'90s Men's Trends To Adopt For Yourself In 2016

by Rosie Narasaki

I think we can all agree that '90s redux is happening in a major way right now — oxblood lipstick, grunge plaids, crop tops, those ubiquitous beaded tattoo chokers — the list goes on. That's only covering the women's trends, though — what about the men's trends from back in the day? Now, it should be noted that men's fashion was pretty bonkers back then — there are a lot of trends that have absolutely no business coming back into style. I mean, orange and/or purple tinted lenses? Frosted tips? Really, really wide ties? There was some pretty egregious stuff going on, and let's all hope it stays in the '90s where it belongs.

That said, there were some styles that manage to rise above the chaff — some things that actually lend themselves very well to the trends of today. Bomber jackets, for example? Everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Christian Slater had at least one in their wardrobe. Ditsy-printed florals? A surprising trend for men, sure, but it was more common than you might expect. So, with all that in mind, let's take a look at some surprising '90s men's trends that actually happen to work very well for the 2016 woman.

1. Bomber Jackets

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Bomber jackets have been slowly coming back into vogue over the past few years — heck, Kylie and Kendall even included them in their Topshop capsule collection. So why not take a leaf out of Kylie, Kendall, and (Christian Slater's) book and buy one yourself?

Self Portrait Scallop-Edged Bomber Jacket, $462, ASOS

2. Brocade

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OK I don't know if you can technically classify brocade as a '90s trend, but this photo of David Duchovny at the 1995 Emmy Awards should become some kind of fashion Rosetta stone.

Brocade Dress, $35, H&M

3. V-Neck Sweaters

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It was true then, and it's true now: sometimes, simple is best.

Equipment Cashmere V-Neck, $100, Saks Off 5th

4. Floral Prints

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Oddly enough, it would seem that back in the day, men were big into small florals. Luckily, it's an easy enough trend for us 2016 women to commandeer.

Rosehip Ditsy Shirt, $58, Topshop

5. Brown Leather Jackets

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LBR, leather jackets are probably never going out of style (just like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, har-har). That said, certain colors and shapes come in and out of vogue, and in the '90s brown leather jackets were all the rage.

Guess Faux Leather Scuba Jacket, $90, Nordstrom

6. Velour

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I definitely had an oversized velour shirt circa 1998 that was my absolute favorite thing in the world. After all, it was comfy and generally stylish (for second grade, anyway) — what more could you ask for?

Velour Sweatshirt, $36, Miss Guided

7. Oversized Collars

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Really big, really pointy collars were a huge deal back in the '90s, and the trend holds up pretty well to this day.

Lemaire Pointed Collar Silk Shirt, $473, La Garconne

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