Beautiful Emmanuelle Béart in Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud from 1995 is to me a prime reference point for 90s style captured on film.
With her oversized sweaters and coats and simple lines in muted colours and that face, she was everything I imagined a perfect Parisienne to be. Her wardrobe is very utlitiarian and purposeful, never too obvious, which perfectly balances her feminine aura and adds further interest to her character.
(I also still imagine this to be a perfect wardrobe for a job like “writer”, as much as Max Factor and Gwyneth Paltrow try to convince me otherwise. =)
(all screen caps by me)