Style & Design

Step Back Into The 90s With This Year’s Biggest Athleisure Revival

By Jess Willemse
4th May 2022

Truth be told, ‘90s-style has been making a comeback for years, and it’s filled the scrunchie-sized hole in our hearts. From graphic tees to bucket hats, this era has pretty much taken over our wardrobes—and it’s here to stay.

What started with the revival of classic shapes like the slinky slip dress and cat-eyed sunnies has quickly infiltrated the athleisure scene too. And after two years of pretty much not wearing pants (cheers lockdown), our waistlines couldn’t be happier.

It’s fair to say we’re more than a bit excited about the latest athleisure collection to hit shelves this February. Sportswear icons, LA Gear, are dropping a fresh (and ridiculously affordable) range of comfy threads. From brunch to the gym, to even the couch—you can go from A to B in guaranteed style.

Drawing on the brand’s streetwear roots in La La Land, this line clearly takes inspo from the chilled LA vibes, as well as the ’90s shapes we’ve all come to love. With more than 100 items to shop for both guys and gals, you’ll have a hard time picking up just one piece.

As far as the collection goes, you’re covered from head to toe with pastel threads, socks and shoes that are pure 90s vibes. For a dose of nostalgia, you can't go past the baggy sweats and tees decked out with street-style branding. There’s even a tie-dye matching tracksuit to tick-off that true ’90s aesthetic—swoon.

We’ll also be adding the covetable outerwear to our cart. Think parachute jackets and windbreakers in easy-to-wear colourways and subtle graphic detailing. You can also team your favourite statement items with basics including go-to crops, leggings, bike shorts and everyday t-shirts.

Now we can’t skim past the shoes. As if we didn’t need another excuse to expand our sneaker collection, LA Gear has dropped some new treads too. This neutral range is easy to pair with any outfit, playing up throwback chunky shapes and contrasting skate-style tones.

Ready to live the ’90s nostalgia your way? LA Gear’s latest collection is now available exclusively to shop at Big W stores across Australia. Don’t miss a step—start curating your wishlist over here.

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Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by LA Gear and proudly endorsed by Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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