10 '90s Trends You'd Probably Deny You Ever Tried

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(SPOT.ph) Scrolling through social media nowadays is like stepping into a time machine—minus the risk of creating paradoxes and disrupting the natural order of our reality. We’re talking about spotting OOTDs filled with chokers, crop tops, white sneakers, and other '90 fashion trends that are making a comeback. These pieces have pretty much established themselves as wardrobe must-haves, but what were the other things we used to spend our allowance on just so we could look fly?

Take a look at these '90s trends that will give you major nostalgia:

Overalls

Corduroy Front Button Overalls (P2,649) from Forever 21 
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Zalora
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Are you really a '90s kid if you didn’t sport overalls at one point in time? These vintage garments came in all denim washes imaginable. You could add attitude to your getup by unhooking one strap to show off your striped shirt. If you were the more daring type, you probably wore these with a cute crop top or tube top underneath. 

Studded Belt

Belt (P1,250) from Cortefiel
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Zalora
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Aside from classic fashion trends, the '90s also gave birth to some iconic bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. With many talented artists making a breakthrough during that time, it was common to dream of starting your own band. And there’s no other accessory that could give you extra confidence to compose songs and take the stage than a studded belt. You could also achieve a grungier outfit by wearing the extra spiky ones because emo is not just a phase, you know?

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Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss in Triple X (P1,450) from NARS
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Who else remembers smuggling lip gloss in class because you needed it to catch the attention of your crush? But sometimes a sheen is not enough, and that's where glittery lip glosses come to the rescue. Admit it or not, we know you secretly wanted to snack on those fruity flavors from time to time. Talk about double-duty beauty products! 

Baggy Jeans

Baggy Paperbag Jeans (P2,295) from Zara
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Zara
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We think we can all agree that baggy jeans are the antonym of skinny jeans. Putting on a pair of these could keep the laid-back vibes going. Because everyone is aiming for an oversized fit, the rule is simple: the baggier the better. Plus points if you complete your look with a velcro wallet and chain. We just have one request if these are ever going to be a major thing again: please don't sag your pants.

The Middle Part

Locally, this hairstyle is more popularly known as kachupoy or keempee. We’ve got to give props to '90s boys because it's an acquired skill to part your hair smack dab in the middle—no rulers needed. It’s quite debatable whether the middle part is a yay or nay. But we know one thing for sure: Korean heartthrobs are making this hairstyle look cool again.

Tie Dye

Tie Dye Sleeveless Mock Neck Top (P799) from Cotton On
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Express your free spirit with tie dye! A tie-dye shirt was your best pick if yin-yang and peace signs just weren’t enough for you. With their attention-grabbing psychedelic charm, tie-dye pieces are finding their place inside closets again. Nowadays, they come in bright neon hues and even in trendy pastel colors.

Velour

Sleeveless Top (P699) from Penshoppe
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Looking for something with a more sophisticated texture? Velour was the way to go! It features a soft, velvet-like fabric that's been woven with cotton. Back in the day, there was no need to rack your brains because velour tracksuits were no-fuss coordinates you could wear while blasting your favorite jam on the radio.

Butterfly Clips

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If you were fond of adding pops of color to your hair during your childhood, we bet you reached for these more than you should have. But who are we to judge? Butterfly clips were all the rage for reasons. Whether you had the colorful plastic type or the glittery and springy ones, these could lift up your mood and make you look more like a '90s star.

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The Airbrush Shirt

Airbrush shirts almost like graffiti art you could wear. Back in the day, crowds would flock to airbrush design outlets in malls to watch the artists do their thing. While we can’t really confirm if these gave anyone legit street cred back in the day, it was simply awesome to have a customized airbrush design on your shirt. 

Chunky Shoes

Chunky Sneakers With Piece Detail (P3,995) from Zara
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Zara

Chunky sneakers and platform sandals made your ankles hurt, but they were worth it. These were the ultimate go-to footwear of those who are, well, vertically challenged. The best thing about this style is that it boosts your outfit and height at the same time! There were also chunky jelly shoes back in the day, ideal for those days when the weather was simply unpredictable.

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