Ahhhh, the ’90s. Whether you lived through it yourself and were actually a teen during that time or are just a fan of all things Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Sabrina The Teenage Witch, there’s no denying the ’90s are back in a big way (and knocking on your door asking to be let in).
Now, you don’t have to go full on ’90s to have fun with the decade, and there are lots of ways to add a little ’90s style into your current fall wardrobe to get a nod of nostalgia without having to wear a slap bracelet.
We are partnering with Walmart Fashion to show you all kinds of pieces that are ’90s inspired but feel totally at home here in 2021 as well. Walmart makes it super easy to find all the best fall trends like the perfect boots, cozy knits, relaxed denim, or dresses that can be worn to all your daily activities.
Whether you are running errands, grabbing a PSL with friends, or headed to the pumpkin patch, they’ve got you covered for all your fall fashion needs!
Choose a flutter skirt for your fall rotation:
I definitely had my fair share of flutter skirts in the ’90s (it’s a thin A-line-style printed skirt that flutters a bit in a breeze) and they are great for the changing fall weather since you can pair them with platform sandals when it’s warmer and boots and a cardigan as it gets colder (or maybe with a shrug?).
Add some ’90s-style knits to your wardrobe:
Whether it’s an oversized grandpa cardigan (my favorite!) or a knitted tank top, knits are the perfect way to get cozy this fall and give a nod to the ’90s. Add some stripes or gradient stripes to your knitwear and you’ll really feel the retro vibes calling!
Give babydoll dresses some love:
The ’90s was all about babydoll dresses, so choose a shorter dress that’s got some fun details (i.e. twirly skirt, empire waist, puffy sleeves) like this pretty plaid dress and pair it with a beanie and some chunky boots for the perfect fall vibe (this one is so cute, too).
The chunkier the shoe, the better:
When it comes to the ’90s, the shoe options are sky high (and by that I mean chunky boots and platforms are where it’s at!). A cute hiking boot or a combat boot are just what Dr. Fall ordered to balance out your oversized knits on top, or you can go super ’90s with a heeled jelly sandal for the warmer months.
Going somewhere a little fancier? Try a platform Mary Jane for the occasion!
Don’t forget the accessories!
Whether it’s a beanie hat or some rectangular sunnies (these are so cute, too!), don’t forget to add decade appropriate accessories as well! For hair, it’s all about snap barrettes, and I definitely wouldn’t be mad to see a butterfly clip or two …
How cute are all those options?! I can picture all of those out at a pumpkin patch or beside an outdoor fire.
Whether you got a chance to live through the ’90s yourself or you’re just a decade fan girl, I hope these ideas sparked a desire to add a little ’90s to your fall wardrobe this year! Now, who wants to go watch Boy Meets World with me?! xo. Laura
Credits// Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman.