From thrift shops to the runway, vintage fashions are the trend. Clothes, shoes and accessories from the 1990s are being refreshed and updated by the fashion forward like actress Winona Ryder. A fashion icon with her trademark brunette hair and red lipstick, she combines vintage fashion with quirky accessories for a look all her own.
The gamin beauty defined the grunge look of the 1990s in the movie Reality Bites, and that look can be achieved with today's vintage inspired fashion. Pair a short floral dress with a bowler hat, pearl earrings (two in each ear!) ripped tights and Doc Martens. Many vintage finds have pretty details like lace, button fronts and corset details. Your short floral dress will also work under a leather jacket with socks and short boots. Prefer a longer dress? Follow Winona’s lead and wear a sleeveless maxi dress in a ditzy print with your hair in a short bob and burgundy lip color.
Winona Ryder embodied cool in her ripped jeans and t-shirts. She wore a red sleeveless muscle shirt that would work today under a plaid shirt. You can wear a roomy plaid shirt over a tee, a dress or under a jacket. Pair it with faded denim shorts, neutral tights and neutral shoes and you have an effortless nod to grunge.
Work wear calls for a white button-up shirt with slouchy black slacks. Give your look an edge with a short faded denim jacket and a wrist full of silver bracelets. For a more professional look, try bold, matching colors or prints in a skirt and sweater look. In a recent spread in Interview magazine, Winona Ryder posed in a black dress, black gloves and red lips, showing how glamour in 2013 can be found in inspiration from the 1990s