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Popmap super oversize round circle glasses, $9, popmap.com; Alpha Industries MA-1 slim-fit flight jacket, $299, superette.co.nz; Proenza Schouler pleated midi skirt, $900, farfetch.com; Cinzia Araia 50mm leather combat boots, $793, luisaviaroma.com
As of Monday, the artist formerly known as VH1 Classic is getting a whole new look: It will be reborn as MTV Classic, a channel devoted to the 24-hour-a-day airing of the aesthetic comfort food of millennials. To name a few of the shows that will be getting the rerun treatment: Daria, Beavis & Butt-head, Aeon Flux, Cribs, MTV Unplugged, Real World, and Laguna Beach. And while it may read like I’m just copy-pasting a BuzzFeed listicle, given the world’s newfound nostalgia for all things ’90s, there’s never been a better time to plumb the character design of shows like Daria for fashion fodder.
Aeon Flux Photo: Courtesy of MTV
Eddie Borgo safety chain silver-plated choker, $375, net-a-porter.com; Cushnie et Ochs turtleneck bodysuit, $695, intermixonline.com; Rag & Bone lace-up denim shorts, $195, net-a-porter.com; Manolo Blahnik 9 to 5 boots, $3,995, farfetch.com
Who knows better the power of a badass uniform than Daria Morgendorffer and BFF Jane Lane, or the real-world applications of some black leather like Aeon Flux? And indeed, why look to the starlets not yet born when these shows first aired for band-tee styling inspo, when Beavis and Butt-head slay so royally in their AC/DC and Metallica shirts? Ahead of the channel’s launch on Monday, we’re rounding up high-summer shopping buys inspired by some of MTV’s most memorable protagonists.
Beavis & Butt-head
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Current/Elliot The Zip hooded cotton-blend top, $75, theoutnet.com; Vintage Bleach Yeezus tour T-shirt, $250, vintagebleach.com; Billabong new order elastic shorts, $50, us.billabong.com; Comme des Garçons white ribbed logo socks, $30, ssense.com; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high-top sneakers, $55, urbanoutfitters.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of vintagebleach.com; Courtesy of theoutnet.com; Courtesy of billabong.com; Courtesy of ssense.com; Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
MTV Real World Season 3
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Noah diagonal stripe jacket, $298, noahny.com; Blair quarter zip polo sweatshirt, $30, blair.com; Gaelle Bonheur destroyed denim shorts, $126, farfetch.com; Vans black OG Old Skool LX sneakers, $100, ssense.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of blair.com; Courtesy of Noah; Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of ssense.com