20 Fashion Lessons Every '90s Girl Learned From Clarissa Explains It All

In 1991, Melissa Joan Hart arrived onto the small screen as Clarissa Darling — the effervescent, Dr. Martens-wearing, pizza-loving teen we know and love. Every episode, the titular character from Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All shared with viewers her music taste, tech-savvy know-how, and very of-the-moment style. We've rounded up all that she taught us about rocking headbands, denim, and the like.

01
Don't be afraid of mixing all of the prints you own.
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Don't be afraid of mixing all of the prints you own.

02
Plaid is a classic print.
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Plaid is a classic print.

03
An off-the-shoulder top is a flattering choice.
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An off-the-shoulder top is a flattering choice.

Check out our post on the trendy top style.

04
Get creative with your denim.
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Get creative with your denim.

05
Work with unexpected porportions, like with an oversized button-up and biking shorts.
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Work with unexpected porportions, like with an oversized button-up and biking shorts.

06
Billowy tops give off a breezy, effortless vibe.
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Billowy tops give off a breezy, effortless vibe.

08
With accessories, more is more.
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With accessories, more is more.

09
A casual flannel can dress down a pair of belted slacks.
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A casual flannel can dress down a pair of belted slacks.

10
Go full Blossom with a statement hat.
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Go full Blossom with a statement hat.

11
Seriously, statement hats are awesome.
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Seriously, statement hats are awesome.

12
Consider getting bangs.
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Consider getting bangs.

13
Remedy a bad hair day with a giant headband.
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Remedy a bad hair day with a giant headband.

15
Invest in a leather jacket.
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Invest in a leather jacket.

16
Showcase artists that may inspire you — like Keith Haring!
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Showcase artists that may inspire you — like Keith Haring!

17
Dress appropriately for the weather.
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Dress appropriately for the weather.

18
Your style can also be a way to subtly celebrate seasons.
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Your style can also be a way to subtly celebrate seasons.

19
Take a regular inventory of your closet.
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Take a regular inventory of your closet.

20
Be unapologetically you.
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Be unapologetically you.