04 August 2014 by

Here's How To Wear A '90s Tee Without Looking Dorky

Bella Thorne Wears Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirt

Bella Thorne at 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' premiere [Getty]

We can all agree that the '90s comeback has pretty much dominated fashion in recent years. From the clean minimalism seen on the catwalks (or via Zara, depending on your budget) to the comeback of Calvin Klein undies, there seem to be few corners of that decade yet to be mined.

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One such renaissance has been the resurgence in popularity of the '90s T-shirt – basically any tee which features cult or ironic pop cultural icons of the era. This encompasses TV shows, cartoons and popular characters, meaning everyone from Homer Simpson to Winona Ryder makes the cut.

Bella Thorne Wears Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirt

Bella Thorne manages to nail geek chic [Getty]

There is however something dorky about wearing a T-shirt with a beloved childhood character emblazoned across it – and while it's chic to be a geek, there has to be a kind of knowing to the look to avoid the super nerd connotations.

READ MORE: The 10 Best '90s Style Icons


Teen star Bella Thorne offers an interesting blueprint here by choosing to wear an original, customised '90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tee with a mini skirt and Gucci heels. While Bella was not even born in the Nineties, she has made the tee work for her, adding an element of sex appeal in the mix. What’s more she wore the look to the premiere of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie which opened at Comic-Con. You don’t get more knowing than that.

'90s T-Shirt

Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne and Rihanna are all fans of the retro tee [Getty]

Other fans of the '90s tee include Cara Delevingne who has worn Bart Simpson on her sleeve, Rihanna who has gone for a Kate Moss tee (obviously cool) and Miley Cyrus who has worn all manner of cartoons and film tees from the decade. The key to their success has been the fact they have either added a heavy dose of sensuality to the look with mini shorts and the like or else gone for a more androgynous street vibe complete with sneakers and statement jewellery. Simples!

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Bella Thorne sighting in New York – May 23, 2014

Bella Thorne at ABC's 'Good Morning America' – May 23, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Seventeen Magazine June cover celebration – May 22, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Blended' – May 21, 2014

Bella Thorne at 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood – May 21, 2014

Bella Thorne at her Seventeen Magazine June Cover Girl meet and greet – May 20, 2014

Bella Thorne on the set of Despiereta America at Univision Headquarters – May 19, 2014

Bella Thorne meets and greets fans to celebrate her Seventeen Magazine Cover – May 18, 2014

Bella Thorne at her Seventeen Magazine cover celebration – May 16, 2014

Bella Thorne at 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango – May 10, 2014

Bella Thorne at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards – April 13, 2014

Bella Thorne at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards – March 29, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Divergent' – March 18, 2014

Bella Thorne at The Weinstein Company's Academy Award party – March 1, 2014

Bella Thorne at the QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style event – February 28, 2014

Bella Thorne at the LoveGold event in Los Angeles – February 26, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Non-Stop' – February 24, 2014

Bella Thorne at the 4th Annual Cartoon Network Hall Of Game Awards – February 15, 2014

Bella Thorne at the 'Winter's Tale' world premiere in New York City – February 11, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Elie Tahari presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – February 11, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – February 9, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Lacoste show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – February 8, 2014

Bella Thorne at The Red Dress Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – February 6, 2014

Bella Thorne at the premiere of 'Vampire Academy' – February 4, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Friends 'N' Family 17th Annual Pre-GRAMMY Party – January 24, 2014

Bella Thorne at the ELLE Women In Television Celebration – January 22, 2014

Bella Thorne at the Diane von Furstenberg's 'Journey Of A Dress' Opening Party in LA – January 10, 2014

Bella Thorne at a celebration of Gold and Glamour hosted by LoveGold – January 9, 2014

Bella Thorne at DigiFest LA – December 14, 2013

Bella Thorne at the 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Los Angeles Premiere – November 18, 2013


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