90s Fashion: 4 Easy Ways to Follow the Trend This Fall

90s fashion - woman wearing crop top sweater90s fashion made its return this past summer — with chokers and spaghetti strap dresses over white tees popping up all over Instagram. And even as the weather cools off, the 90s vibe remains hot. Keep channeling that energy with these four easy ways to bring the 90s into your fall wardrobe.

1. Vintage Stripes

Nothing brings back the 90s like thin stripes. The close-bodied fit makes this sweater the perfect candidate for layering a heavier jacket on top. You’ll still be covered indoors with the quarter sleeves and the high neckline. You can pair this sweater with jeans or corduroys. Choose any shoe from a dressy boot to a casual sneaker.

2. Oversized Denim 

Wear this playful piece when you’re feeling outgoing — as it’s a conversation-starter for sure. Two features give this jacket a “90s” feel:

  1. The oversized fit, and
  2. The appliques that provide a sewn-on, patchy look.

And because it’s blue, you’ll be able to throw it over any outfit. The weight of this jacket will keep you warm, and you can wear it open or closed, depending on your preference. Pair it with pants of any color, and add a pair of combat boots for a strong dose of edginess.

3. The Crop Sweater 

90s fashion - girl wearing crop sweater

 Ribbed Cotton-Blend Sweater, $12.90, Forever21

The crop top’s place in 90s fashion is undeniable. This simple, comfy sweater can be worn with anything: pants, skirt or leggings. If this piece feels too racy, you can easily add an oversized jacket or long cardigan. The crop top sweater is the basis of a very fun outfit, perfect for runs to the mall, concerts or the club.

4. The Skater Skirt

90s fashion - woman wearing skater skirt

Aya Scuba Box Pleated Skater Skirt, $16, Boohoo

Remember Britney Spears’s  Baby One More Time music video? It secured the spot of the “school girl” or “skater skirt” in fashion history forever. Here’s how you can bring it back this fall: Slip on a fitted sweater and tuck it into a skater skirt with pleats. Opaque tights or even leggings can keep you warm, and also make the look a tad more conservative. For the shoe, sneakers, combat boots, or a kitten heel all work — depending on the look you’re going for (sneakers: casual, combat boots: edgy, kitten heel: quirky). Whatever your choice of shoe, you will turn heads with this playful look.

What’s your favorite way to work 90s fashion into your modern-day wardrobe? Let us know below!

Want to wear 90s fashion all year long? Head over to How to Wear the 90s Trend in the Dead of Winter!



Martha-Raye is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Environmental Studies. She loves fashion and music, especially eco-fashion. In her spare time, she sews, works out, and snuggles up with Netflix.

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