“Miss Stoeger, I would just like to say that physical education in this school is a disgrace. I mean, standing in line for forty minutes is hardly aerobically effective. I doubt I’ve worked off the calories in a stick of Carefree gum” -CHER-

Cher Horowitz was the girl who brought us plaid skirts and knee socks in the 1995 film adaption of the Jane Austen classic Emma. The girls had the valley girl-meets-preppy-meets-grunge look down with classic pieces such as over the knee socks, plaid skirts, preppy blazers, berets and headbands filtering into the wardrobes of every teen in the 90s.

The film’s influence can even be seen inspiring the wardrobes of shows such as Gossip Girl with Blair Waldorf and her minions being the noughties champions of the preppy look.


-Platform sneakers -Doc Martins -Tiny backpacks -Headbands -Pastel colours -Tartan skirts -Preppy Blazers -Over the knee socks

Get the look:

Red, Green & Blue Tartan Skirt

Dorothy Perkins Navy/Cream Preppy Blazer, £40Image 2 of Lipsy Pearl Embellished Bow Hair Band

Tartan Skirt Rokit £20, Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks MyTights £8, Doc MArtins £102, Blazer Dorothy Perkins £40, Hairband Lipsy £10, Backpack Urban Outfitters

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