Introducing the Official '90s Spring Capsule Wardrobe

If you're rolling your eyes at yet another '90s fashion story, blame it on the runways because this season was more heavily flooded with nostalgic styles from the decade than ever before. With the stripped-down and pared-back aesthetic we've seen so much of over the past couple of seasons, a return to the minimalism and simplicity of the '90s really did feel like a natural next step for spring. Designers churned out all the classics in ways that still managed to feel fresh enough to clean out our closets to make room for the ultimate '90s capsule wardrobe 2.0 this season. 

Ahead, we've rounded up the most notable (and wearable) spring trends that together make up the best '90s capsule wardrobe you've ever seen. We're talking column skirts styled with midriff-exposing tops, spaghetti straps in the form of both slip dresses and one-shoulder tops, and much more. If you've never really let go of '90s fashion, then use this shopping selection as a way to refresh all of those pieces you probably already wear way too much. 

Asymmetrical Tops


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Let's go back, back to when strappy tanks and asymmetrical tops were all the rage and you wore them with platform thong sandals and stretchy chokers. This time around, they are a tad more refined and, with the exception of the above image, most of the ones we spotted on the spring runways were sleek, simple, and in neutral hues. 

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Column Skirts


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Lengthy column skirts reminiscent of the ones Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker used to wear on the red carpet are now back and they have never felt more exciting. Styled with as much exposed midriff as possible, these column skirts are proving to be the new slip skirt of 2020.

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Tube Tops


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You can't talk about '90s fashion without bringing up tube tops. We love how elegantly they were styled on the runways this season, which is why we only shopped out black and white options. We feel they best represent the 2020 return of the trend. 

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Shoulder Bags


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Shoulder bags made quite the comeback last year and they haven't slowed their roll since. When talking about a comprehensive spring '90s capsule wardrobe, well, it simply wouldn't exist without one of these bags slung over your shoulder. 

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Cropped Sweaters


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Best paired with those column skirts we shopped out (wink wink), cropped sweaters are the '90s top trend that's here to stay. Whether you opt for a cropped cardigan or crewneck style, this is one trend that will have you feeling major Clueless vibes all day long. 

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Spaghetti-Strap Slips


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Slinky dresses were to the '90s what the iPhone 11 is to 2020—a defining trend of the decade. If you don't already own one of these spaghetti strap slip dresses, be sure to stock up on a few of our favorite styles below. 

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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as,, and She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.