How To Add 90's Style Trends To Your Look

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How to add 90's style trends to your look

The best part about a reborn fashion trend making a comeback is that you won't be left wondering if you can pull it off like you were left wondering if Ross and Rachel were going to get back together.

While your Tamagotchi from the 90s may not be coming back, 90s fashion trends are. We get it, you may not have loved some of these trends the first time around. So let’s restyle some of these 90s trends and this time you won’t have to incorporate those little butterfly hairclips in your hair, we promise. 


Combat boots are such a fun and easy way to add a little edge to any look. They come in many colors and styles, making it difficult to own just one pair! How do you style these rugged boots that make you feel like a baddie every time you lace them up? Pair them with a leather skirt, a graphic tee, and a denim jacket. Bonus points if your graphic tee has a smile face or a 90s reference. Another way to incorporate combat boots to a look is to grab your favorite pair of leggings, a crop top, and throw on one of our many Birch Babe favorite shackets. Need a quick and comfy outfit for on-the-go? Slip them on with a pair of mom jeans and a sweatshirt.

You don't need to break the bank with Doc Martens, but if you still have yours, dust those babies off and bring them out! You can find plenty of styles of combat boots that are just as good and won't break the bank. 


The Mini Slip Dress is probably the repeat trend we are most excited to get our hands on again. Hint, hint: If you are looking to add one of these little beauties to your wardrobe, stay tuned! 

While the slip dress is timelessly gorgeous enough to wear alone (remember Baby Spice?), you can easily tailor a look that screams 90's babe! Couple a mini slip dress with a fitted t-shirt (long or short sleeve). Add a choker-style necklace, and some knee-high boots, and you will be channeling your inner Cher Horowitz in no time. Another simple, but chic way to pair your slip dress is to wear it underneath a cozy sweater. You can find a bold or neutral-colored sweater, just make sure the fit is not so oversized that you lose any kind of shape or form. One of our favorite ways to style a slip dress is to keep it classic and throw on a denim jacket overtop, but don't forget the white chunky tennis shoes and hair clips!


Some of us may remember when flared denim made its first comeback, you may have even been lucky enough to have a vintage pair. We are not shying away from this highly favored look. Something to remember when buying a pair of flared denim pants, keep it modern and simple to avoid looking like you are wearing a pair of bell bottoms versus flares. Our favorite ways to pair your flares? Reach for your favorite band tee to create a classically cool and casual look. A cami and cardigan set is another 90s staple that you can wear with your flares if you want to go totally 90s with your look. If your style is more on the modern side, wear your flares with a classic sweater and boots. 


We can't help to think of the nostalgic Bratz Doll when we think of crop tops, especially a cropped tube top! Crop tops have been around for a minute now and don't seem to be leaving the fashion scene any time soon. Crop tops are very versatile and so easy to dress up. Style one with a flannel shirt, a pair of boyfriend jeans, and you guessed it, combat boots, and you have mastered the 90s grunge look. Want a more sophisticated look? Pair a crop top under an oversized blazer, high-rise fitted jeans and heels. Take an athletic approach with a crop top and your favorite pair of athleisure shorts/pants, a denim jacket, and white sneakers.


You don't have to bare your belly to participate in the tube top trend. There are so many ways to style the tube top piece! If you are looking for a feminine way to pair a tube top, pair it with a skirt. Here are a few different ways to go totally tubular with a tube top/skirt combo. 

Refresh the schoolgirl look by wearing a tube top with a plaid skirt. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and re-create her intro look with a tulle skirt, just swap out the tank top for a tube top. If you don't have a tulle skirt, a pleated midi skirt or a pair of satin pants will also pair nicely with a tube top. Don't want the tube top to be the focal point of your outfit? No problem, style a tube top underneath an oversized button-down shirt, with a pair of fitted highrise jeans and some mules! This outfit makes the perfect weekend look whether you are running errands or meeting a friend for lunch. 


Take your no-frill tube top, and grunge it out, by styling it with distressed jeans and combat boots. Go all the way Y2K and hit us baby one more time with that classic Britney look, by pairing your tube top with baggie cargo pants. It is safe to say, no one wore it better than Ms. Spears herself, but why not give it a go? If you are looking to give your tube top a more mature look, wear it underneath an oversized suit. If you aren't entirely sold on the classic tubular tube top look go for a sweater tube top, it will help give you more of the sophisticated look you may be looking for. We have recently seen the sweater shrug come back with this one too.


Overalls are such a great weekend piece, as they really don’t require any styling effort; you can just snap and go! And if they are denim overalls, they really will go with about ANY top you have. Our favorite thing to wear with overalls is a form-fitted bodysuit. A bodysuit is great as you won't have to keep adjusting it. 

Another great top you can pair with overalls that won't constantly need to be adjusted is a crop top, or better yet, a cropped tube top (a double 90's look). If you want to keep it super comfy and cozy, couple your overalls with a t-shirt and tie a flannel around your waist. Overalls come in many different styles, whether they are shorts, pants, dresses, denim, or even linen, either way, they are all laid back yet stylish in our book. 



Accessories are pretty self-explanatory when it comes to how to wear and style them. Here is just a quick list of some 90's style accessories that you can easily incorporate into any look:

  • Hair clips
  • Hair claws
  • Hoop earrings - the bigger the better
  • Scrunchies
  • Mini backpacks
  • Bum Bags- some of us may still call them fanny packs
  • Any kind of smile face jewerly or accessories
  • Bucket Hats



There were so many fun and beloved looks from the 90s, it is no wonder we are seeing them all again. With so many looks to love, it can be very easy to re-create these trends exactly how we wore them 30 years ago or give them a modern-day twist. You can embrace all these 90s trends or just a few, just do what feels right and authentic to you and your style. 

Check out our Pinterest board for more 90s style inspo.


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