An unlikely muse, the 90s teen fashion queen Cher Horowitz aka Alicia Silverstone from cult movie Clueless, has provided inspiration for many collections and looks this season.
Taking us back to the days where we were so like totally loving tartan, plaids, goth, neon backpacks and knee high socks. Where we all wished we had that futuristic wardrobe of Cher; intuitive, tech savvy, revolving…..surely they’ve invented this no? A girl can dream. Whilst the 90s was an interesting time for fashion thankfully only a few key looks have been brought back this season, with a modern twist of course.
Coordinating Tartan: If you were wearing a tartan coordinating suit in the 90s complete with the knee high socks you were certainly rocking the preppy look. This season fusing checks with tartan in asymmetric skirts and structured tees pays homage to Cher and Dionne’s twin suit looks. Add a single strap heel or a slide and you are on point.
Backpacks: They may not be neon but a good leather backpack is certainly trending. Now I am not talking one you can fit all your books, laptops and everything but the kitchen sink in…think more petite, simple, elegant. A perfect way to finish an outfit.
Sport luxe: This is my favourite look of the season. The sport luxe look has been obsessed with my DIY cut off Adidas and Nike tees. Pairing this with a full bodied skirt or pair of distressed denims allows you to achieve the chic yet nonchalant street look ever so coveted this season.
Dye dip hair: No longer is coloured hair defined as grunge, alternative or out there. This season I am loving pastel dye dipped locks. If you are already rocking ombré than you are half way there. Step it up with a pastel pink or lilac. Test your limits. Be creative.
Growing up in the 90s was fun. Even at a young age I got to test the boundaries with my style choices. Like many eras the 90s may have committed many fashion faux pas, I am certainly glad that only the good styles have remerged this season.