In every season in fashion people are seen to borrow trends from the past and recently people worldwide seem to have adopted the fashion trends from the 90’s. The 90’s fashion was defined by baggy jeans, red and black checked fabric, crop tops, dungarees, postman bags etc. the list is endless.
A lot of musicians and actors influenced the kind of dressing seen on the street. First off we had the box cut which almost all boy bands had e.g. New Edition. Will Smith also made the hairstyle famous when he acted in the comedy sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
He also brought with him the trend of colorful printed knee length shorts for men and locally we have seen socialites and local designers pick up on this trend except they use tribal and African prints.
Then there was Aaliyah, she would usually wear a tight crop top that showed off her flat tummy and would pair it with a baggy pair of jeans and a bandanna as an accessory on the head. Nowadays when we see the look on the street instead of the baggy jeans we see a lot of harem pants (another trend from the 90s made famous by MC Hammer).
My favorite look from the 90s has to be inspired by TLC. These three women were not only phenomenal in their music but they were trend setters. They were the first female R&B group to come out to the music scene with a tomboy look that still looked sexy. I LOVE the baggy dungarees they wore and the baggy shorts they wore. Well dungarees are back in fashion but they are a little tighter than they were in the 90s.
For those of us who were in school in the 90s remember how our mothers would make us dress up warm when going to school and on our way back from school we would have those jerseys wrapped around our waists because the temperatures would have risen and unlike kids today we made proper use of the school playground?
Well Chris Brown has a music video in which he ties a red and black checked sweater around his waist now every teenager at Haddon & Sly dresses like that. It’s a nice trend I don’t understand it though because we did it as a necessity LOL.