I've always wished that I was a teen or young adult during the 90s. Looking back at some of my favourite shows and songs, I somehow feel growing up at that time would have been so cool.
Having spent my 90s as a child, I was underexposed to lots of cool 90s stuff but at least I got into a lot of the shows and songs.
Now growing up, we watched 90s sitcoms like Moesha (Brandy was such a role model serving us braids inspiration back to back), Family Matters (Steve Urkel was such a classic character), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Saved by the Bell, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Mary Kate and Ashley and Friends. What happened to shows that made us laugh while still teaching us moral values, I miss those days.
Funny enough for some reason, I never watched the Cosby Show, however when I was much older, I delved into old school music and shows. I adore shows like Martin, A different World, My Wife and Kids, Girlfriends, Sister Sister, among others; they are too many to list. So you see why I feel the 90's should have been my time?
Moving to trends, 90's fashion trends like mom jeans, knit wear crops tops, block heels, chokers and dark lipsticks inspired today's outfit. And the whole time this shoot was going on I kept singing the 90's classic, That Boy Is Mine by Brandy and Monica.
In the spirit of old school fashion trends can we talk style icons too? Whitely Gilbert from A Different World has to by my all-time favourite; this look here was actually inspired by her. And Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince gave style inspiration for the corporate chic. Till this day each time I watch old school shows, I look out for their fashion trends and I'm always inspired. And how can I forget Rachel Berry from friends.
Related: Boyfriend Jeans + Graphic T-shirt
Photography by Ruth Audu
So today's look features a sheer knitwear crop top and mom jeans previously styled here. I added my DIY choker from here and here, remember our secret (wink, wink)?
Jeans:Vintage Closet 9ja || Top: The Vintage Connection Ng || Shoes: Stradivarius || Choker: DIY (here)
How would you style this look differently, how do you like to style mom jeans? What were your favourite 90 shows, style icons and fashion trends? Where would you rock this look to?
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