Blast From the Past! 110 Amazing 90s Outfit Ideas for Him and Her

by John Griffith

Growing up during the last decade of the 20s century was pretty awesome. Not only did we have the best toys (who could forget the tamagotchi?!) but our fashion choices were also on point. So much so, in fact, that they are coming back in style! Yes – dust off your beanie hats, polish your Dr. Martens, and bring out your flannel shirts and acid wash jeans, because the 90s are back! And to help you get on top of this nostalgia-fueled trend, we have selected the 110 best 90s outfit ideas. From grunge and hipster, to hiphop and ska-punk – we’ve got all the characteristic looks of this timeless era covered!

90s outfit ideas – who can forget the timeless “flannel shirt tied around the waist” look?

90s outfit ideas, black leather jacket, worn by a black woman, with long black hair, a black t-shirt, and a red flannel shirt, tied around waist


90’s outfit for women – strappy dresses

Strappy mini dresses were a must-have item in the 90s, and are making a huge come back at the moment. Cute and versatile, they can be worn on their own, for a glamorous party look, or with a t-shirt underneath, to achieve a more casual and modest effect. They are a great choice for chic ladies who want a romantic outfit with a punky twist. To get the most authentic 90s feel, pair your strappy dress with a white or striped tee, don a pair of black lace up combat boots, and, as a finishing touch, add a black velvet choker.

Strappy dress and a striped tee – a cute and timeless combo

young woman with long hair, wearing a strappy black dress, over a striped cream and black t-shirt, riding a bike, 90s outfit ideas

Retro 90s outfit ideas making a comeback today

It’s safe to say that the 90s were the decade of oversized clothes. Baggy sweaters and jeans, huge t-shirts with colorful prints, and voluminous jackets were worn by gents and ladies alike. In addition, 90s fashion icons were prone to tucking their t-shirts and jumpers into their jeans, and rolling up their trousers to expose their ankles. All of these trends are seeing a revival today, as more and more young people are raiding their parents’ closets for unique, vintage items!

The casual elegant businessman and the punky street urchin – two typical figures of the 90s

two images of young men, one is wearing pale blue jeans, and a baggy black sweater, 90s outfit ideas, the other is wearing a victor tsoi t-shirt, retro jeans and a grey bomber jacket


90s themed clothes and shoes that are worn today

Have you noticed that Dr. Martens seem to be everywhere you look these days? 90s nostalgia has taken a firm grip on the population, and the funky lace up military boots are making a huge come back. Back in the day, these sturdy shoes were favored by punk and mod kids. With the rise of grunge and ska-punk in the 90s, they entered the mainstream and became a global fashion phenomenon. There is another, simpler explanation for their popularity – Docs can be worn with virtually anything, and look great with trousers, skirts dresses and even overalls!

Grunge 90s outfit ideas for him and her

hugging young couple sitting in a bus, the boy is wearing skinny trousers, green parka and brown lace up combat boots, 90s outfit ideas, the girl is wearing black leggings, whites socks and a khaki jacket

What to wear to a 90s party?

Speaking of overalls – it’s impossible to talk about 90s outfit ideas without mentioning this iconic garment! Both guys and girls used to rock these in the 90s, and there was a mind-boggling variety to choose from! Skinny and baggy, long and short, pristine and distresses, made of denim and corduroy – overalls were just as unique as their wearers. They did have one or two things in common though – pretty much all of them were usually paired up either with a cropped tee or an oversized, bulky sweater.

Some 90s celebrities took to wearing their overalls partially unbuttoned for a more casual, street-wise look.

partially unbuttoned overalls, worn over a pale grey sweater, 90s outfit ideas worn by a young man, with beige worker's boots


If you’d like to add a subtle 90s twist to your style, this video has some great suggestions, that hit the spot without being too flashy

Must-have accessories for any 90s retro outfit

Accessories have always been a key part of fashion, but the 90s took their importance to cosmic proportions! Beanie hats were a huge hit and have remained consistently popular through the past two decades. Fishnets and black opaque tights, small shoulder bags, and lots of chunky jewelry were also very common.

A perfect 90s outfit, with subtle elements of punk and goth aesthetics

sunflower pattern in bright yellow, on a black mini dress, 90s outfit ideas, worn with fishnets tights, and a denim jacket, by a young black woman, in a black beanie hat

Check out this gorgeous (and oh so comfy!) 90s outfit ideas!

