There are many contributing factors to the greatness of seminal '90s movie Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Fashion girls will always conclude it's the costumes that shine brightest: Would the "Time After Time" dance routine be quite the same without the minidresses? Or the many highly quotable quips as hilarious sans plastic cherry jewellery and ridiculously wobbly platform heels? We think not.
If you are reading and have no idea what I'm talking about on any level, I suggest you get to Netflix immediately and gen up on this '90s classic. Why? Well, the more we look, the more we see there's a correlation between what's hot now and what was integral to Romy and Michele's wardrobe in the flick.
From AnOther magazine celebrating a new fashion label that references the out-there twosome as a design inspiration (it's a New York–based brand called Area NYC) to a street style–based resurgence in Romy and Michele's favoured accessories, there are High School Reunion influences to be found in almost every corner of the style world. The saccharine-sweet eclecticism that feels so right for 2017—from Zara to Gucci—could be seen as highly derivative of these two madcap Los Angeles girls. Plus, there are plenty of #OOTD and celebrity ensembles that we have mapped out below to prove it.
Keep reading to see the six ways this cult flick is making a fashion comeback…
Coats, shoes, dresses… Whatever Romy and Michele desired, it was most likely flourished with a feather trim.
Eva Chen's sassy marabou slippers are from a new accessories label gaining popularity, Brother Vellies.
Even Sienna Miller is in on the act—recently choosing a double ostrich-feather whammy from Prada.
What they lacked in hemlines, they made up for in bra padding and stretch-lamé. Hands up if you preferred these fun looks to the sombre pinstripe suiting?
Look to Reformation for a glut of R&M-friendly frocks. Taking a cue from the '90s but with sightly cooler, looser-fits, you'll feel bang-on for now.
Goodness knows if Kylie Jenner is purposefully referencing, but there are many shades of a classic High School Reunion look going on here…
Like Thelma & Louise on acid, the best friends' road trip would have been nothing without the clashing plastic shades.
Acetate frames are all over Instagram. And even better yet, you definitely don't have to spend a fortune to get involved.
This particular eyewear style from Saint Laurent is called the California and pays homage to another '90s icon—Kurt Cobain.
What is a pineapple 'do and baby-pink dress without a smattering of diamanté? A very valid question. But in all seriousness, we've seen directional fashion lovers adopting the twinkly bling again with an ironic nod. We're seeing everything from knee-high boots to anklets being covered in the sparkly stuff.
Diamanté chokers such as model Sita Abellan's have been cropping up all over our feeds. Also, props for adding in the aforementioned sunglasses as well.
Bella Hadid just found the extra-chic way to do this trend: Add fine sparkles to an LBD come party time.
Novelty accessories have been popular for some time now, but Romy and Michele's kitsch jewels and teeny-tiny handheld handbags could be spotted all over the streets of fashion week.
We imagine the girls would've fallen head-over-stacked-heels to grab this insider's favourite.
During Milan Fashion Week, silly-but-so-tempting mini bags took over the city. Now is not the time for all-but-the-kitchen-sink totes.
Way before Amal Clooney gave mismatched shoes a go, Michele Weinberger was all over the idea. And she didn't stop there—just look at the clashing dress and array of bags…
Miu Miu's Cruise 17 collection may be a very elevated version of the idea, but there are echoes of the movie to be seen.