Oh my god, they’re back again.
We love the ’90s–and any excuse to relive the fashions that defined our childhood and tweenage years. While plaid shirts will always be a staple, here are seven trends making a major comeback this summer:
Then: Ideally worn in your early childhood years in a regular jean wash, either in long pants or in shorts. They came back for theme parties and barn dances, worn with one strap buckled in to get that “country” feel.
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2014: Roll up the jean hem (if long pants) or pick a light wash in shorts and wear with a solid tank and peep-toe strappy sandals.
edyson Destroyed Overalls, $48.98, Nordstrom.com
2. Choker Necklaces
Then: Those skinny plastic mesh ones all the cool girls wore, usually found at Claire’s or Spencer’s.
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2014: More statement necklace-like collars, these are great paired with high-neck tops.
Glitter Section Collar, $28, Topshop.com
3. Crop Tops
Then: A teenage Britney Spears rocking the trend in videos such as “(You Drive Me) Crazy” and “Sometimes”. And because we all like a little throwback…
2014: They’re everywhere, from girls night out to music festivals in every color and style you can imagine.
For Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Crop Top, $79 (shown with matching skirt), Shopbop.com
4. Platform Sandals
Then: Every girl had the Rocket Dog platform sandals. They made you look so cool and trendy. (so long as you didn’t trip and twist your ankle on them. Not that I did that or anything…)
RocketDog Bigtop Webbing Sandal, $39, Rocketdog.com
2014: The “Flatform” is a middle ground between the platform sandal and a flat sandal, and was a huge trend at New York Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2014 shows. Definitely more ankle-friendly.
FREE Tread Flatforms, $65, Topshop.com
5. Platform Sneakers
Then: More of an early ’00s trend, the white Steve Madden platform sneakers were the “it” shoes of late elementary/early junior high school.
2014: Part of the “sporty” trend that hit NYFW, wear these with leather leggings and a white tee for a relaxed yet athletic look.
adidas Originals Gazelle OG Platform Sneakers, $100, Zappos.com
Then: The sandals that molded to your foot were wore with everything. In junior high, the tan clogs were the trend of the hallways.
2014: Wear them the exact same, with a white tucked-in blouse, cutoff shorts and a sleek pedi for the ultimate comfy-chic summer look.
Birkenstock “Granada” in Silver, $89.95, Zappos.com
7. Jelly Sandals
Then: Waterproof and plastic, worn everywhere from the beach to the school picnic.
2014: Not as “childish”, jelly sandals are a fun alternative to flat sandals on a hot summer day.
Michael Michael Kors “Kayden” Jelly T-Strap Sandals, $69, Zappos.com
Tell us: Which ’90s trend will you be rocking this summer?