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Sing it with us: When I wake up in the morning, and the alarm gives out a warning, and I don’t think I’ll ever make it on time; by the time I grab my books, and I give myself a look, I’m at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by.
If you don’t know, Saved by the Bell was a sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1993 about a group of high school friends and their principal. The show stays pretty lighthearted, with a few episodes tackling tough topics like death, homelessness, women’s rights, and drugs. But the reason we’ve brought you here today is, of course, the fashion. It was the late ’80s and early ’90s, so you know it’s oh-so-good. Let’s get started!
Kelly Kapowski, Played by Tiffani Theisen
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It should come as no surprise that we’re starting with Kelly Kapowski: every girl wanted to be her, and every guy wanted to be with her. You could always turn to Kelly for the classic girl-next-door look. A pastel floral pant paired with a lavender top and Keds? We’re here for it.
Jessie Spano, Played by Elizabeth Berkley
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Jessie Spano was the feminist friend we all love and need. Whether you were her best friend or boyfriend, she had no problem telling it like it is. As we look back on Jessie’s ’fits, we can see that she was rocking the academia look before it was a thing. Think: sweaters, denim, and lots of patterned vests. Her style was pretty conservative, but not without some wacky ’90s prints and colors. Would we re-create this look complete with the hair accessory? Absolutely.
Lisa Turtle, Played by Lark Voorhies
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While everyone was fashionable on the show (it was a high school in L.A. after all), Lisa Turtle was the one to claim fashion as her forté. She brought the term fashionista to life! We’re talking big, bright earrings and bold prints. Looking back, it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite outfit of hers. But to say we would rock the heck out of this matching denim set is an understatement.
The Leading Ladies
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Here is a deliciously fashionable group shot from all of our leading ladies! First, we have Lisa in yet another matching set: this time, a cropped camo blazer-miniskirt duo paired with sheer gloves (à la Madonna), pointed-toe flats, and statement earrings. Next, we have Kelly donning a plaid top over a lacy crop top and high-waisted acid stonewash denim shorts. Lastly, we have Jessie in high-waisted pleated shorts and a floral-print blouse.
If anything, these ’fits are proof that fashion really does circle back around – and we’re so glad that it does! So feel free to continue dressing like the cool girl you wanted to be in the ’90s.