At least for Fall 2012....
Disclaimer: I recently spent an entire weekend watching Heathers, Clueless, and Mean Girls. And then I may have spent a couple hours shopping online trying to re-create some of my favorite Cher Horowitz fashion ensembles. SO, I may have made all this up in my own head...but nevertheless, I didn't have to search very long or hard to find that my Fall Fashion Inspiration isn't exactly unique to me.
My favorite recent coverage of Clueless fashion inspiration was on The Coveteur. As soon as I saw their post on Twitter, my heart skipped several beats with excitement...but it just wasn't enough to satisfy my thirst for more argyle, more sheer tops, more fuzzy pencils, more 90s pop music, more eye candy for my very own closet...
I will never forget the day that I saw Clueless for the first time....I had just gotten my braces put on and my mom felt bad for me. So she took me to a theater in Kentucky, near my orthodontist. I sadly discovered that my teeth hurt too much to chew the sour patch kids and hot dog I picked up at the concession stand (seriously, a movie theater hot dog? what was 12 year old me thinking!?!?) But, as soon as "Kids in America" started blazing - I had a new form of candy, nourishment: FASHION!
(also note: being in a movie theater in Kentucky when she makes the wedding joke, "AS IF! I'm only 16. This is California, not Kentucky," I laughed heartily as my fellow movie patrons boo'd the screen. It was awesome.)
While I was never gutsy enough to follow in Cher's footsteps back then (as a painfully self conscious middle school girl with acne, braces, and 80s perm frizzy hair), I certainly spent many years wearing argyle and plaid as my homage to Ms. Horowitz. So not that I have found myself re-inspired by the fashion of Clueless, I am doing it! Full steam... And you are invited to join me!
The HauteMess Guide to Becoming a Modern Day Cher Horowitz
Start blazing "Just A Girl," "Shoop," "Kids in America," and "Supermodel" - grab your mochaccino, and let's start shopping...
1. Subtle Sexiness in Sheer Tops:
2. Unabashedly Stand Out Colors & Prints:
3. Preppy to the Max Collar & Sweater Combos:
4. Less Than Subtle School Girl Sex Appeal with the Oh-So-Powerful-Mini:
5. And Finally...Whimsy Accessories that scream "I don't give a f***, this is FUN!":
|Fuzzy pens here|