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90’s Looks That Need to Come Back Yesterday

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The 90s are making a comeback! 90s fashion was filled with everything denim, velvet fabrics and neon pieces so bright you could see them from space. There weren’t as many “rules” to follow; it was all about being comfortable and showing off your personality at the same time. A majority of 90s fashion was very loose-fitting and minimalist.

Although there are many trends that are better left in the past (we’re going to give pencil thin brows a hard pass), there are a lot of amazing fashion and beauty moments that need to be brought back. Give your closet a more retro vibe by incorporating these 90s style trends into your look. You can add a modern twist to these trends so they don’t look outdated!

1. Menswear Suits

vintage 90s navy pinstripe suit – fits 6/8 $78. • dm to purchase

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Everything was looser in the 90s. Give those oversized pantsuits a major upgrade by getting them tailored. You will fall in love with the sexy lines and silhouette of your blazer once it’s taken in. You can give your look a more feminine vibe by adding a patterned scarf in a contrasting color. Everyone needs a power suit in their arsenal.

2. Denim Shirt Dresses

Denim was everywhere in the 90s! You can thank this era for those cute dresses and overalls you see on your Instagram feed. The best part about this trend is that there’s a denim dress for every body type. I’m currently obsessing over denim shirt dresses because they are so easy to dress up or down and are flattering on everyone.

3. High Waist Jeans and Pants

*pulls out the pumpkin spice pants* 🍂🍁📸:@carterfish #nyc #aritzia #westvillage

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Depending on the length and cut, high waisted jeans and pants can really define your waist. The trick is to pay close attention to where the waist hits you. I have a shorter torso and look for high waisted jeans that hit me in the middle, and aren’t too high. Bonus points if you grab a pair of jeans that are cuffed!

4. The Famous Bob

Drew Barrymore 90s hair bob

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I’ve been obsessed with Drew Barrymore’s short bob and bangs look for years. There are so many different directions that you can take the bob in. If you’re afraid of getting the big chop, you could always fake it by tucking your hair in and then pinning it. This hairstyle is super versatile!

5. Neon Accessories

90's neon accessories

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One thing that the 90s taught me is that you can never go wrong with a pop of color. Don’t get us wrong. It doesn’t have to be a full neon bodysuit. Incorporate a bright accessory into your look. Adding a neon hat to an all black outfit will take your outfit to the next level.

6. Natural Makeup

Give me a nude lip and I will rule the world. As a woman who wears 365 shades of red lipstick every day, I love that the 90s were very big on natural lipstick shades and glosses. I recently started wearing a brown matte lipstick and swear that it completely changed the way that I do my makeup. There’s something very alluring about the natural look.

Cassandra is a beauty and women's health writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. She blogs about affordable outfits from her favorite movies and TV shows at Onscreencloset.com.