Meredith Blake famously said, “Being young and beautiful isn’t a crime.” And quite frankly, neither is being stylish. If you’re a connoisseur of all things ‘90s culture, then you know of Meredith Blake’s stylish significance without any explanation. Elaine Hendrix made a splash as the young bombshell who tries to steal Dennis Quaid’s heart (and money) in the 1998 adaptation of The Parent Trap starring Lindsay Lohan as twins Hallie and Annie, and the late Natasha Richardson as their mother. And sure, when it came to Annie and Hallie’s mission of getting their parents back together, you were probably team Elizabeth James, the beautiful British wedding dress designer with the boyish Princess Diana haircut. But despite Elizabeth’s cool allure and fashion designer roots, it was Meredith’s icy wit and fierce fashions that stole the show and still captivates us today. Nearly 25 years later, Hendrix’s character not only remains as a ‘90s fashion icon, her black and white looks are now more relevant than ever. It’s all thanks to Gen Z TikTokers who recently discovered ‘90s and Y2K style, and the millennials who grew up with the beloved film.
So whether you’re still trying to mimic Meredith Blake’s unforgettable hiking outfit (Evian water bottled included) or looking to recreate some of her sharp minimalistic ensembles, we’re rounded up a selection of sophisticated items inspired by the stylish Parent Trap character for you to shop this season. From her iconic Prada backpack to sexy-chic black and white athleisure, and even some Cartier, below is everything you need to bring the Meredith Blake aesthetic into your everyday wardrobe.
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