'90s fashion: 8 ways to dress like 'Saved by the Bell' bombshell Kelly Kapowski
From crop tops and high-waisted jeans to platform sandals and slip dresses, this has been the comeback year for '90s fashion. It also happens to be the 25th anniversary of "Saved by the Bell's" television debut.
Coincidence? We think not.
Every female millennial has wanted to be Kelly Kapowski at some point in her life-- and now, a quarter of a century later, it's actually easier than ever. Here are eight ways to recreate Kelly's style using on-trend pieces that are in stores today... Zack Morris look-alike boyfriend unfortunately not included.
High-waisted jeans + floral crop top
Kelly is the queen of the high-waisted jeans and crop top trend. To steal her look, try these Nasty Gal Denim 'MILF' jeans, $88 at nastygal.com, and Forever 21 'Fawning for Floral' bandeau, $4.80, at forever21.com. Dress it up with statement earrings, like these 22 karat yellow gold plated blue chalcedony hook earrings, $59.99 at target.com.
Printed shorts + matching bikini
Kelly wouldn't cover up her favorite bikini top... she would flaunt it, along with a bold pair of shorts. Then, she'd take it up a notch with a statement scrunchie and matching nail polish, obviously.
Surprisingly easy to recreate, you'll find these daisy print pleated shorts for $22.80 at forever21.com, triangle bikini top for $4.80 at forever21.com, velvet scrunchie for $6 at americanapparel.com and OPI nail polish in 'Pompeii Purple' at skincarebyalana.com.
Denim jacket + polka dot crop top
Every Kelly Kapowski wannabe needs a good denim jacket. Pair this classic Levi's denim 'Trucker' jacket, $78 at urbanoutfitters.com, with this polka dot crop top, $7.50 at charlotterusse.com, and 'Game On' shorts, $38 at nastygal.com, and you'll be a '90s poster girl in no time.
Loose crop top + floral jeans
Still reluctant to hop on the crop top bandwagon? Take a page from Kelly's book and pair an easy-to-wear, loose-fitting cropped tee, like this simple one, $22 at americanapparel.com, with a tried and true Kapowski favorite-- floral jeans, $132.66 at nordstrom.com. Kelly loves to complete an outfit with a belt, $7.74 at asos.com.
The LFD (Little floral dress)
By now we're all aware of Kelly's love for florals. So give your LBD a break and go for a feel-good pop of color, whatever the season. This Sparkle & Fade skater dress serves up the Kapowski one-two punch, a sweet personality and killer curves, for $19.99 at urbanoutfitters.com.
Matching set + denim jacket
Not one to shy away from prints, Kelly knew how to rock a good set of matching tops and pants. But what to do when you feel too matchy-matchy? (As if there was such a thing in the '90s.) Break it up by showing a little midriff-- and adding a denim jacket. Duh.
This Urban Renewal tropical top and circle skirt are $39.99 and $19.99 at urbanoutfitters.com.
At Bayside High, there was nothing hotter than showing a little shoulder, and the look is still a flattering yet modest way to reveal a little skin today. Try it out with a tribal print this summer-- this 'Desertland' crop top is $26 at nastygal.com.
Combine comfort and school spirit, and you get what might be the most iconic piece in Kelly Kapowski's wardrobe... her off-the-shoulder Bayside sweatshirt.This one, $34 at urbanoutfitters.com, doesn't say Bayside, unfortunately, but if you really want to embrace your '90s side, we suggest adding on a patch to make it your own.