Retro Remix

We spotted spring's hottest trends in the archives of ESSENCE and reimagined these timeless pieces for ultramodern appeal.

Réneise Francis May, 24, 2013

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This iconic image of Veronica Webb from our April 1989 issue shows us that the graphic pairing of these two striking colors never gets old.

2 of 12 Hannan Saleh

Shirt, American Apparel, $58, Swimsuit, Mara Hoffman, $220, Skirt, Paul & Joe, $765, Paul & Joe, Los Angeles, 310-270-4620. Earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane, $65, 877-953-5264. Wrapped bracelet,, $11, Cutout cuff, Marciano, $58, Sandals, Steve Madden, $80,

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Our June 1991 shoot with Roshumba Williams proves that every few years these vibrant hues find their way back into our wardrobe. A jolt of bold color gives any outfit or accessory that standout flair.

4 of 12 Hannan Saleh

Blazer, Mossimo for Target, $30, Dress, Mango, $60, Mango stores. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $35, Pearl necklaces, Anne Klein, $34-$45, Nordstrom. Sling backs, Signature by ShoeDazzle, $40,

5 of 12 Photography By: Don Penny

Purse, Lulu's, $41,

6 of 12 Photography By: Don Penny

Heels, JustFab, $40,

7 of 12 Photography By: Don Penny

Peplum top, H&M, $40, for store locations. Jeans, Mavi, $98,

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Mounia's cool leather look in our August 1991 issue affirms that the material never goes out of style. But this year it made a surprising spring debut

9 of 12 Hannan Saleh

Jacket, [BlankNYC], $118, Skirt, Nicole Miller, similar styles available at Earrings, Guess, $15, Macy's. Sandals, L.A.M.B., $325,

10 of 12 Photography By: Don Penny

Dress, DKNY, $995,

11 of 12 Photography By: Don Penny

Faux-leather skirt, Foreign Exchange, $34,

12 of 12 Photography By: Don Penny

Sneakers, Aerin, $148,


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