Winona Ryder Just Said What We've All Thinking About '90s Style

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It's hard to argue against the fact that Winona Ryder is one of the original style icons of the '90s. Early on in her career, she quickly perfected the cool-girl uniform of the decade—a pair of Levi's, a leather jacket showing just the right amount of wear and tear, and an always-classic band tee. That particular outfit combo along with many others trends of the '90s—chokers, platform shoes, and flannels—has been on a major resurfacing spree.

But how does one who actually witnessed the origin of these fashion moments feel about their revival? In a recent interview with Harper Bazaar UK, Winona Ryder opened up about all-things '90s style—that's she's not surprised about the current comeback and that certain trends of the time were, in short, bad. But there was a particular thing she said that struck a note with us. 

"There were certain things that were simply welcome - like, suddenly it was ‘cool’ to wear thrift store clothes, flannels, etc," Ryder explained of the '90s. "That was great in the sense that it was something that everyone could afford. I thought that was really cool. Then designers started making $500 flannel shirts and we were like, 'huh?'" 

As Ryder notes, many of the pieces that are currently part of the '90s revival come with a hefty price tag, but in actuality, the fashion of that particular decade was all about being, well, affordable. Seems slightly contradicting, no? Now that's something to think about.