The Fashion Week runways of New York to Sao Paulo have had no shortage of 90s inspiration- which essentials should you be stocking up on for Spring 2014?
Looks like the fashion world has got a battle of the decades on its hands! We've already declared that boho-chic is back in style and let you know how to get a 1970s bohemian beauty look. However, if the boho look isn't for you, there's another time period you can draw inspiration from that's just as on-trend: the 90s!
Yep, get ready to channel the plaid-wearing Smashing Pumpkins fan within! Well, maybe not so quickly... 90s staples are coming back in a way that feels totally fresh and modern. Clean, simple lines and a neutral color palette in the spirit of Scandinavian minimalism has made 90s style feel decidedly fashion-forward.
So, what trends do we love? Let's take a closer look.
Slip dresses: Silky, sexy, and cool, the slip dress is an easy go-to look that works during the day and at night! A 90s favorite of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss, this look is most flattering on less curvy gals. Feel free to play with lengths and neck lines. For a midi-length, bare some skin with a super-deep v-neck. Or, play it safe up top and show some leg with a satin mini!
Grunge eye makeup: Forget brown-toned shades of lipstick and focus instead on creating an ultra moody grunge eye makeup look. Use matte eyeshadows and smudgy black kohl eyeliner to smoke it up for a dark and stormy look.
Birkenstocks: Nope, not just a sandal for hippies anymore- Birkenstocks have officially become the must-have shoe for minimalist dressers everywhere. Black and/or white leather in one of the classic models will ensure you look on-trend all summer long!
Overalls: Seen on the runway for Rag and Bone, these black slim-cut overalls look cool and modern, but playful, at the same time. Paired with silk blouses and crop tops, this childhood classic can become adult-friendly. Pair them with a bold makeup look for the biggest statement.
So, are you a fan of the 90s?