The saying “what goes around comes around” is usually said for karma, but it also works perfectly for fashion. Trends that were once hip and chic go out of style, only to be reborn and re-worn decades later. And that example proves true again. Less than 20 years later, fashion that was considered cool in the ’90s is back in vogue. Whether it’s on the catwalk or in the stores, old trends are appearing everywhere. Here is a guide to the best ’90s style jackets and how to wear them today:
In the 90s, cardigans were a type of jacket often worn over staple styles like spaghetti straps or slip dresses. You can either borrow this look or for a more updated style, wear it as a top. It looks extremely chic and cozy. You can wear a cropped version and pair it with loose-fitted jeans for a casual but catwalk worthy look.
2. Denim jackets
Denim is something that is almost always trendy to wear, provided you know how to work it. Oversized denim jackets are a huge rage, but if you want to ramp up the style factor, even more, you can iron or stitch patches on your denim jacket. This is a funky way of expressing your individuality and personality in one garment. Distressed jackets are worn often by models. We can also spot them at Fashion Week, with designer labels sewn into the back.
3. Colorful Windbreakers
This is part of another 90s trend that has taken the fashion world by storm: athleisure. Similar to tracksuits or hoodies, windbreakers can be worn to make your outfit more sporty and to add a pop of color. With the revival of this trend, the iconic colorful jacket has become even more fashion-friendly.
4. Bomber jacket
If you’ve been wondering about the formula to a perfectly layered chic outfit, look no further. Bomber jackets are the key to staying warm and looking cool. This jacket has a puffy silhouette which is very on-trend, it can make the perfect look for any occasion. From timeless leather styles to modern patterned bomber jackets, there’s a match for every fashion taste. Mix and match prints by layering a patterned bomber jacket over a playful graphic tee, and you’re sure to have a phenomenal OOTD!
5. Leather Jacket
The ’90s fashion attitude can be summarised with the grunge style. One of the most recognizable looks of the decade, grunge gave fashion an edgy and punk vibe, reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. In recent seasons, the return of this grunge style to popularity can be seen in stores and on social media. This is a sure-fire hit for that rocker chick vibe.
All these trendy jackets are sure to make you stand out in a crowd. Remember to keep experimenting and having fun with your clothes, that’s the point of fashion!