staples to incorporate into your wardrobe, stat.
Plaid Mini Skirt
Slip dresses are just as stylish today as they were in the ‘90s. For a casual look, layer yours over a plain white T-shirt. Alternatively, style it with heels and statement-making jewelry for a more formal occasion like a wedding.
Shield yourself from the sun in style with a funky bucket hat. This popular '90s accessory making waves yet again for their fun yet functional silhouettes. Choose from a range of colors, patterns, prints, and fabrics.
For better or for worse—though we’d argue the former—square-toe sandals are back in style. If you're looking to get in on the trend, you can find a wide variety of options to choose from across a variety of heel lengths, colors, and price points.
Graphic tees are great since they combine comfort, edge, and playfulness. It's easy to dress them up or down, depending on the occasion. Bonus points if you choose one that pays homage to ‘90s-era pop culture.
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but mom jeans have been back and are better than ever. The high-waisted silhouette offers extra comfort, so you can ditch your skinny jeans for good.
Embrace your inner ‘90s cool kid by accessorizing your ‘fit with a choker. Layer with your favorite necklaces or wear them solo: The choice is yours.
Bomber jackets were a ‘90s style staple, and they haven’t really gone out of style since. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors and fabrics, either.
Small Shoulder Bag
Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made small shoulder bags incredibly popular back in the ‘90s, and you can still rock them today—albeit with updated touches, designs, and shapes.
Today, you can spot tiny shades on A-listers including Bella Hadid and Rihanna. Best of all, there’s a style of tiny sunglasses out there for any face shape, which means the options are seemingly endless.