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    17 Times The Mom On Clarissa Was A Goddamn Style Icon

    She's a bonafide style icon, ya'll.

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    Praise the '90s TV gods, Clarissa Explains it All is on now on Hulu.

    As my boyfriend and I were watching it, he pointed out, " dress just like the mom. I'm pretty sure you have that exact outfit."

    While at first I was all "I'M NOT A MOM!" I realized as I kept watching that being told you dress like the Clarissa's mom, Janet Darling, is a damn compliment. Clarissa gets all the credit when fashion is brought up, but if you take a closer look, her mom is the real queen.

    Like it or not, the '90s are back, without the shoulder pads. And here are 17 reasons to embrace it:

    1. When she was taken aback by her own outfit:

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    Comin' at ya hard with style in the opening credits! That skirt is fire.

    2. When she looked like a forest nymph:

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    This is probably my favorite outfit of all of Mrs. Darling's . I'm a sucker for florals, dark forest green, high waists, and a sturdy belt.

    3. When she showed Mr. Darling just how lucky he was:

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    This dress is DIVINE. That little cape? The cinched waist? The neckline? Very Breakfast at Tiffany's. Speaking of breakfast, now I'm hungry.

    4. When she taught you how to take an oversized sweatshirt and make it chic:

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    Taking pointers on this one. This looks like the most effortless and comfortable outfit.

    5. When she showed she can work bright colors, too:

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    That blouse is beautiful and those bright pants are unexpected and fabulous.

    6. When she made Ferguson realize his mom is ravishing:

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    I remember the first time I realized my mom was the most beautiful person in the world, except I wasn't wearing suspenders.

    7. When she schooled you on how to mix-n-match prints:

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    I'm almost always too scared to mix up patterns, but 'ole Janet is teaching me a thing or two.

    8. When she showed us that button ups should be buttoned all the way up:

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    She was probably fretting about missing a sale at Merry Go Round, but doin' it in style.

    9. When she taught us how to properly do a messy French twist:

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    That 'do pulls this look all together. And I need that blouse.

    10. When she knew she looked like as beautiful as a Greek goddess:

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    Look at that head tilt. She knows how magnificent she looks. And how stylish her home is... check out that gallery wall and that awesome phone!

    11. When she showed you how to properly do denim on denim (with a vest):

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    If Mrs. Darling was good at one thing in life, it would have been rocking a vest. Guys who shop at Gap try to look this fly.

    12. When she was so excited by how royal she looked in gem tones:

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    Shine bright like a Darling.

    13. When she wasn't afraid to rock a statement piece:

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    Those flouncy overalls are fierce! I'm all about pants that think they're skirts. Plus, look at Clarissa- she's totally copping her mom's style!

    14. When she looked sheerly magnificant:

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    I thought I was the only person in the world who had a mug with a whale tale handle! Besides the cool mug, though, this sheer little number is perfect for dressing up or down.

    15. When her kitchen walls were envious of her shirt's mustard hue:

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    Ain’t nothing like a mustard yellow shirt, and a rich brown belt, and some fitted blue jeans.

    16. When she embraced her inner artist:

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    And did it in the best chambray maxi dress I ever did see.

    17. When she rocked a romper:

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    This is a romper. It looks so chic when she's prancing around the room. Those sheer tights and loafers? Pulls it all together. Shoulder pads are a bit much but I'm not here to scrutinize.

    Keep mixing up fashion magic forever, Mrs. Darling.

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