Friday, February 15, 2013

Television Style: Clarrisa Explains It All

I was pretty young when Clarissa Explains It All was on the air, but I remember watching it every single time it was on the tv. Thank goodness for reruns! Melissa Joan Hart has been a constant in my television life starting with this and followed by Sabrina the Teenage Witch and currently, Melissa and Joey. She's not the best actress, but I always get a kick out of her shows. I think that Clarissa was her best style wise. It started in '91 -- right when grunge was becoming a thing. The style mixes wacky prints, odd layers, early 90's grunge, and childlike whimsy. Which is exactly why her clothes always appealed to me. Obviously only an awesome mom would let their daughter dress this way.

If you've never seen Clarissa, how have you lived this long? It's a classic pre-teen/teen show about growing up as a pre-teen/teen. I don't know that she ever truly explained anything, but she sure looked rad.



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14 comments on "Television Style: Clarrisa Explains It All"
  1. OMG I loooooved this show! "hi Sam" da naaaaaa

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  2. Wow, such a 90s throw back! This was my era too :)

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  3. Oh man. I loved this show! This is a great post!

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  4. Clarissa was awesome! I appreciate her even more now than I did back in the day. She wore so many different looks and I love that because I don't like to prescribe to one set aesthetic (even if I sort of do without realizing it).

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  5. Ha! I used to always watch this when I went to a friend's house. I think my mom thought I was too young for it or something. Anyways, I'm saying hello too! Hope to see you at the blogger meetup! :)

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  6. lol, i used to watch too.
    man, her outfits were...interesting.
    but it was the 90's, soooo there really
    weren't many options.

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  7. I loved that show too but i haven't thought about it in forever. Ahhh, nostalgia. <3

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  8. There was some great tv back then. I loved Sabrina so much. I didnt watch as much Clarissa but I was into all the BBC drama series we had like The Wild House and The Queens Nose. They had such kick ass female characters. You just cant beat Harmony.

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  9. such a great show! her outfits definitely inspired some of my "best of" purchases from the thrift store when i was younger! i love her polka dot spandex under jean shorts— perfect!

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  10. I've never seen that show but know it was a hit. it's really fun how all of those outfits can be recreated now & would be super hip again (with a few minor tweeks of course).
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  11. This just makes me so happy. Now I'm dying to watch some reruns.

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  12. The fact that you just used Clarissa as a style muse makes you my newfound hero. That vest is calling my name!! _new follower btw!

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  13. I LOVE this lady! She was amazing in Clarissa, I always looked up to her and loved her style in that.
    I think i'm going to have to watch some sabrina the teenage witch today now!

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