Save, Spend, Splurge: 90s Fashion Staples

Save Spend Splurge 90s

If you find yourself longing for the time when you were part of the young echoing choir commanding, “Here we are now. Entertain us,” you are clearly not alone. 90s grunge still roars in the hearts of millennials and Gen-Xers just as loud as it did 20 years ago and 90s fashion throwbacks are here to wake up your inner riot grrl. From deep shades of matte lipstick to gothic choker necklaces, we’ve got all your 90s style staples with Cash Back at Ebates. Plus, we rounded up options in three different price points because going back in time shouldn’t bust your budget.

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NYX COSMETICS Liquid Suede in Vintage, $6.99 | NARS Pure Matte in Volga, $27 | Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte in Eton Moi, $90 

No 90s makeup look was complete without a rich chocolatey brown or deep wine lip. Make sure you go with a matte finish with staying power that will keep your MOTD intact for a long night of shoegazing to Morrissey songs.

Save Spend Splurge 90s Chokers

Cross Pendant Choker, $3.99 | Whitely Choker, $28 | ‘Asa’ Choker Necklace, $75

We think it’s safe to say that if life was The Craft, most of us were Rochelles just trying to be a Nancy. Channel that “take no prisoners” goth queen with a black choker that goes just as well with a casual tee as it does with piles of black lace.

Save Spend Splurge 90s Floral Dresses

Juliette Floral Swing Dress, $20 | Coming Up Posies Swing Dress, $46 | Maggie High/Low Dress, $98

A floral swing dress was so universal back in the day. The preps and punks alike found ways to make it their own. Just make sure to go dark and flowing to make it definitively 90s.

Save Spend Splurge 90s Slip Dresses

Carmen Slip Dress, $35.99 | Topshop Crisscross Strap Slip Dress, $55 | Topshop Back Zip Midi Slip Dress, $90

Sexy, slinky and perfect for summer, slip dresses go beyond the boudoir to create a simple yet striking everyday look. Go pastel for pretty and prim or dark for a vampy evening look.

Save Spend Splurge 90s Combat Boots

Combat Boots, $7.89 | Hanging by a Tread Boot, $54.99 | Dr. Martens ‘1460 Mono’ Boot, $124.95

Of all the shoes trends of the 90s (remember flatforms?), combat boots stood the test of time the most and are still a basic staple for a variety of styles. But we’ll always remember them as the perfect combination with sun dresses for a flirty-meets-fierce outfit.

Which of these trends are on your must-have list? Let us know with a comment below!

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