The nineties are back and I am ecstatic about it!
Every era has had their season, the neon of the eighties, the feminine skirt suites of the forties and the hippy trend of the seventies. As we made our way into the twenty-first centaury, we said goodbye to baby doll platforms and denim on denim – that was until now.
The street style of today has been influenced by the top trends of the nineties and I can’t help but think that the ever popular “hipster culture” that was in full blossom last year had something to do with it. All of a sudden, wearing your parent’s old clothes with one or two items from this century was in. But I wasn’t just about the clothing; it was about the whole culture. What people were calling “hipster” was really just a regurgitation of the nineties with a new pretty label.
Some of my favourite’s of the nineties trend being:
- Baggy sweat pants
- Vibrant printed sweat shirts and t shirts
- Doc Martins (which really have never gone out of fashion, but have been popularized by the “hipster” culture)
- Platform flat shoes
- Knee socks
- Girly dresses with sneakers
- Visible white socks
- Long skirts
Urban Outfitters, a over priced but still amazing clothing outlet in America has always sold clothing that seems to have been taken out of an episode of “Saved by the Bell”. But the prices make it seemingly impossible for anyone who wasn’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth to look the part.
The clothes we are finding in many our shops today are concentrates of these trends. It’s a new spin on an old era. I was just in Mr. Price in Claremont this weekend and was excited to see that some of these nineties trend were making their way into the more affordable clothing shops.
The TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and the movie “Clueless” is what inspired my piece of writing and may or may not have had a hand in my current obsession with nineties culture. The extravagant street style of Will Smith in the Fresh Prince made my mind buzz with excitement and pose the question, “Could I walk around like this in todays day and age?”
“Clueless” on the other hand shows a more preppy, girly side of the nineties fashion. If I could transport myself into any movie purely based on the clothing, (right now, in the current phase that I’m going through) it would be “Clueless”
However, I’m not just making up this trend come back. Celebrities such as Rita Ora, Cara Delevigne, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna have been spotted sporting the nineties style in the last few months. All of them seen donning the classic varsity jacket, the over sized t-shirt and the monochrome stripped pants.
The nineties, just like any other fashion trend is here to stay, for now at least.