Fashion by nature is cyclical, and now more than ever nostalgic styles are in.
According to celebrity stylist, Micaela Erlanger, early millennia has resurrected from the past and made its way back to the fashion forefront.
Responsible for some of the greatest looks on talent like Blake Lively, Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep and Diane Kruger, Micaela reveals the retro fashions currently trending and how to make them look modern and fresh.
According to celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger (pictured), early millennia has resurrected from the past to make its way back to the fashion forefront
‘It’s all about the early millennial a.k.a. 90s – early 2000s,’ the award-winning stylist reveals to DailyMail.com.
‘Cargo pants, velour, baguette bags, platform sandals and colored eyewear frames are increasingly popular.’
During Paris Fashion Week, editors and influencers alike were strutting their stuff in looks inspired by the decade, with cargo pants being one of the hottest trends.
‘When it comes to rocking a retro look, don’t be literal. Look for nuances or hints of a style reference and add a dose by accessorizing with a cute pair of glasses,’ shares Micaela.
Fashion insiders stepped out in the City of Light donning elevated versions of cargo pants boasting multiple side pockets
Fashion insiders stepped out in the City of Light donning elevated versions of cargo pants boasting multiple side pockets.
Reimagined by high-end designers like Louis Vuitton, the Y2K casual trend has been embraced by style icons around the world.
A guest outside the Zimmermann show looked effortlessly stylish in a monochromatic look while posing for photographers.
She donned beige utilitarian-style bottoms with a matching varsity jacket, and completed the look with a coordinating clutch and retro style sunglasses.
Once designed for comfort and convenience, today’s cargo iterations are not only sleek but styled to perfection by today’s top trendsetters,
According to Micaela, an easy way to reference the decade is with sunglasses.
‘With this era in mind, opt for smaller frames and reflective lenses to nail the late 90’s/early 2000’s look,’ she said.
Micaela suggests treating your glasses like a piece of jewelry and believes tinted frames are a fun way to add a pop of color to an outfit.
She also recommends round and rectangular-shaped shades, and is a fan of Eyebuydirect for their wide selection and customization options.
A street style star in Copenhagen was spotted outside the Holzweiler show in a multi-color striped skirt and yellow sweater.
She added retro flair to the look with bold red Loewe sunglasses and platform shoes.
‘In eyewear, colored frames are increasingly popular,’ says the Micaela. ‘Eyebuydirect offers 20+ tint options with the ability to customize the opacity, too’
Micaela suggests treating your glasses like a piece of jewelry and believes tinted frames are a fun way to add a pop of color to an outfit
In Copenhagen, Marianne Theodorsen looked sporty chic in a green nylon jacket paired with a black skirt and silver boots. Her Fendi baguette bag and reflective green sunglasses added just the right amount of ’90s kitsch to her getup
Many footwear trends from the ’90s have resurfaced in the last couple of years.
From the Doc Marten combat boot to the Steve Madden ‘slinky’ slide, staple shoes for teens, tweens and on-trend grownups have been all the rage.
Micaela names platform sandals as the season’s IT shoe.
The chunkiness of the retro silhouette offers more stability than a soaring stiletto, while its height allows the wearer to feel sexy and powerful.
Italian model and TV presenter Maria Rosaria Rizzo was spotted in Paris donning a very colorful ensemble.
The star showed off her style savvy in green velvet pants, a yellow jacket and matching newsboy cap.
She accessorized with an orange Bottega Veneta bag and matching open-toe platform sandals that added inches to her frame.
The Fendi Baguette bag was made popular in the 1990’s on the iconic HBO hit television show ‘Sex and The City.’
Designed to only hold the necessities, the bag is lightweight, chic, and enables mobility.
It features a small handle that can be worn over the wrist, or the bag can be tucked under your arm. It’s the perfect style for a girl on the go in 2023.
In Copenhagen, Marianne Theodorsen looked sporty chic in a green nylon jacket paired with a black skirt and silver boots.
Her Fendi baguette bag and reflective green sunglasses added just the right amount of kitsch to her getup.
Italian model and TV presenter Maria Rosaria Rizzo was spotted in Paris donning a very colorful ensemble. The star showed off her style savvy in green velvet pants, a yellow jacket and matching newsboy cap
Velour is back! A street style star was seen outside the Off-White show in a brown tactile two-piece paired with baby blue sneakers
Wearing vintage today
As younger generations take a larger interest in the environment, secondhand shopping (both online and IRL) has become much more popular.
While scouring sites like Poshmark or Tradesy, or rummaging through bins and racks at your local Goodwill, you’re bound to score some fantastic, one-of-a-kind retro pieces.
Micaela offers some suggestions on how to incorporate vintage garments into your wardrobe.
‘In general, unless you’re going for an era-specific look, you might want to consider mixing trends to keep it fresh,’ she says.
Adding, ‘Avoid looking like you’re wearing a costume by choosing contrasting eras for clothes and accessories.’
For example, team a pair of ’90s-style velour pants with a structured blazer, crop top and heels.
‘Or rock a 70’s silhouette like bell bottoms in colors of the moment like pastel pinks, or a 60’s shift dress in 80’s neon.’