Given the state of the world right now, I have found myself longing for simpler times. Between watching reruns of old Friends episodes and perusing vintage celebrity images on Instagram, it seems I have a serious case of nineties nostalgia. Though my new obsession with all things old has not just become a way to pass the time, it’s also proven to be quite a fruitful exercise in outfit inspiration.
Between the faded denim, clean tailoring and simple silhouettes, many of the chic celebrity looks I’ve come across from the decade would not feel out of place over 20 years later. In fact, several of the outfits feel so modern, I’d happy re-wear them today if I could.
Jennifer Aniston sported a floral maxi to an event in 1997, which looks eerily similar to many iterations on the market this summer. Cameron Diaz wore a skirt-suit–and-sneaker combo in 1994, which also happens to be the outfit formula we saw influencers wearing at London’s most recent fashion week. Tyra Banks’ 1996 airport attire looks like it could have been photographed just yesterday, while the crochet midi dress Naomi Campbell wore in 1997 is so on-trend, I could have sworn an extra is wearing it in Harry Styles’ latest music video. I guess everything that was once old is new again. Keep scrolling for six celebrity throwback outfits we’d happily wear today.