Posted: Sep 10, 2013 8:00 AM
Trends are known to come and go in cycles, but in the last few years alone we've seen hints of recent decades. Lately there's been a resurgence of bohemian ('70s) and neon ('80s) and now it's the grunge era that is back on the scene. 

I was in middle school and high school in the 1990s, arguably the most influenceable time for a young girl interested in fashion. Thank goodness I didn't let the androgynous, oversized, monochromatic or lumberjack looks of the era follow me. But if you pine for those days, you'll be happy to hear that they're back. And while these are not my favorite style statements, I do think there's a way to make them new again.


Once only appropriate on children and construction workers, the '90s made overalls sexy for a brief moment. I won't say that overalls will become a staple in my closet, but they are roomy.

90s fashion: overalls

Combat boots

This fashion footwear didn't work on my young, dainty feet, but this time around I can see the appeal. Boots work in so many ways, even on a 30-something mom.

90s fashion combat boots

Plaid flannel

It's probably true that plaid flannel never goes completely out of style, but the oversized, stylized version takes me straight back to sophomore year. This year's flannel is a little more fitted, but with the same vibe.

90s fashion- plaid flannel

Denim on denim

This is possibly the trickiest style choice to navigate no matter the decade. With the influx of denim shirts on the sale racks, you can certainly give it a go. Currently I find myself with both a dark and a light denim button-down in my closet, so I'm not judging.

90s fashion- denim on denim

Harem pants

Look, this style is the most polarizing of the list. But don't knock it until you try it. The elastic waist, droopy crotch, tapered ankle harem pants from Splendid have lived on my body this year.

90s fashion- Harem pants

It was fun when the drama of the '80s made a comeback
, but I wasn't sure there was much redeemable from 1990s fashion. But worn in an updated way, most of the '90s trends are just twists on the classics. So don't shudder at the thought — wear it with nostalgia.

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