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Sometimes, you come across an outfit you just can’t forget. It could be from a movie, a music video, a TV show, or a book — or perhaps it’s something your favorite famous person once wore while walking the dog or grabbing coffee. Welcome to This Week I Wanna Dress Like, where we pair pop culture inspiration with actually shoppable outfits.
Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Green might be most famous for her namesake haircut, but her personal style was just as influential throughout the ’90s — and unlike that layered shag, it totally holds up today. From layered slip dresses to overalls, nearly every look Friends’s resident fashion plate put together was, as Chandler Bing would say about gum, perfection. (Okay, except for this purple schoolmarm situation. Rach, why?!)
But while there are tons of memorable Rachel style moments worth shouting out (and shopping out), nothing really compares to the rolled-neck sweater, plaid mini kilt, and striped knee socks she wears in season 1’s “The One Where the Monkey Gets Away.” Keep in mind that this episode aired months before Clueless hit theaters, and years before Britney Spears stormed her high school halls in a similar schoolgirl-style outfit. And what’s more, it looks just as stylish 22 years later. Below, a few preppy pieces to help you complete the look, should you feel so inclined — whether you plan to wear it to the office, out to dinner, or, you know, while scooping monkey poop out of your shoe.
Got an iconic outfit you’re equally obsessed with? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org — I just might shop it out for you!