Any fashionista will understand that trends can change as quickly as the seasons, and keeping at the forefront in terms of style can be tricky business.
However, we also know that all good trends tend to repeat themselves. Designers take inspirations from years gone by, and the styles that we thought we’d seen the back of ten or twenty years ago can resurface in the blink of an eye!
Over the last couple of years there is one era that has made it’s way quite firmly back into the limelight. Yep, we’re talking about the good old 90s! Footwear is taking a step back a couple of decades, with some key 90s trends once again becoming style staples.
From Spice Girls inspired platforms to military chic boots, we’re taking a look at all the greatest 90s footwear trends that are still making a huge impression today.
From shell suits to branded sweaters, the sports trend of the 90s offered a haven for fans of a more casual style. With laid back, athletic inspired looks once again enjoying their moment in the spotlight, it’s nothing but good news for those who favour a more comfortable shoe.
We are, of course, talking about trainers. As the kings of the comfortable footwear world, trainers are perfect for daily wear — and we’re pleased to tell you comfort doesn’t have to mean a compromise on style!
The modern sports luxe trend is ideal for those wanting a comfortable, relaxed, yet on-trend look. This trend takes 80s and 90s styles and gives them a modern twist, with sleeker designs and contemporary detailing.
The Ami White Leather Trainers are our first port of call when creating a modern day sports inspired ensemble. With their slightly raised sole and feminine embroidered design, these ladies trainers are all you need to embrace sports luxe à la 2017. Choose from classic white trainers for a traditional look, or make a statement with eye catching gold fabric options.
Girl Power reached a whole new level throughout the 90s — and so did our footwear! Bigger was most definitely better, with platform shoes an absolute must in the footwear collection of any fashionable lady.
Of all the 90s trends that have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, platforms were probably the most unexpected — but we can’t say we’re complaining! Platforms represent today much of what they did back in the 90s; they are, quite simply, fun!
Add a high-fashion yet playful edge to your modern day look with platform shoes or slab trainers — we love the stunning Astai Grey Satin Flatform Trainers. The slip on style, elasticated panels and padding means you get the best of both worlds: elevation, with a design that will actually remain comfortable all day (or night!) long. Throw in a metallic finish and eye catching embellishments and you have yourself a platform shoe fit for any modern day footwear addict!
Retro high tops
Now, we may be cheating just a little bit here, as next up is a trend that has never really gone out of style — classic high tops!
High top trainers burst onto the scene in the 60s, and have firmly cemented their place as a classic option for casual footwear lovers ever since. In the 90s retro high top trainers came into their own, worn with ultra relaxed ‘mum jeans’, simple tees and flannel check shirts for a laid back take on a daily look.
This classic look guarantees to make just as much of an impression today as it did 20 years ago. Opt for a high quality leather pair of high tops such as the Argentias Navy Leather Trainers, and team with a tee and 90s inspired denim to nail off-duty chic.
In between the fun of the Spice Girls and the sporty styles that took the 90s by storm, edgier, grungier looks also enjoyed a moment. Combat boots were an essential in the wardrobe of any 90s fashionista, and this statement style is now also a firm favourite in 2017.
Add a little edge to your look with the Brandi Khaki Nubuck Boots. With their metal eyelet detailing and military chic shade, these flat boots are ideal for stepping up any outfit. Team yours with jeans and a shirt to emulate the chilled out vibe of the 90s, or pair with a pretty floral dress for a cool juxtaposition of styles.
Whether you’re looking to keep firmly on top of all the latest trends, or you’re looking for more of a timeless style, at Moda in Pelle we offer a fantastic collection of women’s shoes that you’re sure to fall head over heels in love with. Explore the full collection of ladies shoes, boots and sandals to discover your new go-to pair.