12 Style Rules from Kelly KapowskiMichelle Horton
If your original style icon was the one-and-only Kelly Kapowski (from Saved by the Bell), the ’90s-revenge clothing trend makes it that much easier to replicate her signature style.
Maybe you were too young to rock off-the-shoulder sweatshirts and bodycon skirts back then, but now you’re free to let your inner Kapowski shine. And it’s never been easier to get the look.
Fashion Advice from Kelly Kapowski 1 of 14
With today's '90s-nostalgia trend, it's easy to replicate Kelly Kapowski's signature look.
Here are her 12 basic style lessons to live and learn...
Photo: Urban Outfitters shirt, $24
1. ABCF: Always Be Clothed in Florals 2 of 14
If there's one signature Kapowski style, it's definitely her endless wardrobe of florals — from pants to jackets to off-the-shoulder bodycon dresses. So much so that when the "tapestry floral" skinny-jean trend hit last year, I immediately thought, "KELLY KAPOWSKI!"
All Types of FLORALS 3 of 14
2. Wear Crop Tops…in Floral 4 of 14
Kelly certainly loves her crop tops — especially under a denim jacket or blazer. I can totally see her in this high-waisted floral skirt and matching top. Just add a scrunchy, some neon earrings, and white Ked shoes.
Urban Outfitters, $60
3. Wear Off-the-Shoulder Tops…in Floral 5 of 14
An off-the-shoulder shirt — especially one with ruffles — is Kapowski approved.
Urban Outfitters, $49
4. Finish Outfit with a Denim Jacket 6 of 14
...especially in a light wash, with the collar popped.
5. …in Floral 7 of 14
She totally would have rocked this, right? It has Kelly written all over it.
6. Or a Blazer…in Floral 8 of 14
Just add another layer of shoulder pads for some real Saved by the Bell authenticity. And maybe a crop-top underneath.
7. Stock Up on Bodycon Skirts 9 of 14
...especially — you guessed it! — floral!
Beyond florals, the bodycon dress/skirt was certainly a top signature style for Ms. Kapowski.
8. And Denim Pencil Skirts 10 of 14
...typically paired with a tucked-in, oversized T-shirt with rolled-up sleeves. Or a floral bodysuit. Or a denim jacket...
American Apparel, $54
9. Lace Bustier + Suspenders 11 of 14
No one can quite pull off the bustier + suspenders + high-waist jeans look like Kelly Kapowski.
10. Back at Home: Off-the-Shoulder Sweatshirts 12 of 14
...especially while sitting on your window seat, staring longingly outside for Zach or Jeff.
11. Rock Your Uniform 13 of 14
Even work is an excuse to look cute. Make sure your work uniform matches your style aesthetic — especially if your style aesthetic is belly shirts, bodycon skirts, and sneakers.
12. No Matter What, Every Outfit Needs White Keds 14 of 14
...without socks, of course. Never socks.