23 Years Later, Cher Horowitz Is Fashion's Cool Girl Once Again
Unless you've been living under a rock with Patrick Star for the past year or so, you're likely well aware that the '90s have fully infiltrated today's fashion world. High-waisted mom jeans are flooding the racks of nearly every store, overalls have experienced quite the resurgence in popularity, and you can't walk more than a block on the streets of New York without seeing at least one person rocking a pair of chunky-soled Dr. Martens. The latest addition to this ever-growing list of '90s-inspired fashion trends? Yellow plaid — specifically, the type that gained prominence when none other than '90s queen Cher Horowitz wore it in Clueless.
It's been 23 years since Cher ruled the halls of Bronson Alcott High School with her BFF, Dionne Davenport, and the Beverly Hills blondie is back in the fashion spotlight. Her most iconic outfit in the coming-of-age rom-com — that bright yellow plaid blazer and pleated schoolgirl skirt set — has had a major influence on designers this year. I mean, who wouldn't want to honor a look this legendary?!
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Clueless-inspired pieces debuted on the Fall 2018 runways, with big names like Versace and Michael Kors sending their own high-end iterations of Cher's plaid outfit down the catwalk. Plus, retailers like Urban Outfitters, Topshop, and Revolve are currently selling a wealth of bright checkered blazers, skirts, dresses, and more that are transporting us back to 1995 when Clueless first hit the silver screen. As we head into the plaid-loving season of Fall, we're predicting the yellow-checkered obsession will grow even more than it already has in the past few months.
Ahead, see the evidence of Cher's reigning influence on the runways, and keep reading to shop a handful of yellow plaid items so you can incorporate a dose of Beverly Hills's biggest '90s diva into your wardrobe — no white knee-high socks required. Hello, Halloween outfit inspo!