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Even though we've been practically bombarded with Clueless and Kurt Cobain references over the past few months, we're actually stoked that '90s style seems to be sticking around. Like a wide-legged pant of the '70s or oversized blazer of the '80s, there are a few key pieces from the pre-aughts decade that have solidified themselves as staples, despite the association with their heyday. And, no, tattoo chokers did not make the list.
Flannel button-downs, silky slips, and relaxed-fit denim are three prime examples that can truly transcend time. They suggest a certain grungy vibe but won't make you look like you're trapped in the past — or late for Halloween.
So, to properly party like it's 1999, we've styled nine looks that achieve the perfect amount of '90s wink — no costumey outfits in sight.