Friends has been over for 14 years now, but it seems Rachel Green's iconic style has never been more relevant. Trends from the '90s are officially back in style, after all, and who had a better wardrobe than Jennifer Aniston's most memorable character of all time? As office and family gatherings begin to pile up on your calendar, take notes from the old-school sitcom and plan out a few Rachel Green-inspired holiday outfits.
The inseparable six that made up everyone's favorite friend group dominated pop culture for an entire decade. And even though the series has been off television for longer than it actually ran, the recent resurrection of '90s fashion has made the characters' styles more relevant than ever. Aniston's role was such a hit that people named her hairstyle "The Rachel" and copped her every look. Now, you're going to need to dig out those turtlenecks and tights you threw into storage long ago, because Green's style will make for the ultimate inspiration as you're putting together your holiday party outfits.
It's time to ditch the LBD you wear every year and opt for something more fun instead. From tartan skirts to monochromatic suits, the character's legendary ensembles are guaranteed to add a little life to your wardrobe. Ahead, The Zoe Report breaks down three of Green's very best looks — and the exact pieces you'll need to recreate them. Friends fan or not, these Rachel Green-approved outfits will make you the life of the party.
Layered Tank Dress
Anyone who watched the show knows that Green was a layering queen. She wore t-shirts underneath her denim overalls on the regular, but one look that's super appropriate for modern-day holiday gatherings is the iconic strappy black button-up velour dress she wore over a brown long-sleeve tee. These two items could be sitting in your closet right now, just waiting for an invite to the party.
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Opt for a slinky slip dress like this simple black midi, the perfect elegant number for a night out.
Make it more colorful with this olive-green slip dress. Pair this piece over a black long-sleeved top for a fun-yet-polished look.
Take a modern spin on Rachel's look with the ultimate layering piece: a sheer, fitted turtleneck.
Mixing black with brown has long been called a fashion faux pas, but Rachel's LBD layered over a brown long-sleeve is proof that it's a perfect match.
Turtleneck & Plaid Bottoms
Every winter wardrobe is incomplete without a touch of plaid. In "The One Where The Monkey Gets Away," Green tucked an off-white turtleneck into a tartan-print pleated skirt and sported the ensemble with a bold pair of knee-high socks. The turtleneck-and-tartan combo makes for a perfect party-ready outfit. Just tuck a basic, neutral-hued turtleneck into a pair of wide-leg, checked trousers or a plaid pencil skirt for a more modern look.
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Your cold-weather lineup requires a versatile, neutral-hued turtleneck to wear with everything, especially a pair of tartan pants.
This super-affordable black turtleneck is the basic staple you need to tuck into your favorite holiday skirt or corduroy trousers.
A different take on Green's plaid skirt, this Zara pencil-cut midi is the perfect piece for you holiday party outfit.
Not feeling Green's pleated skirt? Tuck your turtleneck into a pair of wide-leg plaid pants instead.
Monochromatic Suit Separates
Rachel was no stranger to a power suit. The peppy character wore a pair of memorable purple separates in one of the earliest episodes before she even joined the friend group, then later, she wore a plethora of suits in various styles, from menswear-inspired sets to fun-hued skirts. Her many matching two-piece ensembles can easily be translated into 2018 fashion, considering corduroy and bold-colored monochrome are on-trend again.
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Corduroy is the '90s trend that's in this fall, so be bold and try it in a matching suit set à la Green.
Pair the corduroy blazer with these matching wide-leg trousers to complete the look.
Lilac is in this season, and this menswear-inspired suit set embodies the trend perfectly.