Music and its influence on fashion: PART 3

In the final part of the Music and its influence on fashion series we hit the 90s and the noughties. Grunge and platform heels at the ready peeps!

DECADE: Early 90s

BANDS: Nirvana, Pearl Jam

TREND: Grunge

CLOTHES: Plaid, ripped jeans/shirts, converse shoes.

=We couldn’t mention the 90s grunge trend without mentioning Nirvana, the band who initiated the trend.  Back in 1991 they brought the grunge look all the way from Seattle to the UK where it quickly became a popular fad because of music.  It is a trend which continues to inspire the youth of today with MK Olsen and Taylor Momsen both rocking the look.

DECADE: 1990s

BANDS: Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp, Supergrass, Verve

TREND: Cool Britannia

CLOTHES: Back to the 60s mod look; parkas and suits.

=Cool Britannia, the look favoured by the likes of Oasis, Blur and Verve whose style and feuds were almost as well known as their music.  Liam Gallagher was well-known for channelling John Lennon’s mod look style.

DECADE: 1990s

BANDS: Spice Girls, All Saints

TREND: Bubblegum pop Vs Hip Hop grunge


Spice Girls: bright colours, mini dresses & skirts, crop tops, platform shoes & boots, skimpy bustier tops, halter tops, lycra, pedal pushers, sequins

All Saints: khaki, black, brown, cargo pants,bandanas, bomber jackets, cargo jackets, army wear, tank tops & striped tops, hoodies, baggy jeans, puffy jackets.

=Ahhh the good old Spice Girls vs All Saints days!  Girl band rivalry can be traced back to these two bands who had two very separate ideas of style.  So which camp did you belong to; bubblegum or hip hop grunge?

DECADE: Late 90s-2000s

BANDS: Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines

TREND: Indie Rock

CLOTHES: Skinny black jeans, tanks tops, tees, plaid/tartan shirts, military boots, converse shoes, the ‘Sergent Pepper’ look.

=Men in skinny jeans, you either love it, or hate it but be aware, this look is here to stay.

DECADE: 2000s

BANDS: Bullet for my Valentine, The Prodigy


CLOTHES: BLACK.  Hoodies, baggy trousers, black boots, converse, black eye-liner, band tees.

=Another trend which you will either embrace or run the opposite way down the street from.  This is one trend which involves serious commitment, and a lot of black.

DECADE: 2000s

BANDS: N-Dubz, Dizzee Rascal

TREND: Grime

CLOTHES: Low-slung, low crotch trousers, vest top or sporty jersey, mini skirt, and BLING of course.

=Another Marmite trend which has your granny shouting at you to pull those trousers up.  Not a trend for the body conscious or fainthearted.


DECADE: 2010

BANDS: Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Paloma Faith, Florence & the Machine,

TREND: Retro

CLOTHES: Think 50s mixed with 20s, 60s & 70s with a lil bit of 80s madness: these fashionistas know how to work their decades!

=I’m loving the current retro trend with artists mixing up their fashion decades.  Paloma Faith can always be relied upon to gives a lil bit of fashion craziness will Duffy gives us some old school retro glamour, LOVES.

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