Rocking the Decades—'90s Edition

July 28th, 2017 at 2:00am

Recently feeling like you’re in an episode of Beverley Hills, 90210 or swear you just saw Bayside hottie Kelly Kapowski walking down the sidewalk? Well, don’t get too excited, you haven’t been transported into your favorite retro television show. Instead, the fashion got sent to you. The ’90s are back, baby!

When it comes to trying your hand at retro fashion, there’s always the concern of looking like you’re walking into a Halloween party. You want to rock the decade, not win best costume. So here are this Fashionista’s tips on bringing back my favorite decade.

1—Make it authentic. Because the ’90s were not too long ago (hard to believe right?) you can definitely still find authentic clothing at your local thrift store. My favorite thing to snag is a nice retro T-shirt. Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect style and fit while searching through racks of vintage clothes, so don’t be afraid to personalize it! Because you aren’t (and shouldn’t) be breaking the bank with this purchase, imagine what it would look like with some DIY alterations. I love finding an oversize T-shirt and cutting it into the perfect crop-top.

2—Mix old and new. Now that you’ve got your vintage piece, head to your favorite retailer and check out those re-vamped ’90s trends. High-waisted jeans and shorts are so in right now, so you should have no problem finding your perfect pair. Don’t forget to add your favorite kicks to the look. Bulky white sneakers are all that right now, and bonus points if you want to rock the platform.

3—Keep it simple. While I absolutely love ’90s accessories and any excuse to bring out my scrunchies, chokers, and barrettes galore, it’s always good to make sure not to go overboard. Overdoing accessories is the biggest culprit in getting you into that “costumey” category. I like to pick one ’90s accessory (typically a dope choker) and use this to complete the look.

What’s your favorite way to rock this decade? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista.


  • Paulina Freed

    Paulina Freed is a student currently studying Communications at Temple University in Philadelphia. Paulina lives for music, concerts and fashion. She loves to adventures and spontaneous trips. Paulina dreams of one day working for a record label or concert venue where she can spread the power of music. Check her out on Instagram @FreedYourSoul