Last year, Pokemon made a comeback bigtime in the form of Pokemon Go. Once a childhood memory we’d all recall with nostalgia, summer 2016 quickly became known for people wondering blindly down streets attempting to snag a bulbasaur! As we covered last year, the 90s are truly coming back around in fashion, so here at BEAM we’ve stayed one step ahead of the game for 2017…
Check out these other classic 90s fashion trends set to reappear this year!:
Dark, wine-coloured lips were all the rage in the 90s and that look is coming back around full swing in 2017. Set aside your fake tan and embrace your natural complexion to pair with dark plum and berry coloured coloured lipsticks.
Better still, get re-acquainted with lipgloss! Who doesn’t fondly look back on the decade where shiny, luscious lips were all the rage? Slick a line of gloss over your berry-stained lips for a real throwback to the 90s era.
Chokers have already become a staple fashion trend since 2016, but this year that trend is only set to grow even more. Thick, velvet chokers will add a edgy, grunge vibe to even the prettiest of outfits, whilst a thin suede necklace can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit.
Also on the rise in 2017 are the elastic stretch chokers synonymous with 90s pop stars including Bewitched and Britney Spears - 5 years ago you thought these plastic chokers were buried in the past, but this year everyone will be clamouring to buy their own!
Doc Martens will no longer be reserved for tough bikers, as they’re returning to the mainstream in 2017 as a staple footwear trend. A chunky pair of Doc Martens were an iconic staple for anyone in the 90s, and this year they’ll be back.
Match your boots with skinny jeans and a flannel shirt for a chic, skater-twist, or to add a feminine touch to your look, pair with a floral maxi dress.
Leather jackets are a timeless accessory that arguably will never go out of fashion. However, their popularity has waned since the 90s, and in 2017 they’re set to be the next big thing.
A leather jacket is often worth the higher investment, and with the proper care, your jacket could last you decades - meaning all you have to do is grab it out your wardrobe the next time the trend comes back around!
Every 90s wardrobe featured a figure-skimming skater dress in a floral pattern, and this year you can party in style because these iconic dresses will be a summer staple.
A brightly patterned skater dress makes the perfect outfit to pair with your BEAM shoes for a summer festival or night-time rave, but can also be accessorised to suit any occasion.
Tamagotchi celebrate their 20th Anniversary this spring, and are releasing a short anime film for the occasion. The japanese virtual pet game shot to fame in the 90s with every kid - and even some adults - taking their tamagotchi everywhere (leading to many schools even banning them!)
The international celebration and release of the first Tamagotchi anime film in over nine years is a sure-fire indication for the Tamagotchi trend to return, and similarly to Pokemon Go in 2016, we predict a lot of nostalgic millennials recreating their childhood with a new digital pet!
Since the 90s, overalls have been shunned for the masses and reserved for toddlers and DIY enthusiasts, but in 2017 feel free to crack out your denim dungarees and lead the fashion brigade!
Dungarees are one of the comfiest items of clothing you’ll wear, and the added pockets make them ideal for a summer festival or casual night out. Pair yours with a fitted crop and a fresh pair of BEAM light ups for a fashionable outfit emulating the best of the 90s trends.
Ask someone to describe the Spice Girls and nearly always, they’ll think of the twin mini-bun bunches hairstyle the ladies wore, and many girls of the 90s followed. Embrace your quirky side by twisting your hair into matching buns on either side of your head, letting a few wisps of hair loose for a natural, care-free look. This hairstyle is perfect for day or night - just added some killer 90s-accessories to really rock your look.
We don’t know a single 90s lady who didn’t own a pair of jelly sandals. Whether yours were plain, fluorescent or glittery, jelly sandals were one of those iconic pairs of shoes that we all look back on fondly.
Well, you’ll be delighted to know that jelly sandals are no longer a thing of your childhood, and women’s styles are now available and set to be a hit for 2017!
Of course, we couldn’t make a list of iconic 90s fashion trends and not mention our own product - BEAM shoes have been rising in popularity for years, and in 2017, you’ll see light up shoes on every dance floor.
Buy your pair today for the perfect fun, spontaneous footwear for a true 90s throwback.