Ahhh the sweet, sweet '90s. It was a time of vanilla cupcake Lip Smackers, pink glittery roller gel, and plenty of talk-to-the-hand ‘tude. Weekends were spent watching TGIF and SNICK before packing up the Jansport and rocking some killer '90s fashion essentials in the middle school hallways. (Which I desperatelyneeded from the dELiA*s and Alloy catalogs that showed up every month, obviously.)
Some of the '90s trends are back in style — like dark vampy lipstick, grungy flannel, and Doc Martens. (Walk into any Forever 21, and you might as well have teleported back to 1998.) And then there are things so quintessentially '90s that never truly went away — think denim-on-denim and knee-high boots. But, of course, the decade was filled with plenty of as if fashion choices that can gladly fade into the land of nostalgia. (Looking at you, wallet chains and sky-high platform shoes.) At some point, all of these trends made their way into your closet, and some may have never left.
So let’s take a trip back in time, shall we? Back to the days of when you swooned over boys in JNCO jeans while dying your hair with Kool-Aid and flipping through YM magazine. Take a look at the hella rad '90s fashion must-haves that had you bugging (and still do to this day.)