If you grew up watching Saved by the Bell like we did, chances are, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, and Jessie Spano were your personal style icons. With all things ’80s and ’90s experiencing a revival in the fashion world, we caught up with Tiffani Thiessen to find out which of Kelly’s iconic looks she’d revisit in 2014. As it turns out, the star still has a penchant for her bold-colored ensembles.
“In that role, I wore a lot of colorful jean skirts,” she tells InStyle.com exclusively. “I loved those, and could pair them now with a button-down or T-shirt.” While Kelly’s many neon ensembles will forever hold a special place in our hearts, Thiessen confesses that her character Billie Chambers from the 2002-2003 series Fastlane is closer to her real-life sartorial choices. “I felt the most strong in that role, and loved how it translated to my look. I think about going back to that look often,” she adds.
While you can still catch Kelly Kapowski during the morning reruns of Saved by the Bell, Thiessen is taking on another role by teaming up with the Cosmetic Executive Women group and QVC to take part in their Beauty with Benefits event. This is the second time CEW and QVC have partnered for a cause, and 80 percent of every purchase made during the live broadcast will benefit the Cancer and Careers organization, which works to empower survivors in the workplace by providing career coaching, support groups, expert advice, and more.
Thiessen, who is the Beauty with Benefits celebrity spokesperson, will be appearing in a PSA during the two-hour broadcast. “Cancer hit close to home with me. I have had friends and family affected by cancer, so I was honored to be part of this amazing cause,” she says. “Feeling beautiful on the inside radiates on the outside. Two important women in my life taught me that—my grandmother and my mother.”
Tune in to QVC on Thursday April 17th at 8 p.m. ET to catch Thiessen’s PSA, and to shop for a cause.