It's a classic.

By Samantha Sutton
Updated Apr 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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Blame it on the fact that we've been staying home and watching old movies, or that we keep spotting celebrities wearing throwback looks, but lately, our brain feels sort of stuck the '90s. We're re-embracing old school trends, and going back into the archives to find outfit inspiration. For instance, Gwyneth Paltrow had great style in the '90s and so much of her wardrobe from back then would still work today — particularly her large collection of leather jackets.

Paltrow wore leather jackets on the red carpet, while attending events, and of course, while out with her friends (Brad Pitt included). She dressed them up, or threw it on with jeans and sneakers for a cool, laid-back vibe. We already knew this classic outerwear option was versatile — it's a wardrobe staple we still keep in our collection — but, after remembering all the ways the star wore her's just a few decades ago, we've fallen in love all over again.

Ahead, we've rounded up some of Paltrow's best '90s leather jacket moments, which will certainly come in handy during spring's in-between weather. Plus, considering how many trends are making a comeback, we can probably copy some of these outfits head-to-toe.

Over a Long Sweater

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At the premiere of Flesh & Bone in 1993, Paltrow wore her leather jacket with a long black sweater, adding tights and combat boots to complete the look. Now, close to 30 years later, this combination is still considered cute.

With a White Tee

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A white T-shirt and black leather jacket isn't just a classic pairing — it's easy to throw on in a rush, looks inherently cool, and was clearly good enough for a red carpet in 1995.

Layered and Worn With Jeans

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Leather jackets and jeans go together like peanut butter and jelly. Paltrow managed to spice things up by layering two shirts underneath, a.k.a. a trick worth trying today.

Over a Satin Dress

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If you're headed somewhere fancy, there's no need to ditch this go-to staple. Simply style it over a solid, satin dress, just like Paltrow did at the opening of Hamlet on Broadway.

With a Long Skirt

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This in-between layer is worth keeping in mind on chilly spring days. Do as Paltrow did and style it with a breezy midi or maxi skirt and a loose top.

With a Knee-Length Dress

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Sure, the star was attending the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards, but there's no reason why this combination — complete with the ankle-strap heels — couldn't work for the office.

As Part of an All-Black Outfit

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We'll pass on the low-rise pants and elaborate chokers, but a monochromatic outfit is still very much in style in 2020.