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Explaining Fashion

May 13, 2010

Because my birthday is coming up, my brother went ahead and gave me my gift a little early. Drum roll please … Clarissa Explains It All, season 1 on DVD!

Who doesn’t fondly recall the exploits of Clarissa Darling, her cool window friend Sam and her annoying brother Ferguson?

And who can forget the fashion? Early ’90s fashion, that is.

During the very first episode, Clarissa introduces herself and her family while layering on one piece after another (see top row, second photo from right). To many of us who grew up in the ’90s, she was our first fashion icon. Perhaps even before we really knew what fashion was.

What fascinates me is how so many of these styles are already coming back: patterned tights and leggings, vests, plaid, pattern mixing, color blocking. I’m sure you can find many of these items at your local thrift stores (or in your own closet).

While we may not want to dress like Clarissa every day, her style certainly is fun and nostalgic. And if you’re looking for a way to stir things up, why not try an unexpected crazy pattern or two?

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  1. May 16, 2010 9:39 am

    Haha! I do love how these trends are coming back… not that I love to wear them all but they’re fun. 🙂

    So jealous of your gift!

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