With a Clinton running for office and a boy band breakup ruling the tabloids, 2016 feels more reminiscent of 1996 with every passing day. Inevitably, trips to the mall are beginning to give us some major dÃƒÂ©jÃƒÂ vu, too. But with overalls and tracksuits popping up all over our feeds, we're faced with a conundrum: How do we throw it back without looking like we stepped out of a time machine?
Here are a few Insta tips that'll help you revamp old-school looks with a modern twist.
These necklaces rank right up there with blue eye shadow on our list of the most epic 90s looks. For an update, ditch the heart charm and go for a slick layered look in an unexpected color.
The best kind of suit is one you can take a nap in. Back in the day, these outfits were strictly for hitting the gym or running low-key errands. Today, dress it up with some bold, luxe accessories and you’re ready for a night out.
Slip Dress Over Tee
This trend’s revival calls for solid, silky fabrics, giving it a grown-up edge. Again, modern accessories like these thigh-high boots bring the look into the 21st century.
Step one to making this work: Take that thing off your head. Instead, fold it to a width of about one-and-a-half inches and tie it around your neck. Best part? This update will only run you about a buck.
To avoid looking dated AF, try wearing flat platforms rather than mega-chunky heels. For summer, platform espadrilles feel fresh and less heavy.
You’d love to look as chic as the CFDA-winning Olsen twins, not the Full House Olsen Twins. Modernize your fave pair with a very of-the-moment off-the-shoulder blouse this summer and a chunky sweater come fall.
To clarify, these are not your mom's jeans, ‘cause you’re gonna pair them with something more badass than a polo. Throw on a sky-high stiletto and a cool jacket and you’re off.
Shirt Around the Waist
Not only is this look convenient as hell, it instantly makes your outfit more interesting. Take this beyond basic flannels and sweatshirts with a longer shirttail.