According to my research, this year’s trendiest fashion blends classic 90s looks with all of your modern favorites: athleisure, minimalism, rave drip and other 2020s hits (academia, soft girl, cottagecore, etc). That being said, feel free to mix and match as much as you want! The tone of this year’s fashion scene is rebellious, inventive and old-made-new.
If you were smart enough to hold onto your butterfly clips and studded belts, now’s the time to break them out of storage. If not, we’ve put together all of the best clothing and accessory deals Amazon has to offer. I included everything from hair accessories and hats to warm coats and layering items to help you stay warm this fall. Grab your favorites in time for back to school, pumpkin season and the holidays!
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This Bomber Jacket Will Throw You WAY Back
The multicolored starter jacket is SO 80s and 90s. We can thank the golden age of hip-hop for this flashy, baggy top layer. Apparently, the trend was initially inspired by sportswear; once rappers and commercials started showing them off, those jackets really spread everywhere. Today, this windbreaker works really well for retro futurism, athleisure and grunge aesthetics.
A Furry Bucket Hat for Winter
Good news! If you lived in a bucket hat all summer, there’s no need to give up your favorite new trend when the weather cools down. This bucket hat will keep you warm and stylish when that first icy breeze rolls in. It comes in over 40 unique patterns, all of which are fuzzy and adorable. Some of them even come with little pom poms on top!
Leather Chokers are Here to Stay (I Hope!)
These were most recently re-popularized with the rise of the new 90s – I also think the Twitch e-girl trend is to blame. In 2022, you can find pretty much any color and style of leather choker on Amazon for a really good deal. This nine piece pack is a steal at $20, but if you’re looking to spend less there are definitely other options out there. I’m a big fan of the leather chokers, so I’m hoping they’ll stick around for a while this time.
Knee High Boots for Your Autumn Wardrobe
Over-the-knee boots are such a flawless, dramatic accessory. They’re a great way to dress up a casual fit or add a bit of heat to your favorite date night look. Whether you’re rocking the flannel, a cute sweater dress or some fleece-lined leggings this autumn, these boots will keep you warm and fashionable everywhere you go.
I’m So Hype That Barrettes are Back in Style
Girls, it’s time to unbox the old mini jaw clips and bedazzled barrettes (if you still have them)! These fun hair accessories are back in style, fitting in well with both 90s and Y2K fashion. They’ll help tame your unruly flyaways and keep hair out of your face at work or school.
Disheveled Denim Pants are the New Patchwork Jeans
Do you remember patchwork and embroidery from the 90s? I swear, there are pictures of me somewhere wearing a FULL denim pantsuit, complete with little flowers and rhinestones. It’s nice to know that I can resume patching the holes in my pants without going out of fashion.
These Cargo Pants Look SO Comfy!
Cargo pants are back and this time they’re super stretchy, colorful and comfy! When I see these, I think of Fresh Prince, Brad and Jennifer, and the Backstreet Boys. What a time… Thank you, Gen Z, for getting us away from tight fitting denim; I will be forever grateful!
It’s All About the Palazzo Pants in 2022
I’m so glad these are trending. We’ll finally all have something to wear to work that fits the dress code, doesn’t pinch and will keep us warm when the bosses turn the thermostat to 65 degrees. I’m sorry you’re so hot, Nate, but the rest of us are literally shivering all day.
Much Love for These Adorable Velvet Scrunchies
As a 90s kid, I always get nostalgic about scrunchies. It reminds me of the old cartoons I used to watch, playing outside and jean jackets. These scrunchies are extra cute and trendy because of the velvet! Pair them with a matching blazer, denim jacket or a cute plaid dress for the best back-to-school outfit of them all!
This Time, the Claw Clips are Made with Recycled Plastic
The same styles keep coming back around, but the manufacturing techniques have changed since the 90s! Now we can help the planet out a little by recycling our old plastic into new goodies like this clip. When you wear these, you’ll feel good about helping the plant and looking on-trend.
