It would be easy to think you’d woken up in the 90s when you walk down the street in London today, as fashion in 2021 seems to be all about the past era.
Many items that were popular back in the Spice Girls’ heyday are back and whether you love it or hate it, it’s becoming impossible to ignore. Those corsets Kim Kardashian has been consistently wearing? So 90s. Prada’s coveted bucket hats? Reimagined from the decade. And cargo pants? We’ve made our point.
It’s easy to brush the trends of the era off as something you’re not interested in, but you’re probably embracing them without even knowing they’re 90s. So to make it clearer, here are the most notable trends having a renaissance this year.
Christina Aguilera, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Beyoncé and Aaliyah rocked bandanas in the 90s, but in 2021 it’s Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa working the accessory.
Somnium Silk Bandana, £35, AllSaints – buy now
Bandana Headscarf, £8, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Who can forget the halternecks we all wore in the 90s? Zara some gorgeous halters this summer, some of which embrace the crochet trend too.
Crochet Top, £17.99, Zara – buy now
Textured Halter Mini Dress, £65, & Other Stories – buy now
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have started seeing corsets absolutely everywhere. They were huge back in the 90s too, with Sarah Jessica-Parker and Britney Spears wearing theirs on the red carpet.
90’s Corset, £18, ASOS Collusion – buy now
Lennon White Floral Corset, £34, Out From Under – buy now
Check shirts have been a style staple for years, but this year we’re wearing them over bralettes for a 90s look.
Check Shirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Studded Detail Checked Shirt, now £18, Warehouse – buy now
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Bucket hats are slowly becoming a style staple this year. They’re not entirely original though, as they were huge in the 90s too. Even Brad Pitt was a fan.
Gingham Bucket Hat, £65, Ganni at Matches Fashion – buy now
Cow Print Bucket hat, £54, Lisa Says Gah – buy now
For effortless chic, dig out your 90s slip dresses.
Satin Camisole Dress, £27.99, Zara – buy now
Satin Camisole Dress, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Searches for this fashion piece spiked at the start of the year and have continue to rise by 31% since January according to Lyst, proving the trend is very much back.
Relaxed Cargo Trousers, £75, & Other Stories – buy now
BDG Y2K Low-Rise Cargo Pants, £55, Urban Outfitters – buy now
30 years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore and Winona Ryder were fans of leather blazers – and fashion girls continue to wear them today.
Long Fitted Padded Shoulder Leather Blazer, £265, & Other Stories – buy now
Jaden Blazer, £60, Weekday – buy now
Orson Black Eagle Embellished Chunky Sandals, £149, Kurt Geiger – buy now
Velcro Strap Sandal, £59.99, Mango – buy now
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