As if actress, activist, and sexpert weren’t enough, Pamela Anderson is also a bonafide style icon to which we owe all of our summer outfit inspiration.
The pairing of unlikely textures, adoption of sportswear as casual-wear, and the indefinable Malibu magic injected into each of Anderson’s ’90s looks still informs our style two decades on. As such, so we’ve rounded up and broken down her very best—feel free to take notes.
1. Beach baby chic
Where to begin? A white bikini paired with a short-sleeved crop top and crochet mini, this is how you bring beach babe energy to the table—even if you’re stuck in the city.
2. Trans-seasonal angel
Who says you can’t wear knit in the summer? Certainly not Pam, who styled her ice cream cone with not only an angora sweater, but a pair of vinyl jeans. It may be inadvisable to emulate this look on those 80-plus degree mid-July days, but this is how one eases into fall.
3. Sporty and spicy
This is not the only time Anderson styled herself in full baseball attire, proving—long before the athleisure takeover—that a reappropriation of sports gear can be everything and more. In short: You need this.
4. Queen of casual
Everyone loves a good denim cut-off moment, especially when they fit like these. Find yourself a baggy jean short to couple with that old V-neck tee you never wear for an easy, breezy, beautiful Pam-inspired look. And, if you want your outfit to take you from day-to-night, a chunky belt is the only way to go.