There are dozens of lessons we learned from the '90s classic Clueless. From navigating the politics of high school parties, to matchmaking, to the choice of whether or not to save one's self for Luke Perry, the movie has lessons to offer nearly everyone... who is a fifteen-year-old girl. But when we decided to narrow down the very most important lessons we learned from Cher, Dionne, Tai and their "crew," these were the lessons that stood out as being the most vital to success in life.
Once upon a time, in the ‘90s it was totally acceptable to wear shortalls to a party in a non-ironic way.
Ren and Stimpy were — and still are — way existential
When you have a crush on a boy, your best plan of attack is to show some skin, send yourself flowers and candy… and draw attention to your mouth.
To really make an outfit pop, be sure your gum matches your sweater.
When a guy dresses better than the most popular girl in school, loves Billy Holiday, and is a huge fan of Tony Curtis, go ahead and assume he’s an Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy.
Happy teachers = Good grades
Always be sure to remove any nose jewelry when it’s allergy season.
A report card is simply a starting point for negotiations.
Criminals have no respect for designer dresses, even when the dress in question is an Alaïa
Contrary to popular opinion, the world of bare midriffs is really quite challenging.
Finally and most importantly, dating the guy who used to be your step brother isn’t creepy, so long as the guy is Paul Rudd.