Maybe your parents had you when platform shoes dominated the scene or when tartan was the it pattern. Do you know which trend was the hottest when you were born?
By Diana Garrido
Take a look at pictures of your parents when they were young. Don’t you just love their style? The hair, the outfit, the attitude… ALL OF IT. It’s something you would use today for sure, but truth be told, you use it by giving it your own style by adding some of today’s trends.
This probably makes you wonder: “what were the hottest trends when I was born?” We asked that ourselves so we gathered everything we could and made a list from 1989 to 2001. So, if you were born in any of those years, it's time to find out what people used to wear and how you can bring it to the present.
1989. Fake fur coats
Just like Lady Diana used to wear it. Today, you can wear fake fur coats with a much simpler style, while keeping them fabulous with some jeans.
1990. Black mini skirt
Of course, it’s a staples and in the spirit of keeping it simple, women wore them like they do it now. You can loose the hills for the combination with the skirt for something much easier to take and pair it with some sneakers.
1991. Bomber jacket
They used to have patterns and huge logos but nowadays you can use these college jackets with whatever you can think of without fearing making a mistake.
Back in the 90s, platforms were used with everything, basically. You can do that today, as well. But if you would rather use open platforms match it with light clothing.
Who can forget Jennifer Aniston covered in a denim overall? You can vary in color and material today. One in velvet, one of corduroy, one in leather and green, pink and black tones.
1994. Skirts and tartans
This pattern became popular thanks to grunge, but it began having variations and new ways of wearing which gave us many school-type shirt. You can wear it with your favorite t-shirt today and not much else.
1995. A-thousand-color clothing
In those years, Tai Frasier was one of everyone’s sweetheart with her multicolor clothing. Today you can match with complementary tones to achieve a nice and winning mix.
1996. Cargo pants
As wide as boys’ cool pants in the nineties. But nowadays you can give it a much nicer touch with a tight top or a bralette.
1997. Dr. Martens
Or military boots like the one Daria used to wear. Even though she was only a cartoon, all nineties girls loved her. Wear them with whatever you can think of, a cute little dress or a leather jacket are the ideal match.
There came a time when you could wear your favorite brands anywhere you went, but now, even though it’s fun… it’s advisable to town it down. No more than two logos in one look and the less letters, the better.
1999. Bucket hats
Even though they use to wear them with more casual looks, nowadays you can use them with something a bit more formal, but with a similar vibe. Enjoy!
2000. Satin pieces
This cloth used to be reserved for gala dresses or clothes for going out. Now, it’s best to wear it with classic styles, making it casual.
1984. Stripe clothing
1985. Tight skirts with long openings on the legs
1987. Suspenders on blouse or sleeveless shirts
2001. Denim, lots and lots of denim
2002. Jeans a la cadera
2003. Mini tops y lentejuelas
2004. Von Dutch… the Supreme of early 2000’s
2005. Polo shirts over long sleeve shirts
We hope you found your year and that your birth inspires a great style in you. It’s easy, isn’t it?
Translated by Santiago González
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