Paging Cher Horowitz: Wearing Knee Socks with Heels Is Making a Comeback

04/24/2014 at 03:07 PM ET

knee high socks and heelsGetty; Splash News Online; AKM-GSI

It’s no surprise to anyone that ’90s fashion is back in a big way. Between the overalls, the waist-tied shirts and the floral sundresses, we’re definitely in the middle of a Britney Spears-on-TRL level resurgence of that decade’s style. And while we aren’t quite at butterfly clips yet, it can’t be too far off — because some big-name stars are ripping out a page from the Cher Horowitz playbook and pairing their knee-highs with heels.

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The most fun part about this trend? Each star is giving it her own distinct spin. Taylor Swift does her own preppy/retro/girlie thing in scalloped shorts, burgundy accessories and her signature lace-up Oxfords. Katy Perry gives it her ’90s-punky-aesthetic with her slime-green hair, Peter Pan collar shirt and chunky platform peep-toes. And Lindsay Lohan, of course, puts her own unmistakable spin on the look, wearing hers with booties, a sweeping coat, a floppy hat and a piano key dress.

This isn’t a trend for the faint of heart — you need a little Cher Horowitz fashion chutzpah to pull it off with panache. But we’d say that three stars in two weeks wearing the look means that we’re going to be seeing it quite a bit, so start practicing your outfits now (you may want to consult your computerized closet).

What do you think of this style? Will you try it this spring? Who wore it best?

–Alex Apatoff

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Guest on

Kinda weird fashion. Then again, you cannot knock these young folks. They gotta do “their thing.” Hopefully, by the time LL is 30, which isn’t too far away, she’ll grow up a tad. Looks silly. Oh well. Easy come, easy go.

Janine Marie on

What’s “copping”? Don’t you even bother to proofread your own headlines?

meli mel on

Damn it….so what you’re saying is now we’re finally through the ridiculous 80’s for the 2nd time and we’re going back through the 90’s again? Should’ve kept my plaid skirts I guess. Darn! pfft.

Mina on

I think Taylor Swift looks absolutely ridiculous. The other can get away with it but Taylor can’t pull it off. Then again I think she is about as exciting as sliced cheese.

mrsmass on

Looked stupid the first time around, looks even worse now.

Pam on

No! Just No!

Andrea on

Yikes. This is a no no.

Juli on

I could barely recognize Lindsay in that picture. And Katy is the one who pulled the look off the best!

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