10 Things California Cholas Were Rocking in the ’90s

Chola style has always been a balance of timeless, classic elements, mixed with the trends of the time. You can look back at photos from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, and see some of the same brands and looks, but also different makeup, hair, or other things that reflected only the trends from those decades. The ’90s are a decade that many are looking back to now for nostalgia, and for recycling trends. So it’s fitting that we are taking a look at the 10 items that were part of the chola aesthetic during the 1990s.


Dickies are one of those classics that you will see on cholas, cholos, and a lot of other people today. They are the quintessential work pants that create a stiff, sleek line. In the ’90s, pants were especially oversized, and were belted with extra-long, military-style web belts with interchangeable initial buckles. The company also makes shorts, which are worn with tall socks and sneakers, or slippers.




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