8 Celebrities Who Had Impossibly Good Style as Kids


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It should come as no surprise that with the massive resurgence of all things '90s fashion would produce a strong sense of nostalgia for the decade's most iconic celebrities and all the throwback photos the internet can serve up. Fashion's cyclical nature tends to recycle past trends every so often, meaning that a walk down memory lane (or, in this case, a deep dive into the Getty Images archive) is sure to produce a plethora of style inspiration that seems more relevant than ever today.

That's exactly how this particular story came about. As I was 10 pages deep into '90s photo archives, I came across an image of a young Scarlett Johansson dressed in a near-identical outfit to something I had just come across in my Instagram feed earlier that day. It involved plastic hair clips and a pair of chunky platform sandals—two trends that, ironically or not, have reared their heads again in 2018. But it got me thinking that if a 13-year-old ScarJo was predicting current trends as a kid, then there had to be even more celebs who served up good style back in the day too.

Behold all the photos from my nostalgic image research that prove certain stars had good style since day one. From a young Zoë Kravitz to a dreamy teenage Leonardo DiCaprio, go on to see (and get inspired by) the outfits celebrities wore as kids.


Zoë Kravitz, 1997
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Kravitz's signature edgy style and pout were clearly her things from a very early age.


Dakota Fanning, 2001
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Serving up red carpet glamour at just the age of 6.


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 1998
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Name a more iconic fashion duo (no matter what age)… We'll wait.


Scarlett Johansson, 1997
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I can't decide what's more iconic about this ScarJo 'fit: the blue hair clips, the platform sandals, or the semi-sheer knit dress.


Angelina Jolie, 1991
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Angie's oversize suit and lace cami could 100% be a street style look today.


Tia and Tamera Mowry, 1998
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Satin! Square necklines! Strappy sandals! So '90s it (almost) hurts.


Leonardo DiCaprio, 1993
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We could all take a few notes from Leo's excellent layering abilities.


Natalie Portman, 1996
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Her beaded drawstring bag looks a lot like Ganni F/W 18.

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So many "aww"-inducing moments.

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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.