Three words: "Oh. My. Gaaawd!" There are few TV catchphrases as universally recognisable as the squawk of Janice Litman-Goralnik (née Hosenstein). This iconic Friends character might not be one of the central six, yet her moments on-screen can be counted among some of the most memorable of the show's run. Whether you love her or loathe her, one thing's for certain: Janice had one of the most personality-packed wardrobes of all the Friends cast.
From head-to-toe leopard print and acid-green suits to flashy logos and high-shine boots, Janice was the queen of the so-bad-it's-good ensemble. Back in the '90s, her outfit choices were considered tacky, yet as is often the case with fashion, things have come full circle, and suddenly some of her fave looks are starting to look quite—dare we say—chic? Yes they're still very maximalist, even for 2018, however we could totally image ourselves donning a Janice-inspired leopard-print shirt this autumn.
What can we say? Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. Scroll down to see our favourite Janice fashion trends and how to wear them now.
Style Notes: Bold, plastic and pink—Janice was a big fan of a statement earring. For an updated look, try Mango's hot pink sequined pair, or nail two trends in one with Oscar de la Renta's shell-and–faux pearl earrings.
Style Notes: It was an unusual colour choice for a suit in the '90s, but the S/S 19 runway was awash with Kermit-coloured pieces. Ganni is our go-to for green buys at the moment (see the below polka dot skirt), or for a lower price point, try this Topshop suit.
Style Notes: No, it's not subtle, but does Janice care? Not even a little bit. She was all about the shouty accessories and look-at-me logos—an attitude that can be seen in 2018's top-selling accessories: Think Gucci's logo belt or Jacquemus's mini bags.
Style Notes: The moment Janice bumps into Rachel and Ross at the hospital before giving birth is a memorable one. We, however, were slightly distracted by her incredible patent ankle boots, which wouldn't look out of place in Aeyde's new-season collection. We want one in every colour.