Admittedly, I’ve always been a little obsessed with fashion and style on TV. I can remember in college, replicating the floral dresses of 90210 style. All I wanted was to dress like Kelly and Brenda. And 90210 fashion was a huge inspiration in my high school and college wardrobes.
Years later, it’s been fun to watch 90210 and how it’s evolved into the next generation of teen soaps. I suspect I watch it with the same amused disassociation that my mother did nearly a decade ago. Unlike my mother, however, I still want to replicate 90210 fashion. The 90210 wardrobe, created by Kime Buzelli, is a mix of high and low end pieces, integrating unique accessories with vintage pieces, as well as attainable lines from Urban Outfitters, Alternative Apparel, and occasionally even Forever 21 to create a relaxed, California vibe you’d only expect from 90210 style.
Throughout the years, we’ve watched 90210 style evolve. Annie (played by Shenae Grimes) as she’s grown up, has changed from a sweet midwestern girl in floral sundresses to edgier prints, unusual cuts, rompers, stripes and leather. Annie’s 90210 fashion often comes from JCrew, Madewell, Club Monaco as well as Urban Outfitters. She continues to toe the line between girly and edgy. In recent years, Kime has added Barney’s to Annie’s ever evolving 90210 style, including a recent sequin metallic sweater that sold out at Barney’s within moments of being identified.
Naomi Clark, played by Anna Lynne McCord is the most high fashion of the 90210 fashionistas. Naomi comes from wealth, and is most likely found in custom designed pieces by LA designers like Lyendecker as well as modified pieces like a recent Gryphon maxi dress, that Kime Buzelli adapted to replicate a sari for a themed episode. Naomi is often found in oversized jewelry, statement necklaces, and body conscious dresses like Herve Leger and Pleasure doing business. Her 90210 style is sexy and glamourous.
Erin Silver, played by Jessica Stroup has a quirky personal style. In early seasons, Silver’s style was more edgy, generally marked by metal accessories, and leather details, her style has evolved to tailored pants, maxi dresses, and vintage pieces integrated into her overall wardrobe. Silver’s wardrobe incorporates bold colors and patterns, unique scales and hemlines and is often marked by simple, often one-of-a-kind accessories.
Adriana Tate-Duncan, played by Jessica Lowndes, has the most girly 90210 style. With a majority or her wardrobe from Anthropologie, Adriana’s 90210 style includes romantic, floral sundresses, frilly skirts and feminine silhouettes. While Adriana’s music career was hot, her character reflected a more glamourous personal style, integrating sequins, leather and short hemlines, but of late, Adriana’s style is more understated, trading in stilettos for ballet flats and vintage-inspired skirts and dresses.
Gillian Ginser plays Ivy Sullivan, the newest character on 90210. He personal style is the epitome of California casual. Ivy’s 90210 style includes caftans, bikinis, print leggins and breezy maxi dresses. Most of her clothes come from Urban Outfitters and Los Angeles fashion mecca Planet Blue. Ivy wears detailed lace or scalloped shorts, tank tops, and drapey tops from Winter Kate, Free People and Joie. Ivy is also most likely to wear a fedora, headpiece or turban.
In 2010, 90210 fashion designer Kime Buzelli launched a collaborative partnership with retailer Bebe including a line of Bebe for 90210 clothing that was made available online, as well as worn by Silver and Naomi during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.