Before Melissa Joan Hart became everyone's favorite teenage witch, she was empowering young girls to be amazing in Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All. The show's wardrobe choices were quintessential '90s, from her printed headbands to her baggy jeans. You might not realize it, but there are plenty of style tips you should steal from Clarissa ASAP. Get excited for quirky colors, mixed up patterns, and all the hair ties.
Admittedly, I was born in 1992, so I kind of missed out on all the fun fashion teenagers were rockin' through that decade. While there's no way I can fit into the clothes I wore in the '90s (i.e. diapers and Disney toddler turtlenecks), those of you who were pre-teens and teenagers through this decade are lucky since there's a chance all your favorite old fashion pieces are tucked away somewhere in your parents' attic or garage. If you think you might still have some vibrant flannels, crop tops, and choker necklaces lurking, go dig out the boxes, shake off the cobwebs, and give your old trends new life!
Whether you've unearthed all your '90s trends or are a new '90s-fashion-loving gal, there are tons of great and new ways to style them to look like Hart's infamous TV character. Get inspired by all Clarissa's fun and quirky looks below.
1. Oversized Denim Shirts
In the '90s, the baggier the better! I would totally rock this with a pair of skinny jeans getting brunch this weekend somewhere in the village.
2. Off-The-Shoulder Crop Tops With High-Waisted Pants
3. Serious Earring Bling
Long dangling earrings with a serious dose of whimsy are trendy again, so pull out your favorite old pair from Claire's!
4. Printed Leggings
The "louder" the leggings and the less they match whatever else you're wearing, the better!
5. Half-Up Hair
Reclaim the half-updo with a major scrunchie!
6. Thick Chokers
You know you saw chokers coming.
7. Flannel Anything & Everything
Got flannel jeans, shirts, or skirts? Wear them!
Image Credit: Clarissa Explains It All/Nickelodeon