I’m watching Clueless right now and it made me think about the profound impact this movie had on my sense of fashion, mostly that I didn’t have any until this movie came out. I was a fourteen-year-old tomboy, clueless (no pun intended) to the world of fashion and makeup until 1995.
Suddenly Cher and Dionne entered the scene and I was hooked. I started wearing plaid skirts and knee highs and I wanted to be Stacey Dash. I went through a not-so-attractive phase where I begged my mom to let me get braids just like Dionne. Well I didn’t look nearly as cute as Dionne and begged my mom to let me take them out three weeks later.
Watching it now as a 30-something, I have to say I still think almost everything the girls wore was totally cute. I preface that as saying ALMOST, there wore some iffy hats and a few odd color schemes for sure.
No outfit had a bigger impact on me then the outfit Alicia Silverstone wore in the pivotal ‘I love Josh scene’ and I would wear it today if I was still in my 20’s. But that does give me an idea for next Halloween….