Model-off-duty style may seem like a 21st-century phenomenon, but it's been a thing since photographers started documenting it, with public interest growing with each passing decade. With the '90s being the age of the supermodel and looks of the decade being such a significant trend at the moment, we couldn't think of a better time than the present to give you a glimpse into model-off-duty style of the '90s. We scoured the archives to bring you all the It girls of the time—Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss included (naturally). What we found most eye-opening is that we could easily picture many of the It models of today (Bella Hadid, Taylor Hill, Joan Smalls, Behati Prinsloo, etc.) wearing these outfits. Velvet, chokers, and slip dresses abound. Curious yet?
Without further ado, keep scrolling to see what model-off-duty style looked like in the '90s, and shop the staple pieces that are still cool today at the end.
We need a side-by-side shot of Kendall and Gigi right about now.
This is the It color of fall 2016.
And these are the It sunglasses of fall 2016!
Behold the birth of airport style.
A slip dress layered over a tee is classic '90s. Case in point.
Raise your hand if you're wearing something velvet right now.
These jeans are perfection.
We'll never tire of a good Canadian tuxedo.
It doesn't get chicer than this duo.
This outfit will never go out of style.
Your classic Adidas sneakers are Kate Moss–approved.
Once a risk-taker, always a risk-taker.
Shop '90s model-off-duty staples:
If they're good enough for '90s Kate Moss…
Wear it over a T-shirt with tights and combat boots for the most authentic look.
Get the vintage Levi's look without the hassle.
Yes, chokers are still going strong.
These stunners are selling out everywhere.
We'd wear this over a black slip dress.
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Every cool celebrity has been wearing these.
Like it or not, stirrups have crept back into our lives.
This is giving us Cindy Crawford vibes.
Ready for more pre-aughts nostalgia? Here's what fashion week looked like during the '90s.