Fashion tips: the 90s make a comeback

Brittany Smyth, Staff Writer

After the long and dreary winter, students can finally lock away their coats and show off their bodies a bit more.

As students finally start coming out of their dens, it is time to start preparing for spring. Senior Fashion major Savannah Adair has done a lot of research regarding new fashion trends students should consider.

“I mostly look at spring collections on any fashion website like Forever 21 or any designer’s websites or blogs. Or I’ll check out Instagram so I can find boutique accounts to see what they are selling,” Adair said.

So what will everyone be wearing? What has come back into style? What is trendy right now? Let’s get started.

From the chokers to the overalls, the ’90s are definitely back in style. As college kids growing up during that decade, this is a flashback to our childhoods.

From the ’90s, there is a throwback to the Victorian era which is shown through high necklines and ruffles. Even though styles are in from the Victorian era, it also comes with a modern twist.

Although lingerie is most commonly worn during the night time, a new spring trend is integrating them into the diurnal hours. Whether it be by wearing a bralette or sexy silhouettes, wearing lingerie inspired clothes during the day has become a thing.

“Off the shoulder tops are becoming a big thing. Especially boyfriend jeans as well. And for bathing suits, definitely one pieces are super trendy,” Adair said.

Bold colors and patterns are also making a comeback in an effort to show off student’s look in a very ‘out there’ manner. Because the weather is getting nicer, it’s time for girls to pull out the maxi dresses. Maxi dresses can come in any style and color, but their length will still remain the same. These dresses were created to provide a sophisticated look with the material to the ground. The dresses normally have straps, so they would be good to pair with a jean jacket or cardigan.

Pantone is a well-known company based out of New Jersey that has a color matching system that determines trends on what the next hot color will be. The two colors chosen as colors of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity.

According to their website: “Rose Quartz is a persuasive, yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.”

There are a few other colors that can brighten up your style. Besides the two colors of the year, Peach Echo, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Iced Coffee and Fiesta are suggested colors to wear this spring.

These are unisex colors that will define the color trends this year. Some of the colors have an urban feel with a soothing touch while others have a pop of excitement.

The Pantone website states that the colors are, “Paying homage to the beauty of natural resources, colors emerging in the spring collections serve as vehicles that transport wearers to more tranquil, mindful environs which encourage relaxation first, followed by curiosity and exploration.”

To sum it all up, the new color trends have an urban feel that give off a very natural look and appeal. But, it is okay to add in some other spring colors to give you that extra pop. So give your look a fresh set of colors chosen by Pantone to find your perfect spring outfit.