Unless you live in a vacuum bubble that seals off contact to all things nostalgic and AWESOME, you’ve probably heard that TLC IS REUNITING. And not only that, reportedly, T-Boz and Chilli are linking back up with the late great Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes via digital projections of precious archival performance footage (no Tupac hologram, guys) for a full-fledged reunion TOUR. One of the most iconic and prolific girl groups of the ’90s will reassemble this July at VH1’s Mixtape Festival, and we CAN’T. WAIT. In fact, we’re so on the edge of our seats about this that we’re already picking out what outfits we’ll wear to the show—inspired by the ladies themselves, of course. Check ’em out below, and no, they don’t include this No Scrubs tee or this votive candle. We don’t remove those from the shrine.
A TLC reunion tour is a definite cause to go a little “crazy.”
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This is not to say that overalls are “crazy.” On quite the contrary, we LOVE THEM. But pairing these acid wash overalls ($155.00) with a banana print crop top ($37.41), printed multi-color sneaker wedges ($88.00), and tying a seriously VIBRANT orange layering crewneck ($36.11) around your waist? That veers you right into crazytown. (No, erm, not that Crazy Town.) Top it all off with a pair of oil slick lensed Jeepers Peepers ($29.93), two raver pigtail buns, and maybe a condom or three attached to your ensemble, and you’re “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air“-extra ready!
TLC has always been a proponent of “sexy.”
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’90s-reminiscent style doesn’t have to just be kooky. Thanks to mesh and and the strategic zipper, throwback steez can be sexy, too. We love the way Nasty Gal styled this fishnet panel crop top ($38.00) with a matching high-waisted bodycon skirt ($58.00). Add a few hard-working accessories—cutout sunglasses ($99.75), metal cap-toed flatform sneakers ($70.00), and a peekaboo see-through clutch ($50.00)—and the look ramps up to club kid chic. Keep your beauty game relaxed for this one with minimal makeup and loose waves topped with a beanie that shows people who’s boss. This bright Dimepiece “Ain’t No Wifey” one ($44.00) is a PERFECT example.
This “cool” ensemble channels Fanmail-era TLC.
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Finally, let’s not forget “cool” and TLC’s hyper-futuristic Fanmail era. Since that whole thing is trendy again, channeling the look is actually pretty easy. Ripstop nylon parachute pants are more difficult to find these days, but you can find substitutes if you look hard enough. We’re digging this crop top ($60.00) and skirt ($70.00) coordinates set, but love it even more with the right “all silver everything” styling. A pair of Quay silver frames ($41.56), a holographic ballcap ($35.00), and VERY ’90s wide strap flatforms ($216.13) take this outfit to the next level. Plus a SLEEK high ponytail and purple-black lipstick? *SWOOOOON* Instant cyber-goth dream girl status.