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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

’90s movie fashion inspiration: Clueless (1995)

The best description of Cher’s fitted mini slip dress—that quickly became a date-night essential—via her father. Mel: “What the hell is that?” Cher: “A dress.” Mel: “Says who?” Cher: “Calvin Klein.” MUST-READ: The ultimate beach style guide

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the look: Clueless (1995)

For a summer date night or garden wedding—because yes, guests can wear white—the head-to-toe white ensemble of a slip and matching heels is offset by the punchy floral print on this cream Dolce & Gabbana coat. Total Betty. GALLERY: 10 fashion pieces every woman needs

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Clueless look: The coat

Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print Cotton-blend Jacquard Coat ($3,445), at net-a-porter.com. GALLERY: 10 coats and jackets every woman needs

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Clueless look: The slip dress

Double Layer Lace Trim Dress by Oh My Love ($78), at topshop.com. GALLERY: 10 best slip dresses

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Clueless look: The pumps

Alexander Wang Pumps ($515), at Holt Renfrew. GALLERY: 11 investment shoes every woman needs

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

’90s movie fashion inspiration: She’s All That (1999)

For every fashion statement, there’s an iconic ’90s movie that trail-blazed it: “I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. You know, except for the whole hooker thing,” says Laney Boggs after her prom queen makeover. MUST-READ: How to get the '90s cool girl style

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the look: She’s All That (1999)

Instead of heels and a slip dress, Rachel Leigh Cook’s Laney Boggs feels more at home in overalls and a tee, all covered in painterly swirls to rep her art student roots. We gave her tie-dyed heels for good measure. GALLERY: 10 most stylish '90s films

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the She’s All That look: The overalls

Mango Dark Denim Dungarees ($89.95), at mango.com. GALLERY: 10 overalls you need to own

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the She’s All That look: The shirt

The Gap Tailored Shirt ($54.95), at gapcanada.ca. GALLERY: How to dress like your fave celeb this spring

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the She’s All That look: The heels

Kate Spade Lilia Heels ($328), at katespade.com. GALLERY: 50+ best spring shoes

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the She’s All That look: The lip gloss

Chanel Rouge Double Intensité in Pink Twist ($39), at chanel.com. GALLERY: 10 most iconic lip glosses

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

’90s movie fashion inspiration: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Sometimes head-to-toe PVC and a wardrobe of feathery blazers require a more sophisticated analysis than “does this crop top make me look fat?” Just ask Janeane Garofalo’s Heather: “This dress exacerbates the genetic betrayal that is my legacy.” GALLERY: 50 best swimsuits for your body type

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the look: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Pastels exist to make the world a brighter, happier place, and it wouldn’t hurt to occasionally take a page out of this stylishly unselfconscious duo’s playbook: although the whimsical world of Charlotte Olympia came after their time, it’s safe to say that Romy and Michelle could have taken these periwinkle, candy-coated heels to their high school reunion, and killed it. And so can you. MUST-READ: The top 5 fashion films

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Romy and Michele look: The dress

Christopher Kane Petals Mini Dress ($1,257.21), at farfetch.com. GALLERY: Best spring dresses under $250

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Romy and Michele look: The shoes

Charlotte Olympia Sweet Dolly Suede Platform Pumps ($933), at mytheresa.com. MUST-READ: Best Spring 2014 shoes

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Romy and Michele look: The jewellery

Kanupriya Gold Amethyst and Chalcedony Constance Earrings ($155), at maxandchloe.com. GALLERY: Cool earrings you need to wear now

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

’90s movie fashion inspiration: The Craft (1996)

Remember when you could take personal grooming days? Teacher: “Homeroom starts at 8:45 sharp!” Bonnie: “Sorry, my pedicure ran late.” OK, so that wasn’t really a thing, but that urgency is the beauty of high school rebellion. GALLERY: How to wear '90s minimalism

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the look: The Craft (1996)

While playing by the rules seems to be working for you (and your employer) these days, thankfully there’s room to unleash your anti-establishment, gothic counterpart in your style, through a studded backpack and collared blouse. Rebel! MUST-READ: Top 5 summer movie fashion moments

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the The Craft look: The shirt

Viktor & Rolf Studded Collar Shirt ($880), at farfetch.com. MUST-READ: A '90s grunge-era fashion memory

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the The Craft look: The skirt

Karl Lagerfeld Veronica Tartan Wool Mini Skirt ($310), at net-a-porter.com GALLERY: 10 art and fashion pieces you need to own

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the The Craft look: The backpack

Alexander McQueen Black Studded Leather Skull Padlock Backpack ($2,075), at ssense.com. GALLERY: 10 backpacks to wear now

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

’90s movie fashion inspiration: Empire Records (1995)

While so much of this cult classic has been dissected and venerated for nearly 20 years, particularly when it comes to Rex Manning (the fictional washed-up musician even has his own real-life day—April 8, FYI) what remains clear in its entirety is that Liv Tyler rocks a crop top and pleated skirt like no other high school girl. And this: “This music is the glue of the world Mark. It's what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless.” Thanks, Eddie. GALLERY: How to wear varsity chic

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the look: Empire Records (1995)

In that vein, here’s to the eternal appeal of the faux-schoolgirl uniform: the black combat boots add a masculine edge to this sunny yellow pleated skirt and cropped sweater. Now, don’t you have a test to study for? GALLERY: Top 10 most stylish '90s movies

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Empire Records look: The skirt

H&M Sweatshirt Skirt ($49.95), at hm.com. MUST-READ: Your ultimate summer dresses fashion guide

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Empire Records look: The crop top

White Fluffy Cropped Jumper ($), at missselfridge.com. MUST-READ: The ultimate '90s fashion guide

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How to dress like a '90s movie icon this summer

Get the Empire Records look: The boots

Shellys London Surba Combat Boots ($91), at thebay.com. GALLERY: 10 must-have beach accessories for summer

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