90's Revival: How To Make Old Trends New

Grab your plaid blazers and mini skirts because the 90’s are back! Walking through all of the major department stores this season, we can’t help but be transported back to the era when silk slip dresses, combat boots, and oversized blazers ruled.

If you’ve already lived it once, you may not be quite ready to repeat that decade. But there are ways to reinterpret trends to suit your own personal style. See our favorites from the late 80’s to classic 90’s below!

Stay Stylish,
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Plaid Mini Skirt

Left: Cher from Clueless, 1995 Right, Fall 2018 BB Dakota

Left: Cher from Clueless, 1995
Right, Fall 2018 BB Dakota

How to wear it now:

While we love a coordinated outfit, there is not need to go full “Clueless” with the plaid jacket and skirt. Instead, pair your mini with a crisp white blouse or an oversized sweater (we love this Treasure and Bond option). If your mini skirt days ended in the 90’s, try a knee length pencil skirt instead with sleek heels or booties.


Slip Dress

Left: Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City 1994 Right:   CAMI NYC     Sandra Flounced Silk Slip Dress

Left: Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City 1994
Right: CAMI NYC Sandra Flounced Silk Slip Dress

How to wear it now:

A simple slip dress can be timelessly elegant. For a sleek day-to-night look, try pairing a silk midi dress is with structured blazer and heels. Another option is to layer a T-shirt or thin knit top underneath. Not only does it provide another layer to keep you warm in cooler month, but the base layer helps silky straps stay in place. 


Menswear

How to wear it now:

Work it girl, but loose the oversized shoulders and bulky shoulder pads. Today’s plaid sport coat is designed for a woman’s build while embodying classic menswear details. Give the look a fresh statement by pairing the jacket with trim trousers and mule shoes or an accordion skirt and pumps.

How to wear it now:

Skip the sportswear look and update it with a leather version a la the belt bag. Granted the classic nylon fanny pack has made a comeback with some designers, we prefer the versatility of these little bags. Wear it around your waist at a concert or doing errands and then convert it to a mini shoulder bag or clutch at night. It’s a great way to play with the trend and not fully commit to it. Bloomingdales has a great assortment right now at investment and steal prices so you have no excuse not to try one yourself. Our other favorites include the budget friendly Street Level and Elizabeth and James.

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Posted on September 21, 2018 and filed under Women.