I think it is safe to say that over the past few years, 90’s fashion has had a definite comeback. From super models like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Kaia Gerber, to some of our favorite youtubers and influencers, 90’s fashion trademarks have become staples in any wardrobe.
Icons like Jennifer Aniston in Friends, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, and Cher from the movie Clueless, influence much of the 90’s fashion we ascribe to. Here is how we can channel, incorporate, and innovate our favorite 90’s fashion icons into our winter wardrobes.
Let’s first talk Cher. Her effortless style is preppy mixed with girlish flare. Where would we all be without the classic shape of her matching checkered sets. She takes masculine fashion and makes it effortlessly feminine.
Here she sports over the knee socks and a corduroy button up dress. This similar look can be found everywhere in stores. It’s so easy and yet still looks put together. We see a reference to this style from Danielle Bernstien’s Instagram @weworewhat.
Danielle Bernstein, blogger for We Wore What sports a plaid jumper, statement belt, structured dress shirt, with over-the-knee boots.
She similarly layers a one-piece jumper over a collared preppy shirt, with over the knee boots. The dramatic structure of the dress shirt, as well as the staple belt, innovate the 90’s look. This layering technique is perfect for winter time. For extra warmth, throw on a pair of tights, or add a structured blazer.
Of course, we can’t talk about Cher without talking about her iconic checkered, yellow, two-piece skirt suit.
I found this almost exact look on Top Shop’s Instagram page. It takes on a modern look through the addition of the graphic design reading “Slogan”, a playful reference potentially to “Ceci n’est pas un pipe” painting by surrealist artist René Magritte. These pieces also hug the body in 90’s fashion similar to Jennifer Aniston as Rachel in the hit sitcom, Friends.
From Top Shop. Plaid skirts in yellow and green paired respectively with yellow quarter zip with graphic, and green, crew neck sweater.
The three things we can take away from 90’s Jennifer Aniston are a bare midrift, high waisted jeans, and cotton, body hugging, turtlenecks. If you have these three staples in your wardrobe, you will always look stylish and put together, and straight out of the 90’s.
From Revolve. Pink cropped button up sweater paired with high waisted light wash denim and pearl purse.
Outfit from Urban Outfitters. Striped turtle neck layered with corduroy dress jump suit.
Bella Hadid sports a tight sleeveless turtleneck top, with bright red joggers and tennis shoes.
Kendall Jenner poses for Kendall&Kylie brand, wearing high waisted denim jeans, paired with skin tight white turtleneck, and tennis shoes.
90’s Jennifer Aniston influence can be seen in each of these outfits, but with a modern twist. Specifically, bright colors seem to be the way to go even in the winter. Pinks, greens,and reds, make a statement during cold, dark, winter days, and will be sure to brighten your mood. Body hugging turtlenecks are definitely a must when it comes to imitating this 90’s fashion icon’s style.
From SJP as Carrie Bradshaw, we get a couple of trends. First there are adorable sets and next the fuzzy jackets. Sets are huge this winter. By wearing sets, you always look put together, even though minimal effort has to be put in. Also, fuzzy jackets are so on trend, especially loved by youtubers like Hannah Meloche and Olivia Jade. Small purses are also a must!
revolve, plaid trench coat, jacket, pearl bag
Zara, Faux Shearling textured jacket.
Bella Hadid, collared cropped graphic shirt, high waisted corduroy, Louis Vuitton small purse.
Hannah Meloche, youtuber, fuzzy winter white jacket.
The bare mid-drift, high waisted denim, plaid pattern, sets, bright colors, and turtleneck, are all trends that clearly referencing the 90’s, and I can’t get enough of it. Fashion is cyclical and innovative. It gives us all a reason to study history!