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By Taya Flores


Five Ways to Modernize the Clueless Core Trend

If you're a fashion girl of a certain age, then you probably coveted Cher Horowitz's virtual closet from the 1995 teen cult classic, "Clueless."

The Beverly Hills treatment of Jane Austen's classic "Emma," not only gave comedic depth to the uppity tale of teen matchmaking gone awry but breathed new life into the slouchy anti - fashion scene so pervasive in the '90s.

Finally, those same trends are resurfacing today. From sweater vests to plaid suits, nearly all of Cher's iconic looks are in style again.

The trends that comprise the Clueless Core aesthetic include plaid, suiting, saturated colors and knit layers. Fitted mini dresses and cropped skirts are also on trend.

These styles can be found at your favorite secondhand shops including here at High Street Fashion Co. and we've got you covered!

Here are five ways to modernize the Clueless Core Trend.

1. Simplify the Suit

So if you find a vintage suit at your local thrift store or online shop, break it up by wearing the pieces as separates.

Try elevating the look by donning a suit in a monochromatic color.

Another way to modernize the suiting trend is to wear a bralette or bustier underneath the blazer for an edgier trend interpretation.

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2. Style Silhouettes

The outfits in the film were extremely tailored, but today's fashion plays with proportion. Make your look current by experimenting with the silhouette.

Try wearing an oversized men's blazer or women's tunic as a dress. You can belt the blazer or tunic to create shape. Pair with over - the - knee boots to show a little thigh while keeping most of your legs covered.

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3. Clue in on Color

Sometimes, you can simply take inspiration from the colors of an outfit or trend. Saturated color is a major trend for fall this year.

The trend departs from the traditional muted earth tones and plays up bold hues in pink, yellow and orange.

We recommend opting for concentrated versions of colors that you like to wear and fit well within your wardrobe.

If you already have a closet full of warm neutrals, try adding punchy gold hues, which compliment earth tones such as brown and dark green.

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4. Play with Plaid

Plaid was virtually ubiquitous in the film and routinely surfaces as a fall staple.

One way to refresh your plaid pieces is to mix them with a different type of print.

We love mixing our plaids with graphic tees to give it a streetstyle look.

You can also experiment by mixing different types of plaid prints together or pairing plaids with florals or animal print. The key is to focus on coupling complimentary colors.

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5. The Perfect 'Fit

Cher loved her bodycon mini dresses and these have made their way back into the styling game. Bodycon mini dresses create the perfect blank canvas to style a fall 'fit.

Just choose one in a neutral color. Add fun layers such as a faux fur coat or chunky cardigan.

Pair with over - the - knee boots or casual booties for that perfect fall 'fit.

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