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25 Years Later and We Still Love These Clueless Trends

by Adam Fletcher

Whether it’s Iggy Azalea’s 2014 ‘Fancy’ music video, the plaid skirts featured in Vetements’ spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection, or the 00s hit series Gossip Girl, the classic teen flick Clueless has inspired some of our all-time fave things to date. Think we’re tired of Cher Horowitz, Dionne and Tai in 2020? Nope. With it being 25 years since the Clueless movie first burst onto cinema screens everywhere, we’ve got these three Beverly Hill-based gals (and their absolutely F-A-B wardrobes) at the front of our minds all over again.

Want to start dressing like this forever-trending trio? To help you out, our Fashion Team have rounded up 11 Clueless-inspired styles to, like, totally fall in love with this autumn. Take a peep…

Alicia Silverstone in movie Clueless wearing check-print mini skirt and cardigan

1. Mini Skirts

First thing’s first: mini skirts. To be more specific, check-print skirts. They were the foundation of Cher’s most iconic looks in Clueless. Question: how did she wear them? Answer: with a blouse, varsity blazer, knee-high socks and Fendi shopping bags.

Alicia Silverstone with two friends in movie Clueless wearing mini skirts and shirts with big collars

2. Big Collars

One word: collars. Whether they’re being layered under woven vests or fluffy jumper dresses, collared tops are key to creating a Clueless-inspired look. The rule of thumb when it comes to collars? Go XXL.

Alicia Silverstone with Stacey Dash in movie Clueless both wearing matching checked sets of jacket and skirt

3. Checks

Thanks to Clueless’ head costume designer Mona May, checked styles will forever be a staple in Cher’s and Dionne’s wardrobes. In fact, it was the tartan skirt-suit that got the most attention.

Stacey Dash with friends wearing logo t-shirt and knee-high boots

4. Logo Tee's

Varsity prints ✔ Positive messages ✔ Sassy slogans ✔ If Clueless had a trends tick-list to help you nail its most iconic looks, logo tops would definitely be right at the top of that list, trust. Lucky for you, we’ve got some *really* similar pieces on our site RN (check out the carousel below).

Alicia Silverstone wearing white organza blouse with white top

5. Organza Fashion

If you want to make your ‘fits feel more Clueless, you’ll deffo need to consider adding organza to your rotation. We’re talking about see-through collared shirts (with strappy tops underneath). Sheer brilliance.

Alicia Silverstone in movie Clueless standing next to boy wearing red mini dress

6. Hair Accessories

Forget boring grips, Cher was all about adding oversized clips and detailed accessories to her hair. The best part? They look really great with any strappy red dresses.

Alicia Silverstone standing in the middle of the crowd wearing matching checked set of jacket and skirt

7. Go Matchy-Matchy

Cher might be grinning because she’s impressed all of her peers or it could be for the reason that she’s wearing the *cutest* co-ord ever (and she’s just feeling good about it). Miss Horowitz was all about a matching set, and we’re here for it too. 😊

Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash holding hands and looking at each other

8. Daytime Cool

With Clueless’ 25th anniversary in the spotlight, it had us thinking about the things we love the most about 90s dressing. From slip dresses over white tees to bandanas and mesh tops, the 90s had an unspoken uniform – and Cher and Dionne are proof that it was undeniably ‘cool’.

Alicia Silverstone wearing pinstripe blazer with white shirt and black beret

9. Pinstripes Blazers

ICYDK, Cher Horowitz and blazers were BFFs (sorry, Dionne). Do exactly as she does and opt for a blazer that features a must-have pinstripe print and a slim-fit design. To finish? A beret-style hat and a collared top.

Alicia Silverstone with two friends in movie Clueless wearing mini skirts and shirts with big collars

10. Cute Cardigans

Nothing screams “I’m channelling Clueless vibes” quite like a cute cardigan, fact. Opt for a cropped version, like our girl Tai ↑ and pair it with a crewneck tee, checked skirt and a pair of ribbed leggings.

Alicia Silverstone walking on stairs wearing red mini dress with red heels and fluffy head accessory

11. The LRD

Okay, don’t get us wrong, we’re obsessed with LBDs but there’s something about the LRD (little red dress) that we just can’t get enough of – especially when it’s being worn with strappy sandals and a statement hat.