Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing” is a 1989 dramedy by Spike Lee that focuses on racial tension on hot summer day in Brooklyn. I chose this film, because it offers a great example of what young people wore in the late 80s and early 90s. Here are some of my favorite looks in the film:

I’m sure most of us recall the 80s and 90s bright neon colors mixed with spandex sportswear, and the loud prints in even brighter pastels. Even though it hasn’t been too long since these trends were gracing American streets, fashion today is still incorporating what we now call the “90s aesthetic” into modern clothing. Hints of the late eighties/early nineties can be seen more in the coloring and prints, i.e. neon and Keith Haring-inspired graphics, of clothing than in the spandex or active wear as daywear trends of the past. While neon or large, colorful prints may be intimidating, I feel these touches could be a great way to get rid of the winter blues. After all, who wouldn’t feel upbeat in a bright fuchsia sweater?  Below are some modern looks with that 90s twist:

Sources: Style.com/GlobalGrind.com

Do any of you still incorporate the nineties into your looks, or do you choose to leave that in the past?

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