I, just like many other 20-somethings, am a bit of obsessed with the 90s, including all the cool fashion trends associated with the decade. Unlike some fashion trends (restricting corsets, open-booty jeans), the whole 90s obsession makes sense to me. I mean, how can you not love the decade that basically popularized ribbed shirts, adult overalls and velvet chokers?
It doesn’t hurt either that finding 90s style items is not too hard if you’re trying to shop in more ethical ways. Thrifting’s the obvious option, of course. Although I do have to admit that it can be challenging to find some things while thrifting. But that’s a post for another day.
When I got dressed for the day, I didn’t even intend to go for a 90s look, but it sort of happened. Here’s what I wore:
- An animal print t-shirt that I found while thrifting at a fleamarket on Saturday. Honestly, I usually see animal prints the way that I see drunk soccer fans: unnecessarily loud and should not get remotely near my person. But there’s just something about this particular one that attracted me somehow. Maybe it’s the color. Maybe it’s the edgy-budding-artist-who-only-shops-vintage feel that I get from it. It feels 90s in the best way possible. The fact that it was only 2 Euro sealed the deal for me.
- A choker from a local online store called Wiezewasjes. It’s definitely possible to find chokers at thrift stores or flea markets, I know. But I saw this before I got into thrift-shopping and fell in love with the velvet fabric and the moon-shaped pendant. Also, it goes with so many things that I own.
- This denim apron dress. It’s from Monki but made of organic cotton. I couldn’t find an ethical alternative that fit my budget, so I bought it. I love denim overalls, but I love apron dresses even more. They’re like overall’s more playful and fuss-free sister which allows you to pee without having to undress yourself. Fun fact: there’s this grainy picture at my parents’ of 6-year-old me wearing a kiddie version of this dress, also with white sneakers. No matter how much you’ve changed, some things always stay the same.
- My Ethletic Fair Trainers, which I wear practically every single day. I thought it was true love when I discovered Converse shoes, but apparently it wasn’t. These are much better, slightly cheaper and just as comfortable, not to mention that they’re fairly-produced.
What do you think about the whole 90s fashion obsession? Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!