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How The 90s Shaped Our Style - Part 2




Let’s face it, one blog post was never going to be enough to accurately describe the impact of 90s fashion on the times we live in now. So here it is; week number 2 of our journey through the past couple of decades and it begins with the humble crop top. 


  
This magical garment was championed throughout the 90s by models, movie stars and pop stars alike, with notable achievement extended to Miss Britney Spears who still to this day flies the flag for all crop top wearers. There is no denying that the crop top is one of the most on-point items that can be worn at the moment, with the only downside being that you have to be prepared to put in the hours in the gym to make it worthwhile. Unless you’re prepared to do that, I can tell you now this trend is well worth passing by. A good example of two stars who’ve put in the legwork are Made in Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh and supermodel Hailey Baldwin and the results speak for themselves…
  


Leading on from the crop top it seems only natural to follow with the legendary plaid shirt, which if worn together with some denim jeans or shorts, make the most magical vintage outfit combination.



The vintage shirt (plaid, striped, retro, the possibilities are endless) is, in my humble opinion, a wardrobe staple that we all should own, not least because it is always on hand to add a stylish edge to a vast range of outfits. This trend has been going strong since the 90s, with stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Melissa Joan Hart of Clarissa Explains it All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch fame leading the way. And quite frankly it really doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. If you haven’t got one already, which I’m sure many of you have, I suggest you make this very valuable investment to your 90s wardrobe. Luckily for you, the high street stores are teaming with them right now.
  


Next up on the 90s throwback is the covetable daisy print, featured on dresses, tops, skirts, necklaces, and even in the hair of original 90s inspiration Drew Barrymore.



  There is just something about this flower power print that seems to go magically with denim and Doc Martens and this is exactly the way you can see this worn widely today, especially on the streets of London (and on superstar Katy Perry above).




Speaking of Doc Martens, and 90s shoes overall for that matter, it actually turns out we have a lot to thank our beloved girl group The Spice Girls for. It would seem that the term girl power, whilst being a very powerful feminist message, also extended to the 90s shoe department and we pretty much have all manor of styles to thank them for. This includes but is not limited to platform trainers, thigh-high boots, jelly shoes, timberland and biker boots... I could go on but the pictures speak louder than words.





Amanda


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         "Hi, I'm Amanda, a creative and resourceful celebrity PA with a lot to talk about; I specialise in fashion and entertainment writing but most definitely like to get involved in anything that allows me to share my enthusiasm with the world."