In the golden years (pre-16 & Pregnant, and J-Shore days) there existed the ultimate TV show packed with style and brimming with supermodels. Undoubtedly, such a genius program was a product of our very own- our MTV ancestors in the age of scrunchies, jellies, and lip smackers. With the return of 90s cult favourites like No Doubt and Green Day, the decade’s major style moments are also getting a second life. So lets us take a walk down memory lane, in honor of our MTV heritage, and delve into the styles of ‘then’ & ‘now’.
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From London to L.A., a gang of celebrity trendsetters has been snapped in these playful duds. Alexa Chung likes her’s short and bangy, while Liv Tyler ops for a longer leg in a dark wash. Wear ’em with one strap undone for the ultimate Fresh Prince-vibe.
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The fashion crowd is declaring midriffs the new cleavage, with cropped tops dominating the runways and style mags. Take trend cues from Rita Ora (who apparently is taking cues from Rihanna…), or go sporty like Gwen, who still rocks a crop top like it’s nobody’s business.
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A maxi tartan skirt is the perfect ode to the grunge era. Channel your inner Love-Cobain power couple, by wearing your matching his & her tartan pieces while out together. Bonus points if you throw a kid, named after a legume, into the mix!
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Get your Mark Rothko on in a colour blocked, nylon, windbreaker. Neons are a must, the more hot pink the better.
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A young Claire Danes takes us through the trails and tribulations of being a fifteen year-old girl, mostly clad in floral maxis. Fast-forward fifteen years and the look gets a modern twist with bohemian add-ons and round sunnies.
Light Wash, High-Waisted Denim
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Two young socialites with a penchant for acid-washed denim and the limelight. Go grunge like Wynona with a leather jacket, or dress-up the look with a bright blazer à la Miley.
Sweaters tied around Waist
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Seen on mega fashion moguls like Kanye and A$AP Rocky, this uniex trend is both utilitarian and stylish. An extension of modern day layering, a sweater tied around the waist is the perfect way to give 90s cred to a modern look.
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Welcome to the world of Azealia Banks, where metallic booty shorts are uniform, and 90s beauty references are plenty. In her ‘Atlantis’ music video, the style star sports purple lips like a young Foxy Brown. Influences from Aaliyah and Blaque are also prevalent.
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This season’s beauty it-look incorporates eastern influences as the 90s body jewel trend gets revamped, Azealia style. Formerly a trademark Stefani-style, bindis are being spotted all over on starts from Abby Lee Kershaw to Katy Perry.