If you were alive from 1990 onwards then there is a very large chance that you, at the very least, know who the Spice Girls are.
If you have only been alive for a month or have lived out the majority of your life in the jungles of Papa New Guinea then you may have missed them. Even then I wouldn’t be surprised if Spice fever had infiltrated even the most remote corners of the planet. During the 90s they were a force to be reckoned with.
As many of you may have realised, the fashion choices that encapsulate the 1990s have made a roaring comeback; if you thought tube tops and chokers were a recent style innovation then I’m sorry you had to find out this way. Ginger, Sporty, Scary and Baby announced that their reunion tour will be taking place this year (Posh is rich enough to not have to do it), which has prompted a fresh wave of Spice Girl enthusiasm to grip the nation, myself included. Upon this information, I have been voluntarily submerged in Spice Girls documentaries and constant one man listening parties of their smash debut album, Spice.
During this wonderful time, I have been overcome with a wave of déjà vu, and not just because I’m reliving the heart break of finding out it was Ginger who split up the group… No, it struck me that every iconic look sported by the 5 piece has miraculously regained relevance at the same time. Fate you work in mysterious ways.
Below is a list of classic Spice Girls fashion which are giving us everything in 2019.
Okay, as previously mentioned, my favourite member of the 5 headed pop monster is Ginger. This is essentially because I too, am ginger and aside from the Little Mermaid there were very few redheaded icons when I was growing up, so when you found one you clung to them. Ginger is known for a few style choices; that Union Jack dress for example but don’t worry I’m not about to start campaigning for flag chic anytime soon.
Geri was admittedly the shortest member of the group and thus always relied on a platform shoe to get her past Vicky B’s hips. Not only are platform shoes huge again (seriously no pun intended) but they are so in nearly every variety shoes can come in. Heels, Flats, Trainers, Sandals, you name it, we are probably elevating it a couple of inches at the minute. As if this wasn’t enough the actual brand shoe that the copper goddess used to don, Buffalo, are being stocked again in Urban Outfitters. I rest my highly stacked case.
Two words my friends; Active Wear. Its back and we have spent ridiculous amounts of money on it. In classic Spice Girls ‘less is more’ fashion, sports bras are now acceptable equivalents for T shirts and the 90s midriff is seeing some sun again. Alongside this, tracksuits are not just in fashion but kind of fashion themselves. Brands you would expect such as Nike, Adidas and Lacoste are capitalising on the trend but even big ‘fashion’ names like Yeezy, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are getting involved. Comfort is in, and I’m loving it.
Remember a couple of posts ago when I said Pastel hair has been popular lately, well so is pastel everything else a la Baby Spice. The ‘baby’ equivalent of nearly every colour has been splashed across the racks in shops recently and its prompting major nostalgia. The only way we could add to the Baby Spice look would be to make things shiny/iridescent too but come one that would just be too mu…Oh wait, that’s exactly what we have been doing. Fabulous.
I would argue that Scary had the most eye catching garb of the girl gang. Lots and lots of co-ords in a neon pattern or leopard print is what she could most commonly be found in. co-ords have been popular for a few years so it would be a bit of a stretch to let her claim responsibility for that, but leopard print especially is back in a big way. Neon has also been very popular again this past year, especially in the world of hair. I have seen so many leopard print items being sold on Topshop and Urban Outfitter’s websites it is actually getting ridiculous. Even fashionista herself Victoria Beckham features more than one item of the leopard variety in her clothing line. When two (Spice Girl’s fashion choices) become one indeed, it’s like inception.
Okay, well, posh just always wore a little black dress and some strappy shoes, that’s never gone out of style for it to come back so she has just been a permanent fixture. Then again for some absurd reason she isn’t going on the tour so I’ve decided she doesn’t count.
So thus ends my list. Let me know If I have missed anything/ if there is a trend you wish would come back but just hasn’t yet. We all have one…