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You’re From the ’70s, But I’m a ’90s Bitch.

The hiatus is over… I’m back! After a lot of hard work and two exhibitions, I’m proud to tell you that I’ve graduated with First Class Honours in Photojournalism. I had my graduation ceremony on Friday, surrounded by the people I love.

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Dress from French Connection, shoes from H&M.

I’m taking a bit of time to relax before I get hunting for a job, which means that I have plenty of time to blog, something I’ve definitely been missing!

One of my favourite things to do when I’ve got nothing to do is to watch films. Recently I’ve been rekindling my love affair with ’90s films, and it’s given me the ’90s fashion bug.

’90s style came back big around a year or so ago, and has been a firm favourite amongst fashion lovers ever since, with some revisiting the styles they wore and some trying out the trends for the first time.

Whether you experienced the ’90s for yourself or not, the fashion that came out of the decade is very wearable and on-trend today, and looking at films made at the time is a great way to find some inspiration.

The Craft (1996)

One of my all-time favourite films, The Craft is the perfect example of the grunge-bordering-on-goth fashion that was so big in the ’90s.

Chokers, crosses, knee-high socks and boots, and plenty of black.

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For something a little less dark; pretty maxi dresses and skirts (with a hint of leather).

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And not forgetting the schoolgirl-chic tartan skirts and chunky boots…

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Wear it

Kurt Geiger ‘Saturn’ Lace Up Boots, on sale for £49

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Jarlo ‘Sienna’ Lace Maxi Dress, £37

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Topshop Filigree Cross Choker, £7.50

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Empire Records (1995)

More tartan here from Liv Tyler in Empire Records, paired with an iconic piece of ’90s fashion – the crop top. This outfit is one that definitely wouldn’t look out of place now.

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Another appearance from Robin Tunney, sporting considerably less hair than in The Craft. The layered jewellery and strap top (paired with a black hoody in the film) give a nod to grunge. For real dedication to ’90s fashion, a nose piercing is the way to go…

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Short skirts and clog heels? You’re on to a winner.

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Wear it

River Island Blue Cropped Jumper, £15

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Daisy Street Tartan Skirt, £13

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River Island Block Heels, £58

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Clueless (1995)

It would be impossible to look at ’90s movie style without looking at Clueless (and almost every fashion website and blog has).

All the tartan and knee-high socks you could ever want…

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And monochrome sportswear that makes me want to start exercising.

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Wear it

ASOS Striped Over the Knee Socks, £5

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American Apparel Cycle Shorts, £5

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River Island Blue Tartan Blazer, £20

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Cruel Intentions (1999)

For sexy, sultry ’90s fashion, look no further than Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions. Sheer tops, short skirts and plenty of black (again).

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Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair show the sweeter side to ’90s fashion – it’s not all about the grunge! Preppy style was a favourite too. Pastel colours, hairbands and cardigans are what it’s all about.

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Wear it

Mango Striped Sheer Blouse, on sale for £9.99 (sexy and a bargain!)

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Topshop Cat Eye Sunglasses, £16

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Missguided Lilac Dress, £11.99

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She’s All That (1999)

Geek-artist chic is the name of the game in this flick. Big glasses, dungarees and oversized shirts (and I love that shirt).

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That little red spaghetti-strap dress.

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Not to mention the dress on the cover photo, the style of which has come back with a vengeance.

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Wear it

Missguided Scarf Print Shirt, £22.99

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ASOS Denim Dungaree Shorts, £38

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Missguided Spaghetti Strap Dress, £19.99

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Practical Magic (1998)

Not one that normally springs to mind when thinking of ’90s fashion, Practical Magic is my favourite film ever so I had to include it.  There are some great examples of ’90s style in this film.

Velvet dresses and crocheted tops with high waisted ‘mom’ jeans (and long hair that I have lusted over for years).

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John Lennon style sunglasses, maxi skirts and comfy knits (and incredible hair).

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And then there’s the Aunts… The hats! The jewellery! The hair!

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Wear it

ASOS Floppy Straw Hat, £15

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New Look Crochet Top, £17.99

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Urban Outfitters Round Sunglasses, £8

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H&M Crinkled Maxi Skirt, £14.98

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So whether you go for grungy tartan, leather and crop tops, or floral skirts, baggy jumpers and chokers, add a little ’90s fashion into your wardrobe (and watch a few ’90s films while you’re at it…)

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