STYLE STEALER: How To Dress Like Cher Horowitz From Clueless.by Carly Jacobs
If you’re a child of the nineties you probably know what it feels like to want a fluffy pen so badly you’d be willing to sell your childhood Pound Puppy for one. I blame Cher Horowitz for most of my 90s fashion obsessions. Tiny back packs, claw hair clips, maribou everything. Remember her wardrobe? The god damn rotating wardrobe with the touch screen computer outfit organiser that Cher had BEFORE TOUCH SCREENS WERE EVEN PRESENT IN DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENTS. Cher was easily my first ever style icon and she clearly holds a firm place in the hearts of my funky Smaggle readers because she won the Style Stealer Survey by a landslide. So here’s my tribute to the gal who put the phrase ‘As if!‘ on the map.
Cher has a few different styles that you need to consider when trying to steal her look. Think layered separates for casual occasions: little singlets over fitted t-shirts, bike shorts, comfortable jeans and super neat ponytailed hair. Every Day Cher loves a tailored look. Think checks and stripes, fitted blazers, mini skirts, over-the-knee socks and hats. Every Day Cher loves to colour code her ensembles, so be sure to match your handbag to your shoes and your shoes to your fluffy pen. Party Cher has only one major style rule. Always wear a tiny party dress. Think spaghetti straps, thigh grazing, solid blocks of colour or monochrome and minimal accessories.
Every Day Cher
Cher is fairly light on the jewellery front, so don’t go bigger than a simple chain necklace, stud earrings or a chunky faux crucifix at the most. She loves her handbags, shoes and hats though so make these items the focus of every outfit. If you’re popping on your little spaghetti strap evening frock you could do a bit of neck and hair bling too.
Simple and clean for day time with an added sweep of deep red lipstick at night. For Cher, beauty is all in the preparation so make sure you exfoliate your legs (they’re always on display) and keep your skin looking buttery smooth. The look is youthful and wholesome. Shiny hair, glowing complexion. Make it your goal to always look like you smell good.
‘So okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair (eww!) and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we’re expected to swoon? I don’t think so.’
‘It’s like that book I read in the 9th grade that said, ‘Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people.”
‘When I get my licence, I fully intend to break for animals.’
‘I feel like such a heifer. I had two bowls of Special K, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, a handful of popcorn, 5 peanut butter M&M’s and like 3 pieces of licorice.’
‘Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.’
If you enjoyed this Style Stealer post make sure you check out the other ones in this series… and yes they’re all from Pretty Little Liars. STOP JUDGING ME!