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Fashion Meets TV: Blossom Vs. Clarissa Explains It All


Blossom Vs. Clarissa

Blossom is classy & Clarissa oh so snappy!

Blossom is classy & Clarissa oh so snappy!

I have a sister who is 3.5 years older than me and when we were growing up, I idolized her. She was older, cooler, and wore great clothes. However when we were little, we use to get in the hugest fights. One of the biggest arguments was that classic debate, Who’s Better: Clarissa or Blossom? You’re not a true 90’s baby if you didn’t watch either one of these monumental shows. In our household way before there was stupid “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” it was Team Blossom or Team Clarissa Explains It All. This was serious stuff and lines were drawn in the sand. So let’s examine the contenders.

a family that stays together, dress well together

a family that stays together, dress well together

Although both girls were huge in the early nineties and established crazy amazing fashion looks, they are different in many ways. But they brought their own personal twist to their clothes. Which one did it better? I’m going to break it down.

high waist jumper with loads of color!

high waist jumper with loads of color!

First up, we have the sweet spunky and very wholesome Blossom Russo. Blossom is a high-school girl who lives with her father, grandfather and her two hot older brothers. Tony who was a bad boy growing up and a true ladies man and Joey was the dumb jock you couldn’t help but love. (I mean WHOA!) Then there was the Six, Blossom’s best bud who knew everything about everyone and talked a mile a minute.

BFFS (best fashion friends!)

BFFS (best fashion friends!)

bright neon colors & pie charts!

bright neon colors & pie charts!

Clarissa, on the other hand was the girl who could explain it all, using cool crafty pie wheels on why her family was strange. She lived with her mom, dad, and smart-ass little brother Ferguson. Clarissa’s best friend was the cute and sweet boy next door, Sam Anders, a grunge skateboarder.

Team Tony & Joey vs. Fergface

Team Tony & Joey vs. Fergface

When it comes to who was better street fam-bam, hands down, Blossom’s brothers were better dressed. Clarissa’s bother Ferguson was a total smarty-pants dweeb who was never without his high waist khaki pants and pocket protector.

Ferguson invited the annoying little brother look.

Ferguson masters the annoying little brother look.

Such well dressed dream boats!

Such well dressed dream boats!

Joey and Tony, on the other hand, were smokin hot. Tony wore silk vests, blue jeans and slicked back hair. Joey went for t-shirts, varsity jackets, and flannel t-shirts tied around his waist.

Six Vs Sam

Six Vs Sam

In the Best Friends category, we have Six Vs. Sam. (They would make such a cute couple!) Six preferred ruffled dresses, jean dresses and skintight floral printed shirts. While Sam was a skater boy in baggy ripped jeans and slightly dirty concert t-shirts, his favorite accessory was a skateboard. It’s a hard choice, but because he reminds me of the boys in Seattle, I’ve got to give it to Sam.

Both look great in layers!

Both look great in layers!

Sophisticated Blossom & Punk Rock Clarissa

Sophisticated Blossom & Punk Rock Clarissa

Now what about our leading ladies? Although she lived in a house filled with boys, or maybe because of it, Blossom keeps her style lady like. But she does mix it up with a tomboy influence.

head band and button-ups are match made in heaven!

Head band and button-ups are match made in heaven!

She wore oversized grandpa cardigans, big hats with sunflowers, and my all-time favorite, a skirt made of old neckties! She also wore jumpers and crazy tights with penny loafers. It’s all simple and classy. Kind of like her predicament in this clip… Blossom was a classy broad with a reputation to uphold, stylewise and other!

Battle of the flowers: Neon or Natural?

Battle of the flowers: Neon or Natural?

But Clarissa was loud! She wore biker shorts, high ponytails, neon jewelry, and phat leather belts. She had a thing for layers of color, scarves and off the shoulders shirts. It’s so nuts, we can’t really explain it! But Clarissa can…

Fennel shirt and leather vest? Yes please!

Stripped shirt and vest? Yes please!

Both girls held it down for fashion from such different but fabulous directions that I can’t really choose. I still look to both of them for inspiration. And so should you.

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One Response to “Fashion Meets TV: Blossom Vs. Clarissa Explains It All”

  1. Valerie says:

    I remember telling my mom when I was younger that I wanted an outfit just like Clarissa. She was fly!

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