Top 5 fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember

Anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 90s will certainly relate to this list. Let’s take a look at the top five fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember.

Just like most trends, fashion changes constantly, and truth be told, fashion actually tends to come back around full circle when we least expect it.

However, some of these fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember you may never want to see or wear again – and we don’t blame you.

Trends are called trends for a reason, and looking back, these items, along with the many others we 90s kids sported, seemed like they were here to stay.

So, if you fancy a good laugh and a trip down fashion memory lane, then stick around while we count down the top five fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember.

5. The trousers and skirt combo – for when you couldn’t decide

Trouser and skirt combos are one of the fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember.
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Luckily, guys, you never had to sport this questionable fashion choice, but this was extremely popular among the girls.

The trousers and skirt combo stuck around for a good while and could be found in many mainstream shops and clothes markets. They could also be paired with another one of the fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember: the dashing belly top.

The trousers and skirt combo was basically made up of a pair of trousers with a skirt attached that wrapped around the waist to tie or be zipped up. These were the height of fashion when bands such as B*Witched, Steps, and S Club Seven were seen wearing them.

To bring them back or not? We think not!

4. Adidas button-up tracksuit bottoms – a fashion faux pas

Adidas button ups were a major fashion faux pas.
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Well, these are certainly one of the fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember. And because they were a unisex fashion item, everyone was wearing them at the height of the trend.

However, they were a risky item to be worn to ‘no uniform’ school days because the buttons could easily be ripped open by anyone, aiming to have a laugh at your expense.

Adidas button-up tracksuit bottoms were normally paired with a hoody, t-shirt, and some runners.

Not so long ago, this trend came back to haunt us. However, when it was relaunched, it was aimed specifically to be worn as an evening item with heels.

We’re glad that didn’t last long!

3. Light up runners – the light of our young lives

Light up trainers are one of the fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember.
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Again, another one of the unisex fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember. We Irish kids loved to sport the light-up runners.

We absolutely adored these shoes and thought we were the bee’s knees with a pair on our feet.

Surely, we can all remember our first pair of these as a 90s kid in Ireland. They were on almost everyone’s Christmas lists.

Each step with these bad boys on made us so happy, but they weren’t made to last forever. So, it was inevitable that when the lights stopped flashing for the final time, we had to say our goodbyes, or we would start saving for a new pair, which, as a kid, would take a very long time.

2. Bum bags – our favourite practical item

Bum bags were a very practical choice.
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This item is something that we loved at the time, cringed at when we grew up, and then began to love again as adults.

Yes, the bum bag is back, and even now, in 2021, they can be seen in every shop and on many waists of all ages around the country.

It’s a practical item, after all. So, maybe we’re not so disappointed to have this item catch up with us all these years later.

1. Bomber jackets – one of the fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember

Bomber jackets top our list of fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember.
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If we didn’t own one of these, we certainly knew someone who did. Bomber jackets generally came in an array of colours. After all, the 90s were all about bright shades and crazy patterns.

Bomber jackets, teamed with the loose fabric, the zip up the front, and the short collar, gave us a 90s trend we will never forget.

Of course, bomber jackets have been around for years and are still on trend today. But we could certainly recognise a 90s bomber jacket if we saw one. These are probably our favourite and most memorable 90s items out there!

Well, what a wild ride back in time that was. We’re sure you all have vivid memories of these five fashion items all Irish 90s kids will remember.

Some of us may even have kept some of these items for keepsakes that we might even think about upcycling, now that some trends are returning. However, for others, let’s just pretend they never happened and keep these memories for pure comical value, shall we?