’90s Nostalgia in Today’s World

Casey Creutz, Style and Media Reporter, 8th grade

Does history repeat itself?

In fashion, yes.

In the late 2010s, there has been a huge comeback in ’90s fashion, especially in teen style. Scrunchies, “mom jeans”, turtlenecks, and more have been restocked in popular stores like Brandy Melville, Forever 21, and Abercrombie & Fitch.

The representation of ’90s teen culture is also seen in modern TV outlets with shows like Full House, Boy Meets World, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch being remade into more modern sequels, but some ’90s shows, like Friends and The Simpsons, are so cherished that they don’t even need remakes.

Famous celebrities can be seen in crop tops, plaid, and overalls in the “Style” sections of tabloids. However, “’90s nostalgia” is not the first time we have seen history repeat itself; ’70s fashion was big in the early 2000s, when trends like bell bottoms, bright colors, and sequins were featured in everything from magazine covers to music videos.

So why do we copy trends instead of making our own? Older generations created trends like the “New Look” of the ’50s or the hippie, peacemaker style of the ’60s. How come we can’t do the same? Is it due to a lack of creativity or inspiration?

Of course not!

Modern fashionistas bring back old trends, and then make them our own, just like how new generations have improved technology, medicine, and human rights. This is a way for recent generations to show change, and how we will continue to improve mistakes of the past. America does not need new clothes, America needs new ideas.