A guide to 90s fashion in 2017

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PRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM J. REGISTER Velvet tops and a faux leather skirt make for the perfect pairing

You know what they say, “fashion trends always find a way to come back into style.” The 90s fashion has certainly lived up to this saying, and we’re totally here for it. Grab your favorite digital pet and a pack of Pixy Sticks, it’s time to throw it back to the 90s.

While no one will ever be able to top Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears’ take on fashion with their matching all denim ensembles, check out these simple pieces that can add some  retro flair to your wardrobe.

Printed with permission from J. Register Ripped jeans can be dressed down with this cropped sweatshirt with fun cutouts for a casual look.
Printed with permission from J. Register
Ripped jeans can be dressed down with this cropped sweatshirt with fun cutouts for a casual look.

Crop it

Cropped clothing are an essential part of a 90s lover’s wardrobe. Many items of clothing can come in this cropped style, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, jeans and shorts. The oversized crop is quite popular for sweatshirts and vintage band tees, but slim-fitting tops can be very nostalgic as well. Try finding a crop top with fun cutouts for added drama to the outfit.

 

Cool chokers and bold belts

Perhaps two of the easiest trends to incorporate into your closet are chokers and thick belts that scream 90s child. Chokers are sold at most trendy clothing stores like Forever 21 and they come in a variety of styles. If you are into textures, consider a velvet choker. If you are more interested in versatility, check out some simple chokers that tie into a bow. As for belts, thick belts in neutral colors are the way to go to achieve an effortless look. By adding a belt and a choker, you can turn your simple tee and jeans combo into a perfect throwback photo waiting to happen.

Statement skirts

PRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM J. REGISTER Velvet tops and a faux leather skirt make for the perfect pairing
PRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM J. REGISTER
Velvet tops and a faux leather skirt make for the
perfect pairing

Think Rachel Green in “Friends.” Miniskirts have become a staple in the closets of many 90s fashion lovers because they are easy-to-wear statement pieces. These miniskirts come in a variety of styles and textures, but most notably in velvet textures, faux leather and corduroy fabric. For an edgier look, consider skirts with embellishments, embroidery or studs. Throw on a simple top and a choker with your skirt and you’ll be ready to conquer the day.

 

 

 

 

Printed with permission from J. Register Pair your denim skirt with a velvet tank for the perfect throwback look.
Printed with permission from J. Register
Pair your denim skirt with a velvet tank for the perfect throwback look.

Touches of velvet

As much as the thought of wearing velvet in 90 degree heat may make you want to run the other direction, hear me out. Velvet does not have to be heavy and thick. Try out an off-the-shoulder velvet top or a loose-fitting velvet blouse to allow for some breathing room. Another great option would be a velvet dress in a trendy color like rose gold or cranberry red. The appeal of your outfit will be well worth taking on the heat.

Denim everything

Printed with permission from J. Register Denim on denim can be broken up with a fun printed crop top.
Printed with permission from J. Register
Denim on denim can be broken up with a fun printed crop top.

If you are looking to achieve that 90s-sitcom-character vibe, look no further than a pair of high-waisted, light-wash, mom jeans. High-waisted jeans have made a comeback in the past few years, partially because of how flattering they are and partially because of their versatility. Pair these jeans with a simple striped tee or dress it up with a denim jacket for a full-on throwback look. If you are more of a skirts person, consider investing in a button up denim skirt for those warm South Florida days when you don’t want to sacrifice your 90s style or your comfort level.

Printed with permission from J. Register Rocker grunge can be easily achieved with a flannel top, black ripped denim and a fun choker.
Printed with permission from J. Register
Rocker grunge can be easily achieved with a flannel top, black ripped denim and a fun choker.

Rocker grunge

It wouldn’t be true 90s fashion without a little grunge. A grunge inspired look can easily be achieved with ripped jeans, cool band tees and a little bit of flannel. Since the heat can be brutal in South Florida, consider using the flannel as a fashionable statement instead of a practical piece. Once you have your jeans and band tee picked out, tie your flannel around your waist for some added grunge effect. This way, you won’t have to sacrifice your style but you also won’t dread walking in the heat to class.

 

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