Trend Direction: Top 5 90's Trends Coming Back August 24 2013, 0 Comments

Yup, it's back! This month we were exploring the idea of 90's style resurfacing in Fall 2013 and beyond. Having nostalgia for the early 90′s iconic trends, but thinking how the fit & proportions could evolve. Mixing plaid, rugged denim, patching, ditsy florals, & baby doll silhouettes, but taken out of context and re-envisioned for 2013.

The idea of this trend direction came from the idea of duality — juxtaposition of hard vs. soft, black vs. white, masculinity vs. femininity, light vs. dark. There is an equal opposite to everything. 

Here are our Top 5 90's trends for Fall 2013 and beyond!


1. Boyfriend Jeans

90's denim in all it's ripped and faded glory. After a few seasons of ‘90s neon and leggings being all the rage, it was only a matter of time before the decade’s denim followed suit. Pair this with your favorite t-shirt, blazer, or bomber jacket for an easy styling look. For those of you preferring a more relaxed take on this trend, try the straight-legged boyfriend jean. The style is slightly more relaxed in the legs, and the baggy cut will give you an effortlessly cool look. 


2. Babydoll Dresses

Guess who's back: The Babydoll Dress! The good news is the latest crop kicked the empire waist to the curb and is a more free-flowing, sophisticated kind of style and we couldn't be happier. Here at Urbanization, we LOVE layering with babydoll dresses and slips. This years babydoll dress can be worn with combat boots (which we will get to later) and layered with pullovers or jackets as well. 

3. Overalls

Yup. You heard it right...overalls are back! There's just something so comfortable and easy about overalls that we never really outgrow. It’s time to bring back those overalls from the depths of your closet and pair them with your button ups, tees, and grandpa cardigans- This one is my personal favorite because I have a pair of washed out Levi's overalls that I have been dying to wear out and about!!!

4. Combat Boots

Combat boots are by far one of the styles of the 90’s that came back roaring. This was a go-to staple for lots of bands in the 90's (Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hole, & No Doubt just to name a few) and every shoe brand out there right now is hopping on this train. As I’m sure you have seen every girl (and you probably own a pair- or two) wearing these with cut off shorts and skirts now and over your skinny cords and denim in the winter. Combat boots are here to stay. Wear them with EVERYTHING!


5. Plaid

Last but most certainly not least - plaid. Each and every outfit in the 90's seemed to revolve around plaid. Thankfully, the crosshatched pattern is found in more than just men’s flannel shirts – cute dresses, long tunic tops and winter coats all exclaim its multi-colored vibrancy in a decade definitely more “look at me” that “stop looking at me.” If you're starting out on this trend, try wearing your plaid button ups tied around your waist with some distressed denim or over a t-shirt or tank as a cardigan.

Which one is your favorite? Tell us what you think in the comments below!