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‘If You Wanna be my Clothing Trend’: The Return of the 90s

The 90's trends returning this season

Bella Hadid wearing Betty and Doris sunglasses. Source:

The 90’s is making a massive comeback and we are not just talking about chokers, platform shoes and scrunchies. Some may argue the infamous decade never really went out of fashion as millennials wear mom jeans and oversized band tees. However, it could even be suggested that the 90’s were not fashionable at all.

Accessories brand Roberi and Fraud have found themselves quite the celebrity after models Kendall Jenner and sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid were seen wearing Betty and Doris sunglasses. These almond shaped sunnies have been an off-duty favourite and an the unlikely 90’s comeback after being referred to as a ‘vintage’ frame for the last 10 years. Back in the day, these sunglasses were worn frequently by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who really knew how to serve the 90’s popstar vibes. The sunglasses became a hit virtually overnight after launching in April this year and later officially launched during Paris Fashion Week. They have since been worn by Bella Hadid and, although they are the least functional accessory of the season, they are sure to make a statement with virtually any outfit.

“The beret represents more than a 90’s must have, it
was a symbol of political revolution back in the 60’s which slowly developed into a fashion revolution.”

Headwear is big this autumn/winter and can be worn easily and everyone’s favourite French headpieces are back. The beret represents more than a French fad and a 90’s must have; it was a symbol of political revolution back in the 60’s which slowly developed into a fashion revolution.

Rihanna wearing the Dior Leather Beret. Source:

The last time anyone saw a beret worn was by Cher Horowitz in the 1995 chick flick ‘Clueless’ but they are back after making their debut comeback in Dior’s autumn/winter 2017 show. Dior ambassador Rihanna was seen wearing the brands’ black leather beret to the CFDA awards back in 2014. In the fashion houses show back in July, berets were seen on models on the runway showing that this Parisian accessory is here to stay in the upcoming months. Online fashion store ASOS has a variation of berets for both men and women, with silver eyelets, embroidered patches and this season’s go-to colour: red. Create the ultimate 90’s dream; pair a red beret with a pair of almond shaped sunglasses, mom jeans and a slogan tee for an easy, transitional look.

Kim Kardashian wearing Adidas snapped track pants in Paris. Source:

Accessories are not the only items to have been revived from the well cultured decade that was the 90’s. Who knew track pants would make such a substantial comeback? Resurrected by another member of the Kardashian clan, millennials cannot get enough of the classic Adidas snapped track pants. These pants first made an appearance this summer when Kim K was seen parading the Parisian streets wearing a black pair with a sexy black lace bodice and barely there sandal heels. This look defined the 90’s and showed the world Kim’s rebellious side in styling the most unlikely items.

“Women have changed makeup tastes and are ready for plain, simple and neutral.”

Dior Fall 2017: The Blue Period Source:

2016 and 2017 saw the contouring and highlights craze and we have no one to thank for that other than the Kardashians. However, women have changed makeup tastes and are ready for plain, simple and neutral. Makeup in the 90’s was all about skin: dewy, fair skin and smokey eyes which were the focus in fashion month. Alberta Ferretti reformed the classic take on the smokey eye by adding a dash of red in the centre of the eye for a more edgy, eye-popping look which really does encapsulate the 90’s with its random spouts of colour. Also on the runway, Alexander Wang pulled out all the stops with serious 90’s vibes, having models sporting scrunched waves and plenty of black kohl liner.

To many, fashion in the 90’s was all about risk taking. Mismatching colour, pattern, textures and worlds. When was it ever acceptable to wear a pair of heels with sportswear? The answer is of course the 90’s. As runway shows show no sign of stopping any of the mentioned 90’s trends, it looks as though it is here to stay so hop into your BMW 3 series and let’s go shopping.


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