First I ntroduced at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN and then shown again a year later at a shoe exposition in Chicago by Grendha Shoes, a buyer for a little store called Bloomingdale's saw the Jelly Shoes on display and promptly ordered 2,400 pairs in 9 different styles and the rest is history.
The 90's have returned in a major way these past few seasons. Fashion nostalgia has a creepy cool way of returning on us, decades later, with a current twist. Love it or hate it, the decade of Pogs, Ice Ice Baby, Blossom and Slap Bracelets is tip toeing back into our culture, especially our closets.
Here are 7 ways that the 90's have invaded our modern day fashion.
Mixing prints isn't a new thing, but the sophistication of the combination is a new bonus. Rather than just throwing on a bunch of patterned clothes to make the bright shock pop of the 90's, pair lady like prints with a uniting color to create a more polished look.
High waisted shorts and pants aren't new either, and given the decade of butt crackery we had just previously endured, these are also a visual respite to exposed prosteriors. Unlike the 90's version, we now like our high waisted shorts shorter and closer to the leg, as shown above.
I struggle with the Doc Martins trend. But whether or not I love it, the boots of goths and oddballs is now one of the biggest recycled trends from the 90's. Wearing these in a super fem color like hot pink really keeps even the toughest looks a little girlie.
Who DIDNT have a mood ring in the 90's? These mysterious rings supposedly told the mood of the wearer by changing colors. The modern mood ring is a little less gum all machine and way more luxe, but still are just as fun as when we were kids.
I used to love my overalls when I was a kid. Now, not so much. But whether you're on team Osh-Kosh or team Be-Gone, the overall trend is definitely here. Once again, as former 90's kids, we are looking for a more grown up way to wear them. Put on a skinny leg version with a pair of heels and a white tee in a mature texture and good to go.
Crop tops may have never gone away but they have definitely seen a surge in popularity in the last few years. But instead of cutting off the bottom of your tanks, nab a more elegant cut and pair it with a high waisted skirt for a more polished put together outfit.
What other 90's trends have you spotted recently?