When you hear the words "nineties fashion," most people immediately envision something sloppy, involving flannel, and heavy on slacker attitude. While it's true that these Alice-in-Chains-influenced styles were certainly emblematic of the time, grunge wasn't the only trend in town¬--oh no! The decade was also front-loaded with lots of edgy silhouettes, bright accents, and zany looks, all of which are feeling fresh again.
Accordingly, for our May fashion editorial, we decided to focus on modern reinterpretations of these uplifting fashions. Using the litmus test of Beverly Hills, 90210 and the show's amazing original wardrobe, we asked ourselves a question: what would Brenda, Kelly, Donna, and Andrea wear? The answers are endless¬--after all, there are so many nineties-inspired items available right now¬--but we did our best to honor our beloved heroines and create something fabulously fun for you. Whether you want to wear an entire look or simply fall for a single piece, please enjoy today's referential (but never reverential) story! One last note before we go: please know that you can click on any image to see it larger.
Photographer: Justin Coit; Creative Director: Katherine Power; Style Director: Angela Fink; Hair: Robert Mefford, The Wall Group; Makeup: Erin Smith, Celestine Agency; Nails: Jenna Hipp, Celestine Agency; Models: Tenley Nordstrom, Ford Models; Nicole Sander, Scarlett Kapella, Rina Rukharukova, all Next LA.
Shop The Spreads
Larsen Gray V-Neck Dress ($261, 646.442.2776), Marc by Marc Jacobs Daisy Watch Bracelet ($225), Linda Levinson Gold and Rhinestone Cuff ($225), Roxanne Assoulin for lee angel Leopard Print Earrings ($125, 212.334.6573), Bobbi Brown Lip Color ($22) in Raisin, Orly Nail Polish ($5) in Butterflies
Vena Cava Demon Blouse ($250), Scout Tiny Vest ($116), Pencey Studded Lust Skirt ($257), Hot Topic Matte Black Bangle Bracelets ($8 per pack), Silver Ring (stylist's own), Stila Lip Glaze ($22) in Cinnamon, Orly Nail Polish ($5, 818.994.1001) in Prince Charming
bebe Rolled Boyfriend Blazer ($169), Kimchi Blue Polka Dot Jumpsuit ($58, 800.282.2200), Forever 21 Lacquered Pearl Clip-On Earrings ($6), Roxanne Assoulin for lee angel Judi Chain and Pave Ball Necklace ($170, 212.334.6573), shu uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick ($23) in Red 134, SpaRitual Nail Lacquer ($10) in Too Hot To Handle
Alice + Olivia Misty Ruffle Blouse ($253), Sanctuary Denim Vest ($108), Genetic Denim Davis Slouchy Skinny Jeans ($209), Oliver Peoples Emerson Glasses ($315), Urban Outfitters Rose Headwrap ($10), Bobbi Brown Lip Color ($22) in Soft Rose, CoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss ($5) in Fig Splash, SpaRitual Nail Lacquer ($10) in Idyllic, Orly French Manicure Natural Look Nail Lacquer ($8) in White Tips
J Brand Acid Wash Ripped Jeans ($218), Opening Ceremony 3/4 Mock Neck Top ($220), Dr. Martens Vintage 1914-14 Eye Boots ($170), Jane Tran Tiffani Headband ($50), Urban Outfitters Flower Charm Necklace ($18), Ettika Triple Stack Multi Color Satin Cord Bracelet ($70), Avant Garde Rhinestone Bracelet ($225), Iosselliani Multi Stack Ring ($455, 310.289.9202), Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor ($9) in Ms. Understood
bebe Rolled Boyfriend Blazer ($169), Otis & Maclain Boy Pocket Chiffon Cami Tank ($140), Sanctuary Fairground Skirt ($108), Deena & Ozzy Scarf Chain Belt ($24), Ash Venus Foldover Sneakers ($148), Oliver Peoples Emerson Glasses ($315), American Apparel Flower Bow ($10, 888.747.0070), Forever 21 Classic Bead Earrings ($4), Lia Sophia Amethyst & Pearl Pin ($1320), Juicy Couture The Beau Watch ($195)
Nuj Novakhett The Quilted Racing Dress ($437), 7 for All Mankind Mars Denim Jacket ($250) in Vintage Honolulu, Forever 21 Lacquered Pearl Clip-On Earrings ($6), Lia Sophia Overlap Black & White Bracelet ($425), Lia Sophia Oval Link Bracelet ($375)