April77 is a French unisex sportswear line with an emphasis on cotton corduroy, open end denim, oxford, cotton twill, and gabardine. While you may think pop-colors and acid wash when the ’90s come into mind, their fall 2011 collection tells a different kind of story: one more along the lines of grunge rock’n’roll and oversized button-up shirts. Cuffed straight-leg jeans, dark washes, and worn-in denim jackets are some of the gems you’ll find in this line. They’ll ship the US and their styles include muted colors, skinny fits, raw denim, and Japanese selvedge. Prices range from around $100 to $200.
Images via Selectism.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: '90s fashion, 90s style, April77, cotton corduroy, cotton twill, denim jacket, destroyed denim, fall 2011 collection, gabardine, Japanese selvedge, open end denim, oxford, unisex
We are loving this editorial out of the pages of Nylon Magazine lensed by Andrew Yee featuring some killer throwback 80s meets 90s pattern clashing looks. Our favorite pick includes a clever mix of florals, sexy polka dots, faux fur, and a pair of shredded denim short shorts. And though that’s pretty much the only denim used, we ain’t gonna lie we can’t get enough of the overall whimsical style of it all—gaudy accessories totally included. Check out the rest of the looks below!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: '90s fashion, 80s Fashion, 80s style, 90s style, denim cut-offs, denim shorts, fashion editorial, Faux-fur, florals, nylon magazine, Nylon Magazine fashion editorial, Nylon Magazine September 2011, pattern clash, pattern clashing, pattern clashing trend, polka dots, shredded denim short shorts
Plaids are all the rage for fall, and Pudel has got the trend down to a tee. Their latest collection features a wide selection of denim pieces from skirts to jackets and jeans detailed with the perfect 90s-esque plaid. And if that isn’t enough to totally satisfy our grunge cravings, then a dose of tie dye dark denim and cable knit sweaters will certainly do the trick. Check out the men’s and women’s lookbook below.
Images via Pudel.
Tags: '90s fashion, 90s grunge, 90s style, cable knit sweater, dark tie dye denim, plaid & denim, printed denim, Pudel, Pudel A/W 2011, Pudel A/W 2011 Lookbook, Pudel menswear, Pudel womenswear, tie dye denim
Double denim is such a current, happening thing that you might forget how not cool it would have been to wear it two years ago. Here to remind you of where this trend originated from is a ’90s ad for Propa PH, a skincare solution marketed towards young women. The young women pictured lounges in double denim, letting her friend in on the secret of how she got a date with the hottest guy in school. Her answer is the advertised product, but we bet it was actually her double D’s.
…Oh man, what a knee slapper!
Tags: '90s fashion, 90s ad, 90s denim, Denim On Denim, double denim, propa PH, vintage ad
When it comes to vintage-cool looks blogger Luanna of Peru has it all figured out. We crush over all of her retro-made-modern looks, but this one is definitely our favorite. Her oversized vintage acid wash denim jacket cuffed at the sleeve looks killer over this undeniably cute off-white crochet dress. We ain’t gonna lie—this perfect 80s meets 90s mix (which totally has us feeling a bit nostalgic) has us planning our next thrifting spree ASAP!
For more of Luanna and her killer style check out her blog.
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Looking back at pictures from our childhood we often think, “How did I EVER wear that?”—Like it or not, our past is back to haunt us as ‘90s fashion makes itself very much part of the present. One trend in particular, denim overalls, is popping up in some form or another in all the brands we love to shop. So the question cannot be avoided: will we wear them again? The answer is easier to arrive at than you thought, now that our options have expanded from the OshKosh standard to color-blocked, acid-washed, super-short, and other styles of this infamous one piece. Our answer? Yes! If you’re short on cash, don’t fret: there are plenty of affordable denim overalls too. Ready to rock this trend? Scroll down and see which pair of overalls is right for you!
1. Madewell Chambray Coveralls ($145) – buy it at Madewell.
2. Shakuhachi Patch Overalls ($206) — buy it at Pretty Pennies.
3. True Religion Bridgette Boyfriend Overall Shorts ($250) — buy it at Revolve Clothing.
4. Replay Denim Overall (on sale $59) — buy it at Yoox.
5. Forever 21 Destroyed Denim Overall Shorts ($28) — buy it at Forever 21.
6. Free People Taverniti Overall Shorts (on sale $140) — buy it at Free People.
Tags: '90s fashion, Denim of Virtue, Denim Overalls, Forever 21, free people, Madewell, overall shorts, Replay, Replay Jeans, Shakuhachi, summer denim trend, True Religion
’90s trends are back in action, from later version of the hammer-pant to acid-wash and pastel hair dye. Flipping through old magazines from the ’90s is both a bizarre and exciting experience (unless you were just being born in 1996, and weren’t a tween in the age of some of TV’s best programs ever…). As sentimental as we wish we could get, one look at what fashion editorials in the ’90s were actually passing off as fashionable is enough to hit your gag reflex. Check out this mustard-yellow denim-on-eyelet-cotton ensemble, for instance. It means well, with its spring hues and the model’s confusing pose (laughing, itching—what is she doing?), but the end product looks more like a kid’s TV show host than street-savvy.
But then again, that more or less sums up the ’90s, doesn’t it? Stay tuned for more days-gone-by denim coverage! We’re more or less addicted to it.
Image via Ugly 90s Clothes.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: '90s fashion, 90s clothes, 90s magazine editorial, retro fashion, vintage fashion, yellow denim
The grunge trend has come back on the scene several times since it died in the ’90s, its endless appeal associated with early MTV, sneaking backstage at concerts, and living the life of a high school rebel with a flannel shirt and a lot of eye liner. And while those things may not sound appealing to those with a taste more chic, there’s a bit of too-cool-to-care in all of us that can relate to an editorial like this one. CeCe Yoost embodies the ultimate grunge-glam element in No. Magazine (shot by Karen Inderbitzen-Waller), with the no-fail ingredients mentioned above and an untamed helping of denim separates.
See the full editorial here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: '90s fashion, CeCe Yoost, Grunge, Karen Inderbitzen-Waller, No. Magazine