I have to admit, I often cringe when I look at pictures of myself when I was a kid. Among other fashion horrors, I rocked tie-dyed leggings, purple circle-framed glasses, and some seriously flared jeans. To some people, there are trends from the 90s that should absolutely stay in the 90s. However, some of my favorite childhood trends may actually be making a comeback!
That’s right, not all 90s clothing deserves to be buried in the back of a closet! Today I present to you a collection of modern versions of long-forgotten trends. Enjoy a blast from the past by stocking up on some old-school accessories this season. I don’t know about you, but I never thought I’d see jelly sandals or platform shoes back in style!
Would any of you Lovelies wear these trends today? Are there any clothes or accessories you would want to include in this list?
Jelly Sandals: Those who grew up in the 80s or 90s likely remember these then-trendy shoes. Jellies (as I liked to call them) came in a wide variety of colors and styles. I had pink, purple, sparkly, and some with little beads on the toes. Above is a more mature, modern version of the jelly shoe by BCBG. The jelly sandal has come a long way!
I still find this handmade jewelry to be absolutely adorable. When I was younger I made hundreds of these bracelets in a whole bunch of different colors and patterns. These braided and beaded crafts aren’t just for kids, though. Layer a few of them for a laid-back, summery look!
Maybe my tie-dyed leggings weren’t such a crime of fashion after all! Patterned leggings are back, and in even more fun designs. Aztec and floral prints are two designs you may see decorating leggings in the future.
Body Glitter: Okay, so I won’t be rolling around in glitter next time I leave for a night out, but what’s wrong with a bit of sparkle for a fun look? Unlike some of the other trends of my childhood, I never stopped loving glitter. Fortunately, many designers are including shimmer in clothes and accessories. If your outfit lacks a bit of the glam factor, though, don’t be afraid to break out some glitter eyeliner or shadow!
What girl didn’t have a choker in the 90s? I can still remember wearing one of those cheap plastic necklaces, never being able to shake the feeling that it was actually going to choke me. The modern choker is a bit looser than the 90s version, and it looks fabulous! I would definitely wear one of the chokers shown in the above photos.
Platform Shoes:Jil Sander is just one of many designers who is breaking out platform shoes this season. Get ready to stand tall as the platform trend of the 90s makes its way back! As someone on the short side, I can’t say I’m disappointed by this. [Images: top photo, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]