Nothing is hotter this summer than the 90s! The comeback of the Dad Jeans and Cara Delevigne’ W Magazine photo have totally made that official and next thing you’ll know, we will be watching the new season of Home Improvement. Let’s face it fashion has been going through what one would call a repetitive cycle. Some would even say that fashion reached its creative peek with Alexander McQueen and after his death it was just a whirlwind of repetitions. I doubt however, that the lack of creativity is the problem and if creativity is at all involved, it might rather be its price tag that has got us going back and forth with the 20th century’s eclectic trends.
One might have seen this coming after D&G first Byzantine collection in 2013 and Nicolas Ghesquière’s 60s-inspired show in 2014; Time has finally come for the prosperous 90s and its Prince of Bel Air wardrobe. Great news for those who – like me – were long diagnosed with 90s’ nostalgia syndrome! Don’t get me wrong the 60s were the epitome of elegance but those years were simply turbulent! On the other hand the 90s – despite the tackiness – were prosperous and particularly uniquely peaceful; the war has just ended; the wall had fallen down and Clinton’s economic boom! So if you’re a 90s’ Kid and excited about this year’s fashion, here is a summer outfit you might like!
Some of you might know this already but I am a shameless eclecticist! I can never be inspired from one movement and I can never have a conformist style. I like to break down elements and make a collage out of things. Yes it’s 90s but I don’t want to look like a flashback from Boy meets World! I accordingly chose to break the 90s look with a little throwback from the 50s. All what you need is a colorful America-Cut T-Shirt (widely popular in the 90’s) and Bell knee-length skirt (a 50’s must). Now you want to keep this look modern and neat. The downside of 90s’ fashion is that it was too chaotic and messy, so for a modern look keep the design concentrated in one place, like in my awesome personal custom made T-Shirt by SignYourName. It is perfect because all what you need to see is carefully laid out and concentrated in the center. The design is perfectly retro inspired and processes in the same time the 90s colorfulness. Remember the point is to keep it minimal and modern so when you wear it with a Bell Skirt make sure you chose a pattern-less one with earth-tone colors. I chose white in this case because I didn’t want to take away the value of the shirt, but if that’s not important to you just chose the least dominant color in the shirt as an attribute to the skirt.
For some final touches, throw on a simple beaded short necklace for a spark and white sneakers because it screams 90s’ comfort. For this look always shoes your flats’ color the same as your skirt’s. You don’t want to confuse people when looking at you. You can complete the look with a matching Tote Bag and thanks again to SignYourName for the mega cool custom Blogger Tote!
If you want to see different variations of the 90s’ eclectic look, I will be showing you throughout this month, the different options for your 2015 summer. Remember, for this look keep your T-shirt wide and fold the sleeves up. The tight body combined with the Bell skirt has become less popular this season. And if you have fallen in love with my custom pieces than stay tuned for a SignYourName special this week; Find out all about the brand and how you can get your own custom signed accessory!