Who’d have thought the beloved 90s sub-trend would be rearing it’s controversial head this season? Temperatures might be dipping, but that doesn’t mean your mini skirt should be banished to the back of your wardrobe. Cue the skirt (or dress) and trouser combo, a retro nod to our pre-teen days when fashion influences came from bands like All Saints and B*Witched. Love or hate the trend, it’s back and these stars and proving it’s just as relevant this autumn…
If Karl and Gigi are giving the trend their 2016 seal of approval, who can argue? The model-of-the-moment hit Paris Fashion Week in a double distressed denim combo, with an asymmetric skirt layered over ripped jeans for an effortless day look.
There’s no getting around the fact that this season’s razor sharp pleats are going to look a little strange when coupled with black tights. The throwback alternative? a trouser pairing. Grab a pair of sleek leggings for a fitted feel and team with heels to uplift the cold weather look.
Want to make the look transitional? Look to Man Repeller creator Leandra Medine for some fashion week inspiration. Taking a shirt dress, she teamed her look with matching trousers and unbuttoned elements to highlight the trend.
BLACK ON BLACK
Love the idea of layering but a little wary of the 90s look? Try a subtle, all-black ensemble. Dress down your LBD with cigarette trousers and finish with a hardwearing biker jacket for a snug, yet sleek look.
Looking to take your dress and trouser combo into the evening? Jourdan Dunn shows you the perfect way to style your eveningwear. Take your mini dress and pair with black trousers or skinny jeans, finishing with heels and don’t forget your choker for those ultimate 90s vibes.
If there’s one celeb rooting for 90s layering on the red carpet, it’s Emma Watson. The actress has sported a number of dress/trouser combinations, and this floral piece is no different. Go bold with textural pairings, keeping your heels the same colour as your trousers for a cohesive feel.
Breathing new life into the classic co-ord, model and actress Emily Ratajkowski doubled up on satin fabrics with a mini dress and matching trousers. Keeping it elegant, she finished with subtle strapped heels and simple jewellery for an understated finish.
Photo Credit: Rex, [Instagram] Gigi Hadid