#25: Minimalism of the 1990s
Before we dive into how minimalism was popular in the 90s, can we just take a second to appreciate this paparazzi photo of Jennifer Aniston? She is rocking the quintessential 90s minimalist look in her simple denim jeans and a chic black t-shirt. Oh, yeah, and Brad Pitt is there, too. In a matching ensemble, no less.
90s minimalism rose in popularity as a reaction to the decadent fabrics and loud colors of the 80s. People started gravitating toward muted colors, simple silhouettes, and basic cuts for their clothing. Many of the principles of 90s minimalism still ring true, with simple slip dresses, high-waisted denim, and laid-back fits being popular choices for it-girls.