90’s Comeback

Jelly

Jelly Shoes & Smokin’ Ciggys

There was a time when you wouldn’t be caught dead in jelly shoes, Doc Martens or fanny packs but fashion trends change fast. You may have looked back on your elementary or middle school pictures and cringe at the sight of your overalls and the brightly-colored scrunchy in your hair. Now, if you have a bold sense of fashion, you are probably hitting thrift shops to find the clothes you once mocked and gave away, or maybe you are raiding your mother’s or even grandmother’s closets to try and stay ahead of the fashion trends.

90s Girls

Tough girls and their fanny packs

 

Fanny packs recently took a slingshot ride back to modern day attire. What was once thought of as borderline nerdy in the early 2000s is now a standard way to accessorize an outfit. Fanny packs are especially popular with music festival-goers and concert fanatics because they are a convenient way to carry your things without losing them.

TattooChocker

Tattoo Chokers & Oversized Sweats

One of the fondest memories for ’90s children was taking a smooth, shiny quarter, sticking it in a machine and claiming your 25-cent treasure with a quick twist. The holiest of prizes was a stretchy, black tattoo-style choker, which symbolized the best of the ’90s generation.

CROPPED

Showin’ off your bellies since 1990

If you watch any ’90s sitcom, you will discover those characters made crop tops “fetch” before the modern generations. This trends appears in ’90s hit movie “Clueless,” while movies like “Mean Girls” reinforced its influence to the modern generations. Although the style was the same, the delivery has changed a bit. There is a fine line between looking fashionable and exposing your abdomen to the whole world.

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Skyy Stratosphere modeling Filthy Rebena‘s line of Flannel

A fashion trend that may never die is flannel — the ultimate grunge symbol. Perhaps it will always be associated with the best of the ’80s and ’90s, but this style has survived generations. Today it can still be used to assemble a grunge look, but its influence has expanded. Flannel is also associated with the country scene as a very prominent fashion trend. It is a versatile look that everyone can enjoy.

Grungey

We are well into 2015, but the ’90s influence is hotter than ever

So here is a moment of silence to the overalls you regret donating to Goodwill, the infinite stretchy chokers you lost or broke and the chunky jewelry you refused from your grandmother because you thought it was dorky. One can only hope that fashion trends such as frosted tips, platform Rocketdogs and light up sneakers stay tucked beneath the surface forever.

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Old Schooled

I always find it fascinating seeing seniors tatted up.  Right away it’s a nice reminder that yes they were once a reckless, restless rebel.  Who knows if it were with a cause or without, but the blatant reminder is always nice.  I am all about the respect your elders and not a disrespectful person in the slightest but there is something about this blatant visual reminder.  Youthful decisions are right in your face, with the reminder to live in the now because after all…we all get old. 
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Ink Me

Temporary tattoos are the latest addition to ripped jeans and floral crowns.

LimeLightTattoos - Holiday Flash Tattoos - $8.75 USD

LimeLightTattoos – Holiday Flash Tattoos – $8.75 USD

Spotted all over the red carpet, metallic jewellery tattoos are blazing through the fashion scene.

PepperInk - Geometrics Sugar Skull - $6.00 USD

PepperInk – Geometrics Sugar Skull – $6.00 USD

Unlike most trends that come and go, these won’t leave a dent in your pocket. They typically come in a bunch, stuck on sheets and cost a couple bucks. The advantage is that there’s no permanent commitment and you don’t need laser surgery to remove them since they are temporary.

Tattoorary - Dutch 'Delfts Blauw' - $10.00 USD

Tattoorary – Dutch ‘Delfts Blauw’ – $10.00 USD

Designers like Tommy Hilfiger are sending models down the runway in these designs. A longtime ambassador of the trend is Beyonce. She even collaborated with a fashion house’s temporary tattoo line back in 2010. She displayed several of the designs while celebrating her 33rd birthday in Italy and later shared a series of snaps of the body art on her Instagram page.

It'sTattooTime - Cheshire Cat - $21.00 USD

It’sTattooTime – Cheshire Cat – $21.00 USD

Rebena would wear them piled together for a layered look.  She would stick rings on her wrists close together to imitate stacked bangles. The next wave is a watercolour version of metallic tats in hand-painted designs.

LimeLightTattoos - 3 Sheet Tattoo Collection - $30.00 USD

LimeLightTattoos – 3 Sheet Tattoo Collection – $30.00 USD