In honour of the legendary tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was 20 years old yesterday (March 10th), I’ve brought you some style ideas in honour of the main lady herself – Buffy Summers.
This show had a huge influence on me from the age of about 10 or 11, and upwards (yes, I’m that old!) with its strong female leads, kick-ass action and (mostly) well written story arcs. Unfortunately, my mother did not approve of the ‘kickass’ part. Nevertheless, all I wanted in those formative years was a flowing black or red leather coat that would billow behind as I strutted my 5 foot-nothin’ stuff!
We all know the many 90’s influenced looks of the Scooby Gang (Buffy and co) so I’m going to focus on two of the most notable; Buffy’s season one finale outfit and those infamous red leathers.
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
The most iconic image of Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s fashion history has to be of her striking a pose in a pair of red leather trousers. Buffy rocks these ninety-tastic pants in quite a few episodes, generally with a simple black top or jacket to match. Here I’ve gone for a slightly slicker look with skinny wine-coloured trousers, dressy tank top and long cardigan. Finish it off with some nice heeled ankle boots and a chain and you’re ready to hit the Bronze!
The other famous Buffy outfit I wanted to look at features in the final episode of Season 1 – “Prophecy Girl”. The whole season worked up to the slayer’s inevitable encounter with the Master, a centuries old vampire hell bent on opening up the Hellmouth and thus, returning to his former position of power. Of course he plans to do this on the night of the school dance and to top it all off, it has been prophesied that the slayer will be killed during an encounter with the Master. Man, being a teenager is hard!
The most touching part of the whole episode is the dress her mother buys her to wear to the dance. Knowing she will probably never even make it to the dance, Buffy dons her perfect white dress and heads out to save the world (again). For this version, I’ve adapted a more cute and casual look with a bit of a rocker edge;
So if you’re staying in this weekend, rewatch an episode or two (or twelve) of our favourite vampire slayer in action. Or if you are heading out, maybe you can bring some Buffy inspiration with you… personally, I’m going to be rewatching the entire second season because it’s my favourite! Can you guess why?
Fun fact about me? The one and only poster I ever had in my room growing up, boy or otherwise, was of Angel. No wonder my mother was worried about me… Happy Buffiversary Slayers! X