When I first heard the ’90s are making a come back fashion-wise, I honestly cringed. My entire awkward pre-teen (and early teen) years were lived out in the ’90s and, let’s just say, my style left a little something to be desired. But I’ve since come around, especially when I realized that half of my closet is basically very ’90s already – with jean jackets, boxy tees, overalls, and high-rise pretty much everything. As long as overdone lipliner, super-high platform shoes a la Spice Girls, and Britney Spears era low-rise jeans aren’t part of the equation this time around, I’m all for this little ’90s moment we’re having right now.
The ’90s silhouettes that are making a comeback are, for the most part, super comfortable and flattering to mom bods everywhere. Aka high-waisted to keep everything tucked in, looser styles to hide any little wobbly bits (as Bridget Jones would say), and practical shoes and accessories that are perfect for running after tiny humans. Below are my top ten ’90s throwback styles that every mom should own:
GAP classic-fit high-rise denim shorts |GAP original pocket tee |Reclaimed Vintage check shirt | Birkenstock Arizona sandals | ASOS slouchy overalls | GAP crop denim jacket | ASOS color block knapsack | GAP tank bodysuit | Zara high-rise mom-fit jeans | Zara 3-pack of chokers
High rise denim shorts . High-rise anything is perfect to keep that teeny tiny leftover mom pooch all nicely tucked in.
Boxy tee . I love pairing high-rise skinny jeans with a slightly cropped, loose boxy tee. I find half-tight, half-loose to be the perfect combo to look put together without going into the too sexy (tight) or sloppy (loose) territory.
Plaid shirt tied around the waist . Button down plaid shirts are a staple in pretty much every nursing mom’s wardrobe (hello boob access and check pattern to hide any spit-up stains). Tie it around your waist when the sun comes out for added style points.
Birkenstocks . Let’s face it, comfort is the number one factor when picking out shoes these days and what’s more comfortable than a good pair of classic Birkenstock sandals in the summer? I’ve been wearing Birks since pretty much the 90s but at least I’m considered fashionable again.
Overalls . Anyone who’s been following me on Instagram knows I’m obsessed with overalls. They’re so easy to throw on and I love that the uniform colour from top to bottom elongates the body.
Denim jacket . Loving the looser cropped styles that are everywhere these days. Looser jean jacket = easier to wrangle squirmy kids in.
Backpack . Most moms are already toting around a backpack (let’s face it, it’s just the most practical form of diaper bag), so now you can feel ultra stylish knowing it’s back en vogue.
Bodysuit . I know what you’re thinking, you won’t be caught dead in a bodysuit. And I honestly never thought I would wear one either mainly because I thought they would highlight every little bump and lump left over from my two pregnancies. But coupled with high-waisted 90s-style jeans or shorts (aka tight at the waist but loose pretty much everywhere else), it’s actually surprisingly flattering.
High-waisted mom jeans . They don’t call them mom jeans for nothing.
Chokers . Babies and toddlers will grab at any necklace you’re wearing, so chokers really are the perfect mom accessory – no yanking ability!
What is your favourite thing about the 90s style revival?
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