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Little Fires Everywhere Is Full of '90s-Inspired Style That'll Take You Back in Time

Mar 20 2020 - 11:46am

When we heard Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller Little Fires Everywhere [1] was being turned into a short series on Hulu, we knew the screen style would be one to watch. (Especially since the show is produced by Hollywood heavy hitters Reese Witherspoon [2] and Kerry Washington [3], who also play the lead characters.) Set in 1997 in a conservative Ohio suburb called Shaker Heights, the show [4] follows the lies that begin to unravel after the affluent Richardson family meets newly arrived single parent Mia, played by Kerry, and her teenage daughter Pearl.

Costume designer Lyn Paolo helped bring the '90s to life by styling the characters in a mix of vintage/archival pieces for the show. Reese, who plays Elena Richardson on the show, is often seen in preppy styles like chambray dresses and cardigans paired with pearl necklaces. Think about Reese's fashion line Draper James [5], and you'll totally get the vibe.

Meanwhile, Kerry's style is a complete 180 from her onscreen counterpart Mia. Mia's wardrobe is full of vintage band tees and high-waisted jeans. Even the teenagers on the show are giving us major nostalgia with shirred tops and the classic '90s look consisting of denim overalls and plaid shirts tied around the waist. Ahead, we've rounded up some of the best looks from the show and shopped out similar pieces if you're feeling inspired.

Elena Richardson

Reese Witherspoon [7], who plays Elena Richardson, stays true to her personal style aesthetic on the show. She's seen in preppy pieces like chambray dresses, chic cardigans, and pearl necklaces throughout the episodes.

Draper James Denim Shift Dress

Draper James Denim Shift Dress [8] ($115)

Brinker & Eliza Luna Necklace

Brinker & Eliza Luna Necklace [9] ($209, originally $298)

Everlane The Cropped Alpaca Cardigan

Everlane The Cropped Alpaca Cardigan [10] ($100, originally $200)

Mia Warren

Kerry Washington [11], who plays Mia Warren, has a more casual style than her onscreen counterpart Elena. Think vintage David Bowie band tees, ribbed shirts, and jeans with back-pocket embroidery.

Nicholas Zia Ribbed Henley Sweater

Nicholas Zia Ribbed Henley Sweater [12] ($206, originally $275)

Agolde Nico High-Rise Slim in Virtue

Agolde Nico High-Rise Slim in Virtue [13] ($158)

161Madeworn David Bowie American Tour '78 Tee in Coal

161Madeworn David Bowie American Tour '78 Tee in Coal [14] ($161)

UO Ribbed Cropped Tank Top

UO Ribbed Cropped Tank Top [15] ($24)

Lexie Richardson

The Richardson's eldest daughter, Lexi, who is played by Jade Pettyjohn, is seen in classic '90s schoolgirl pieces like Steve Madden platforms, beaded necklaces, and plaid miniskirts.

ASOS Design High-Neck Half-Zip Top in Rib With Long Sleeve

ASOS Design High-Neck Half-Zip Top in Rib With Long Sleeve [16] ($14, originally 29.)

Steve Madden Kareena Black Flatform Sandal

Steve Madden Kareena Black Flatform Sandal [17] ($100)

UO Trixie Plaid Tweed Miniskirt

UO Trixie Plaid Tweed Miniskirt [18] ($40, originally $54)

Izzy Richardson

Megan Stott plays the Richardson's youngest, Izzy, on the show. Her style steers more towards grunge '90s looks like floral slip dresses, choker necklaces, and denim overalls with plaid shirts tied around the waist.

HVN Atlanta Printed Woven-Silk Knee-Length Dress

HVN Atlanta Printed Woven-Silk Knee-Length Dress [19] ($575)

Anthropologie Pilcro Painters Denim Overalls

Anthropologie Pilcro Painters Denim Overalls [20] ($158)

Shein Buttoned-Flap Pocket-Front Plaid Coat

Shein Buttoned-Flap Pocket-Front Plaid Coat [21] ($27)

Pearl Warren

Pearl Warren, who is played by Lexi Underwood, has similar rock 'n' roll style tendencies to her mother Mia on the show. She's often seen in shirred tops, ripped denim cutoffs, and sneakers.

Topshop Shirred Long-Sleeved Crop Top

Topshop Shirred Long-Sleeved Crop Top [22] ($21, originally $28)

Levi's 501 Original Shorts

Levi's 501 Original Shorts [23] ($70)

Romwe Black Velvet Choker Necklace

Romwe Black Velvet Choker Necklace [24] ($1)


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