Steal Her Style: Cher From "Clueless" | Clozette

At the top of your head, could you name an iconic movie character from the '90s that's more fashionable than Cher Horowitz? As if! Armed with a computerised outfit selector and a rotating wardrobe full of glamorous outfits, Cher easily became one of the most stylish heroines of all time. And even though the film was released right in the middle of the 1990s, Cher's style was not confined to the trends of the decade. After all, she is a trendsetter and not just any teenage girl who's eager to ride the tide.

A GIF of 3 fashion sketches of Cher's outfits from 'Clueless'

Artworks by Tisha Esquejo

From plaid skirts to the knee-high socks, Cher's fashion identity is undeniably preppy with just the right amount of sassy details. If you love Cher's style as much as we do, here are some tips on how you can steal her style without looking outdated in 2018.

Pair plaids with neutral pieces

A black cropped silk-blend top with a huge ribbon, a yellow checked jacquard-knit wrap skirt, a pair of crescent moon dangling earrings, and a high-heeled sandal with a blue and white striped straps

ALICE + OLIVIA Deidra cropped silk-blend top, USD285; Prada Checked jacquard-knit wrap skirt, USD955; Bata Red Label Edgy Partywear in Annalisa, SGD59.95/~USD43.96; Thomas Sabo Generation Charm Club earrings, Price unavailable

We all know that Cher's yellow plaid suit is iconic but at this point, it's really more fitting as a Halloween costume rather than an outfit for everyday wear. Lessen the costume-y vibe by pairing a yellow plaid skirt with a neutral top. We recommend going for a midi wrap plaid skirt and a classy cropped top to put an updated spin on this memorable ensemble. 

Go for sheer blouses

A black sequined tulle top, a pair of white linen flared pants, and a black velvet platform sandal

Tom Ford Sequined tulle top, USD1,494; Frame Linen-blend flared pants, USD330; Rupert Sanderson Savanna velvet platform sandals, USD695

In several scenes, we see Cher wearing sheer blouses. It's usually styled with a spaghetti-strapped tank top underneath. Overall, it's a nice casual look that can also work in workplace settings with just a few adjustments. Instead of layering tank tops under sheer blouses, opt for a tulle top with sheer details. Add some heels and that's it, you're already good to go. 

Pair basics with prints

A white ribbed cotton-jersey longsleeved top, a pink houndstooth button down mini skirt, a black leather-trimmed stretch-tulle sock boot, and a black velvet backpack

James Perse Ribbed cotton-jersey top, USD195; Paul & Joe Allumet houndstooth cotton mini skirt, USD121.50; Dolce & Gabbana Leather-trimmed stretch-tulle sock boots, USD845; Miu Miu Leather-trimmed velvet backpack, USD1,360

There's no other ensemble more quintessentially Cher than plaid mini skirts paired with basics. She usually matches this outfit with Mary Jane shoes complete with knee-high socks. However, that can look too young for those of us who are already out of high school. Swap it instead with a pair of sock boots with tulle or lace features. Finally, pick a faux fur or velvet backpack to go with this very preppy ensemble. 

Wear mini dresses

A sky blue gingham mini dress, and a lace-trimmed satin mini dress

Madewell Gingham cotton-blend mini dress, USD100; Prada Lace-trimmed satin mini dress, USD300

Whether it's the cute dainty kind or a daring one, it's obvious that Cher loves wearing mini dresses. At one point, you can even spot her sporting a very '90s babydoll empire-waisted dress. There are two distinct ways Cher wears her mini dresses: as it is (during party or date scenes) and layered with a sheer top or white shirt (on school-related scenes). It's very easy to emulate as long as you have the confidence to pull it off. 

Always put in the effort

Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz applying her lipstick in front of a mirror in 'Clueless'

You'll never catch Cher looking "ensembly challenged" and that's because she always puts in the effort when it comes to dressing up. She knows the power of a good outfit in creating a good impression. Getting a driver's license? Wear your most "capable-looking" outfit. But remember that it takes more than looking the part to get what you want, you also need to develop the necessary skills. Good thing Cher realises that in the end. Now, that's what you call a happy ending!

Next, check out how you can steal Carrie Bradshaw's style.



When it comes to wardrobe staples, basic tees top the list. The simplicity and comfort they offer are perfect for almost every occasion, mood or look you're going for. But how exactly do you maximise the versatility of this fashion piece? Let our Clozetters show you.

