The next movie we’ll be looking at for the 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration series is the 1995 teen comedy Clueless.
The film centers around a rich Beverly Hills teen named Cher (Alicia Silverstone) who sets up two lonely teachers in order to raise her grades. When her plan works, Cher and her best friend Dionne (Stacey Dash) decide to use their popularity for good and make over awkward new girl Tai (Brittany Murphy). While trying to find a boyfriend for Tai, Cher experiences the ups and downs of trying to find the perfect guy for herself.
The fashion in this movie perfectly captures the look of the mid-90s. Cher’s style is rich girl prep and she rocks patterned mini-skirts, knee high socks and platform Mary Janes throughout the film. Lots of trendy 90s accessories are also featured in the movie, including faux-fur handbags, feather-trimmed coats and unique hats.
If you want to try and capture Cher, Dionne and Tai’s 90s vibe in your own wardrobe, check out these 5 outfits inspired by Clueless.
* I’m going to make a lot of references to the film below, so bear with me if you haven’t seen it. And if you haven’t seen Clueless, go watch it. Now. Seriously!
Outfit #1: Cruising with Dionne
This outfit is a toned-down version of the first ensemble Cher wears in the film and is perfect for driving the loqued-out Jeep daddy got you. The pleated plaid skirt and crisp, white oxford shirt capture the classic schoolgirl look. Layer a matching sweater over the shirt and accessorize with some basic pearl earrings. Knee socks are actually on-trend for this season and this white pair is no exception. Add some simple flats to finish the outfit, because you really shouldn’t be driving in platforms.
Outfit #2: Total Betty
This is another Cher-inspired outfit. The light pink top and pencil skirt are perfect for going to class, while these white Mary Jane pumps will show off your nice stems. Accessorize with a layered necklace and delicate fan-shaped earrings. And don’t worry, no collies were skinned to make this adorable light pink backpack.
Outfit #3: Making a cameo at the Val party
Although it’s not an Alaia, this red dress will definitely turn heads. The drop earrings and necklace add some glam to the outfit, while the demure feathered clutch and red platform pumps are a modern interpretation of 90s accessories. Now, don’t let anyone ruin your satin shoes while partying and remember to do a lap before you commit to a location.
Outfit #4: Shopping with Dr. Seuss?
This outfit is based on Dionne’s eccentric sense of style. The leopard print skirt and sheer cardigan look like they came straight out of the mid-90s. Dionne wears lots of crazy hats in the movie, so channel her style with this mesh black hat. Balance out all the crazy with a simple black t-shirt, knee socks and Mary Jane pumps. If you’re brave enough to wear this outfit, your friends will definitely give you snaps for your courageous fashion efforts.
Outfit #5: Rollin’ with the Homies
This outfit is based on Tai’s quirky style in the movie. Although she is given a makeover, Tai still maintains some of her fun personal style. This pinstriped skirt and suspender set is a fun nod to the overall 90s trend and looks great with this basic pink sweater. The floral choker and pink headband will make you look so adorably clueless, while these floral Doc Martens add some edge. Hopefully, this outfit won’t be something you wear sporadically.
What do you think of the 90s style featured in Clueless? Would you ever wear knee socks? What other 90s trends to you want to make a comeback? Do you think the outfits capture the look and feel of the film? Leave a comment and let us know!