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From Monochrome Suiting to Relaxed Fits: 8 Clothing Essentials to Inspire a 90s Minimalist Spring Wardrobe

Featuring Selena Forrest, Mango’s “Selection” collection breathes new life into key pieces from 90s minimalism with impeccable tailoring. Photo by Angelo Penetta

Incorporating key pieces from the decade, Mango’s latest collection features oversized blazers and slip dresses to enhance your spring wardrobe with timeless elegance

Minimalism was the name of the game in the 90s with sleek, monochrome looks taking center stage. Celebrities like Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tracee Ellis Ross effortlessly showcased the power of simple silhouettes and clean lines, ushering in the rise of pared-back fashion.

Through the years, interpretations of the minimalist trend have been apparent with designers experimenting with color palettes and silhouettes, creating looks that feel fresh and modern. Mango takes cues from this nostalgic era with their latest collection, “Selection,” breathing new life into popular key pieces with impeccable tailoring as the cornerstone of the entire ensemble.

Selena Forrest wearing a gray cropped blazer, red athletic shorts, and black sling back shoes from Mango's Selection collection
Photo by Angelo Penetta

Featuring Selena Forrest and photographed by Angelo Penetta’s heightened architectural photographs, the collection comprises of 23 garments and 14 accessories that embody an urban and feminine air. Here are the clothing essentials from Mango’s ” Selection” to add a tailored flair to your spring wardrobe:

Mango Selection gray cropped blazer
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Boxy or cropped blazer

Embodying a 90s vibe, the boxy blazer is a must-have layering piece that adds a laid-back feel to any outfit. Pair it with high-waisted shorts and sandals for an on-the-go spring look, or throw it over a mini dress for a night out. The key to achieving a put-together appearance lies in the tailoring of the blazer to accentuate your body’s shape, whether you prefer a boxy, oversized, or cropped fit.

Mango Selection black vest
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A waistcoat

Add a touch of nostalgia to your spring looks by pairing a vest with a tailored shirt and pants for a polished office look, or dress it down with jeans and a tee for a model off-duty look. Throw on a hobo-style bag and slide into your favorite mules for the quintessential minimalist ensemble.

Mango Selection beige trench coat
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Trench coat

A timeless classic piece that adds an air of nonchalance to any outfit, trench coats with a fitted silhouette add an understated elegance charm. Style it with a crisp white shirt or a cozy sweater and pair it with shoulder-grazing hoops for a subtle yet statement-making touch.

Mango Selection red athletic shorts
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Athletic shorts

With this piece making a major comeback, channel the casual streetwear of the 90s by blurring the lines between activewear and casual fashion. Opt for a cropped tank or oversized tee for a laidback ensemble. 

Tailored athletic shorts not only bring a sporty-chic aesthetic but also accentuate the waist and elongate the legs, making them perfect for running errands while maintaining comfort.

Mango Selection pleated mini skirt
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A classic skirt

Embrace the 90s silhouette with a mini skirt. Style your mini skirt with knee-high boots for an evening out or with running sneakers for a quick lunch out with your best friend. For those who prefer a bit of texture, a pleated version of this skirt adds a playful touch and creates a dynamic look.

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A column skirt

The fitted silhouette of a long or column skirt offers a stylish alternative to the mini skirt trend, and it can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For a casual daytime look, pair the maxi skirt with a simple t-shirt or blouse and sneakers.

For formal events, dress it up with a silk blouse and heels. Just make sure the skirt fits snugly at the waist and hips while maintaining a fluid and loose drape from the knees down. This creates a flattering silhouette that accentuates the body’s curves without being overly revealing.

Mango Selection black slip dress
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Slip dress

The quintessential piece of the era, the black slip dress is effortlessly stylish that it can be worn year-round. Opt for kitten heel mules or flat strappy sandals and punctuate the look with gold jewelry. Hanging out with friends for the weekend? Pair the flowy dress with a denim jacket, sneakers, and a cross-body bag to create a comfortable and effortless outfit that’s perfect for a casual day out.

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Sling-back shoes

Sling-back shoes blend the nostalgia of the 90s pared-down minimalism with a modern twist. This pair is versatile and can be combined with a variety of ensembles. From tailored trousers to flowy midi skirts, sling-back shoes add an elegant touch to any outfit. With their sleek design and well-fitting silhouette, these shoes are perfect for women who appreciate the art of tailoring and desire an elevated look.

The “Selection” is exclusively available in SM Mall of Asia, Powerplant Mall, and Greenbelt 5. To view more pieces from the collection, visit Mango’s official website.

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