I have a good long-term memory. Short term, not so much (which is why I have to write everything down nowadays).
But, it’s weird that I can remember certain memories, and in most of those recollections, I remember exactly what I wore.
First grade, I had to wear my acid-wash jean shorts with pink knit shorts sowed into the material underneath, and it came with white lace on the ends of the pink shorts. Then, in sixth grade, I had this awesome vest and a bronze-like bracelet that I begged my mom to buy for me from the mall. It had a sun, stars and other cool charms on it.
Do you ever wonder, “Hey, why aren’t those types of clothes and accessories still trending today?” Even though there are many fashion faux pas to avoid (like parachute pants and neon windbreakers), I have noticed that some fashion trends do come back around after so many decades. Here are five style trends from the 90s that I’ve noticed are coming back:
1. Velvet. I was never a big fan, but I did have a few velvet dresses. I wore one that was half-velvet and half-silk to my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. My sister was gracious enough to let me borrow her pumps that matched perfectly; unfortunately, I’ve never been one to wear heels gracefully.
2. Flannel. Yes! Here is a trend that never really went out of style for me. I owned a few shirts then, and I own a few shirts now. I could always rely on my dad’s closet while growing up, just in case I needed an oversized, grungy flannel shirt for the day.
3. Chokers. Every girl growing up in the 90s had at least one of these bad boys. My daughter, who is now 6, has about 20 (one to match every outfit, I bet).
4. High-Waist Jeans. I was more of a hip-hugger type of gal during high school, thanks to pop icons like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but it drove my mom crazy to go shopping with me. She wanted the “mom” jeans, and I wanted my belly button to breathe.
5. Denim jumpers/overalls. The coolest kids in elementary school always wore their denim overalls with one strap on, and one strap off. Both my mom and grandmother made sure both of my straps were fastened securely before I jumped out of the car. But, they couldn’t control those straps while I was in class for eight hours of the day. #Rebel #MicDrop
Do you have any trends you would like to see come back or maybe go down in flames?