By Jenni Sellan
We remember the jingle; we remember the romance; and thanks to Netflix, there is a strong possibility that our girl crush just might go on forever.
Rachel Green; from the moment she burst on to our television screens escaping her very own ‘white-wedding, complete with a more than generously sized ‘90’s’ veil and the quintessential jewelled head piece, she instantly became our favourite friend and undisputed style icon.
From friend on screen to a serious friend of fashion, Rachel began her style journey as the queen of urban chic; her off duty style was without question her forte not only for setting the dress code in the 90’s and early millennial years, but it seems she had an uncanny ability to forecast fashion’s future; We might have given her early 90’s style an updated modern edge, but the trends we now embrace have been firmly established, as Rachel went (stylishly) before us; printed tees, denim overalls, peek –a-boo crops and knee high boots; sound familiar?
What about sneakers with just about everything? And how could we possibly go past the denim shirts and vests? Higher today than ever before on fashions’ radar, Rachel Green predicted the power of our denim blues some 20 years ago! A true fashion oracle with her fashion game clearly ahead of the curve.
From Coffee Shops to Fashion’s corporate playground, like her pay check Rachel’s dress code went up a notch or three and just as its evolution continued beyond off duty casual cool, her choices continued to make for a style we wanted to steal and continue to borrow.
With no less than some 700+ outfits worn throughout the series, over its 20 year tenure, selecting just 10 favourites seemed like the impossible task but these chosen few prove that simplicity and timeless style wins every time, transcending all seasons and trends:
What would street style be today without the option of mixing high street pieces with luxe appeal; Take your style cue from Rachel and add some polish to your everyday.
Borrowing from the boyfriend has become second nature; shirts and all; It’s an off duty dressing requirement. even if your boyfriends name is Ross!
Animal Prints have become the new neutral; add DVF into the mix and timeless style is your end game.
We’ve been selling the Dungaree / overall trend for a few seasons now. Love it or hate it, fashion continues to place it on the style map and Rachel Green marks the spot!
Because everyone needs the perfect white Tee.
Even in green Rachel nails the classic silhouettes and so can you.
Denim Skirts, splits and a graphic print; So now. So then. This is fashion forward.
Before Carrie Bradshaw there was Rachel Green; Who doesn’t love an unexpected pop of colour to bring life to monochrome?
Texture and print play. So. On. Point.
And finally, the ankle boot and anklet sock; a trend that we try…and try but do we dare?
Rachel Green. Effortlessly chic with timeless appeal; there for you then and there for you now. Be Inspired.