From the fuzzy pink scrunchies to those parachute pants, the outfit changes in Britney Spears’ "…Baby One More Time" music video perfectly encapsulate the ’90s for me. I can’t tell you how many times my friends and I studied that video to learn the choreography—and more importantly, to copy Britney’s outfits. With her double braids and knotted white button-down, Britney was the girl every ’90s child wanted to be.
While the pop princess may have embodied the ’90s music scene to me, she’s but one of the decade’s many musical style muses. I already analyzed 25 of the best TV icons of the ’90s, and now it’s time to look back at the era’s original grunge, hip hop and rock-‘n’-roll style. Everything the 25 musicians above wore was groundbreaking back in the day, but what would they wear today? We shopped out the styles of our 25 favorite style icons, straight from the age of Tommy Hilfiger overalls and combat boots, in a way that’d be oh-so-stylish in 2014.
Ranking these style stars would be out of the question, so all artists are arranged in order of the release of their first big albums. Because you know there ain’t no party like a S Club party, am I right? Click through to shop the closets of your favorite ’90s music icons!