Brad Pitt Is the Only '90s Style Icon That Matters—Hear Me Out

We have the '90s to thank for so many inspirational style icons. There's no shortage of good style moments from the decade to look back on, from Jennifer Aniston and her minimal LBDs to the epic party looks Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell served up. Considering how influential the decade has become on 2019's aesthetic, I took it upon myself to mine the feed of Instagram accounts like Nineties Anxiety, which share the best throwback celeb looks.

But instead of waxing poetic about the names you already know and love for their fashion, I'm here to talk about the celeb whose '90s style just doesn't get the credit it deserves: Brad Pitt. Everyone's favorite childhood crush was quietly crushing it with his low-key cool outfits all along, though I'm pretty sure no one picked up on it because his outfits were usually in the shadows of whoever he was dating at the time in Hollywood (Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, to name a few).

Well, Brad, I hear you loud and clear. After taking a look at all of his best '90s outfits I could find, I realized he perfected the art of wearing wardrobe basics years ago—and it's finally time he gets the credit he deserves for styling staples like vintage denim, T-shirts, leather jackets, combat boots, and more in the coolest ways.

Keep reading to see why I'm loving Brad Pitt's '90s style lately and shop pieces to re-create his best looks.

He perfected simple denim outfits years ago.

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He gave Gwenyth Paltrow's '90s style a run for its money.

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An all-black outfit has never looked so good IMHO.

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The power of good wardrobe basics were never lost on him.

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Next, read about why I completely changed my mind on this "ugly" summer trend.

Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.