20 times Winona Ryder was our '90s style queen
If the success of Stranger Things is a sign that we’re going to get more Winona Ryder in our lives, we are SO for it. She’s not only an incredible actress who isn’t afraid to keep it real, she’s someone we immediately name-drop when it comes to our forever fashion icons. During the 1990s, Winona ruled the red carpet—whether she was going all-out-goth at movie premieres or giving her best glittery bombshell lewk at the Oscars.
Ready to get inspired? Here are 20 of Winona’s best ’90s style moments that will make you want to set fire to your closet and start it all over, ‘Nona-style.
1. This sweater with pockets (1989)
And heart necklace!
2. Blazer + pleated skirt combo (1989)
Very Heathers, OBVI.
3. Leather and denim (1989)
This outfit totally looks like something you could get from Topshop right now, amirite?
4. A vision in white (1989)
Only Winona could pull off sheer white pantyhose.
5. The bold red lip (1990)
And Johnny Depp by her side.
6. This dinosaur suitcase(1990)
The pegged pants, the scrunchy socks…THAT SUITCASE!
7. Sheer sleeves (1990)
You really can’t get more ’90s than this. And doesn’t Johnny remind you of The Mask here?
8. Even this casual outfit (1990)
…is still more rock n’ roll than we’ll ever be.
9. Seriously, come on (1990)
When DOESN’T she look incred? Has there really ever been a moment?
10.Another “casual” outfit (1991)
But still manages to look ~effortlessly~ COOL AF.
11. Business-y, yet boss (1991)
Still feelin’ them Heathers vibes, we see.
12. The wild card outfit (1992)
Not many people could pull off a sapphire bustier/blazer/eyelet combo, but Winona managed to look cuter than ever.
13. One word: VELVET (1993)
Calling Taylor Swift, could you have gotten inspiration for your BMI Awards outfit from THIS Winona moment?
14. The glamour…we can’t take it! (1994)
15. Probably the cutest moment of the entire decade (1996)
It’s like the ’90s alt version of Betty and Veronica.
16. Seriously, stop. (1996)
We’re going to have to bring finger waves into 2016, STAT.
17. Do you think she still has this outfit? (1997)
If so, maybe she can pull a Gina Rodriguez and lend it to us?! PLEASE?!
18. Proof she can pull off anything (1997)
From goth princess to an outfit straight outta Gentleman Prefer Blondes, WINONA RULES IT ALL.
19. *whispers* I see leopard print (1997)
An animal print cardigan and wedge sandals, we can’t breathe at this truly magical ’90s moment.
20. Skater boi style (1997)
Finally, this glorious moment in history when Winona and Gwyneth Paltrow were BFFs and even looked the same—they both dressed like skater boys, had pixie cuts, and accessorized with bottled water. A true #TBT.