The Best of the 90's: 8 Retro Styles That are Currently Trending (Doc Martens, Poetic Justice Braids & More!)

The Best of the 90’s: 8 Retro Styles That are Currently Trending (Doc Martens, Poetic Justice Braids & More!)

The 1990’s was one style decade to remember. The decade when baggy silhouettes, graduated stripes, dark sunglasses, bare mid-drifts, and flannel shirts flourished. The 90s defined the age of Hip Hop and a serious infatuation with urban culture.

Today, we are beginning to see popular 90s trends on celebrities and everyday fashionistas. And in case you haven’t been keeping up with this nostalgic inspiration, we’ve gathered some of the hottest styles of the ‘anything goes decade’  that are even hotter today. Indulge…

The Oversized Shirt


The oversized shirt, as seen on Salt-n-Peppa and pretty much every other girl group of the 1990s.

Cropped Tees

The iconic Aaliyah in her signature crop top. Cropped tees and tops are so right now!

Plaid Mania

Allover plaid, as seen on the ladies of Clueless.

Combat Boots

Lace-up leather combat boots, as seen on a young Brandy.

Thigh High Socks

Thigh high socks, as seen on Naomi Campbell, is a retro trend that’s currently being worn stateside and across the pond.

Platform Sneakers

“Scary” of the Spice Girls in flatform sneakers! It may look a bit dated on the pop girl group, but Jeffrey Campbell and Prada have brought this trend back full force!

Poetic Justice Braids

Janet Jackson sporting Poetic Justice braids. Brought back to life by none other than  Solange Knowles.

  • Ghj

    Yay doc martens

  • Cscott37

    Wait….the crop top? who in hell is wearing that?

  • besides

    lol lol lol

  • besides

    its too hot for combat boots unless you are basic training.  those thigh highs… gimme a break, is just like wearing leg warmers… (wonder why they didn’t put pictures up of those?) try swimming in those janet jackson braids and you will never make it to the top.

  • Meow82

    neon nail polish!!!

  • Louiseavaughn

    No crop tops if you have a muffin top!

  • slamothecow

    should have used some modern comparisons to add credibility. I think the list is mostly weak. Except fpr the crop top that is

  • Erin M

    It wasn’t until I was older that I realized how much taller Sporty Spice must be than the others. She’s in regular athletic shoes and the rest are in insanely heels and platforms, but they’re all the same height.


StyleBlazer is a fashion and beauty website dedicated to edgy, progressive, chic and globally-minded women. Topics covered on StyleBlazer include street style, trends, expert beauty advice, and industry news.