The fads of the 80’s are now in full swing. Target is full of retro items from this time. To me this is a sign that this fad is not far from passing. SO, I predict that in a couple years time we will have retreated back to the following decade, the 90’s.
From 1994 until I graduated I attended Inthemiddleofnowhere High School. This, combined with my mail order obsession with the Delia’s Catalog is why I believe I was voted best dressed in my tiny little class. This pseudo ego boost is why I feel I have the right to list the greatest fads from the 1990’s
7. Cyber Clothing
In 1995, before she had adopted anyone, Angelina Jolie was in a movie called Hackers. In this movie she ran around in shiny clothing and I wanted to wear it too. I had shiny everything; shoes, skirts, shirts etc. Ugh.
6. Cross Colors
In the suburban place I lived in the early 90’s we were just getting our first earfuls of hip hop and rap. Some fellow cul da sac members decided they would adopt the rappers fashion as their own. This also included starter jackets and Malcom X t-shirts. I just want the crazy bright colored jeans to make their way back to the shelf.
Heat sensitive clothing is funny. I always wanted them to come out with a pair of pants so that I could tell when someone did that thing I still cannot say out of guilt.
4. Boarder Hats
I never skated. I tried snowboarding a few times, but always ended back on my skis. However, I had quite a few hats made from brands like stussy, Simple, and dozens of shirts from those companies as well. I was a big big poser.
3. Chunky Shoes.
First brought in by the hiking/Doc Martin style shoes of grunge and carried on by our friends accross the pond The Spice Girls, this was a trend I enjoyed. Big shoes made me taller and they were typically comfortable.
2. Babydoll dresses
CourtneyLove brought this about when she yelled about Doll Parts. Cher, from Clueless made it classier. I tried it both ways, but I was just not so dirty looking as Courtney.
In the 90’s I wore flannels every day. So did you. It was a great trend. Usually it would just double as my coat for the day. Soon, we were wearing every article of clothing made out of the soft fabric. During this time I went to the local Wal-Mart with my friends and we were able to buy flannels at 4.97 a pop. I had about twenty. Not just from Wal-Mart. My mother hated it.