Whether you’ve been invited to a fancy dress party or you simply want to have fun and get creative – there’s certainly no denying that the 90’s fashion theme is one of the most original and popular fancy dress themes to opt for, especially if you want to make sure you stand out.
Despite the 90s being a diverse decade, there’s one aspect of it that certainly stands out from the rest – and that’s hip hop!
This genre of music rose to prominence in the 90s (and continues to dominate the charts to this day) and the hip hop fashion trend that came with it is no exception, either.
Even if you aren’t going to be attending a fancy dress party, our hip hop outfit ideas can work for a variety of other occasions, too.
You know what to do – just keep on reading to discover the best 90s hip hop party outfits to consider for your next fancy dress party!
The 15 Best Hip Hop Party Outfits
Below, let’s check out some of the best hip hop party outfits sure to make you the center of attention! Keep scrolling through for a trip down hip hop memory lane:
“My Adidas” Outfit
First off, the first outfit option that we have to share with you is the “My Adidas” trend that rose to prominence during the 90s.
If you weren’t already familiar with this trend, during the 90s, a hip hop group called Run DMC defined the era with their unique sound and their unique fashion style.
Besides becoming one of the most famous hip hop groups of all time, Run DMC also became directly associated with sports brand Adidas.
During their peak as a group, the members of Run DMC would very often be seen sporting windbreakers, sweat pants, and Adidas sneakers.
Consider dressing in your own Adidas outfit for a nod to the 90s, as well as ensuring plenty of comfort throughout the night, too!
You don’t have to be a huge fan of hip hop music to know about the classic timberland boots!
A true staple of the 90s and a huge nod to the hip hop genre as a whole (not to mention, NYC) – timberland boots were worn by many hip hop stars of the 90s and even to this very day.
In particular, timberland boots were most commonly seen being worn by hip hop legends including Biggie, Jay Z and more.
If you want to wear a pair to create your own 90s outfit, we recommend pairing with baggy jeans, a snapback and an oversized t-shirt.
The Gold Chain!
This is one of the easiest ways to instantly elevate your outfit all while incorporating an element of the 90s.
During the hip hop haydays of the 90s, the gold chain was a symbol of style and status – and many people still rock them to this very day.
In particular, Biggie popularized the gold chain by wearing a Jesus piece in most of his music videos, and in turn, caused the Jesus pendant necklace to become one of the most popular and well-recognized necklaces in hip hop.
Pair with jeans and a white tee for a classic outfit.
Looking for an affordable way to dress up in the perfect 90s hip hop themed outfit? Look no further than a bucket hat!
Besides being super affordable, the bucket hat is a true staple of 90s hip hop style, and was first worn by Big Bank Hank from the group Sugar Hill Gang.
From that point on, the hat was seen being sported by 90s hip hop legends including Jay Z, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clan and more.
During the 90s, Army Print was a hugely popular clothing style for many rappers, including the iconic Tupac Shakur.
Besides being a go-to clothing option for 90s rappers, army print is still worn by many famous hip hop rappers in the present day, so this is a great outfit option to consider wearing if you want a nostalgic yet modern look.
The Tommy Hilfiger Jacket
Does this next one need any explanation? Tommy Hilfiger is easily one of the most iconic fashion designers to come out of the 90s, and it is the iconic Tommy jacket that is most-commonly associated with 90s hip hop in the present day.
The red, white and blue jacket was often paired with baggy jeans and a snapback, and was commonly seen being rocked by Snoop Dogg and even Aaliyah!
If you need to create the perfect 90s hip hop outfit fast, look no further than opting to wear a simple tracksuit!
A true staple of hip hop and the 90s as a whole, the tracksuit (in all its many forms) was worn by hip hop stars including Jay Z, Tupac, Biggie, Run DMC and so many more.
Pair yours with a pair of white sneakers for the perfect 90s look!
Whether you happened to live through the 90s or not, we’re sure that you’ll already be familiar with denim overalls (Check out How To Style Overalls)!
A true fashion staple in the 90s, denim overalls were worn by both men and women, and were often paired with a pair of white sneakers and a relaxed-fit t-shirt.
Tupac helped to make overalls popular on the hip hop scene, as he was often seen sporting them with a snapback turned backwards, and oversized jersey shirts.
Keeping with the theme of relaxed fits, we think that denim deserves a spot all on its own on this list!
The perfect way to create a classic hip hop outfit that will look as though you’ve just time traveled from the 90s, denim was a common clothing staple for many hip hop stars such as Tupac and Lauryn Hill.
The Bomber Jacket!
The bomber jacket is a style staple to this very day, so if you already happen to own one, consider wearing it as part of your 90s hip hop outfit!
The bomber jacket was commonly worn by many hip hop stars, but it was Jay Z that helped to create it a fashion staple of the 90s hip hop world.
Pair with relaxed jeans and a tee for the perfect outfit you can wear in everyday life or at your next fancy dress party!
If you’re pressed for time and don’t have a whole lot of time to put together a 90s themed hip hop outfit, then why don’t you consider simply opting to wear an oversized t-shirt?
If you want an authentic look, consider pairing a baggy shirt with relaxed fit jeans and some sneakers. On the other hand, if you want to celebrate a 90s hip hop artist that you love, consider opting for a graphic tee with them on it.
Even if you might not be overly familiar with the name, we’re almost certain that you will have seen a 90s hip hop artist wearing a pair of these!
During the 90s, CAZAL eyewear was one of the most popular types of accessories worn by many hip hop artists of the time, and could be seen on the likes of Lil Kim, Jay Z, Biggie and many others.
There are plenty of dupes out there on the market if you don’t want to buy a pair brand new, or you could even pick up a pre-loved pair for a more affordable price!
The Snapback Cap
Another quick and easy way to instantly transform your outfit with a nod to 90s hip hop is with a simple snapback cap!
During the 90s, the snapback rose to prominence as a popular style of cap thanks to its unique design which features a slightly curved brim and a design that made the hat’s body sit higher up on the head than a regular baseball cap.
During the 90s, the snapback became synonymous with NBA basketball players and hip hop icons, alike.
Similar to the gold chain, the leather medallion is also a piece of jewelry that is directly associated with 90s hip hop culture! Initially, this type of jewelry was introduced in the 80s, but it wasn’t until the 90s that it became a hip hop staple.
Artists such as Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubians and more could all often be seen wearing a leather medallion.
We’ve mentioned baggy, relaxed jeans so much in this guide we thought that they deserved a spot all of their own! During the 90s, many hip hop artists would often pair slouchy, relaxed jeans with sneakers or timberland boots.
If you want to create a 90s themed hip hop outfit, you’d be making a great choice to wear them!
There we have it! You have made it to the end of our guide.
Now that you have taken the time to read through all of the above, we hope that we have been able to give you some inspiration on the best outfit ideas you can consider wearing to make the perfect 90s themed hip hop outfit!
The only question left to ask is, what are you going to wear first? Thank you for taking the time to read, and goodbye for now.
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