Same Socks, New Era
These are the same knee-high socks you know and love, but sport edition. They offer built-in compression, perfect for being on your feet all day. Just check out what buyer Amber J Downs had to say about them: “Not exaggerating: as soon as I put them on and started doing chores around my house, my feet and legs felt so much better.” High praise, I might need to buy some…
This Cardigan Will Fit Right in with Your Y2K Closet
If it’s the delicate soft girl look or the preppy school girl fit for you, you’ll definitely want to grab this little knit cardigan. It works well as a crop top, a jacket or a layering accessory. Dress it up with some jewelry or wear it with some cargo pants for an everyday feel.
This Studded Metal Belt Speaks to My Emo Teen Phase
I was about 12 when these were all the rage. It was the Hot Topic specialty, designed for the edgy, emo kids who listed to My Chemical Romance and Paramore all day. Now that they’re back in style, I might have to break out my ancient iPod Nano as well. 😂
Pleated Skirts are Always Cute, Regardless of Era
I don’t care what you say, these skirts will always be cute. The best part about them is that the color you choose can completely change the feel of your outfit. Pastels = innocent soft girl or cottagecore girl. Black or earth tones = serious academic or goth. Red = fiery rebel who will throw your world into chaos. Time to choose your character! *Cue Super Smash Music*
You’ll Feel So Fierce (and Warm) in This Catsuit
Cat suits are coming in hot this year! This one is perfect for accentuating those curves. Dress it up for GNO, or wear it with sandals for a more casual appeal. It’s also got that Juicy Fruit tracksuit vibe, which is definitely very 90s.
You Can Never Go Wrong with Combat Boots
Combat boots are a wardrobe essential, and in 2022 they’re a popular choice. If you didn’t want to splurge on some official Dr. Martens, these $30 boots will do the trick! Reviewer tesha burrell-simpson says they don’t feel cheap either: “The price is is really good for these boots. I was originally looking for Doc Martens, but didn’t want to spend a lot if money, so these boots were perfect. The material is really nice, they don’t feel cheap and, best of all, they fit me perfectly. It is exactly what I wanted, highly recommend!”
Get Yourself a Leather Coat for Fall
This year’s fashion experts have spoken, and they have declared “punk futurism” as one of the biggest new trends. Apparently, the future of punk is all about gritty leather-clad fits, futuristic embellishments and a nod to the old punk style with some plaid. Grab yourself some leather or faux leather if you want to ride this trend!
Velvet Jackets Make Any Outfit Feel Vintage
Academia babes, this one’s for you! It’s comfy, perfect for layering and it comes in a variety of pretty colors. Buyer Lee Schwartzberg says this jacket will be your new go-to: “Love this jacket. You can dress it up or down, depending on the occasion. It’s super soft and comfortable to wear. It’s one of those pieces that you don’t know what you wore to go out, before you got it.”
Sink into This Plush Oversized Sweater
It’s almost pumpkin spice season – now you can buy a sweater to match your favorite fall treat! It comes in all the best autumn colors: Orange, Grey, White, Beige, Black, Blue and Khaki. According to buyer Delores Hawk, this sweater is comparable to a high-end one at Free People: “I had lower expectations for this, but it did not disappoint!! Such a heavy material and SO soft! I don’t own the Free People version, but for less than $60 this is the perfect dupe!! Will definitely be buying in several colors.”
It’s the Clueless Plaid Blazer for Me
If you want to be the coolest girl at school, nothing says main character energy like this bright yellow blazer. Bust into first period with your boba, your brand new school bag and your favorite shades – everyone will instantly recognize you for the stylish leader you are.
These Steve Madden Platform Sandals are to Die For
Since I was a kid, I always wanted a pair of bright pink heels. I’m talking Elle Woods Barbie pink shiny shoes. I have to assume it’s all the 90s and 2000s TV indoctrination, but I really can’t let it go. For $30, they have the CUTEST pair of hot pink heeled sandals on Amazon, so you can dress up like one of the plastics for your next semester. So fetch!
Keep a Few of These Button Down Shirts Around
These shirts really go with anything. A crop top, mom jeans and this blouse form a perfectly on-trend look, but you can dress the look up or down depending on what you need. Tuck one end in for an asymmetrical fit, wear it with a belt for clean look or use it as a light jacket.