Fashion is a revolving door, and lately it’s the ‘90s that have come knocking. The decade was characterized by iconic looks, from the preppy miniskirts and crop tops courtesy of Cher Horowitz’s rotating closet to the tomboy styles born out of the grunge movement. Feeling nostalgic yet? While we would all like to keep some trends in the past (JNCO jeans were so unflattering), we’re happy to see the revival of our favorite ‘90s styles. Click through for 12 looks you can totally pull off today as a proud Gen-X Mallrat.
The Slip Dress
These slinky, lingerie-inspired dresses have feminine edge. Pair one with combat boots to channel your inner Courtney Love.
Buy it: Everlane The Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress ($88; everlane.com)
This classic look, courtesy of Cher Horowitz, going out of style? As if! Go for refined silhouettes in plaid prints to pay tribute without feeling dated.
Buy it: Theory Plaid Virgin Wool Mini Skirt ($355; bloomingdales.com) and Plaid Jacket ($595; bloomingdales.com)
Flowy Floral Dresses
Elaine from Seinfeld brought us the oversized floral dress (and loafer). Consider today’s take both comfortable and chic.
Buy it: Moon River Floral Midi Dress ($100; Nordstrom.com)
What would a decade gallery be without the crop tops worn on every teen drama? Just look to Kelly Kapowski or Kelly Taylor for midriff inspiration.
Buy it: Topshop Lulu Ribbed Crop Top ($10; topshop.com)
Badass Biker Jackets
This jacket has endless possibilities and signifies cool, which is why it stands the test of time. Go classic with leather or revived with suede.
Buy it: Zara Double-Sided Biker Jacket ($90; zara.com)
Two words: Tommy Hilfiger. We can credit him to the logo shirts and sweatshirts that took 90s streetstyle by storm, and today they're worn by It-girls like Gigi Hadid.
Buy it: Tommy Hilfiger Short Sleeve Logo Hoodie ($129; bloomingdales.com)
Inspired by the ‘90s, the faded cotton blend is a basic necessity today. Style with your favorite slogan tee or fuzzy sweater for serious vintage vibes.
Buy it: RE/DONE The Crawford Straight Jeans ($328; barneys.com)
While they are probably the least flattering piece of clothing to ever exist, every child of the ‘90s owned a pair. Consider this your permission to rock 'em with one strap down.
Buy it: GAP Slouchy Crop Denim Overalls ($90; gap.com)
These days, you can get away with anything athleisure, including the brightest and shiniest windbreakers as seen on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Buy it: Nike Sportswear Windrunner Hooded Jacket ($100; macys.com)
Another sportswear staple, track pants from the likes of Adidas and Juicy Couture (#trackisback) are making a chic comeback with skinnier silhouettes.
Buy it: Adidas Originals Track Pants ($70; bloomingdales.com)
These double-deckers dominated the decade. Platform heels and sneakers, popularized then by the Spice Girls, are suddenly relevant again.
Buy it: Steve Madden Piera Sandal ($140; nordstrom.com)
Patched Jean Jackets
If you think back to your childhood, these personality-packed jackets marked the school scene, and years later, the look is back.
Buy it: Logophile Patch Denim Jacket in Light Blue ($395; bloomingdales.com)