Black out

Woman wearing a black shirt and black striped pants

(Photo from: chescademesa)

Chic layers

Woman wearing a white shirt inside a jumpsuit

(Photo from: cforcassan)



This year, Singapore is celebrating its 53rd year of independence. The small nation has already given significant contributions on culture, business and even lifestyle in its short span of freedom, making us anticipate what's more to come from the country. But other than the glory of being known on a socio-political level, the streets of SG is also home to sleek and chic fashion looks. So to join the Lion City's continuous growth as a country, here are some red and white looks you can sport on the special day depending on your vibe. 

Brilliantly bold

A white 3/4 sleeved T-shirt with Mickey mouse breast pocket, a corduroy button down mini skirt, a red laced-up boot with black accents and a black and white striped bag

Uniqlo Love & Mickey Mouse Collection 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt, SGD19.90 (available 17 August at Uniqlo Orchard Central Flaghip and online at; available in all other Uniqlo stores on 3 September); Valentino Garavani Candystud Bag, price unavailable; Pomelo Fashion Mini Corduroy Button Down Skirt, SGD 24.00; Chloé Fall Winter 2018  Red Boots, price unavailable

Want a bold outfit that's perfect for an entire day's worth of fun? Mix and match textures, prints and fabrics through a comfy top, a corduroy skirt and some killer booties that make a statement for a showstopper look that's still comfy to wear the entire day. Match it with an edgy yet chic handbag for all your daily necessities.

Minimalist mood

A white ribbed polo shirt, a pair of red high-waist belted tapered pants, a clear buckled cross body bag, and a white sneaker

Pomelo Fashion Ribbed Polo Shirt, SGD 34.00; Pomelo Fashion High Waist Belted Tapered Pants, SGD 44.00.jpg; Pomelo Fashion Clear Center Buckled Cross Body Bag, SGD 44.00; Bata National Day Kicks in White, SGD46.95

Are you a minimalist? Add small details to your usual outfit by mixing a ribbed top with some chic tapered pants embellished with its own cinch belt, then top it off with cute sneaks created especially for National Day for a new take on a patriotic look.  Finish the look with an interesting but still minimalistic handbag to complete the clean-cut look.  

Elegant elements

A red velvet flounce sleeve bodysuit, a pair of white high waist wide leg pants, a pair of heart drop earrings, and a floral printed tote bag

Pomelo Fashion Velvet Surplice Flounce Sleeve Bodysuit, SGD 34.00; Pomelo Fashion High Waist Heart Zip Wide Leg Pants, SGD 44.00; Diamante Heart Link Drop Earrings, SGD 14.00; Tory Burch Rory Printed Tote in North Nappa, price unavailable

Have fancy plans laid down for your celebration? We say pull out your best suit — bodysuit, that is. Pair it with a simple yet classy pair of white pants and some simple dangling earrings for a soft and romantic look, completed with an embroidered tote as your statement piece. 

Cherry bomb

A tank jumpsuit with striped flare pants, a red translucent thin cat eye sunglasses, a single strapped sandal in white, and a navy blue tote bag with cherry prints

PH5 Jacinta Tank Jumpsuit, price unavailable; Elletronico Helen L Cherry Tote, SGD95; Translucent Thin Cat Eye Sunglasses, SGD 19.00; Bata Single Strapped Sandals in White, price unavailable

If a red and white ensemble is one of your favourite colour combinations to play with, go full-on cherry chic! Slip on a jumpsuit and complete it with cool accessories like a graphic tote and cat-eye sunnies for a cheeky and playfully fun vibe. 

Casual and comfy

A pair of maroon shorts, a white t-shirt with a small watermelon sail boat detail, a silver necklage with a wheat grain pendant, and a white cross toe sandal

6IXTY8IGHT Maroon Shorts, SGD13.90; 6IXTY8IGHT Sail Tee, SGD13.90; PANDORA Autumn '18 Floating Grains Necklace, SGD159; Bata Cross Toe Sandals in White, price unavailable

Not everyone is up for a loud day out. Some prefer to celebrate at home, watching the National Day parade on TV, surrounded by some homemade food and chill company. But that doesn't mean you must skip out on style. A comfy tee with cute detailing, lounge shorts, and some sandals are great for an effortlessly cool ensemble. Add in a small, but still unintrusive, accessory for a pop of detail that gives your casual outfit a special touch just for the occasion.

(Cover photo from: cforcassan)