Pain & Gain, a new movie featuring Mark Whalberg and Dwayne Johnson is a high-energy action film based on a true story set in the 1990’s.  This spring we have seen some 90’s inspired clothing trends.  Especially from films like Pain & Gain in theaters April 26th.

Taking style hints from movies can be tricky, you don’t want to look like you are wearing a costume.  Consider keeping the the smiley face tee-shirt and the scrunchie in the past.  Instead, try adding a piece or two that has style influenced from the 90’s and pair them back to modern pieces.

If you need help wearing some of these trends the staff at Regal Vintage, 1866 S. Broadway, can style your current spring wardrobe by adding the perfect 90’s inspired piece.

There is a lot of talk about the Grunge trend, and it is coming.  It is an important trend for the fall.  Designers such as Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, and Jeremy Scott all have very heavy grunge influenced collections for Fall 2013.  So keep the plaid shirts and ripped tights in the closet for now.

For spring, keep it light and modern by bringing a few of the trends below into your wardrobe.

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Taylor

 

Denim Vest: The gold standard in the 90’s was of course the Levi’s sleeveless denim vest.  If you have that piece in your closet, dust it off and sport it this spring.  Pair it with chiffon and silk to keep the look fresh.  If you need a denim vest, try something with a modern cut and some detailing.  This vest by Rebecca Taylor is my pick.  I love the idea of this piece and it will be a versatile addition to a spring wardrobe.

 

Photo courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim

Photo courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim

Overalls: Denim is the norm when it comes to overalls.  This Spring try a different fabrication and/or cut.  This pair by 3.1 Phillip Lim is a good example.  They are bright pink, made of leather and are cuffed at the ankle.

Photo courtesy of DKNY

Photo courtesy of DKNY

 

Logos: The key is to keep your logo apparel minimal to avoid looking like you did in 1995.  I think this look by DKNY is a great example of how to wear a logo tee in a sleek and modern way.  This tee would also look great paired with a perfect fitting pencil skirt.

 

Floral Print: This type of print was everywhere from mini skirts and mini backs to denim and of course overalls in the 90’s.  For a fresh take on the overly feminine print I like a more modern cut.  Asos.com has a great assortment of floral print dresses.  This ASOS dress is a perfect floral print and has a very modern feel with the shoulder cut-outs.

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Photo courtesy of Asos.com

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 Hoop Earrings:  The longer and bolder the better in the 90’s.  Today, it’s best to stick with a manageable size but to incorporate detail.  This earring by Ippolita is a wearable size but is very geometric in shape and has perfect diamond detailing.

 

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Denim, high-waisted and light washed:  This jean look is actually a great trend for spring.  Just a note, avoid pairing a high-waisted jean with a bralette, you may see it on Rihanna, but don’t.  Try a pair like the MiH Halsey Vintage Straight Jean pictured here.  Wear them with a simple tee and a hoop earring.

 

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Bare Midriff/Cropped Blouses: If you have to try this trend, show a minimal amount of skin.  To keep this look modern stay away from the body con pieces of the 90’s and opt for a copped blouse.  I love the idea of the cropped blouse paired with an a-line skirt that sits at the natural waist.  Try a blouse like the lace cropped blouse here by Dahlia.

 

Denim on Denim: Keep your denims different.  Try a lighter color and weight on top and a darker, heavier fabric on bottom.  J.Crew pictured here does this perfectly.  The look is clean and fresh.

Photo courtesy of J.Crew

Photo courtesy of J.Crew

 

Military Style Boots: Dr. Martens are of course the staple in this category.  This Spring, try a neutral color lace-front boot.  I like the Troopa boot by Steve Madden in Nubuck below.  It would be perfect with a floral print skirt or a lace dress as well as with high-waist jeans.

Photo courtesy of Steve Madden

Photo courtesy of Steve Madden

 

Do you want to attend an advance screening of the pumped up action flick PAIN & GAIN on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00PM in Denver? Just click the link http://bit.ly/153Pmwb to download your printable pass for you and a guest.  Seating is first-come, first-serve and these passes do not guarantee you a seat in the theater, so ARRIVE EARLY!

PAIN & GAIN opens in theater on April 26!

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