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Eight 90’s inspired trends you can try right now

Fashion and Beauty By Esther Muchene

We’ve all heard the quote, ‘there’s nothing new under the sun.’ Fashion has proven this to be true because certain styles keep recurring.

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It’s safe to say that modern fashion is recycled and presented in a new way and there’s nothing wrong with appreciating those old, golden eras.

You can add your own style twist to these fashion blasts from the past using these simple classics.

i.Patent leather

This is that shiny leather you spot in almost every music video. They come in bold bright colors which is a different twist from the usual black or brown matte leather. This is a huge fashion statement and it draws in all the attention.

ii.Bandana pattern

This is another bold piece from the past and people still appreciate them. You don’t have to limit yourself to the scarf because it also looks amazing on bikinis, dresses and other items.

You can also tie the classic scarf on your jeans to add that 90’s aesthetic. Bandanas are still around and they’re probably here to stay.

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iii.The 90’s suit

The power suit from that era is still a brilliant design until now. It was fashion’s take on women empowerment and they became an instant hit.

You can find the blazer dress which looks super cute with pointed red bottoms, or the trouser suit which you can rock to some fashion high tea. You’re free to spice them up however you like.

iv.Hair clips

Tiktok may as well take top place on this one for the nostalgia. Back in the day, not too far long ago, every girl used to have the famous butterfly clips in their hair.

These are hard to find now but you can buy the modern versions that are available. You’ll find bold designs these days that are the new and improved versions of the clips. They add that 90’s pop to your entire look.

v.Flared jeans

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Anyone who wore these those days had made it in life. They had a cool aura around them and people couldn’t wait to get their hands on a pair.

Flared jeans are slowly making a comeback but people are still struggling to let go of their skinny jeans. Either way, they look great especially with a crop top or graphic tee.


Did the turtle neck ever leave the fashion scene? I don’t think so. Most people wear them when it’s cold but you can also find lighter materials if you want to strut in the summer. They can be worn with skirts and paired with bold jewelry.

vii.90’s braids

These are different from the usual braids you see everywhere. They need a certain skill to pull them off and that’s what makes these braids special. These are ‘poetic justice’ braids that are a whole fashion statement on their own.

You can also try the bob braids that were popular back them. They’ve been revamped and you can even get them done with faux locs. Let’s not even get to the bohemian variation. Perfection!

viii.Dr Marten’s boots

These were a favorite in the 90’s era. Although they weren’t a fashion item initially, people picked up on them and started to style them with different outfits. They’ve gained so much popularity over the years and they’ll always have a reserved space in the world of fashion.

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