Our world was forever changed (and infinitely enhanced) after watching Clueless for the first time in 1995.
Our world was forever changed (and infinitely enhanced) after watching Clueless for the first time in 1995. The epic rom-com, in its purest form, is an adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma with a Beverly Hills twist. But for those of you who have watched it as many times as we have, you know that it also happens to be a movie filled with hilariously memorable one-liners, spot-on meta '90s commentary, and really, really fun fashion.
Ringleader Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone), along with BFFs Dionne and Tai, gravitated toward a mix of '90s prep-school pieces. It's all about a bolder, sexed-up brand of schoolgirl charm for this crew, from pleated plaid miniskirts, sharp collared blouses, and cropped cardigan sets to knee-high socks and Mary Janes. Lest we forget, Dionne's bright leather skirts, printed bandannas, and Dr. Seuss-worthy vinyl top hats certainly added that extra element of interest. We know the dramatized plaids, platform pumps, and feather boa accents aren't necessarily school-appropriate, but trust us, the Clueless uniform definitely translates into today's dress code. Just stick to that overt schoolgirl silhouette — cozy cashmere sweaters, classic pleated skirts, over-the-knee socks (Madewell makes a great pair), and an updated cap-toe Mary Jane pump. As for the after-school set, Cher's Calvin Klein slip dress and now-iconic Alaïa LRD still remain viable evening ensemble options. Before you start spouting off your favorite Clueless quotes (which we're totally OK with), it's time to snag the movie-inspired pieces that will "mesh well" with your back-to-school wardrobe. Click below to shop our impressive rotating closet now.