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STYLING

3 WAYS TO NAIL THE 90s

By Lucy Glen, 29 June 2018

It’s the decade that gave us everything from the platform sneakers (yes Mel B), to vibrant streetwear à la The Fresh Prince and oh-so-teensy coloured sunnies via the tween-era Olsens. And while certain trends will always remain suspect (you know who you are), some retro staples are still worshipped in our wardrobes to this day. For an 2018 twist, it’s all about cutesy, clashing prints and combos. Here are three ways to style it up…

Check suit

Check suit

Be there or be square

If you don’t hear Cher Horowitz’s reviling 'as if' every time you look at a matching checked suit, then it’s time to brush up on your 90s film trivia. For a modern, more wearable take on the Clueless look, try a two-piece in lime-green checks with a cool cropped jacket. To make it daytime-appropriate, it’s all about balance. A vintage-style grab-handle bag and white socks up the preppy factor, but a jersey white top and chunky dad sneakers keep the look street-style fresh.

90s denim and puffa jacket

90s denim and puffa jacket

Sweetie pie

2018 has seen the return of tacky fun fashion, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Yep, it’s all about cute staples and unlikely pairings – a tiny gingham bralet and ultra cosy puffer jacket matched with high-waisted light-wash jeans and a perspex belt. To finish? Satin sling-backs and some super-kitsch cherry earrings. So good.

90s animal print

90s animal print

Pictures: ASOS, Styled by Rebecca Goldsworthy

Welcome to the jungle

And when it’s time to head out for your evening antics? Right now, the rule of thumb is more is more. So let your centrepiece be this disco-ready mini dress in dazzling blue leopard print. For accessories, near shoulder-grazing ear bling goes hand-in-hand with glitzy silver heels. And then a studded chain grab-handle bag and faux fur leopard coat add yet more drama to the ensemble.

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