My So-Called Life was a great but short-lived show back in the early ’90s about a Angela (Claire Danes), a teenage girl trying to figure out who she is. Whether it is through her clothes, her colorful friends and her hot and cold relationship with the oh so dreamy Jordan Catalano (Jared Leto), she experiences what all of us experience: The ups and downs of teendom.
But one of the most iconic aspects of this show was probably the fashion. It has ’90s written all over it, sure, but each character had their own style profile. Angela’s style was pretty trendy grunge while her friend Rickie’s style was polished and but loud. But my queen, Rayanne, wore so much tie-dye and mixed prints and amazing jewelry and ended up looking like a combination of Nirvana, TLC and The Greatful Dead at the same time.
If you haven’t watched the show, check it out on Hulu. And after you do that, get inspired to dress the part for a fun look for a date or a night out with your friends–driving in a car, listening to ’90s music of course. Here are the 10 clothes and accessories that’ll make it happen.
Floral DressesThe quintessential '90s dress. Rock it for a casual look with a pair of tights and flats. Buy it at Forever 21 for $24.80
BralettesRayanne rocked a bralette like no other. She just threw one and it all on display and walked through school as if it was nothing out of the ordinary, but you might feel a little less bold. Wear with a mesh, long sleeved shirt underneath to make this a little less club and a little more casual. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $9.99
Colorful TightsIf you only own black tights, you need to get your life sorted ASAP. Colorful tights are an easy way to brighten up an outfit. Buy it at American Apparel for $16
Flannel ShirtWe know that flannel and the '90s go together better than visible thong in the '00s, so make sure to snag one in your favorite color. Either go to a chain store or pick up a cheaper alternative at your local thrift shop. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $29.99
Fun AccessoriesGo wild with the accessories. If you're inspired by Rayanne, then there's no such thing as too many accessories. Rock some novelty rings like this happy face one, beaded necklaces, bright hair clips and printed scarves. Go all out. Buy it at Nastygal for $10
Loose Fit JeansNo ultra skinny jeans or jeggings here, folks. Go with a pair of relaxed fit denim jeans. Lightly distress them, too, for an extra flare of grunge. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $59
ConcealerWhat's high school--okay, life--without a few unexpected zits? Carry around some concealer, just in case! Buy it at drugstores for $5
Knitted SweatersThese are great for layering! Rock an oversized one on top of your favorite printed dress or tuck a fitted sweater into your jeans. Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $17.80
A VestRickie always wore the most amazing vests. Get a really unique one at your local thrift store or Etsy and layer it on top a shirt tucked into your jeans or a crop top Buy it at Etsy for $15
Ring PopsUm, because why not? Buy a pack on Amazon.com for $7.19
Which My So-Called Life character had the best style? Would you rather dress like Rayanne or Angela? Tell us in the comments!