I'm Bumping These '90s Trends Way Up After Binge-Watching High Fidelity

Anna LaPlaca
·4 min read

I hadn't even kicked off my self-isolation longer than 24 hours by the time I was knee-deep in Hulu's latest binge-worthy show High Fidelity, trying to unpack every inch of what made Zoë Kravitz's outfits—no, entire on-screen being—so damn stylish. I swear that by the second or third outfit, her character, Rob, changes into in the first episode, I was already frantically scanning my own closet in my mind to figure out how I could re-create even a sliver of her effortlessly cool, '90s grunge–inspired style.

You see, on the show, Rob and her crew of vinyl-listening Brooklynites (including the enigmatic Da'Vine Joy Randolph, whose character also serves some fire 'fits) exist in modern day, but the style in the show is teleporting me back to the '90s. Seeing how Kravitz styled quintessentially '90s trends like a sleek leather trench coat or one of her many vintage Hawaiian shirts has me seeing the styles of everyone's favorite decade in a new light—and might even have me reprioritizing my current shopping list.

It should come as no surprise that Kravitz is just as stylish on-screen as she is IRL, but entertain me for a few minutes more while I find yet another reason to stalk her style, won't you? Let's continue on to see her very best High Fidelity outfits, and shop the coordinating '90s-inspired pieces that are suddenly looking really appealing to me now.

Scrunchies (and Hawaiian shirts, too, for that matter):

You would think that wearing an offbeat combination of purple, green, and hot pink would make for an outfit failure, but somehow it translates perfectly well on Kravitz (or should I say, Rob?). Bright scrunchies are one of the first things in any fashion girl's '90s starter pack, yet the bright scrunchie she accessorized with here has me looking at it in a whole new light.

Get the look:

Manokhi Leather Hair Scrunchie ($86)

Who What Wear Tie Front Blouse ($30)

Also available in more sizes.

BDG Carter Deep Cuff Carpenter Jean ($69)

Gucci Black Brixton Horsebit Leather Loafers ($730)

Slick leather outerwear (no matter what's going on underneath it):

I think about this leather trench a lot, and I've come to the conclusion that it's the ideal shape that falls somewhere in between being a longline blazer and a standard trench coat shape. Seeing it featured in several outfits throughout the show—atop jeans and a tee or thrown over this strange combination of a shirt and ankle boots—has me realizing how much my own closet is in desperate need of one just like it.

Get the look:

Desa 1972 Belted Leather Trench Coat ($765)

Scotch & Soda/Maison Scotch Printed Hawaiian Top ($98)

H&M Pleated Skirt ($25)

Nicole Saldaña Platform Sock Boots ($425)

Luv Aj The Mini Martina Hoops ($45)

Tube tops—even better with hoop earrings:

You just can't talk about '90s fashion without bringing up tube tops. Here, Kravitz wears a cool printed one (could it even be a silk scarf tied into a top?) to DJ a warehouse party somewhere in Brooklyn, and paired with large hoop earrings, it's a going-out look that I'm certain I need to re-create this summer.

Get the look:

Susana Monaco Tube Top ($77)

Anine Bing Bar Silk Midi Skirt ($187)

Alison Lou Medium Jelly Hoop Earrings ($145)

Vintage band tees, because duh:

High Fidelity is about a record-store owner and music aficionado taking a journey through her top five heartbreaks. Of course, there were going to be vintage band T-shirts involved in the styling, and I'm happy to report that they're every bit as worn-in and cool as I could have hoped.

Get the look:

Daydreamer David Bowie Never Let Me Down Tour Tee in Vintage Black ($69)

Reformation Daphne Corduroy Pants ($148)

Adina's Jewels Gothic Initial Necklace ($56)

Socks with loafers:

Socks with loafers is a trend that's started to rear its head in 2020 on the street style scene. Am I 100% sure that it's a product of the '90s? No. But am I 100% sure that Kravitz makes it look like the only way to wear loafers? Absolutely.

Get the look:

Urban Renewal Vintage Oversized Tee Dress ($39)

Out From Under Beach Smocked Waist Short ($29)

Sam Edelman Ackley Loafers ($150)

Madewell Ribbed Trouser Socks ($20)

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