Fall’s Leading Trends Are Straight Out Of ’90s NYC
Early fall is always an exciting time in streetwear and fashion in general. This year, designers are throwing it back to the 1990s in a major way, with boxy silhouettes, sleeveless looks, straight lines, and all the bucket hats your dome desires.
In streetwear, pieces have a decidedly urban feel—think authentic New York City hip-hop, like LL Cool J's Bigger and Deffer/Mama Said Knock You Out era and his famous hats. These are the throwback styles you need now, updated for 2020.
Beanies, Buckets, and Berets
After months in quarantine, we were all guilty of letting our hair and grooming regimen get a little out of hand. Thankfully, hats are making a huge comeback for fall. Of course, your basic beanie is always on point (styled folded above the ears or hanging loose). But if you’re up for something with a little more flair, make a statement á la Fresh Prince with a bucket hat, beret, or newsboy cap.
Finally—the fitted, shrunken fits of the 2010s have had their day. This year, designers are returning to boxy, oversized silhouettes. Rock a slouchy oversized tee or throw on a structural puffer or denim jacket. Hiding the quarantine 15 has never been more stylish.
If you haven’t returned to the gym, hopefully you’ve been lifting those water jugs at home. Muscle tanks are back to get us through fall’s warmer days. They can be dressed up with slim-cut jeans or rocked on a casual weekend with joggers or basketball shorts.
When it comes to pants, it’s time to retire your boot cuts. Whether you prefer a slimmer fit or wide legs, the latest styles favor straight lines to any kind of flare. All the better to show off your new pair of kicks.
Mr. Rogers would be glad to hear cardigans are making a comeback. To achieve a look that’s more Kurt Cobain than Uncle Phil, opt for an oversized fit that can be layered over a button-down or tee and wear it open.