Despite my young age at the turn of the century, I have a profound nostalgia for the 1990’s. I always refer to people as “90’s kids” and I enjoy wearing Doc Martens with pleated miniskirts. My brother even insists I sound like a terrible actor from the 90’s when I try to explain things. What better way to relive these years than by watching cheesy teen movies from the decade? I can’t help but love the unrealistically chaotic scenarios of Empire Records. And as it turns out, trends from the decade that I was alive for have resurfaced. Maybe dressing exactly like the characters in this film won’t feel quite modern enough, but Corey’s skirt with boots, anyone? Gina’s short shorts with clogs? Yeah, I’m sold.
Here’s some picks to help get the look. (see photo 3)
Item 1. Wildfox Couture It’s Only Rock n’ Roll Tee, $77 (also available at Nasty Gal, $78)
Wildfox Couture makes the comfiest tees ever, and the distressing offers a grungy vibe.
Item 2. Steve Madden Emberr Clogs, $89.95
I remember being young and wishing my feet were large enough for Steve Madden clogs. Lo and behold, there’s now a resurgence of platform clogs.
Item 3. Fred Flare Ines Sunglasses, $11
While other styles of sunglasses might have been more prevalent during the decade, these are undeniably laid back cool.
Item 4. Nixon ‘The Alice Watch’, $129.95
I remember my babysitters wearing chunky bracelets. And this watch? Perfect, as well as useful.
Item 5. Emma Watson For People Tree Handwoven Check Mini Skirt, $47.35
The 1990’s can’t be mentioned without everyone thinking of flannel and other sorts of plaid, and this skirt is a piece that’s easy to incorporate into any wardrobe.
Now all I need are a convertible Jeep and some neon lights, and then I’ll feel like a real 90’s movie teenager… yes, I’m aware of the blatant oxymoron.