AH, THE 90s.
A beautiful time, right? When unabashed cheesy pop was riding high in the charts, deely-boppers were acceptable headgear and no self-respecting Irish person had a clue what a latte even WAS.
It was a special time – and one that will forever live on in our now-ancient hearts, courtesy of these fashion idols.
She DID explain it all. Well, if explanation came in the form of homemade jean-shorts with felt tip pen decoration and bedazzled leather jackets.
And it did. It truly did.
Angela Chases’s sidekick in My So-Call Life – and probably the only person on the face of the planet who ever pulled off stringing tat into her hair.
The pinnacle. Kelly’s high ponytail, leotards and clashing colours have made a reappearance in recent times. Is it any surprise? The woman is a goddess among Bayside students.
And don’t get us started on Lisa Turtle.
The Spice Girls
Alright, so maybe Geri’s Union Jack dress didn’t take off here like it might have elsewhere, but we definitely have the Spice Girls to thank for the 90s renaissance of pigtails and high kicks.
We have the Spice Girls to thank for the 90s craze of platform shoes, too. Remember those bad boys? Hazardous to wear, but deeply cool.
No, not the ageless crooner, but Alicia Silverstone’s bratty character from Clueless. Way harsh, Tai.
And while you’d think that the 90s was all about step haircuts and over-sized denim jackets for the boys, there were SOME fashion icons for the lads. Namely these fellas:
Especially THAT Late Late performance, which bears repeating. And repeating. And repeating. You’ll notice something new each time, promise.
Dungarees, “interesting” haircuts, dodgy hats, and some killer moves.
The unassailable and inimitable icon of 90s grunge, the Nirvana frontman. HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO.
Justin’s jeans in this photograph have been described by one of my DailyEdge.ie colleague as appearing distinctly “char-grilled”.
Take a look. See? Char-grilled.
Who were your 90s fashion icons? Air your grief in the comments.