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4 Trends We'd Like To Thank The '90s For

Fashion is known for its ever-changing (and evolving) trends, but #throwbacks to the ’90s have had a strong resurgence in the past few seasons. From fanny packs to cycling shorts and of course, the logo tee (better yet if it’s cropped and in a “baby” fit), we look at their revival and well, staying power for the season of Spring/Summer ’19.

 

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Fanny Packs
Almost everyone who’s in the know bought into the fanny pack trend last season, and the “uncle” — but oh-so-convenient — accessory is still holding strong in the S/S ’19 collections. Chanel, Givenchy and Alexander Wang continue to devote their time to upgrading this hold-all, so you gotta ask, who needs a clutch when you can have a stylish bum bag to keep your hands free?   Above, the belt bag given a vacation twist thanks to Sophie Anderson. Woven belt bag by Sophie Anderson, £185 (S$320), via Net-a-Porter   Neon leather belt bag by Wandler, £420 (S$727), via Net-a-Porter
Wear this half-moon piece with a black silk shirt and a pair of denim jeans.   Snakeskin mini belt bag by Zara, S$49.90
Any belt bag can be fashioned into a crossbody bag, or slung by the waist strap. But this is one evencomes with a top handle — setting it apart from the rest.   Logo T-shirts
Logomania in the ’90s was a sartorial response to America’s economic boom, where donning clothing with flashy logos was a show of affluence with a cool cachet.   The iconic logo Gucci tee now comes in black. Tuck yours into a pair of mum jeans. Oversized distressed cotton T-shirt by Gucci, £370 (S$642), via Net-a-Porter Printed cotton T-shirt by Balenciaga, £335 (S$581), via Net-a-Porter
What would Demna Gvasalia do? When it comes to pairing this oversized logo T-shirt, that is. Answer: tuck into sleek sweatpants (this means no marl grey ones, please) and complete with heeled sock boots.   Logo T-shirt by Kappa, S$50, via Farfetch
The laminated effect on the Kappa logo calls for a pared-back get-up. We say jeans and sneakers.   Bicolour t-shirt by Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang, S$135, via Farfetch
As part of Alexander Wang’s ongoing collaboration with Addias where the designer adds his disruptive touch to the sporting giant’s signatures, note the trefoil logo on this tee that’s unlike your usual Three Stripes fare. Matchy Check Coordinates
Prince of Wales, tartan, gingham or tattersall are a simple way to look put together and make a tatement, but we have something else in mind other than mini skirts a la Alicia Silverstone in Clueless.   Cut from a soft cady material, this Ganni suit is made for days where you don’t have time to mentally put together an outfit. Throw on a leather crossbody and you’re good to go. Checkered cady blazer by Ganni, £280 (S$486), via Net-a-Porter Checkered cady straight leg pants by Ganni, (S$347), via Net-a-Porter Double breasted linen and cotton blazer by By Malene Birger, £360 (S$624), via Net-a-Porter; Cropped linen and cotton wide leg pants by By Malene Birger, £275 (S$477), via Net-a-Porter
Cut from a linen and cotton-blend that’ll feel cool on the skin, wear yours with a simple white T-shirt.   Blazer with tie-waist detail by H&M, S$74.95; Printed tailored pants by H&M, S$54.95
Like men’s tailoring 101, you can’t go wrong with a grey suit. Wear this one with a white silk shirt and a pair of black leather stilettos to look super smooth.     Checkered suit blazer by Topshop, S$149; Checkered pants by Topshop, S$96.90 
The peak lapel. The long jacket hem. The colour. What’s not to love? You can wear these pieces separately too.     Cycling Shorts
Gym wear as casual wear is totally okay these days — but, depending how you wear ’em. Brands like Fendi, Mugler and Prada put an interesting spin on the athleisure trend by reintroducing the oh-so-popular ’90s cycling shorts for Spring/Summer 2019 outings. Bid au revoir to sports leggings, because bike shorts are the new athleisure staple. How to take your cycling shorts out of spin class, here.   Cut from a quick-dry fabric, this pair of cycling shorts from Koral is where functional fashion really gets a thumbs up. Wear stylish piece to the gym with a bra top, but layer your ensemble with a denim jacket and head out to dinner afterwards. Shiny cycling shorts by Koral, £75 (S$130), via Net-a-Porter Technical stretch-organic cotton shorts by Nagnata, £140 (S$243), via Net-a-Porter
These lightweight technical shorts are made from an organic cotton fabric. Pair with a muscle tank and a pair of running shoes. Metallic cycling shorts by Topshop, S$26.90
For the ultimate gym-chic look, wear this show-stopping piece with its matching bralet and a pair of sneakers. Where’s the dance floor?   Velvet cycling shorts by Topshop, S$33.90
Cut from velvet that elevates this style of garment, complement with a bandeau top, an oversized jacket, and a pair of bedazzled heels.