Amanda Leigh Budd, 19, cosmetology major, rocking the ’90s look with her denim jeans, bodysuit and choker. (Natalia Pourazar/Lariat)
Walking through Saddleback College you may notice a few new fashion trends. Is it new though? Or is it really old? The ’90s are back, that’s right I said it. The ’90s is the new black. Past fashion trends are hitting the youth again. Chokers, flares, bodysuits, midriffs and those cool ’90s buffalo boots. That is what today’s young pop stars are wearing once again. After roaming around Saddleback and observing different students, I came across a few girls who were able to explain who their fashion icons are and who is influencing their latest trends.
“I love the choker,” said Amanda Leigh Budd, 19, cosmetology major. “Anything denim on denim is my thing right now. From the denim jackets, to the denim jeans. Now everywhere I look it reminds me of my favorite ’90s movie ‘Never Been Kissed,’ starring Drew Berrymore who rocked this look when she was my age,” and that “some of my favorite fashion icons I follow today would be Amanda Steele and Gigi Hadid.”
Many stars such as Vanessa Hudgens, Cara Levigne, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Victoria Justice are bringing this style back and to a whole another phenomena. They are now all over the front covers of go-to magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue and Seventeen. We have no control over this fashion statement making its way back into 2016.
History is known to repeat itself, OK, so now I know you’re all thinking it: who wore it better? Is the 2016 version of old trends going to be remembered more than the actual ’90s? We all know how hard it will be to top the well known, never forgotten, Spice Girls group, but who says we can’t try.
Now–here are some tips for you to rock the ’90s look better than the ’90s actually did.
First and foremost, you need the choker giving you a rebellious swag in order to successfully rock the old-new look. Second, you need accessories. I am talking about the belts, the 2-inch sneaks, and let’s not forget those ravishing bodysuits (remember to refer back to Budd’s outfit in photo above for visual). Lastly, that “care-less” attitude is the final touch to finish the ’90s look with a bang.
“Well, whether you like it or not, you best prepare yourself for a nostalgia overload because yet another ’90s trend has come back in style in a major way. Chokers have officially made the transition from teenage fashion travesty into this season’s must-have accessory,” said Emily Kirkpatrick in People Magazine.