Now that it’s finally starting to feel like fall, we can stop pretending that we’re happy in shorts and tank tops, or that humidity isn’t the worst possible thing in the world. We can also re-focus on fashion as well as channeling some of our favourite movie wardrobes, since layers and pants are no longer our enemies. So here’s a round-up of some of the movie wardrobes we’d like to hijack.
We remember the plaid. We remember the hats. We remember the knee socks, and the computer program that prevented Cher from ever making a fashion disaster. Well we want all of those things. We want the program, and we want her clothes, and no, we do not want to be held up at gunpoint in The Valley, but that’s how she schooled Josh’s date in Shakespeare knowledge (so maybe we do). Crosses, faux fur and Calvin Klein dresses that Mr. Horowitz didn’t want Cher wearing in public “ these are the reason the ˜90s are glorified. Or at least why some of us still say as if!
2. Reality Bites
Or maybe this is why the ˜90s are glorified. In contrast to Cher and Dionne’s bright, designer outfits, Winona Ryder channeled the the hip scene, swapping plaid two-piece suits for tank tops, ankle-length skirts and floral dresses. Meanwhile, Janeane Garofalo contrasted her GAP uniform with babydoll dresses and baby bangs, reminding all of us that there’s a reason we all admired Courtney Love for everything she wore until the early 2000s.
3. Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion
Our last ˜90s pick WE PROMISE, but hear us out: on top of Romy and Michele’s one-of-a-kind polyester dresses, you’ve got Janeane Garofalo (as Heather Mooney “ my personal hero) donning black, sheer sleeves, and dresses that exacerbate her genetic betrayal. Throw Romy and Michele’s homages to Madonna at prom 1987, and you have the making of the perfect retro collection. Just avoid their workout gear: unless you’re willing to deduct five pounds for your shoes when you step on a scale, save the heels for choreographed dances at a club.
4. The Devil Wears Prada
It wouldn’t be a movie wardrobe list without mentioning the wonder that is Runway and Meryl Streep (and Anne Hathaway too, we guess). Managing to don coats, thigh-high boots, dresses, and pencil skirts that still work six years later, anyone with an appreciation for bangs and that’s all would like to hijack at least one outfit featured in the films first ten minutes. Please bore someone else with your . . . questions.
5. Almost Famous
Two words: Penny Lane. And while the rest of the Band Aids manage to make velvet and chokers work for them, Penny Lane’s (Kate Hudson) penchant for Laurel Canyon fashion is the only reason we want to hold on to summer just a little bit longer. Peasant tops, oversize fur coats and all things bohemian, Penny Lane makes us forget that saying you are home is not actually a reasonable answer to any question.