There was a time not long ago when baby tees, tattoo chokers, and bucket hats felt so passé they could only be found on the racks at the local thrift store. But, over the past few seasons, we've seen a barrage of '90s trends insert themselves into the current epoch, to the point where shopping has turned into the ultimate nostalgia trip. With stores bursting with pieces we would've dog-eared in our beloved junior-high catalogs, it's become that much harder to discern between what's old and what's new.
But, whether your new wide-legged denim is a vintage-shop gem or the latest in an add-to-cart splurge, there's a way to wear it that doesn't feel like you just stepped out of a time warp. So, we rounded up the baddest pre-Millenium throwback styles — jellies, plaid flannel, retro frames from Sunglass Hut, and gothic cross jewelry, to name a few of our faves — along with tips to pull 'em off in 2015.
Your definitive guide to channeling your inner '90s babe, right this way. We promise: It's easier than recording the perfect cassette mixtape.
Photographed by Colin Leaman; Styled by Claudia Cifu; Hair by Casey Geren; Makeup by Alison Perlstein; Modeled by Elizabeth at One; Modeled by Whitney at Wilhelmina