Wondering why the 90’s are suddenly trending again? Fashion’s hottest creative designers behind Gucci, Stella McCartney, Raf Simons and others lived their young adult lives throughout the iconic decade and are now reviving their favorite nostalgic styles on the Runways. Look for a nod to the slip dress, Doc Marten’s, denim overalls, and beanie hats for Fall 2015. Designers this Season have taken the 90’s iconic fashions and trends, and have updated the looks to fit today’s modern woman. So crank up some NSYNC and start shopping this year’s latest fashion craze.
Channel a little Winona Ryder in “Reality Bites” with an flowy floral maxi skirt this Fall. Not only perfect paired with a plain white Tee and sandals, the floral maxi also easily segues into the cooler months of the Season. We love Liberty Garden’s white floral printed maxi skirt paired with an ivory lace jersey tank and Vince Camuto black maxi cardigan. Update the iconic 90’s Doc Martens style with this year’s trendy “Indica” Mary Jane shoe and complete your look with rag & bone’s NEW wool brim hat. You are ready to rock the streets in your updated 90’s style fashion.
Push your skinnies and your boot cuts to the back and make way for this Fall’s most popular denim trend- baggy jeans. Fashion is easy with the baggy jean. Grab a pair out of your brother or husband’s closet, roll the cuffs, throw on a Tee and you are ready to go. Or shop a pair of your favorite “boyfriend” jeans in cropped, distressed, or low rise. We love AC Collection’s Mystique boyfriend jeans or go for a darker wash with the Frenzy denim. If you prefer the cropped style, we love Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash relaxed cropped jeans paired with Hale Bob’s black leather cami and Calvin Klein’s ankle strap heels or your favorite cozy booties. Throw on Saint Laurent’s NEW black beaded beanie, tie on your favorite flannel, and your updated 90’s look is complete.
Nothing says “90’s” more than the classic flannel shirt. Back in the day, the flannel shirt was paired with everything from shorts to jeans to slip dresses to workout wear. This Season, update the 90’s flannel by combining with your favorite sleek leggings or “jeggings,” slouchy Tee, and flat ankle boots. Accessorize with this Season’s most popular cross body bag, cozy wool beanie, and your look is complete. Try Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte leggings or opt for trendy Joe’s Jeans’ “jeggings,” a cross between jeans and leggings. Add a comfy ivory Tee from Liberty Garden, a matching gray scarf and beanie from Halogen, and a Vince Camuto cross body bag for a perfect updated casual 90’s style.
One of the most popular dress silhouettes of the 90’s was the “Babydoll” dress, characterized by a fitted empire bodice and a dropped waistline. Popular T.V. shows like “Friends” and “Beverly Hills 90210” made this frock famous for street wear fashion. Flashback a few decades in your own dress, updated for 2015. We love Hale Bob’s long sleeve Chevron print shift dress or go with a similar dropped waist style in Hale Bob’s silk Charmeuse shirt dress. Go true 90’s style and pair with over-the-knee stocking socks and Mary Jane’s or update your look with trendy knee high boots from Guess and a floppy hat from Calvin Klein as featured above. Whichever way you choose to style your look, add the comfy yet always fashionable Babydoll dress to your wardrobe collection this Fall.
From Sonia Rykiel to Rebecca Minkoff, the denim overall is making a huge comeback for 2015. Designers this Season are re-imagining the overall look by adding a skinny jean fit or a cropped leg or a distressed wear. You can fit overalls into your everyday wardrobe by pairing with a tank and your favorite sneakers, or glam it up with your favorite heels and clutch. We like the slim fit faded Blank denim overalls from Shopbop accessorized with your favorite long sleeved blouse, silver ankle strap heels from Fendi and Vince Camuto colorblock envelope clutch. If you are looking for a new denim look this Fall, include overalls into your wardrobe this year.
Get cozy this Fall in a chunky cable knit sweater and chic plaid skirt a la “Cher” from 1995’s Clueless. Update the look for 2015 by accessorizing with your favorite Fall items such as ankle boots and a floppy hat. You can even go “Athleisure” with the style in your favorite sneakers and baseball cap. Or dress it up for a night on the town with your “go to” evening heels and sequined clutch. We love Liberty Garden’s “mixed media” fur trimmed cable knit sweater paired with a Fred Perry A-line plaid skirt from Asos and gray ankle booties from Free People. Go with a longer skirt option for the workplace in Brooks Brothers’ Signature plaid midi skirt, a trending length for Fall 2015.
Our final top choice for 90’s style revisited is the midi length skirt. From designer Amy Smilovic for Tibi to Michael Kors to Dolce & Gabbana, Fall’s Fashion Runways were filled with the midi skirt and dress length style. You can choose from patterned or solid, A-line or pencil, cotton or wool, mixed media or plain. There are no limits to how you can style the midi skirt. We love Liberty Garden’s NEW black lace midi skirt paired perfectly with the ivory ultra suede tank and suede ankle booties from Ivanka Trump. Or cozy up to Liberty Garden’s gray ombre knit sweater on chillier Autumn days. For a night on the town, dress up your midi skirt with Hale Bob’s black lace bodysuit, Loeffler Randall’s black lace-up sandals, and Whiting & Davis’ NEW black crystal clutch. Your midi skirt can go with you wherever your activities take you this Season.
Before Google and the iPhone craze, the 90’s were characterized by individuality, spontaneity, and the freedom of expressing yourself. It was cool to peruse thrift stores in search of the perfect flannel. Or head to the mall for a new pair of Doc Martens. Though media was a part of daily life, people were not as “glued” to technology as we are today. So step back in time this Season, and take the time to put away your phone and have lunch with the girls. Go for a walk in the park on your next lunch break instead of staring at the walls of your gym. Take the time to enjoy the world, talk not text, be yourself, and live life. Remember our motto here at Posh at Play: Be You, Be fabulous, and always be Feminine.
You can check out more of our favorite 90’s fashion finds by visiting our Pinterest Board “90’s Style Re-visted.”