With each new decade comes new trends, but it seems the 1990s trends have inspired the vast majority of today’s culture.
Fads come and go but the decade that has stayed tried and true for many years is the ‘90s.
Baggy flannels, jean jackets, high-top Vans, overalls and velvet scrunchies sum up the grunge look.
Some may argue that the grunge fashion trend has never really left but only evolved.
“I don’t really think of my jean jackets and high-tops as being grunge, per say,” said Anna Pujol, junior nursing major. “They are timeless pieces that never really go out of style.”
Some may think ska bands were just a ‘90s phase but bands like Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake are still spending their summers on tour keeping off-beat alive.
Gwen Stefani may have put her ska band No Doubt on hold but this ‘90s star is alive and well as a regular judge on “The Voice.”
Pop-Punk bands such as Blink 182, Weezer and Green Day were all the rage back in the ‘90s. The pioneers for the genre are still making music to this day and will all be touring this summer, as well.
“I listen to all kinds of music but I really love bands from the ‘90s,” said Noah Young, senior criminal justice major. “It still has a current sound and I’m happy that ‘90s bands are still making music.”
Each decade brings new slang terms and the ‘90s was no exception. Cult classic “Clueless” (1995) coined the phrases “as if” and “whatever” and ingrained them into pop culture. These phrases, along with others, never found their way out of today’s vocabulary.
“Slang words never go out of style depending on who you talk to,” said Robert Werner, senior music education major. “I hear people say things like ‘totally,’ ‘sweet’ and ‘dude’ all the time.”
People say if something lasts for more than a decade, it will last a lifetime. Whether or not these trends are here to stay, make no mistake, ‘90s fashion, bands and slang are very much alive in 2018.