8 ’90s Movies With The Best Style Inspiration

Just when you think you’re sick of ’90s nostalgia, you see a pair of platform shoes, cool scrunchies and a GIF from Clueless and you’re sucked right back into the ’90s vortex. Quit trying to escape. It’s no use.

Sometimes I scroll through Tumblr and see a screencap from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion or The Craft and I immediately feel an urge to buy a crush velvet crop top. Sure, sometimes things got a bit tacky, but I always say that there can be beauty in tackiness. With that said, here are 10 ’90s movies with the best style inspiration. Trust me, your closet is going to be filled to the brim with ’90s throwbacks in no time. If not, well, your Pinterest boards definitely will be.

 

1) Wish Upon A Star

This Disney Channel movie from 1996 introduced us to frosted lipstick (yikes) and the always awesome Mary Jane platform sandal. With knee high socks, of course.

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

Source: Wish Upon A Star/Disney

2) Clueless

The quintessential style film of the ’90s. Period. Hands down. Love it. Embrace it. Let it in you.

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Oh, high school boys of the ’90s.

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Source: Clueless/Paramount

Source: Clueless/Paramount

3) Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

Our favorite ’90s slackers had such memorable wardrobe choices. From the gym to the laundromat, they never failed to look tacky and amazing at the same time.

Source: Romy And Michele's High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

Source: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

Source: Romy And Michele's High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

Source: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

Source: Romy And Michele's High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

Source: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

And let’s not forget these awful ladies’ pastel perfection.

Source: Romy And Michele's High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista

Source: Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion/Touchstone/Buena Vista/Blu-ray.com

 4) Never Been Kissed

From geeky to trendy, this movie really hit all of the biggest looks of the late ’90s.

Source: Never Been Kissed/20th Century Fox

Source: Never Been Kissed/20th Century Fox

Source: Never Been Kissed/20th Century Fox

Source: Never Been Kissed/20th Century Fox

Can we talk about Jessica Alba wearing a knit bikini top to school, though?

Source: Never Been Kissed/20th Century Fox

Source: Never Been Kissed/20th Century Fox

5)  Just Another Girl On The IRT

This little known early ’90s movie showcases some of the most vibrant, unique styles of the decade. Think Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air meets A Different World. Seriously, go watch this on Netflix because it is a great movie, but also watch it for the stylegasm.

Source: Just Another Girl On The I.R.T./Leslie Harris/Netflix

Source: Just Another Girl On The I.R.T./Leslie Harris/Netflix

Source: Just Another Girl On The I.R.T./Leslie Harris/Netflix

Source: Just Another Girl On The I.R.T./Leslie Harris/Netflix

Source: Just Another Girl On The I.R.T./Leslie Harris/Netflix

Source: Just Another Girl On The I.R.T./Leslie Harris/Netflix

 

6) Jawbreaker

When you look past the dark comedy, all you can see is bright colors, spaghetti straps and mini skirts. Nothin’ wrong with that.

Source: Jawbreaker/TriStar Pictures

Source: Jawbreaker/TriStar Pictures

Source: Jawbreaker/TriStar Pictures

Source: Jawbreaker/TriStar Pictures

 

7) The Craft

For all the wannabe witches out there, this movie is your go to for ’90s, goth inspired style. Oh, but with a school girl twist.

Source: The Craft/Columbia Pictures

Source: The Craft/Columbia Pictures

Source: The Craft/Columbia Pictures

Source: The Craft/Columbia Pictures

Source: The Craft/Columbia Pictures

Source: The Craft/Columbia Pictures

8) Empire Records

Whether you’re into crop tops, shaved heads or roller skating equipment as your style of choice, Empire Records has a little bit of everything for you.

Source: Empire Records/Warner Bros

Source: Empire Records/Warner Bros

Source: Empire Records/Warner Bros

Source: Empire Records/Warner Bros

Source: Empire Records/Warner Bros

Source: Empire Records/Warner Bros

 

Okay, so which of these movies really had the best style inspiration? Which were just full of ugly clothes? Would you rock any of this? Tell us in the comments!

 

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