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7 Autumn Outfit Ideas I’m Copying From ’90s Romcoms

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last one and a half years rewatching the classic romcoms of the late ’90s and early ’00s. When everything feels like it’s in disarray, there’s nothing more comforting than escaping into a world of cliché meet-cutes, dramatic proclamations of love and guaranteed storybook endings.

As the rest of the world invested their time in dramatic thrillers and cliffhanger-laden series (Squid Games, I’m looking at you), I happily retreated to an alternate reality before lockdowns, global pandemics or even social media existed. And while the saccharine, completely unrealistic storylines were enough to keep me around, I found myself staying for the fashion. I quickly discovered watching ’90s romcoms was more than just a tool for escapism—it was also a source of new (old) outfit inspiration, from Julia Roberts’s leather-blazer-and-beret combo in Notting Hill to Meg Ryan’s bookstore-chic attire in You’ve Got Mail.

Keep scrolling to discover the autumn outfit ideas I plan to copy from ’90s romcoms, including Parent TrapMaid in Manhattan and When Harry Met Sally.

1. Leather Blazer + White Tee + Beret

Best '90s Romcom Outfits: Julia Roberts Notting Hill

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Style Notes: I’m just a girl, standing in front of a computer screen dying to re-create this look. The beret, the glasses, the leather blazer: It’s all so good and all so relevant right now.

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