In Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special, singer Michael Bolton is tasked with encouraging couples to make love and make 75,000 babies, in order to clear the excess inventory of toys in Santa’s workshop. When all seems lost, he activates Peak ’90s Bolton, golden locks, denim suit, and all, which pushes the making babies count over the top.
In Empire Records, Corey Mason (Liv Tyler) and the other record store employees are trying to stop the store from being bought out by a competitor. First they have to figure out how to replace the $9000 one of the managers lost gambling. Sound like a party might be the perfect solution.
The Spice Girls was the British answer to American boy bands like ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys. Each girl adopted a persona and a nickname that played off the word spice. They became international stars known for endorsing girl power as well as hits like Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life.
Before there were Harajuku girls, Gwen Stefani was fronting No Doubt and setting trends for teenage girls everywhere. Pairing tomboy with girlie girl, ’90s Gwen is easy to pull off. All you need is a crop top and bright red lipstick. You can also pull out those bindis you’ve been hiding since 1995.
Try as he might to make a new name for himself, Robert Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, will always be remembered for such classics as “Ice Ice Baby” and “Ninja Rap.” While the rapper now dresses like a member of Limp Biscuit, it’s his hi-top haircut and harem pants of the ’80s that make his costume fun to imitate.
Beck has come a long way since writing songs like “Loser” and “Devil’s Haircut” but oddly enough his fashion sense is still pretty much the same. Pick up a leather jacket and dress pants at the thrift store and you can pass as ’90s or present day Beck. The boombox is optional.
Lisa Loeb became America’s sweetheart when she burst onto the music scene with her song “Stay.” While she may be considered a one-hit wonder to some, her style has managed to stick around. While dressing in all black is simple you really need the tortoise shell cat eye frames to make this look work. Otherwise people might just think you’re a beatnik.
Now this is the story all about how Will Smith’s life got flipped, turned upside down. He plays a street-smart teenager in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, who is sent from his West Philadelphia home to live with his rich relatives in Bel-Air. He brings with him his unique sense of style, often wearing colorful prints with matching hats.
Andre Agassi has an aggressive playing style and the fashion sense to match. With everything from his dyed mullet and neon Nike apparel to his outspoken personality, he’s responsible for bringing excitement back to professional tennis in the 90’s.
Steven Q. Urkel, played by Jaleel White, lives next door to the Winslows on the TGIF show Family Matters. Urkel is the ultimate nerd with his awkward fashion, high-pitched voice, and unrequited love for Laura Winslow — at least until he drinks his cool juice and transforms into Stefan Urquelle.