The nineties have been inspiring fashion for several seasons now, causing us to stop admiring modern style icons and shift our attention to the babes that influenced us two decades ago in our favourite movies. Read on to discover how to emulate the style of five of our favourite nineties gals.
Rose McGowan as Courtney Shayne in Jawbreaker
The movie that had us all obsessed with dressing head to toe in one colour is filled to the brim with some of our favourite nostalgic nineties trends. Of course, its queen bee Courtney that steals the style crown with her spaghetti strap dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, tight cropped cardigans, complicated hair styles and chiffon scarves tied around her neck.
Liv Tyler as Corey Mason in Empire Records
Apart from making working in an independent record shop seem like the coolest part time job ever, Empire Records showed us how we could make grunge look cute. Liv Tyler’s character wore a fluffy cropped sweater with a plaid mini skirt and Doc Marten boots for the majority of the movie, perfectly fusing the girl next door look with an alternative edge.
Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in Clueless
Every girl wanted to dress like Cher in the nineties, preferably with their own revolving wardrobe and computer styling programme to assist with dressing in the morning. Without Clueless we wouldn’t have coordinating plaid skirt suits, knee-high white socks, velvet hair bands or button-down pinafore dresses. Not to mention the craze for fluffy pens!
Dress like Cher by pairing our Bridgette Plaid Mini Dress with knee-high socks and Mary-Janes.
Fairuza Balik as Nancy Downs in The Craft
Our favourite sleepover film in the nineties introduced us to the allure of witchcraft and brought gothic style to the mainstream. Leader of the gang, Nancy indulged our gothic fantasies with a predominantly black wardrobe featuring crop tops, leather jackets, miniskirts and pointy black boots, worn with spiked chokers and layers of black beads.
Larisa Oleynik as Bianca Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You
The contemporary adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew divided us into two camps over which sisters style we preferred. Bianca gets our vote for her pretty and preppy take on nineties fashion, championing cute floral dresses, mini backpacks, cropped cardigans and printed miniskirts.