Olivia Rodrigo's latest look has us nostalgic for 90s fashion

We're totally bugging over her 90s-inspired outfit

Olivia Rodrigo attends the World Premiere of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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We all know that trends tend to live in a cyclical fashion, meaning that every so often they make a reappearance. Lately, 90's fashion trends have been making a comeback, and it would seem everyone—even Olivia Rodrigo—is getting in on the action. 

After showing off her favorite Glossier product, the Sour singer is now giving us a peek inside her fashion range with an edgy red and black plaid dress paired with over-the-knee open-toed platform boots. The complete look makes her look almost like a real-life Bratz doll.

She captioned the photo with, "all I did was try my best," which is one of the lines from her song brutal off of her debut album Sour.

The outfit is a departure from the softer looks that Olivia normally puts together and channels serious Alt-Girl-attitude evoking the spirit of punk and grunge that the 90s cool-crowd—Kurt Cobain, PJ Harvey, Courtney Love—were known for. 

Shop our edit of purse-friendly alternatives below and recreate the look. 

Olivia Rodrigo-inspired outfits

ZAFUL Women's Mini Dress | $25.99 - $34.99

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If you're looking for one of the <a href="https://www.myimperfectlife.com/buying-guides/best-summer-dresses-to-shop-all-2021" data-link-merchant="myimperfectlife.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">best summer dresses, then this is certainly on the list. 

Heartbreak Scoop Neck Tailored Mini Dress | $49 $23.20 (save $25.80)

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The scoop neck makes this dress super flattering and it can be worn layered over a simple T-shirt or long-sleeved top. 

ASOS DESIGN Camera Chunky Lace Up Knee Boots | $64 $48 (save $16)/£45 £36 (save £9)

ASOS DESIGN Camera Chunky Lace Up Knee Boots | <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=35719&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-camera-chunky-lace-up-knee-boots-in-black%2Fprd%2F20259532" data-link-merchant="asos.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$64 $48 (save $16)/<a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=25ZRSXYPVYg&mid=35719&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-camera-chunky-lace-up-knee-boots-in-black%2Fprd%2F20259532%3Fxaffid%3D25902%26r%3D1" data-link-merchant="ASOS.com"" data-link-merchant="asos.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£45 £36 (save £9)

Our love for the chunky boot is going nowhere. Live your best Grunge moments in these. 

CELNEPHO Wedge Platform Boots | $19.89 - $40.90

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Yes, we know they're technically motorcycle riding boots, but you can't argue with the fact that if you're trying to evoke the aforementioned spirit of grunge, then these are the boots for the job.

This isn't the only 90s trend that has caught our attention though. Remember the days when we would make friendship bracelets and necklaces out of beads? Well, if you're feeling nostalgic for the past, you can finally re-live your childhood as jewelry from the 90s is making a comeback.

One TikToker pointed out the differences between Millenial and Gen Z accessory trends pointing out that Gen Z is bringing back the "chunky" statement pieces. The video gained over 41,000 views and featured photos of examples of colorful beaded necklaces and "candy-like" rings.


resin rings = forbidden snack 👄#emmachamberlain #kidcore #cottagecore #bellahadid #beepybella #chunkyrings #pearlnecklace #resinrings

♬ Sims 2 - Coco & Clair Clair

Refresh your accessories with some fun childlike accessories that will help add a soft playful edge to practically any outfit.

'90s-inspired accessories

ASOS DESIGN Bracelet With Flower and Happy Face |$7.50/£5 £4 (save £1)

ASOS DESIGN Bracelet With Flower and Happy Face |<a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=35719&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-bracelet-with-flower-and-happy-face-beads-in-gold-tone%2Fprd%2F22935734%3F" data-link-merchant="asos.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$7.50/<a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=25ZRSXYPVYg&mid=35719&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-bracelet-with-flower-and-happy-face-beads-in-gold-tone%2Fprd%2F22935734%3Fxaffid%3D25902%26r%3D1" data-link-merchant="ASOS.com"" data-link-merchant="asos.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£5 £4 (save £1)

Some colorful arm candy by way of ASOS Design. 

ASOS DESIGN Heart Rings | $9

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These come in a pack of two so wearing them together is pretty much encouraged. 

ASOS DESIGN Star Flower and Pearl Necklaces | $11.50/£8

ASOS DESIGN Star Flower and Pearl Necklaces | <a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=kXQk6%2AivFEQ&mid=35719&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-pack-of-2-necklaces-with-star-flower-and-pearl-bead%2Fprd%2F23193745%3F" data-link-merchant="asos.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$11.50/<a href="https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=25ZRSXYPVYg&mid=35719&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-pack-of-2-necklaces-with-star-flower-and-pearl-bead%2Fprd%2F23193745%3Fxaffid%3D25902%26r%3D1" data-link-merchant="ASOS.com"" data-link-merchant="asos.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£8

You've seen THAT necklace and—quite rightly so—you're obsessed, but this one, which looks pretty similar, costs approximately $2290 less.

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 

Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.

When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.