11 Ways To Channel Your Inner Spice Girl In Everyday Fashion — PHOTOS
It's hard to believe that it's been 22 years since the formation of our favorite girl group. After all, you can probably agree that the influence of the Spice Girls in our culture is tangible to this day. Which is why we can still easily dress like a Spice Girl in everyday fashion, slipping into a Scary Spice persona when we need to kick butt, or a Posh Spice attitude when it's time to crush hearts on a date. Decades have passed since the ladies started singing about girl power and sticking together, but the girl band still lives on in many of our hearts — and with the latest resurgence of '90s fashion, they can find some space in our closets, too.
While you might be thinking that wearing bodycon dresses and mammoth-like platform sneakers to work or a casual slice of pizza might be too much, I'm here to tell you that you're dead wrong. From playful skirts to pop princess-inspired hair accessories, you can be a Spice Girl as loudly or as quietly as you want.
But if I was doling out tips, I'd suggest that you just go all-in and load up on spangles and velvet platform shoes. Below are 11 ways you can channel your inner Spice Girl in everyday style. Get your wardrobe ready for some changes.
1. Posh Spice Camisole Dresses
Channel your inner Posh Spice by dressing yourself in lacy camisole dresses, much like Victoria Beckham would've rocked back in the day. Choose one that's short and clingy with lingerie-like accents, and you'll make Vicky proud.
2. Bralette Tops
The Spice Girls' go-to look was a bralette top with track-pants or tight flares, so invest in a bralette this summer to channel your inner Girl Power. Whether you pair it with skirts or joggers is up to you — just remember that it's just as much about the independent-girl attitude as it is about the clothes.
3. Pleather Mini Skirts
Growing up, it always seemed to me that the Spice Girls' outfits resembled the Fruit Roll-Ups I ate by the pound, so take a card from their style handbook and play with pleather minis. If you manage to find one in a fun color like this baby pink one, even better.
4. Invest In Contrast Trim Tops
This one has Sporty Spice written all over it, and it becomes all the more amazing when you pair it with...
5. Trio Stripe Track Pants
Adidas Team Trio Training Pants, $45, Foot Locker
... a pair of joggers! Seriously, you won't be able to tell the difference between you and Mel C.
6. Platform Block Heeled Sandals
You don't need a stage and microphone to pull these off. Take the Spice Girl block heel staple and piece it together with your favorite go-to outfits. You'll feel just like Baby Spice while clicking along the sidewalk in these.
7. Velvet Platforms
Pleather, PVC, sequins, and velvet are all textures the Spice Girls rocked, so join their girl gang with these fab velvet platforms. Not only will they add a major pop to any outfit, but they're quintessentially '90s.
8. Velvet Chokers
ASOS NIGHT Velvet Choker Necklace, $10, ASOS
If you want to add a dash of Scary Spice to your look, why not try doing it with a velvet choker? The thicker the band, the bigger the statement.
9. Sequin Bodycon Dresses
You can't get more girl power than sequins and a bodycon. Next time you go out, do it up like Baby Spice, rocking your shortest, most glitter-bombed mini.
10. Pom Pom Hair Tie
ASOS Pom Hair Tie, $6.50, ASOS
Speaking of Emma, don't forget the pom poms in your hair.
11. Sequined Jumpsuits
Sleeveless Sequin Romper, $138, Kami Shade
Since summer is still very much in full swing, beat the heatwaves with a sassy, Lisa Frank-hued romper like this one. The rainbow colors and disco ball aesthetic would make our favorite girl rebels proud.
See? It's not that hard to be one of the girls after all. Stock your closet in time for the weekend!
Images: Fragile Films/Spice Production (1); Courtesy Brands