Friday, 4 May 2012

Back to the 90's.


The REAL fashion icons of the 90's
Whilst flicking through my ASOS MAG and familiarising myself with a few new trends coming in, I was shocked to see a lot of 90's inspiration. Seriously, in my mind the 90's were a collection of pretty hideous fashion but totally amazing TV shows (Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Friends!), I personally think they resurrected the wrong one of the two. Of course it isn't exactly the same as before. It does have this cool modern 21st century edge but how far can you re-invent the backwards baseball cap...

I saw a few things I really liked, some interesting shaped dress and a real elegant quality to the casual wear but I hope this trend isn't around for too long. We look back on 'the decades' with nostalgia, trends have the habit of doing a full circle but to me the 90's feel too close to miss and certainly to close to have done that 'full circle' I was talking about. I think we have this, affection for the 1920's-80's because they represent an unfamiliar world to one we now live in. A world without phones, computers and an excess of technology. We romanticise them. Our Grandparents say to us, ''Ohh back in the old days...'' or ''When I was young...'' and suddenly we find ourselves longing for a time when things were apparently simpler (or better?).

The one thing that can be said for the 90's, other than cool TV shows and a few great bands, is the grunge look. This trend has featured quite a lot in the last few years. Think long fitted dresses, layers, dark smouldering eyes, long hair, heavy boots and heavier make-up.

Here are a few examples of the 90's inspired fashion I have found whilst browsing ASOS. I can't say I LOVE any of them. But they are items I found, well, inoffensive.

Vintage reclaimed (ASOS_I do not own this image)
Tinted lenses and round frames (ASOS_I do not own this image)
High-waisted denim shorts (ASOS_I do not own this image)
High-waisted colour block shorts (ASOS_I do not own this image)
Cassette leggings and heavy boots (ASOS_I do not own this image)
Let me know your thoughts on the 90's and whether you think this will be a good trend for the Summer???


Hannah said...

Another fab post - I've nominated you for the blog awards! It's a long'un!

Fashion R&D said...

How true is this! The 90's are back? They're hardly gone! I love the color blocked shorts and those boots!

christine said...

90's are back? oh man. I lived through it... and survived it w/my Dr. Martens now I wish that I kept them.

dela chic

Emmanuella said...

I think this will be a very good trend, I love the high waisted shorts, cropped tops, and vintage shirts. I never been a huge fan of Dr Martens but I think it's a very good idea to go back to old trends now I'm gonna keep everything I have!
Have a nice weekend

underthewillowtrees said...

I LOVED the 90s (my childhood years...ahh). However, I do not remember it as being particularly stylish! I quite like the casette leggings and high waisted shorts though, and I'd probably buy a pair of the latter for summer (if the healthy eating plan goes to plan..) xx

Amanda Raborn said...

Too funny! I was thinking this the other day when browsing Urban Outfitters.... The 90s can staaayyyyy in the 90s... But I wold really dig some of those shows coming back- totally with ya on that one, Hailes!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Love keeping up with the blog! :)

It's an Easy Life

Fabiana said...

love this fashion period!Would you like to follow each other?
Keep in touch,

kirstyb said...

great post

Bonnie said...

You just named all of my favorite things.
I can still quote every.single.line. from every "Friends" episode. #sorryimnotsorry
"Clueless" is and always will be one of my favorite movies.
The Spice Girls have their own playlist on my iTunes.
I still watch Sabrina repeats.

... I'm a 90s kid.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Joyce said...

I love the 90s grunge look! Especially the high waist denim shorts, so perfect for warm weather :)

Maiken said...

hey, girl! I was born in the 80's, so yeah, I definitely do remember the 90's quite well because I actually was a HUGE Spice Girls fan and collected everything about them, haha. the fashion was quite horrible then, I have to agree. BUT I love high-waisted pants and shorts since they're so comfortable. oh, and when it comes to those TV shows I definitely wasn't a fan, I really dislike Friends. my favourite TV shows are all modern. anyway, I'm glad the 90's are over :P

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I actually don't mind 90s fashion so long as it's early 90s. I have a major soft spot for the grunge floral dresses with doc martens, plaid shirts, etc. I was a kid in the 90s but never wore any of that stuff at the time. I think they were way more fashionable than the hideous 80s! One thing though: if anyone tries to bring back the late 90s, I'm going to protest. Ugh ugh ugh to polyester black flares and hideous flatform shoes!

And sorry, I'll take the 90s fashion over the TV shows. :)

Maddie said...

Really great post!
I definitely think that 90's fashion will be a trend! I mean how great are high waisted shorts?!

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