Style Advice of the Week

Fashionistas and Fashionistos, it’s summer! And in case you didn’t realize, it’s getting hot, hot, hot! Of course shorts weather has been back in Tampa for a couple of months now but as school finishes out and the locals come back home, summer style really starts to shine. This summer, I know we’re going to be seeing a lot of on-trend looks around here including cut-off overalls, daisy crop tops and jelly sandals. Now what do all of these trends have in common? They are so ’90s!

The throwback styles have really taken over in the past few years with the eras of disco, hippies and ’80s rock working their way back into the limelight. Lately though, I’m starting to feel like I’m wearing some things I vaguely remember having in my wardrobe as a four year old. And that can only mean one thing — the ’90s are back and they are taking over our summer style. During my last week on campus, I spotted this Fashionista sporting an adorable vintage-inspired look. Her floral skirt is classic and trendy while the denim vest top is right out of Clueless. The black sandals are identical to the ones we all had in 1997 but she reinvents them to work perfectly with her look. Her head wrap adds some pattern mixing and the vintage backpack is everything it needs to be!

I was really inspired to hear that all of her ensemble pieces were from various thrift stores. Not only does this make them retro renewal, it really does show how ’90s fashion is back and looking good. I personally love to thrift shop and make something old new again and if you have some time for the adventure, it is really worth the search and rescue. But because these trends are coming back in style per the terms of Fashion Police, you can find looks just like this Fashionista’s in all of your favorite stores. I love this Forever 21 floral skirt with a cool denim vest on top. Then go for these black sandals from Urban Outfitters for a total grungy summer look. This look also works with a fun floral dress and a cute head wrap. Oh and those jelly sandals I mentioned earlier — you need these!

And guys, ’90s trends are coming back for you as well and there are some great pieces that will make you so stylin’ this summer. Try out these awesome shorts from Forever 21 Men paired with a short-sleeved denim shirt. Stick with your classic everyday sneakers to get around in and your retro style will be the talk of the town.

So get inspired with retro glam looks this summer! Our vacation time fashion is all about fun in the sun and letting out our inner child. Take your looks back to the days of popsicles in the park and Saved by the Bell. As long as scrunchies don’t creep their way back into our hair we’ll be rockin’ summer fashion like it’s 1999!


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