The words “style icon” get thrown around a lot these days. It seems like if you’re a little bit famous and wear clothes sometimes, you are instantly dubbed a style icon. Some people, however, really earned that title, and Gwen Stefani is one of them. Personally, I have been trying to copy her style since 1994. That’s 20 years of trying to Single White Female her particular brand of edgy retro. And now it looks like even Gwen Stefani is copying her own 90s looks, because she just dyed the ends of her platinum blond hair black and revealed the results in a new Instagram selfie.

“Dip the tips,” she said.

The red lips, perfect cat eye, white-blonde hair, and striking red L.A.M.B. romper just reminded me why I’ve been trying to copy everything she does for the past 20 years. She’s still blonde as ever, but the ends of her flat-ironed hair are now inky black and look like they’ve been dipped in shoe polish. It’s a cool look, and it turns out this is actually a 90s throwback look for her, because she rocked the platinum hair with black tips look herself back in the day.

“Some things never change #backintheday #today gx,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself in the 90s and the photo from today.

If you’re looking for an old school look to copy, you could do worse than to look to Gwen Stefani in the 90s, who dressed cool enough to inspire even Gwen Stefani in 2014.

(Photos: Instagram/Gwen Stefani)