In respect of #ThrowbackThursday, let’s pay a fashion tribute to some of my favourite 90s teen flicks. If you’re about my age, you probably remember these films (because they were so awesome!). Otherwise, download them on iTunes Store and enjoy your 90s teen flick marathon this weekend. Whether you like it or not, there is a 90s revival going on in the fashion world. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and pay our respects to the original 90s style:
#1: Empire Records (1995)
Cropped sweaters. Plaid skirts. Oversized t-shirts. Empire Records‘ style still holds true today. This film defined music and Liv Tyler. I’m still grooving to Reese Witherspoon singing “Sugarhigh” till this day and dreaming of cropped sweaters.
#2: Cruel Intentions (1999)
I watched Cruel Intentions tonight via Fox Movies Play and it all came back to me… Ryan Phillippe was so hot and Kathryn Merteuil is a bigger bitch than Blair Waldorf. From Kathryn‘s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) sexy power suit to Cecile Caldwell‘s (Selma Blair) innocent getups, Cruel Intentions is 99% sexy and 1% evil. Who knew that clothes can tell you so much about a person?
#3: Romeo + Juliet (1996)
From the first time the duo met at the Capulet‘s costume party, Romeo + Juliet captured my heart with their whirlwind romance and tore it apart within 90 minutes. I thought Juliet‘s (Claire Danes) wedding dress was simply beautiful yet age-appropriate. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) stayed true to his Caribbean-style with the floral tie and sharp navy suit. I watched this again last night and wept like a baby (we all know how this movie ends!).
#4: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Heath Ledger… sigh. You are missed dearly. Based on Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew”, 10 Things I Hate About You is such a lovable teen flick. I think I’ve seen this film like 15 times or more. Kat Stratford‘s (Julia Stiles) slinky blue dress is still very relevant today. But, she’s gotta lose those curls.
#5: Clueless (1995)
You can’t talk about fashion in 90s teen flicks without Clueless (as if!). Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) and her posse changed the face of fashion in film before Sex and the City. True story! We all know the outrageous school outfits by heart. Essentially, the girls can’t live without their mini skirts, knee-high socks and sweaters over shirts. Très chic!
#6: Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
I lovvveeeeee this film so much when I was a teenager. In fact, I hunted for a baby blue tank top and blue skirt so I can pretend to be Jennifer Love Hewitt. Strangely, Can’t Hardly Wait inspired me to write my first confessional letter. He never got the letter. I guess he doesn’t need it now.