How “The Craft” Immortalized School Uniform Chic

Image via The Craft (1996)

The ’90s gave us more than Tamagotchi and Friends; it also gifted us with one of the most influential eras in fashion history. Part of the reason the button-downs and plaid patterns of the decade have resurfaced today is our access to nostalgic (oc)cult classics like 1996’s The Craft, which showed us that you don’t need super-striking pieces to showcase your personality. Let’s discuss!

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’90s Structure

The ’90s brought us structured outfits full of trousers, collared shirts, and chunky shoes – so the idea that a school uniform could be fashionable isn’t so outlandish. The preppy nature offered a sharp juxtaposition to the leading ladies of The Craft, who were a coven of teenage witches.

The Craft also showcased the importance of accessories and how something as small as a pair of shoes can transform an outfit. Through minimal touches and the pairing of different lengths and textures, each girl lets her individuality shine through.

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Why Has This Style Lived On?

Though what’s in style is under constant scrutiny, especially with micro-trends, some pieces will never go out of style. Elements of the school uniform – white tops, neutral cardigans, and pleated skirts – are just a handful of garments you can count on, and they’re also key to the fashion in The Craft.

Are you a fan of the fashion in The Craft, or is there another influential ’90s movie you have in mind? Share with us in the comments section below!

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