Here are a few of some popular 90’s fashion trends that may take you back down memory lane. Some were cool and some were……well…..not so cool.
HBCU Sweatshirts: I didn’t have one of these sweatshirts but I definitely wanted one. This is a fashion trend I hope comes back!
Baggy Clothes: Love Love LOVE TLC and their style. I was ALL over this one as much as I could. This trend was right up my alley because I like being comfortable. Part of it also was the tomboy in me coming out.
Slouch Socks: I was definitely on this one. It was just the cool thing to do! lol
The Bustier: Too skanky and I never had the body for it. Think Halle Berry in “Strictly Business” and Jade.
Mood Rings: Never got into it. *shandashrug*
Girbaud Jeans: Eh…..NEXT!
The Raiders Snap backs: An iconic piece of hip-hop history.
The Chain Wallet: How did this become cool? LOL
Skidz: These used to be super popular when I was in high school, especially with the guys. I didn’t really care for them much. They look like glorified pajama pants.
Lugz: I used to think these were so dope! HA! (Where IS Keith Murray btw?)
Benetton: Another one of my faves back in the day. But their ads were uh….controversial to say the least. In high school I had the Benetton Colors perfume, and wore it out!
Stripped Shirts: This fad got real old for me. Everyone was wearing them! A definite 90’s fashion staple item.
Eight Ball Leather Jackets: You know you wanted one…don’t front.
Yeah…Levi’s and their marketing lol.
KK was one of the first and paved the way for others like Fubu and Roc-a-Wear. But when they started selling knock off Karl Kani at the flea market…it was officially over.
Bike Caps: I had one and I was fly…So what?
You can’t mention 90’s fashion without talking about Grunge. The plaid shirts, ripped jeans, thermal shirts, long hair etc. I swear every white kid went grunge. Think Pearl Jam and Nirvana. You can thank Seattle’s 90’s music scene for this one. OK I did have have a pair of black Birkenstocks (sue me).
Nautica was definitely up there with Tommy Hillfiger and Polo…even though most folks wearing it had never been on a sail boat a day in their life.
I used to like the way the cologne smelled on men 🙂
Speaking of fragrance…Remember the CK1 commercials?? UGH! But this best-selling unisex fragrance will always be around.
Wallabees: Uhmmm yeah…Think these were mostly popular on the East Coast. *shrugs*
I rocked several even during my college years. If you didn’t have one, you weren’t cool. Period. Don’t know what the kids are rocking now.
Scrunchies: I had tons of them. If they weren’t in your hair they were around your wrist. Some girls had more Scrunchie than they had hair, but that’s a different post.
Yeah…Had my fair share of butterfly clips! If you stepped on one bare footed, it hurt like hell! lol
In the late 90’s all the free-spirited wanna-be chicks were rocking bantu/hair knots.
The 90’s fashion was about the large logos splattered on the clothes. Tommy Hilfiger was not different. I think the only TH I ever owned was a small purse. TH was to patriotic looking for me. After the Oprah Show scandal/rumor, the brand and his career was never really the same.
Umbro Shorts: Never had any and didn’t want any. I remember mostly the girls who played soccer in high school wore these. *shrugs*
Bandanas: They come in every color in the rainbow. Some were wearing them bedazzled with stones. Bandanas were a popular head piece, more than something you wore around your neck. When my hair was long and straight I wore a navy blue one trying to get my Aaliyah on.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
Nylon Warm-Up Suits: These were dope…but they made so much noise when you move, you can hear somebody coming a mile away. Reebok, Adidas, Asics, Fila all had them but Nike cornered the market on the nylon warm-ups. You really didn’t work out in them just walked around and looked cool. And you could just wear the jacket. I like the big zip up pockets, you could hide a bag of chips in your pocket and eat them in class lol.
Peace & Blessings,
2 thoughts on “Retro Wednesday: 90’s Fashion and Style”
Girl! I love this! You took me back…way back, back into time. (What song is this from?) Its funny to see how some of these trends are coming back. And the zip up pocket for eating chips in class…LOVE IT!
Yes! Some of the styles of the 90's are back, like the high waist denim shorts.