Fashion trends are cyclical—those that emerged decades ago undoubtedly experience a resurgence years later. Case in point: the ’90s. For the past few seasons, the era’s influence on clothing and accessories (and even makeup with the revival of the nude brown lip) has been undeniable. Characterized by edgy grunge vibes with a hint of nonchalance, nostalgic pieces such as chokers, high-waisted mom jeans and silky slips are ubiquitous—namely on It girls like Kendall, Gigi and Bella. Here, we’ve gathered the 10 most iconic looks of the decade and selected fresh, modern iterations you can wear right now.
Bringing Back The '90s
Kendall Jenner wears Gucci in Los Angeles
A sexy, silky slip was the go-to frock for supermodels in the '90s. Opt for a slinky midi to wear alone or over jeans for a fresh update.
A rigid high-waisted silhouette in a vintage-wash was the staple jean. While the original rendition was slightly baggier, a skinny-leg option with flattering fit is today's chic take.
You may remember the tattoo versions you rocked in elementary school, but the newest take on the edgy adornment comes in dainty layers you can wear daily.
A bare midriff via a fitted cropped halter was au courant. We suggest upgrading to a feminine off-the-shoulder long-sleeve top paired with high-waisted pants or a midi skirt.
Velvet continues to be a staple for fall, and it happened to be huge in the '90s, too. Everyday pieces such as blazers and trousers in rich colors let you incorporate the luxe trend easily.
Minis were essential—the latest options are elevated and modern rendered in fall's major check trend.
Contemporary iterations of the totally '90s belt bag are donned by It girls and street-style stars alike. Today's designs are luxe via streamlined leather shapes.
A childhood staple updated with a fashion-girl spin, the denim one-piece is easy to throw on. Opt for a sleek dark wash with zipper details.
Calvin Klein Underwear
Everyone from Kendall to Bella dons these cool logo-emblazoned bra-and-brief sets, harking back to iconic '90s ad campaigns.
Chunky combat boots ruled the grunge scene in the '90s, and now they're back as the choice edgy footwear to pair with everything from leather separates to floral frocks. Kaia Gerber happens to be a fan.