Nineties Style Has a Modern Moment

Thought the retro fashion cycle was over? As if. The 1990s are back in style with miniskirts, crop tops, and mad-for-plaid ensembles straight out of Clueless — with a modern twist suited for today’s fashion set. Here, eight vibrant looks, bursting with color, that’ll help you get in touch with your inner Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport and then spring into spring.

Edited by Kristen Schott | Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz | Hair and Makeup by Alayna Rakes | Photography by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Mood Musings

Stella McCartney Magnolia dress in grape, $1,950 at Joan Shepp (Center City). Cher padded headband, $14 at Urban Outfitters (Rittenhouse). Valentino Garavani Roman stud wool top-handle bag, $2,980, and Gianvito Rossi Bijoux puffy Napa dual-band slide sandals, $875, both at Neiman Marcus (King of Prussia). Signature collection yellow gold 17.5-inch chain-link necklace (top), $7,750, two yellow gold 31-inch flat oval chain necklaces (bottom), $8,350 each, yellow gold pavé diamond Curb link ring (top), $2,490, and Alluvial collection fancy pink-purple diamond ring (bottom), price upon request, all at Bernie Robbins Jewelers (Villanova).

spring fashion

Spring Fashion 2022. Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

The 411

Jonathan Simkhai Bianca striped space-dye cardigan, $495, and matching Hayvn striped space-dye knit pants, $465, both at Kirna Zabête (Bryn Mawr). Signature collection yellow gold large diamond hoops, $5,500, yellow gold pavé diamond Curb link ring (left), $2,490, Alluvial collection fancy pink-purple diamond ring (above left), price upon request, and cognac diamond flower ring (above right), price upon request, all at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

spring fashion

Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Checks Out

The Elder Statesman mandarin crewneck, $825 at Saks Fifth Avenue (Bala Cynwyd). Alice + Olivia collared black sweater, $350, Emilie box-pleat miniskirt in black double-windowpane, $295, and Prada Monolith leather logo platform loafers, $1,150, all at Neiman Marcus. Butterfly chain, $25, link chain, $19, and socks, $14, all at Urban Outfitters. Signature collection yellow gold large diamond hoops, $5,500, Zydo white-gold small diamond stretch bracelet (top), $9,800, white gold large diamond stretch bracelet (bottom), price upon request, and Alluvial collection fancy pink-purple diamond ring, price upon request, all at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

spring fashion

Spring Fashion 2022. Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Kids in America

Acne Studios cardigan, $620, and L’Agence Jodie V-neck slip dress, $495, both at Skirt (Bryn Mawr). Riley graphic tank, $88, and R13 Courtney high-top sneakers, $1,135, both at Joan Shepp. Phillips House yellow gold large infinity pavé diamond star stud earrings, $3,395, signature collection rose gold 16.5-inch rainbow sapphire tennis necklace (top), price upon request, rose gold 18-inch rainbow sapphire tennis necklace (bottom), $10,125, Alluvial collection fancy pink-purple diamond ring (right), price upon request, and Pasquale Bruni rose gold Bon Ton collection chalcedony ring with diamonds (near right), $5,750, all at Bernie Robbins Jewelers. Versace La Medusa mini hobo bag in lilac, $1,425 at Neiman Marcus.

sports-inspired style

Spring Fashion 2022. Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Team Captain

In Earnest by Byron Lars Elizabethan V track jacket, $745, and Bailey44 Stella sweater, $128, both at Joan Shepp. Alice + Olivia off-white shorts, $265 at Neiman Marcus. Willow hexagon oversize sunglasses, $5 at Urban Outfitters. Marlyn hoop earrings with stars (near right), $38 at Skirt. Signature collection yellow gold large diamond hoops, $5,500, yellow gold pavé diamond Curb link ring (left), $2,490, and Alluvial collection fancy pink-purple diamond ring (right), price upon request, all at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

sweater vest

Spring Fashion 2022. Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Geek Chic

Ganni Space Living Future wool mix-knit sweater vest, $215, Nanushka Vaeda flared satin pants, $525, and Jimmy Choo crystal plexi mules, $1,095, all at Neiman Marcus. OPDNY crystal long-sleeve top, $650 at Joan Shepp. Chain belt, $25 at Urban Outfitters. Phillips House yellow gold large infinity pavé diamond star stud earrings, $3,395, and yellow gold pavé diamond Curb link ring, $2,490, both at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

preppy look

Spring Fashion 2022. Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Prep School

Hat, $25 at Urban Outfitters. Veronica Beard Merlin dickey jacket in navy, $850, and Nanushka orange vegan leather mini dress with frill detail, $525, both at Neiman Marcus. Signature collection yellow gold 17.5-inch chain link necklace, $7,750, and yellow gold pavé diamond Curb link ring, $2,490, both at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

Clueless-inspired jacket and dress

Spring Fashion 2022. Photograph by Charlie Wrzesniewski

Valley Girl

Cult Gaia Paolo feather jacket, $1,998, Just Cavalli Simona lynx-print bodycon dress in cherry, $395, and Christian Louboutin Elisa mini capsule leather scarf-wrapped top-handle bag, $1,590, all at Neiman Marcus. Phillips House yellow gold large infinity pavé diamond star stud earrings, $3,395, signature collection rose gold 16.5-inch rainbow sapphire tennis necklace (top), price upon request, rose gold 18-inch rainbow sapphire tennis necklace (bottom), $10,125, Pasquale Bruni rose gold Giardini Segreti moonstone and diamond five-petal ring (left), $7,250, and Alluvial collection fancy pink-purple diamond ring (right), price upon request, all at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

Published as “The New Nineties” in the March 2022 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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