And Other Throwback Fashions...
I’m sure we’ve all seen it happen—styles that you once thought would never return recycled and reinvented to fit in with modern trends. While some of them may make us cringe—like velvet pants for example—others have certainly become revamped enough to keep up with today’s styles. Take a gander at a couple of these 90s looks, and decide whether they deserve a new space back into your closet, or if they should stay locked away with all the other fashion fails!
The Fanny Pack
Fanny packs, also known as bum bags if you’re in the UK or moon bags in South Africa, hit their peak popularity in the late 80s and mid 90s. The convenience of the fanny pack is undeniable. Everything you need within reach, yet you can sightsee and shop hands free. And come on, if Hulk Hogan thinks it’s cool enough to rock—can we really argue? Volcom has infused a modern twist into this old school trend with their Stone on a Rope Bum Bag. To bring the fanny pack back, check out Dogfunk.com, eBags.com, and Amazon.
Windbreakers are one of those 90s fashion trends that have found itself reinvented over and over again. The first, and probably the most familiar sighting, would be in the 80s with the popular Members Only jackets. Worn by so many different celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Anderson Cooper and Mariah Carey, the Members Only jackets were one of the trendsetters to creating the windbreaker jacket. Today you can find the wind chill and rain resistant jacket just about anywhere for an affordable cost. Mostly worn by the skater kids today, windbreakers made a blast from the past to become a part of present day fashion and it doesn’t look like they’ll be departing anytime soon. See if you can snag a stylish windbreaker for your fashion repertoire at Tactics.com, DrJays.com, and Urban Outfitters!
One of the 90s styles that keeps being reinvented is the tube top. The tube top first made its debut in the 1960s from S&M Fringing Inc.; however it didn’t reach its popularity peak until the late 70s and again in the 90s. Today, the tube top is a trendy fashion staple that has been transformed into dresses, rompers, body suits and more! American Apparel and Pac Sun are great places to start looking for recycled 80s and 90s fashions, and to find a very stylish tube top. Celebs like Molly Sims, Zoe Deschanel and Rihanna have all been spotted rocking the famous tube top!
While this style may be a little hard to incorporate with your closet favorites, it still deserves a mention on this list nonetheless. Butterfly clips were the hair accessory of the 90s worn by just about everyone teeny bopper you can think of. These adorable little clips were perfect for adding a bit of flair to your 90s ensemble, or to have a quick set of twists. Worn by everyone from Melissa Joan Hart, Sarah Michelle Gellar and the Olsen twins, butterfly clips have become a 90s essential that we’ve all become familiar with. For a restored version of this adorable hair accessory check out Claires.com or SallyBeauty.com, and see if you can get a matured version of your favorite 90s hair clips.
So, now that you’ve seen some of the salvaged fashions from the 90s, do you think they’ve survived time travel into 2012? Or should they be locked away for all of fashion eternity, never to be worn again? See if you can put a modern twist on some of your fashion favs, by resurrecting some of these adored 90s trends! Styles are constantly being reused and reinvented, so why not be the first of your friends to bring back some of the 90s styles?
Kiara Brown, CouponWinner.com Contributor