The ’90s Fashion Trend That Still Works Today

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Photo: Vanessa Jackman

Not all fashion trends need to be resurrected but the grunge era’s mix of feminine and masculine is well worth revisiting. What is chicer than pairing a romantic, party-appropriate dress with edgy buckle boots and messy hair? It’s the ideal outfit for a day on the town and it lets you wear your favorite frocks during the daylight hours. Take the trend into 2014 by referencing blogger Chiara Ferragni’s modern interpretation of the look.

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girl by band of outsiders dress
Girl by Band of Outsiders, $425

Romantic Dress

Take a flirty dress into daytime with edgy accessories and don't-care hair. Opt for a skirt length that suits your personal style and shape; from thigh-grazing to floor-sweeping. 

zara-ankle-boots
Zara, $159

Cutout Boots

A huge trend right now (thanks, Balenciaga), cutout ankle boots look instantly broken-in and effortless with everything from little dresses to skinny jeans. 

rebecca minkoff bag
Rebecca Minkoff, $265

Cross-Body Bag

Follow Chiara's lead and accessorize the look with a cross-body bag in a coordinating hue. The hands-free design and modest size is just right for a day on the town. 

ray ban clubmaster
Ray-Ban, $150

Classic Shades

Classic-style sunglasses keep the look cool and understated and are a must for a busy day spent outdoors. Pick a pair that suits your face shape and opt for polarized lenses, which protect you in the sun. 

ojon-dry-shampoo
Ojon, $24

Messy Waves

Finish the look with gorgeous, natural-texture hair for a nod to grunge that looks incredibly sexy. Our favorite secret weapon for creating messy texture: dry shampoo. 

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