All Hail The Queen, Ray-Ray Green

Inevitably, isolation has meant many of us (myself included) have been keeping ourselves amused by binging on our favourite sitcom. It’s true, our favourite group of pals really are always there for us, hence why millions across the globe eagerly anticipate their return to our screens – providing Emma has finally woken up from her nap!

As quickly as I’ve flown through an entire series, I’m reminded of the 90s genius that is Rachel Green’s wardrobe, and not just because I find myself dressed daily in high-waisted sweatpants, tank tops and some form of Britney-inspired scrunchie in my hair.

There has been a definite resurgence of 90s chic across the catwalks this season. *cue huge sigh of relief from those of you also sporting an ‘isolation’ wardrobe very similar to mine* Yep, there’s all kinds of Rachel Green inspo flying around this season and I’m here to show you my top picks to incorporate into your wardrobe – during isolation and beyond.

Dare with Décolletage 

The first trend being revived this season, and modelled numerous times by our very own Rachel Green, is the focus on feminine necklines. Think elegant, yet sexy and let those collarbones do the talking.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £54, ASOS ; (right) £59.99, Zara.

Nine-tees and shirts 

Think 90s minimalism, clean cuts and collars. Rachel’s preppy predisposition is back for SS20. Timeless tees and simple shirts can be dressed up or down for versatile looks this coming season.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £25.99, Zara ; (right) £59, COS.

Slip into it 

The loyal slip dress is back to help us look elegant with ease but, this season, shorter style slips have been catching our eye. Perfect for summer shopping trips (as demonstrated by RG) or a soirée in the sunshine. Pair with 90s style strappy sandals to complete the look.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £100, Topshop ; (right) £17.99, Zara.

Sporty Spice 

Probably my favourite trend of all and one many of us have, no doubt, been (over)working for the last couple of weeks during isolation. Nevertheless, it’s here to stay – so make the most of it! Think ankle-grazer sweatpants, jersey fabrics and pretty much anything that looks like you’ve stolen it from your Dad’s ‘Uni Memories’ box that’s up in the attic.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £16, Nasty Gal ; (right) £18, Nasty Gal.
GET THE LOOK: (left) £25, Topshop ; (right) £20, ASOS.

It’s in the genes 

And it’s all in the shape. Stick to high waisted ‘Mom’ or ‘Straight’ cut jeans to achieve that iconic 90s look. A classic light wash is most loyal to the trend (so avoid more obscure bleaching techniques or too many rips). Be like Rachel and Ross.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £90, Tommy Hilfiger; (right) £25.99, Zara.

Tank it! 

This trend is going full throttle for SS20, it’s everywhere and evolving. On the catwalk we have seen classic low-neck tank tops as well as roll neck versions of the sleeveless favourite. Easy to pair with smart trousers, skirts or even our beloved sweats and chunky trainers for a super modern look.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £14, Missguided; (right) £25, All Saints.

TA-BRA!  

Despite her lack of intention to sport this particular outfit in public, Rachel was definitely ahead of the trend in this much-loved episode. Forget invisible bras and see through straps, it’s all about bra accentuation this season. Stitching details on sheer overlays and purposely placed piping are heeding Rachel’s call and making underwear into outerwear for SS20.

GET THE LOOK: (left) £32, Asos ; (right) £35, ASOS.

I guess the morale of this piece is Rachel Green is just as on trend now as she was then and, I for one, can’t wait to see what her wardrobe has to offer when Friends returns to our screens!

 

 

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