If you don’t believe the cliche “everything old is new again,” then you haven’t flipped through a fashion magazine or browsed a department store lately.
Elements of ’90s fashions have crept into clothing trends for 2018 and left their stamp on the accessories market, too. But these aren’t the same old looks of yesteryear. Designers have refreshed them for the 21st century fashionista. Here’s how to wear them and a sampling of places to buy them in Pittsburgh:
Fanny packs have come a long way from their days of being slung around a tourist's waist. Gone are the flashy neon colors and plastic-like fabrics. Designers now call them belt bags and use luxe materials like leather and studs. TRY IT: Scoop one up at Macy's (macys.com) and Madeleine George Boutique (5890½ Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside).
Skinny sunglasses may barely cover your eyes, but who cares if they look cool, right? These round or super-thin rectangle shades would make even ’90s Britney Spears jealous. TRY IT: Keep your eyes peeled for them at SEE (5533 Walnut St., Shadyside) and Heidioptics (223 Fourth Ave., Downtown), or you can hunt for something vintage at EONS Fashion Antique (5850 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside).
Sorry, Stephanie Tanner. Your high side pony wrapped in a marigold-colored scrunchie won't fly in 2018. These fabric hair ties now tame a low, loose ponytail and come in more sophisticated hues and textures, including jewel-toned velvets or dreamy pastels.TRY IT: Check chain stores such as Urban Outfitters (urbanoutfitters.com), Ulta Beauty (ulta.com) or even Rite Aid (riteaid.com). Balenciaga has a leather one for a whopping $195.
Leave it to Alexander Wang to make claw clips chic again. For their revival, he did them in an edgy chrome rather than the tortoise and black varieties sported by Rachel Green on “Friends” once upon a time. TRY IT: Francesca’s on Walnut Street in Shadyside is a treasure trove of clips and claws or look for one at a mall near you.
Add some visual interest to a slicked-back pony or messy chignon with a plastic stretch comb headband. TRY IT: The ones by Scunci, sold at most national drugstore chains, were a hit with teens and tweens in the 1990s. They still get the job done.
Take a page from the film “Clueless” and punch up an outfit with a choker necklace. Rather than the stretchy tattoo-style ones (although those have seen a resurgence, too), go with a skinny leather band or cord. If you’re feeling experimental, tuck your hair down through it, as models did for the Jonathan Simkhai runway show. TRY IT: Discover plenty of options at Nordstrom (shop.nordstrom.com) and Forever 21 (forever21.com), or you can find fresh twists on the trend by Sabika (sabika-jewelry.com) and Serendipity Accessories (10 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills).
Resource - APR 23, 2018 by Sara Bauknecht: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter and Instagram @SaraB_PG. / http://www.post-gazette.com/life/fashion/2018/04/23/90s-fashion-trends-fanny-pack-belt-bag-scrunchies-choker-claw-clips-New-York-Fashion-Week/stories/201804190082