Boyz n the Hood – 1991 LA fashion inspiration

My most recent fashion inspiration came from Boyz n the Hood, a critically acclaimed 1991 film about a group of friends growing up in a rough LA neighborhood. Though the film is notable for its nuanced handling of topics like education, violence, family and ghetto life, I couldn’t help but be excited about the clothes, too.

I found myself especially drawn to the high-quality denim washes, high-waisted pants for both men and women, and funky colors. Browse some of my favorite looks from the movie for some thrifting inspiration, then watch the movie yourself here.

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Denim on denim for the win
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My favorite look in the movie, hands down
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Check out those patterns
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The iconic yellow and black
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Backyard barbecue attire
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Wish I’d looked this good in elementary school
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Velvet turban? ‘Nuff said
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Can’t decide if this is a romper or some type of matching proto-peplum shorts suit, but either way, I’m in.

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That lace
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Don’t be deceived: those are not flowers, they’re fruit.
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The lipstick is perfect, and those earrings seem to prophetically channel Dolce & Gabbana from the past year

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