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9 Nostalgic Fashion Things You Should Totally Consider Bringing Back

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Is there a better feeling than the look you love coming back in style? You finally pull the items (your oversized sweater-and-legging combos, your Doc Martens, your cargo pants, your what-have-you) out of the back of your closet and feel a rush of euphoria.

You know the feeling. It's that singular rush that comes with reuniting with an old friend.

If we're going to be real with you, some trends -- like slap bracelets and mini pigtail buns and "tattoo" necklaces -- should stay well in the past.

But lately, a lot of our favorite '90s fashions have come back and we couldn't be more excited: flatforms, chunky heels, and unbuttoned chambray shirts worn over everything. Below are all of the '90s fashions that we can't wait to reunite with.

  • Colorful, Oversized Watches

    Remember when all of the cool girls had these? Now they're back in colors that will perfectly complement your spring wardrobe and send a cheeky message: You were cool enough to wear one back then, and you're bold enough to wear one now.
  • Floral-Print Babydoll Dresses
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    These quintessential '90s staples are kind of already coming back around, but why not go full-on Winona Ryder from "Reality Bites," pair the little dress with Doc Martens and stand around looking disaffected yet adorable? We say yes to the (babydoll) dress.
  • Keds With EVERYTHING
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    Sure, this classic has never truly gone away, but we sometimes wish we could ditch our sky-high shooties, good-in-virtually-no-weather cutout boots, and blister-inducing "comfortable" flats and just LIVE in these.
  • Rollerblades, Dude.

    Turns out they're still pretty good exercise! If anyone gives you grief, you can argue with them from a moral high horse: after all, rollerblading is a super-green way to get around, and it'll make you pretty fit as well. Take a cue from Cindy and pair them with effortless California beach-girl waves, which never go out of style.
  • Windbreakers
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    While the military surplus jacket (think Daria or Lindsay Weir from "Freaks and Geeks") has been a reliable staple for winter-to-spring and summer-to-fall transitions, we wish we could have a little more fun with our outerwear. A windbreaker in an awesome print, paired with skinny jeans and skate shoes? We think you can rock it.
  • Overalls All Day
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    These have to be selected carefully, of course, but we think overalls can be totally adorable. Here are some tips for updating the farmer's favorite.
  • Flowing Locks, For Him
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    We're ready for the triumphant return of dudes with long, flowing locks. See: Jared Leto, and...actually, on second thought, maybe only Jared Leto.
  • Big Hoop Earrings
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    Super-thin, big-enough-to-jump-through earrings were all the rage in the '90s, and we wish more people would wear them now. It's still a sexy look for a night out and adds flair to any daytime look.
  • Fannypacks. (Yeah, We Went There.)

    These have been popping up on runways and are a staple of festival style, although they do invite a certain amount of derision. This was the original iteration of "hands-free," and we want someone to make them cool again. We choose you.



You know who else is all about reuniting with fashion favorites? Victoria’s Secret! We teamed up with them for this post because they’re relaunching their fan-favorite Incredible Bra. It’s even sexier than you remember—and now it’s got a '90s minimalist thing going on. Perfect under your babydoll + Doc Martens.