Heathers - 1988, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Winona Ryder.
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Private Icon: Heathers

The original dark academia.

What would dark academia look like in the ‘80s? Just take a look at the cult classic film Heathers for inspiration. The popular teen-girl crew had a penchant for preppy, boxy blazers with power shoulders (a fashion trademark of the decade), colorful tights, and pleated skirts. Luckily, it’s easy to recreate these looks today, too. Croquet skills not required.

Find out how to channel or inner Heather (or Veronica) from the 1988 hit movie, ahead.

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The Heathers clique’s prep aesthetic brings a whole new meaning to dark academia.