The revival of 90’s trends this spring has me feeling… old. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but more of a been-around-the-block kind of way. Being in my mid-twenties (or late twenties, now I suppose), the past year or two have been the first time that trends I remember shopping for are coming back around again. We’ve already covered culottes (see this post!), Stan Smith sneakers (see this post!), and flared denim (see this post!) trending this spring. And today we’re chatting a few more nineties namesakes…
When I think of 90’s fashion, one of my first thoughts is always Rachel from Friends. Is that weird? From denim vests, overalls, choker necklaces, flannel, bandanas, high-waisted jeans, backpacks, crop tops, high-top sneakers, birkenstocks, matching sets, and shirts tied around the waist…. She tried them all! Let’s just hope that skinny eyebrows don’t make a comeback, too! 😉
I love the look of denim shorts, but I never feel that confident wearing them so I struggle to pull them off. Express asked me to style a pair of cutoffs this month, which was a fun shopping challenge to get me out of my comfort zone! I’ve been loving long vests of all shapes and sizes lately, so when I saw this long black trench-like vest, I knew it was the perfect piece to compliment a pair of short shorts. It was just the piece I needed to feel comfortable and confident!
I find that long vests typically look best with sleeveless or long-sleeved tops, but the sleeves on this elbow-length tee were just long enough to make it work. Bodysuits are another trend making a comeback, but I don’t think I can get back on that bandwagon just yet. A form-fitting ribbed tee felt retro enough for my nineties-inspired style!
With a pair of leg-elongating pumps, a pop of leopard print with my clutch, and a straw hat with a black ribbon, I absolutely love how this look came together! It feels fashion-forward, but not too trendy. With the denim, stripes, leopard, and subtle print mixing, it’s an outfit that feels very me. This look is proof that you can take a few key trends from previous decades and mix them into your current wardrobe for an outfit that feels fresh and modern, and not at all like the last time you wore it years ago.
Get the Look…
Express Long Trench Vest (also available in white!)
Express Striped Ribbed Short-Sleeve Tee (also available in blue & white!)
Express Cutoff Denim Shorts (FYI: I sized up!)
Clare V Leopard Clutch
Kate Spade Black Pumps
J.Crew Panama Hat
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