Each fashion era has it’s distinctive piece of clothing. The mini skirt in the 60s, the bondage pants in the 70s, however the 90s seems to be slightly nondescript. Other than underwear as outerwear, I struggle to think of looks that define the 90s. Maybe that’s why I like it so much. It was sort of a mish mash of everything. Personally, I find it intriguing. We’re seeing the 90s fashion crop up again in 2014 with chokers and cropped tops being sold everywhere. I’ve come to the conclusion that there are two ways to go with nailing the 90’s look. Cheesy and preppy (think Kelly Kapowski on Saved By the Bell) or disheveled and messy (think Kate Moss in the Calvin Klein adverts). I’ve had a look at how you can achieve both outcomes.
To kick ass at the Kelly Kaposwky trend try channeling cute frilly copped tops and high waist pants. Oh and don’t forget the over-sized denim jacket! KELLY LOOK By pairing this pink cropped top with a pair of ‘mom’ jeans, you’re mixing sweet with sexy. Kelly Kapowski was one of the main sex symbols of the early 90s yet her innocence always came through with her outfits. To top it off pick up vintage Levi denim jacket and you have look number one sorted!
As for the Kate Moss look, think underwear. Bralets are everywhere now and they’re fairly easy to find. Pair a black bralet with black jeans and you have a simple 90s fashion look. KATE LOOK Most Calvin Klein adverts were shot in black and white, so keeping the outfit one colour reflects the simplicity of the era. The bralet takes the notion of underwear as outerwear, which was very popular in the rave culture of the 90s. So there you have it, two completely different looks! Which will you go for?
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