Needless to say, the 90s closet cannot be thoroughly explained in a single article. With an abundance of different styles and seemingly inexhaustible variety of combinations, it will take a whole book to fully explain the fashion intricacies of this exciting decade. But, as you know, an image is worth a thousand words, and on this note, we invite you to enjoy our extensive gallery with over 90s outfits ideas you can try today. Let us know which looks are your favorite and don’t forget to check out our fashion section for more cool style tips and ideas, including an awesome article on 80s fashion which, believe it or not, was even more outrageous than what you see here!

A beautiful 90s ensemble, featuring a faux fur coat, mini dress, sheer black tights and, of course, combat boots!

off-white fox fur coat, worn over a black mini dress, with pink floral pattern, 90s outfit ideas come out sheer black tights, and black combat boots

Friends is, undoubtedly, the most iconic TV show of the 90s. Learn how you can copy your favourite characters’ unique styles:

Oversized sweater, leather trousers and long, bleached hair with dark roots – the perfect grunge look 

oversized fluffy sweater, electric blue with black animal print, worn by a young man, 90s outfit ideas, with black leather trousers, and shoulder length curly hair

Let’s not forget the guys! Snazzy 90s outfit ideas for men:

Flannel shirts are making a comeback!

90s aesthetic, slim blonde woman, wearing black skinny jeans, a black tee with white print, and a red and beige flannel shirt

This look book is especially for gents who like vintage streetwear

Overalls, overalls and – yes, more overalls!

three images of a blonde young woman, wearing short denim overalls, a bulky yellow jacket, and a cropped retro t-shirt, 90s aesthetic

dreadlocks in dark brown, worn by a man with a black beanie hat, 90s aesthetic, a white t-shirt with colorful print, and pinstriped overalls

shopping bags held by a brunette woman, with braided hair, wearing short denim overalls, and turquoise high heels, 90s aesthetic, white off-the-shoulder blouse, how to dress for a 90s party

Nirvana’s now legendary frontman Kurt Cobain was a style icon in the 90s, and still remains an inspiration to grunge fans worldwide

nirvana members in a black and white image, 90s aesthetic, kurt cobain and dave grohl, with krist novoselic, grunge style icons

cut off denim shorts, with distressed detail, 90s aesthetic, worn with a black oversized t-shirt, partially tucked in, under a retro flannel shirt

utility jacket in khaki green, worn by red-haired young woman, in black leather shorts, 90s aesthetic, sparkly black dr. marten boots, grey and white t-shirt

A casual 90s revival outfit for men

pilot's leather jacket in black, worn over a white v-neck sweater, and pale jeans, 90s aesthetic, worn by a black man, with a flannel shirt tied round the waist

And here is a selection of awesome, 90s themed clothes that still look incredibly stylish:

90s themed outfits, black t-shirt with a colorful print, featuring taz the tasmanian devil, from looney tunes, wearing 90s streetwear

high waisted denim shorts, with frayed hems, and two embroidered red hearts, 90s themed outfits, worn with a red shirt, tucked into them

rolled-up pale blue jeans, with rips near the knees, 90s themed outfits, worn with lace up gladiator sandals, and a cropped lacy cream top

Vintage baggy denim overalls – an absolute must have item!

baggy retro denim overalls, in indigo blue, worn over a plain white t-shirt, by a dark-haired woman, 90s themed outfits

paper coffee cup, held by a brunette woman, in a black zip front miniskirt, 90s themed outfits, cream and grey retro sweater

ripped and distressed pale blue jeans, rolled up and worn with a plain white t-shirt, tied on the midriff, 90s themed outfits, vintage white adidas sneakers

What’s a 90s themed outfit without an ugly oversized sweater?

oversized sweater with plaid details, and black and white patterns, 90s themed outfits, on a wooden hanger, how to dress for a 90s party

striped red and black, long and baggy knitted sweater, worn by a slim man, in black leather trousers, 90s themed outfits, black ankle boots and skull necklace

smiling young man, with short mustache and beard, wearing a long, multicolored sweater, black sneakers and baggy jeans

plain black t-shirt, oversized and baggy, worn with a high waisted denim skirt, with ripped details, and a black belt, 90s inspired outfits

