I should probably start this with a disclaimer: I grew up watching Friends religiously. Over the past 20-odd years, I struggle to remember a time where more than a month has passed without my watching at least one episode. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up with Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe and Joey on my TV, and nostalgia keeps drawing me back in, or if it’s the life lessons (like what not to do when you’re wearing leather pants) and outfits that still keep me entertained. Regardless, whenever my boyfriend suggests we rewatch the series from start to finish, I fall in love all over again (with him, too).
Which brings me to why we’re here today. Fashion has reached peak ’90s and early-’00s revival, and on my most recent Friends binge, I realised that Rachel Green (played by Jennifer Aniston) predicted all of 2017’s biggest trends. From obvious ’90s pieces like slip dresses and mom jeans to less expected trends like the colour purple and printed skirts, Rachel Green is proving to still be the ultimate style inspo.
Keep scrolling to see some of Rachel Green’s looks that we’d wear today.
Style Notes: One of the biggest colours (other than red and pink) this season? Purple. Wear a sweatshirt à la Rachel or a pair of trousers, coat or jacket.
Get this before it sells out (all the other skirts have already).
#6: Knee-high boots
Style Notes: Thinking about wearing knee-high boots this winter? Good idea. These shoes are all over the high street right now, with plenty of designers stocking their versions too. Style with a turtleneck and miniskirt for pure Rachel Green fashion.