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Look for sporty accents on flattering shapes.
For a subtle nod to throwback streetwear, go for wide-stripe trim and bold, black-and-white graphics on not-too-literal pieces. Skip the tearaway track pants and oversized jersey in favor of a more feminine-feeling miniskirt or crop top to keep from looking like you actually belong on the court.
On Elizabeth: Vans hat, Topshop top and skirt, BC Footwear shoes. On Whitney: Rebecca Minkoff top, Topshop jeans, Forever 21 shoes.
Take back the underwear trend.
Your bedroom walls haven't been graced with a TLC or Spice Girls poster in eons (probably), but one aspect of the girl-group legacy is as relevant as ever: wearing sports bras as crop tops. This time around, pair a sports-bra-inspired crop with a matching skirt, and then finish off the look with a sleek open vest to keep it looking polished. If you want an extra nostalgic nod, add a five-panel cap and reflective shades.
Break in mom jeans with a boxy tee and platforms.
If you're worried mom jeans won't flatter your frame, try a tapered capri style. Style them with a crop top — the ultimate '90s fashion darling — and leg-lengthening platform wedges to play up proportions. Bonus points for digging up a minimal black choker from your old jewelry box.
Make a single bold accessory statement.
If you're just easing into the '90s trend pool, start with a simple accessory. Topping off your everyday outfit with a decade-defining bucket hat is a look-changer that's impossible to go overboard with.
On Elizabeth: Urban Outfitters top, shoes, and hat; Madewell skirt; Levi's flannel. On Whitney: Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, available at Sunglass Hut.
Seek out fun lace-up details.
Like overalls and bell-bottoms, crisscross lacing comes back around again and again throughout fashion history. Reference the '90s take on the trend by swapping your typical zip-fly bottoms with a tie-front alternative, like a high-waisted pair of hot shorts. Keep the look modern with high-tops, graphic-print socks, oversized red shades, and a sporty crop tank.