Never Underestimate the Power of a Closet — and 7 Other Fashion Lessons We Learned From Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch may have revolved around a girl with magical powers, but it still offered plenty of life advice for '90s and aughts kids. From Sabrina's relationship with Harvey to her ability to stand up to bullies, she handled even tricky situations with a bit of humor — and her style wasn't too shabby, either.
While we still aren't able to get dressed in a — literal! — snap or teleport through a closet, it doesn't mean there aren't some fashion tips to learn from this too-cool teen. As the show celebrates its 20th anniversary, scroll through for lessons that still hold up today. Then discover another show that taught us about style: The OC.
Sometimes an Outfit Change Can Make All the Difference
Sabrina could switch up her look with the flick of a wrist, but typically, she only broke out that magic trick when she really needed it. A quick costume change could get her into character (e.g. a bodybuilder), proving that sometimes, what you wear affects your mood.
Remember to Dress For the Occasion
Not only did Sabrina change her outfits before a big event, she also knew exactly what to wear. Example? Rocking a crop top while meeting Britney Spears!
Creative Layering Can Take Your Basics the Next Level
Maybe she was just following the trends, but this teenage witch sure loved to layer. She'd rock a sheer shirt over a tank and styled a long-sleeved top under her dress. Not only is this trick great for the cold, it also amped up her basics staples.
Your Closet Can Help Solve Some Serious Dilemmas
Sure, it doesn't hold the ability to teleport, but all closets, even tiny linen ones (like on the show), have the power to make magic happen — if used to their full potential. In real life, keep yours organized, and you'll be surprised how often it'll save the day (or, at the very least, your outfit).
When It Comes to Denim, Think Outside the Box
Denim? Off-the-shoulder dress? Where can we get this in 2016?!
Monochrome Outfits Are Pretty Timeless
This isn't a lesson we learned from Sabrina, but rather her Aunt Zelda, especially in this picture. While everyone else — including *NSYNC! — looks so very '99, Zelda opted to wear head-to-toe red. This one-hue look is superchic, and we'd still rock it today.
Show Off Your Personal Style With the Help of Accessories
Sabrina could have kept her witch costume simple, but her earrings and necklace added some flair and gave things her signature, stylish twist.
Find a Friend Who Will Give You an Honest Opinion
While it's important to wear what you like because you like it, it doesn't hurt to have a stylish friend to bounce ideas and options off of. The best thing about Salem is he was brutally honest, so if the earrings didn't work, he would definitely say so.