How to Channel the ’90s Camp Style From the Parent Trap


My favorite part of 1998’s The Parent Trap will always be the moment Hallie Parker arrives at Annie James’s bunk amid Annie’s winning streak during the girls’ poker game. The door screeches open and the intro of “Bad to the Bone” starts to play. “No more takers?” Annie asks. “I’ll take a whack at it,” Hallie says, approaching the table in her varsity jacket and sunglasses, swinging a bag full of quarters.

As the poker tournament begins and the pot grows, we see the girls are gambling for all the finer things: scrunchies, nail polish, a big purple hair clip — who even cared about the cash? I could rewatch that scene over and over just appreciating Hallie’s no-nonsense style and the simple notion that somebody would end up winning the blue metallic polish.

For most girls, the film brings back ’90s camp trends that Lindsay Lohan wore as Hallie and Annie so well. From the bright-blue…

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