30 Fashion Items That Look Like They're Straight Out of a '90s Catalog


(Image credit: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters; Wildflower Cases)

It's no secret that fashion trends repeat themselves, fizzling out only to come back reinvented to new audiences years later. Even though it was expected, I scrolled through the pages of some of my favorite stores I couldn't help but feel excitement at the surge of '90s and 2000s trends making their way through the market. I'm not talking Britney Spears and Beyonce era style, but instead, things you'd see go down on a Disney Channel carpet or what you'd most likely find in a Delia*s catalogs.

I'm technically Gen-Z, so I was a child when these catalogs were all the rage, but I still remember flipping through them and wishing I was older and could dress like the models who seemed like the absolute coolest to me at the time. Luckily for me, all those trends are back and I may have a shot at fulfilling my childhood dreams.

While nostalgic pieces have already been bubbling up for some time, we're now seeing an even further dive with butterfly clips, playful sweaters, and platform shoes. And since we can't currently flip through old catalogs to shop, I thought I'd round up 30 items that give off the same vibes, but this time you can click to add to your cart and have it at your doorstep. I had a little too much fun with this one, so there's plenty of options to choose from.

Assistant Market Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.