When it comes to ‘90s style icons, we can’t leave out Gwyneth Paltrow, retired actress and now-CEO of the wellness brand
Throughout the throwback decade, all eyes were on Paltrow. The Hollywood star was in one of the most iconic relationships with actor Brad Pitt and starred in countless blockbuster films, like
and The Talented Mr. Ripley, Great Expectations, Emma, Shakespeare in Love (just to name a few). But she was also known for her effortlessly chic red carpet looks and off-duty appearances that still remain timeless to this day.
Nearly three decades later, her minimal aesthetic — from velvet suited looks to slip dresses and all-black ensembles — continues to infiltrate everyone’s mood boards, inspire today’s trends, and even boost her own brand’s fashion line
G. Label. Ahead, check out some of Paltrow’s best looks from the ‘90s. 1990, With Winona Ryder Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Right at the start of the decade, Gwyneth Paltrow was seen with actress
Winona Ryder. The duo rocked an all-black look with Paltrow wearing a black tee and maxi skirt combo. She finished it with black sneakers and a black jacket. 1993, Special Screening of Flesh & Bone Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
You can never go wrong with black. Paltrow contrasted her white tee with an oversized black leather blazer, paired with tights and combat boots.
1995, Jefferson In Paris Premiere Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Paltrow shined in Paris wearing an ivory silk slip dress with a matching cover-up draped over her arms.
1995, Waterworld Premiere Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
What would the ‘90s be without this former “It” couple? Paltrow, holding hands with Brad Pitt, rocked a black button-up mini dress and black strapped pumps.
1995, Costume Institute Gala Kevin.Mazur/INACTIVE/WireImage/Getty Images
Paltrow went minimally chic at the 1995 Met Gala. She wore form-fitting baby blue tank dress designed by Calvin Klein and black pumps.
1995, Twelve Monkeys Premiere Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Back in ‘95, the actress stepped out in a basic white tee teamed with a velvet black suit and heeled loafers.
1996, Emma Premiere KMazur/WireImage/Getty Images
Paltrow shines wherever she is, even in black. The actress went simple and wore a classic black maxi dress and strappy black heels for the 1996
Emma premiere. 1996, From Dusk Till Dawn Premiere Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Paltrow perfected the relaxed look throughout the decade, especially at this premiere. The star wore a black two-piece set with a leopard-print coat and her go-to Converse sneakers.
1996, Giorgio Armani Party Kevin.Mazur/INACTIVE/WireImage/Getty Images
Paltrow somehow makes casual look ultra-chic. She dressed in a black long-sleeved top tucked into leather trousers. She finished the look with simple black boots.
1996, MTV VMAs Kevin.Mazur/INACTIVE/WireImage/Getty Images 1996, The Pallbearer Premiere Evan Agostini/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Some things just never go out of style. The actress arrived at
The Pallbearer premiere and wore a white floor-length buttoned dress and black heels. 1996, Set of The Devil’s Own Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
The former couple went casual while on the set of Pitt’s 1996 film
The Devil Own’s. Paltrow’s off-duty look included jeans and a tee with a leather jacket from Calvin Klein. She also wore Converse sneakers and a still-trendy nylon tote by Prada. 1997, Hard Eight Premiere Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
The actress attended the
Hard Eight premiere and stunned in a floral mauve outfit, with fur detailing lined at the collar. She completed the look with none other than classic black heels. 1997, The Myth of Fingerprints Premiere Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Paltrow wore a matching beige sweater-and-scarf combo with black leather bottoms.
1997, Boogie Nights Premiere Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
At the 1997
Boogie Nights premiere, Paltrow was seen living it up in an all-black outfit. She appeared in a simple tank, baggy pants, and Adidas Gazelles. 1998, Great Expectations Premiere Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Paltrow strutted into January 1998 wearing a spaghetti-strapped black dress from Donna Karan. She paired it with strappy kitten heels and wrapped herself in a giant black scarf.
1998, Leaving LAX Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
Paltrow took airport fashion to the next level. The movie star left Los Angeles in a matching set, with a gray sweater and the iconic monogrammed Louis Vuitton duffle bag. She wore pearls and black sunglasses, too.
1998, Beck Concert and Party Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images
At a Beck concert in 1998, Paltrow posed in a gray cami top and beige linen midi skirt. She accessorized with strappy kitten heels and a mini bag in hand.
1999, Golden Globe Awards Kevin.Mazur/INACTIVE/WireImage/Getty Images
Paltrow looked oh-so stunning at the 1999 Golden Globe Awards wearing a metallic skirt and a black cardigan-and-top combo.
1999, Oscar Awards Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images
Not only did the movie star snag the award for best actress at the 1999 Oscar Awards, but Paltrow also managed to wear one of the best red carpet looks of all time. On this special occasion, the actress dazzled in a bubblegum pink custom gown crafted by Ralph Lauren.
1999, The Talented Mr. Ripley Premiere Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
Brunette Gwyn was such an era. The actress arrived at the premiere of her movie
The Talented Mr. Ripley wearing a printed navy-and-white midi dress. She completed the look with black strappy heels. See more ‘90s fashion moments from Courtney Love, Mary J. Blige, and Winona Ryder .