For our first of many fashion posts, Angela and I wanted to do looks that were inspired from one of the most influential decades in fashion history: the 90’s. I know that when I personally think of 90’s fashion, the first thing that pops into my head is the insanely popular 90’s grunge look. This movement compelled teens across the country to ditch pink and pop for plaid and punk in hopes of proving to their parents and the rest of society that they were all wildly complex, misunderstood individuals (an ideology that resonates with teens of all time periods).
However, we shouldn’t forget about the many other influential looks of decade, especially the somewhat opposing side of teen angst that also dominated during the early years of the decade: the privileged - but not exactly preppy - look (the preppy look would gain momentum after the release of Clueless in 1995).
The icons at the forefront of this style were the actors on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. Much like Gossip Girl, this series depicted the teen dream, and therefore, influenced the fashion choices of girls and boys across the country. Viewers tuned in to the show each week, knowing full well that whatever printed baby doll dress or scrunchie their favorite SoCal rich kids were sporting would undoubtedly be a new trend.
Since Angela and I find that both extremes, while quite different, were both incredibly influential to how fashionable youth of today dress, we tried to showcase both 90’s looks, while also making it our own.