It's been two decades since 1999's Never Been Kissed was released, but don't let that fool you into thinking we had completely forgotten about Drew Barrymore's style in the film. It may not be the most remembered of '90s-era movies (we see you, Clueless), but it was nonetheless filled with style moments that are just as relevant today as they were then—specifically, the outfits Barrymore's character wore.
The film follows Barrymore's character as a 20-something reporter who goes undercover as a high school student to research for a story. While attending English classes and attempting to find an in with the cool girl clique at her new school, we see her character, Josie Geller's, outfits start to conform to the '90s teenage girl aesthetic that consisted of things like cardigans, slip skirts, and other items you'd easily find in the closets of fashion girls today. Keep reading to see which trends she wore in the movie and shop the 2019 versions of each.
Despite the angst-infused frown Barrymore's character is wearing here, we're still so into her feathery white top. It was likely so extra set against a 1999 high school cafeteria, but for 2019, feathers are a fashion girl's best friend. To be honest, if the exact top were available today, we'd have already added it to our baskets but thankfully the internet is rife with plenty of other pretty options.
Ditsy Floral Prints Galore
Romantic white floral tops may not have been as ubiquitous as they currently are when Barrymore styled them in Never Been Kissed, but this is proof that the breezy piece makes for the perfect match to jeans.
Cardigans and Slip Skirts in Every Colour of the Rainbow
Did Barrymore and her teenage crew time travel to 2019 when filming Never Been Kissed? From the look of it, yes. How else would they have known that wearing your cardigans buttoned all the way up as a top was the coolest thing since sliced bread? We're way into the styling here with slip skirts (so very '90s) and the array of colours they chose for the knits.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.