This past July Clueless, the ultimate 90’s coming-of-age film, celebrated its 20th anniversary. Although the movie may be two decades old, I’d argue that its humor and the message at its core is just as relatable today despite Cher’s laughably large cell phone and compulsive use of irrelevant slang. Much of what’s so fun about Clueless is how each character’s wardrobe acts as an extension of themselves. Cher’s style is structured and preppy, but she takes risks with patterns and accessories, which is illustrative of her good-natured, yet sometimes wild personality.
I was asked by Farfetch, an online shopping site where you can discover the latest in designer fashion, to recreate an iconic fashion moment in movie history. As both a student and resident of Los Angeles, I’m personally inspired by Cher Horowitz’s take on west coast prep, but I wanted to put a bit of a contemporary spin on her look. Here’s what I came up with:
Although the outfit is simple and structured, the fun is in the details. Cher is all about pairing a tucked-in button-up with a sophisticated a-line skirt, and she’s also known to rock a chic headband. Since Cher’s a student, I decided to keep the outfit somewhat utilitarian, pulling it all together with the stunning, yet functional, dark cherry Dr. Martens. Herschel backpacks are very popular right now, so I felt it would be fitting that Cher have a trendy bag in a striking color, and southern California can get super bright, so I opted to include bold beige sunglasses in the look. Last but not least, I thought that these Chloé and Alexander McQueen gold bangles elevated the entire outfit to a level of sophistication fitting of Cher.
Does Cher’s style inspire you? Be sure to share some of your favorite fashion moments in film history in the comment section below!
- Carven – button collar shirt
- Carven – a-line buttoned skirt
- Red Valentino – studded headband
- Tom Ford – ‘Nastasya’ sunglasses
- Herschel Supply Co. – ‘Survey’ backpack
- Dr. Marten’s – cherry vegan lace-ups
- Alexander McQueen – claw twin skull bracelet
- Chloé – ‘Darcey’ bangle
- Chloé – bi-colour stacked bangle