Dr. Martens and a denim jacket – classy and stylish!

checkered long t-shirt, worn over sheer black tights, 90s inspired outfits, denim jacked and large black hat

examples of 90s inspired outfits, mini dress with floral pattern, red velvet dress with belt, mini skirt and over-the-knee socks

man bun worn by a young man, with beard and mustache, wearing baggy retro denim overalls, worker's boots and a khaki green parka, 90s inspired outfits, over a white t-shirt

A typical 90s outfit for ladies who favor a more gentle and romantic look

90s inspired outfits, strappy black mini dress, with floral pattern, worn over a sheer black long-sleeved top, by brunette woman, holding a black leather jacket

pixie cut worn by young brunette woman, in a pale pink and black plaid skirt, 90s inspired outfits, black top and an inky blue denim jacket

baseball cap with green camouflage print, worn by auburn-haired young woman,90s inspired outfits, white crop top, short denim overalls, and a flannel shirt

90s streetwear which still looks great

streetwear from the 90s, on a bearded man with dark hair, 90s inspired outfits, oversized dark purple t-shirt, ripped jeans and a denim jacket, over pale grey hoodie, what to wear to a 90s party male

90s clothes womens, cropped black t-shirt, with white print, ripped jeans and a flannel shirt, tied around the waist

90s clothes mens, grey tupac t-shirt, with pink and black, green and yellow print, on a young man, with shoulder length, ombre effect dreadlocks

Punk’s not dead! We love this 90s take on the timeless youth trend:

punk aesthetic 90s clothes mens, drummer military jacket, grey rolled-up jeans, lace-up combat boots, shirt and a scarf

shoulder-length dark hair, on an east asian man, wearing a black shirt, black trousers and a vintage grey blazer, 90s clothes mens

yellow striped top, with 3/4 sleeves, worn tucked into a high waisted denim skirt, with ripped detail, 90s clothes womens

90s hippie chic – flattering and cute at the same time

mini dress with floral print, worn with black combat boots, and a large hat, 90s clothes womens, young blonde woman, with cocker and two necklaces

collage with eight images, of different overalls, 90s clothes womens, short and long, denim and leather effect, worn by various women

biker leather jacket in black, worn over a black cropped top, 90s clothes womens, girl in denim shorts, and fishnet tights

Cropped tops look great with vintage overalls!

messy blonde hair and bangs, on slim woman, wearing a striped cropped jumper, and retro denim overalls, 90s clothes womens, animal print shoes

beanie hat in yellow, worn by black-haired young woman, in a plaid mini dress, with peter pan collar, 90s clothes womens, leather satchel bag

models dressed in retro outfits, sitting on a grassy area, 90s clothes womens, lace up ankle boots, tartan skirts and colorful tops

Another irresistible dress and Dr. Martens combo!

fishnet tights and black combat boots, worn with a red mini dress, with white polka dots, and a black leather jacket, by woman with sunglasses and a hat

lace sheer white socks, worn with chunky heeled, black lace-up shoes, and a cream midi skirt, with pale floral pattern

vertical and horisontal stripes, multicolored and black and white, on five 90s inspired looks, denim pinafore and midi skirts, mini dresses and a playsuit

Cool 90s outfit ideas with overalls

unbuttoned and buttoned denim overalls, in medium blue, pale blue and grey, 90s clothes mens, worn by three young men

contrasting yellow sneakers, vintage nike shoes, combined with dark jeans, white t-shirt and pale grey jumper, and a black zip-up jacket, what to wear to a 90s party male

turquoise and orange vintage high-top sneakers, worn with pale denim overalls, decorated with colorful drawings, 90s clothes mens, grey t-shirt and baseball cap

Ultra short flannel tunic, wth over the knee socks, and a knitted cardigan – a truly daring look

brunette young woman, wearing a white and blue checkered shirt, black over-the-knee socks, black combat boots, and a blue cardigan

corduroy button up shirt in beige, worn by a man with black skinny trousers, and brown suede shoes, 90s clothes mens, blonde man bun

vintage clothes ideas, brown corduroy jacket, pale blue rolled-up jeans, 90s clothes mens, denim jackets and t-shirts

Sometimes one item is enough to bring out that nostalgic 90s vibe. We love this oversized denim shirt!

