Having been born in 1995, I’ve always felt like I missed out on the trends that shaped the ’90s, when slinky slip dresses, minimal silhouettes, and sexy-yet-sophisticated styling reigned supreme thanks to designers like Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Miuccia Prada, and more. Classic was the name of the game, as well as a stark contrast to the decade that followed—the decade in which I grew up and eventually discovered fashion in.
Naturally, having never gotten the chance to truly experience ’90s fashion, I’ve become a smidge obsessed with trying to re-create looks from the era, whether that finds me wearing linen trousers and a waistcoat à la Hermès from S/S 99 or a low-rise, knee-length skirt and tall boots inspired by Philosophy’s S/S 00 show. Luckily, there’s no shortage of outfit possibilities when you have an entire decade and thousands of covetable pieces to work with.
Ahead, see how I go about bringing runway looks from the best decade in fashion—we’re all entitled to our opinions—into 2022.