LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Channeling The ’90s

Let's Hear it for the Boys

For the longest time I had the biggest issue with the '90s. For some reason, I found all the clothes to be tacky and did not think I really cared for the music. I did not create a sense of appreciation for some of the great artists that came out of that generation, for instance, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and obviously, the Spice Girls. Two pivotal experiences drew me to have a great appreciation for the '90s and all it had to offer, which included a visit to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Model as Muse” exhibit and Seattle’s Experiment Music Project Museum. This is when I realized that the '90s had so much to offer in the fashion and music world. When trying to channel yourself in the '90s style, the purpose is not to convince yourself that you are back in the decade, but to integrate certain aspects that this generation had to offer us in the fashion world.

When spotting this Fashionisto, I could not help but stop him and his ability to pull off the '90s grunge look in a more modern manner. His flannel shirt, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, jeans and topsiders accomplished this look. The flannel T-shirt is the sole reserve of the California style circa '96. It does not matter how fitted or baggy this shirt is, the flannel is a direct reflection of Kurt Cobain’s inspiration he had on us all. Different accessories would also suggest that we are trying to circuit back to the '90s, most notably the infamous “snapback cap.” This hat is also another way where people can help root back to our original decade.

Hint: Want to channel the '90s into your own life? This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, such as, short shorts and vintage washed jeans, different graphic T-shirts, flannels, snapbacks and funky backpacks. Remember to keep your own style and integrating at least one of these pieces will help bring you back to your original generation.


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