You know the saying, “what comes around, goes around”? Well, it’s especially true for fashion. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen some ’90s trends rise the ranks in popularity for the second time around.
While you can always count on influencers and celebrities like Hailey Baldwin to put their own spin on trends from the past, the best place to grab inspiration is straight from the ’90s.
We’ve rounded up some of the most stylish movies from the ’90s that’ll give you some major outfit inspiration. And the best part yet? They’re all available to stream online on Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube.
Here are 10 stylish ’90s movies to watch for some major outfit inspiration.
She’s All That
This movie has all the components that make up a classic ’90 teen romance. Freddie Prinze Jr. plays a highschool heartthrob that gets dumped by his longtime girlfriend. With prom around the corner and Prinze Jr. set to be Prom King, he makes a bet with his buddies that he can turn art nerd Rachael Leigh Cook into the Prom Queen.
It’s been over 20 years since The Craft was originally released, but the fashion is still completely relevant today. The story follows a newly transferred high school student who befriends a group of misfits rumoured to be witches. From slip dresses layered on top of shirts to tiny sunglasses and vinyl trench coats, it’s easy to envision cool girls like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid in any of The Craft‘s outfits.
This ’90s flick stars Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson as a cash-strapped couple looking to turn their luck around. On a trip to Las Vegas, things get interesting when a billionaire makes them an offer that could make or break their relationship. The storyline is juicy but the real takeaway is Moore’s outfits, which bring on some major wardrobe envy.
Death Of A Cheerleader
Death Of A Cheerleader is a made-for-TV movie that stars Tori Spelling. Inspired by a true story, the film centres on one teenager’s jealousy and animosity towards a popular cheerleader at school. While the film itself is pretty cheesy, just like one of the characters, the outfits are killer.
Chances are, you’ve already seen this classic ’90s flick, but the best part about classics is that they never get old. And that includes Clueless‘s costume wardrobe. From oversized blazers to tiny cropped tops and iconic lines like, “You don’t understand. This is an Alaia!” Clueless is hands down our top pick for ’90s style inspiration.
Can’t Hardly Wait
Another classic ’90s teen romance is Can’t Hardly Wait. Jennifer Love Hewitt stars as the love interest of Ethan Embry’s character, who finally decides to shoot his shot with her at an end-of-year party. One of the more notable costumes from the film is Seth Green’s. While it might not inspire you, it is a hilarious reminder of the trends we hope stay in the past.
Starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, the film follows the romance of an American actress and a bookshop keeper. While Notting Hill might not be considered a classic ’90s film, Roberts’ wardrobe definitely makes it worth a (re)watch. Love, laughs, Chanel berets, and leather trenchcoats — this movie has it all!
Boyz N The Hood
Boyz N The Hood is a far departure from the other films on this list, but its influence on fashion might be the most prevalent. Circling around gang life in South-Central Los Angeles, Boyz N The Hood helped push ’90s L.A. street style into the mainstream and has shaped streetwear into what it is today.
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The Talented Mr. Ripley
Set in Italy, Matt Damon plays a man obsessed with the characters played by Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film is just as good as its wardrobe, which is just as beautiful as its cast. Once you watch it, you’ll see why we’ve deemed it one of the most stylish ’90s movies.
Not only is Empire Records‘ fashion totally intune with style today, so is its plotline. The movie follows a group of young employees on their journey to save the record store they work at, which is being sold to a huge chain. The film is the epitome of the ’90s and you’re sure to get some major style inspo from Liv Tyler, Renee Zelwigger, and Robin Tunney.
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