90s party outfits for guys, oversized inky blue denim shirt, worn with a plain white tee, and black skinny trousers

tartan mini skirt, with black cropped top, red velvet mini skirt, pale denim cutoff shorts, on three women, with black leather jackets

90s overalls, smiling blonde woman, with a crown braid, wearing a striped t-shirt, with lace details, under long ripped denim overalls

No one knew 90s fashion as well as the Fresh Prince!

the fresh prince of bel air, will smith dressed in retro clothes, multicolored oversized shirt, and 90s overalls

female and male models, posing in 90s style clothes, retro baggy jeans, denim shorts and jackets, t-shirts and hoodies

partially unbuttoned inky blue, short denim 90s overalls, worn with a black and white t-shirt, and a flannel shirt round the waist, 90s outfit ideas for ladies

A contemporary outfit with a 90s twist

platform sneakers in black, with white laces, combined with ripped black jeans, and a white lana del rey t-shirt, 90s party outfits for guys

hip hop and streetwear, 90s party outfits for guys, baggy jeans and capris, high top retro sneakers, t-shirts with colorful prints

five different kinds of long, 90s overalls, white and blue, baggy and skinny, black with white polka dots

We can’t get enough distressed denim overalls!

chunky silver necklace, worn with a striped, black and white t-shirt, and ripped 90s overalls, by young woman with dyed hair

bearded man with green baseball cap, wearing jeans and a vintage denim jacket, 90s party outfits for guys, shirt with pink, purple and yellow splashes of paint

wavy long copper red hair, on slim girl, wearing black ripped skinny jeans, retro denim jacket, and oxblood dr. martens

studded black patent leather ankle boots, combined with a strappy midi dress, black with floral pattern, and a lace hem, worn by brunette woman, with a red flannel shirt, round her waist

glossy leather-like brown overalls, short pale blue overalls, and rolled-up denim 90s overalls, worn by three different women

The ever popular hipster look

hipster outfit with flannel shirt, unbuttoned to reveal a white t-shirt, with grey print, 90s party outfits for guys, dark grey skinny jeans, beanie hat and glasses

galaxy colored dr. marten's boots, worn with purple, crushed velvet leggings, and an oversized graphic tee, 90s outfit ideas for ladies

v-neck oversized knitted sweater, with beige and green details, 90s party outfits for guys, worn by curly brunette man, with jeans and worker's boots

group of young people, dressed in 90s getup, oversized denim jackets, overalls and a turtleneck

inky blue denim, retro 90s overalls, worn with vintage converse sneakers, and a black jumper

Celebs love the 90s style!

seven female celebrities, wearing different 90's clothes, retro mini dresses, flannel shirts round their waists, shorts and baggy pants

belt in black, with vintage metal details, worn with black jeans, and a black guns'n'roses t-shirt, by a blonde young woman, with a black choker necklace

colorful 90s party outfits for guys, three male models on a catwalk, beige trousers and a purple shirt, oversized navy coat and red trousers, olive green and red tee

kylie jenner and rihanna, and other female celebs, wearing retro-inspired outfits, long pale denim coat, frayed denim mini skirt, black lace up trousers, oversized denim jacket

vest with a colorful pattern, worn over a black bustier, tucked into high waisted, button up denim shorts, on a young brunette girl, with a black hat

silky maxi dress in cream, white ripped ankle jeans, button up denim skirt, and cutoff denim shorts, four 90s looks

Going to a 90s themed party? Here’s how you can nail that authentic grunge look:


several layers of flannel shirts, buttoned and unbuttoned, and tied round the waist, 90s halloween costumes, blonde man with ripped jeans, and converse sneakers, how to wear grunge, 90s retro jumper outfitheadscarf with luis vuitton pattern, worn by kylie jenner, in a black strappy dress, and a white t-shirt

Big felt hats, flannel shirts tied round the waist, and suede leather jackets with fringe – iconic 90s accessories

suede leather jacket, in beige with fringe, striped mini dress and flannel shirt round the waist, black skinny overalls, wide baggy pants, on four women

iron maiden t-shirt, worn under an unbuttoned, red flannel shirt, and a distressed denim jacket, 90s party outfits for guys, ripped black skinny jeans, with zip details

faded partially unbuttoned overalls, with elasticated wist, retro denim 90s overalls, worn with a plain t-shirt, a large jumper, and a patterned shirt

