One of the best parts of childhood is the freedom to express yourself without concern for judgement or rules. For Millennials, this translated into bold and colourful fashions in the 1980s and 1990s that captured the essence of a generation.
Luckily for millennials, these trends are having a comeback. From bubble bags to patterned leggings, take a look at the top childhood trends making a comeback below.
Not always the most practical but always a conversation starter, Jelly shoes are an iconic style from the 1990s. Renowned for their rubber material and flexible fit, this shoe was a hit in the playground.
Jelly shoes came in a full spectrum of colourways, although the most popular tended to be sparkly translucent options.
This season sees Moschino offer their own version of the famous style, albeit in less colour options than the original. Priced at £154.00 they will set you back, but are perfect if you love to mix high fashion with retro nostalgia for your looks.
Ok, so the Bottega Veneta bubble bags aren’t in the classic rucksack silhouette, but you can clearly see the nod to the 1990s trend in this current season bag.
There are still plenty options to shop the original bubble bags on Amazon if you want the gain full effect. The classic 1990s version was much beloved for its fun aesthetic, coming in bright colours and sheer styles which truly pushed the boundaries of its time.
Chokers were the epitome of 1990s grunge, fronting the rebellious spirit of the decade.
This season sees a higher fashion interpretation of the trend, as this Miu Miu gold necklace demonstrates. Something about marrying together the subtle elegance of the gold band with pearl adornment and the iconic choker shape leads to a chic result.
The beauty of the choker is its versatility to suit an array of occasions and style pairings.
When you find something that ticks both fashion and comfort boxes you know you’re on to a winner and printed leggings encapsulate this formula perfectly.
Go bold or go home with this trend. Aim to seek out legging prints that represent your personality, have some fun when making this trend your own.
To make it high fashion go for a branded print, like these classic Versace leggings, which personify the statement identity of Versace in everyday form.
Athleisure had a moment in the 1980s and 1990s and has seen a strong comeback in general over the past few years. Sweatshirts are an essential item for any wardrobe, versatile and wearable all year through.
Take the opportunity to have some fun with your jumpers, select a bold motif or playful pattern like this Gucci Kitten Sweatshirt. Pair with leggings for true throwback style.
Pinafores are super wearable, so easy to pair with a variety of tops underneath and layering options.
Steeped in historical influence, pinafores represent uniformity in society. Over time the mass-produced silhouette has evolved to become something designers have made into original designs.
Designs like this Maje pinafore show the transition of conforming to standing out, as it put brings modern visualisation to the trend.
Mary Janes were not just a trend from millennials’ childhood, but were ever present throughout regardless.
Ideal for creating a smart/casual combination, these shoes are best paired with a structured dress and oversized collar.
Opt for a long-lasting brands that you will get value from like these Dr Martens 8065 Mary Jane shoes and you can’t go wrong.