Style inspiration: Clarissa Explains It All

Who else remembers this show? I used to watch Clarissa Explains It All on Nickelodeon back in the day, and I completely idolised Melissa Joan Hart. Even then I loved what she wore. I insisted that I wanted to wear stripy tights under shorts with a big floppy velvet hat to non-school uniform day, and my ever wonderful mum let me as well! The other day I had a search on YouTube for old episodes and was so excited to find some.


I had no idea that I would still find Clarissa’s wardrobe iconic and inspirational, even 20 years later! Excuse the dodgy screen grabs, but these are some of my favourites from my recent trip down memory lane.


Check out that shirt! Native American influenced patterns with embroidered collar. Awesome.

Denim dress with braces? Clarissa might as well be the face of ASOS right now.

I love me a patterned white jumper and with a full skirt Clarissa looks ace once again. A big chunky gold watch makes me wish I was this 12 year old.

A band tee and plaid shirt is essentially what every fashion magazine is telling me I should be wearing this Autumn. But I think I’m more interested in those AMAZING leggings. 

With all the 90s chic and grunge influence in high fashion and on the high street right now, Clarissa explains it all when it comes to being on trend. Time to settle down with some more episodes on YouTube!

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