We just love this cool statement jacket!

statement denim jacket, with rips and faded patches, worn by brunette woman, with her face turned away, where is my mind, written with white letters

ginger-haired young woman, wearing vintage denim overalls, and a striped white and black jumper, standing with hands in her pockets

cat face printed in white, on a short black pinafore dress, worn by a smiling east asian girl, with a white t-shirt

style tips, five images of women, wearing flannel shirts in different ways, buttoned and unbuttoned, round the waist, and off the shoulder

The floral print mini dress – a 90s fashion staple

flower patterns in different styles and sizes, on six mini dresses, sleeveless and strappy, short and long-sleeved, black white and multicolored

Clean and simple

laughing young woman, with straight brunette hair, wearing a plain black, cropped tank top, and rolled up pale blue jeans, with white converse sneakers

Cool neo punk outfits

smoking man wearing a black, leather biker jacket, over a pale blue checkered shirt, and black trousers, 90s halloween costumes, man in a similar outfit, walking next to him

messenger bag in yellow, worn by a dark-haired woman, with a long-sleeved grey printed tee, ripped denim shorts, black tights and a red flannel shirt

Whether it’s on the catwalk or on the street – 90s outfits always look great

autumn outfits with 90s elements, bulky pale blue denim jacket, beanie hats and black ankle boots, graphic tee and flannel shirt

winnie-the-pooh characters embroidered on a pale yellow shirt, worn by a woman with violet hair, wearing violet lipstick, 90s halloween costumes, black boots and skinny jeans, decorated with paint, 90s retro jumper outfit

dungaree dress made from denim, with side buttoning, worn over a bulky, brick red turtleneck jumper, by a smiling blonde woman, with knee-high brown suede boots

Kristen Stewart and girlfriend rocking vintage outfits

bomber jacket in black, over white t-shirt, and unbuttoned baggy jeans, brown studded leather jacket, with striped top, and polka-dot skirt, worn by kristen stewart and her girlfriend

sitting man with black beanie hat, wearing an unbuttoned, red and black plaid shirt, and a white tee with black print, skinny black trousers

gigi hadid and kylie jenner, wearing skinny jeans and black leggings, with black leather jacket, faded denim shirt, and cropped top, under a blue flannel shirt

The 90s version of the surfer dude

light denim jeans, rolled up and worn with a plain white t-shirt, and black and white sneakers, by a blonde man, with curly shoulder-length hair

track suit in vintage style, blue and yellow, with black details and a hood, 90s halloween costumes, worn by a man with white, nike high tops, standing on a city street

round sunglasses and a nose ring, on a young woman, with a black t-shirt, featuring a holographic alien print, 90s halloween costumes, holographic skirt and a pale denim jacket

As cute as a button! Soft pale colors, Dr. Martens, and a Mickey plush cross body bag

mikey mouse plush cross body bag, worn by a smiling young woman, 90s halloween costumes, with a long white skirt, metallic bomber jacket, and black dr marten boots

grunge goth style outfit, green and black checkered mini skirt, black t-shirt with print, acid wash denim jacket, round sunglasses and a beanie, 90s halloween costumes

Some more ideas for the stylish crop top + overalls look

suggestions on how to wear 90s overalls, cropped camouflage t-shirt, black leather jacket, multicolored jacket and baseball cap

short pale blue, half unbuttoned overalls, worn with a cropped, black tank top, by woman with red hair, red lipstick and sunglasses

male models on a catwalk, oversized 90s denim jackets, with retro jeans, patterned shorts with a matching t-shirt

Pure 90s aesthetic

close up of black leather lace-up shoes, white socks with black stripes, and rolled-up retro jeans

purple beanie hat, wine red dr. marten boots, red flannel shirt, black leather biker jacket, torn black jeans

blazer in beige, with long baggy, half unbuttoned denim overalls, worn by a young man, holding a brown leather bag

polka dots on sheer black tights, worn with a sports t-shirt, and short baggy denim overalls

You didn’t think we’d forget to include Britney and Justin’s iconic “everything denim” outfits, did you? Luckily for all of us, this look is not coming back (but it does make for a great coordinated Halloween ensemble)!

90s halloween costumes, couple dressed in full denim outfits, imitating britney spears and justin timberlake, strapless denim dress, jeans and a denim blazer, with denim cowboy hat


John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.