7 Fashion Lessons From 'My-So-Called Life'

The dress! The hair! The award! Claire Danes was an all-around winner at the 2013 Emmys, landing herself a spot on many best-dressed lists, not to mention a shiny statue to take home. In honor of her win, we take a look back on one of her first roles as Angela on My So-Called Life, a show that taught us about angst, the importance of hair dye, and some sartorial gems. 

The dress! The hair! The award! Claire Danes was an all-around winner at the 2013 Emmys, landing herself a spot on many best-dressed lists, not to mention a shiny statue to take home. In honor of her win, we take a look back on one of her first roles as Angela on My So-Called Life, a show that taught us about angst, the importance of hair dye, and some sartorial gems. 

White tights

Bold, opaque tights? Crochet? Cross-body bag? There are so many lessons to be gleaned from this one scene, but we think the white tights reign supreme. 

The importance of plaid

A '90s grunge standby that still is a staple today (have you checked the trends lately?).

The two-toned sweater

The sporty, wear-with-anything sweater? Angela perfected it first. 

The tough-meets-pretty combo

We like to the think the omnipresent floral dress/leather jacket duo was inspired by Rayanne's mix of floral and grunge.

The military blazer

Does this picture really need an explanation?

The leopard print coat

Clearly, it was a Rayanne-Kate Moss joint effort that brought back this ray of sunshine into our lives.

The high-waisted jean

Good riddance to low-riders.