Channeling: Our Favorite Baby-Sitter's Club Members

Nothing conjures up memories from our childhood like flipping through worn copies of one of the most beloved young-adult series of all time, The Baby-Sitters Club. In the late ‘80s and well into the ‘90s, author Ann M. Martin dreamed up an iconic group of friends that we could relate to.
Among the seven whip-smart, talented, and unique members, surely you had a favorite. Maybe you were an artsy youngin’ with a flair for weird fashion, like Claudia. Perhaps you were bookish and shy and felt akin to Mary Anne. Or maybe you were the tomboy ringleader of the group and felt especially fond of Kristy. Regardless of which member you felt was your soul sister, the characters undoubtedly helped us all get through those turbulent adolescent years, and for that, we’re thankful. Consider this our little ode to the gals of Stoneybrook, and click through to relive some of their unforgettable '90s style with a modern twist.
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Claudia Kishi — With her always-inspiring outfits, Claudia Kishi is the go-to authority on fashion in The Baby-Sitters Club. The vice president of the club is also remarkably creative, excelling in painting, jewelry making, sculpture, and more.

Keep Out, Claudia!, $4, available at Amazon; American Apparel Shiny Scrunchie, $6, available at American Apparel; Frye Billy Firebird Boot, $328, available at The Frye Company; BLK DNM Jeans 6 High-Waist Slim-Leg, $96, available at Matches Fashion; Rebecca Taylor Denim Vest, $295, available at Rebecca Taylor; Rebecca Minkoff Runway Pave ID Necklace, $148, available at Rebecca Minkoff; Tory Burch Cream Crochet Lace Trim Socks, $221.51, available at FarFetch.
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Dawn Schafer — Dawn is a true California gal at heart, which shines through in her laid-back style and temperament. Her sunkissed, beach hair may give it away, or perhaps it’s clear in her ability to casually don the Canadian tuxedo and totally pull it off. Knowing that Dawn is quite the environmentalist, we’re guessing that her denim was thrifted.

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BDG Diamond Cutout Oxford, $39, available at Urban Outfitters; Citizens of Humanity Dylan Relaxed Boyfriend Jean, $166, available at Zoe; Fossil Rose Gold-Tone White Adjustable Bracelet, $28, available at Macy’s; Zara Long Denim Shirt, $59.90, available at Zara; Topshop Cream Crochet Lace Trim Socks, $6, available at Topshop.
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Jessi Ramsey — As the ballet dancer of the group, it’s no surprise that Jessi’s off-duty style consists of something she can throw on quickly over a leotard after class. Loose-fitted jeans and sweatshirts serve just that purpose.

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Delia’s Lucy Banded Sweater in Periwinkle, $10, available at Delia’s; Golden Goose Soft Brown Leather Belt, $109, available at Yoox; Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bridal Pearl Necklace, $128, available at Kate Spade; Keds Champion Originals in White, $40, available at Keds; Starlight Phoebe Dance Leotard, $16, available at Dancing in the Street; Topshop Moto Contrast Mom Jeans, $84, available at Topshop.
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Kristy Thomas — Ambition, athleticism, and attitude are just a few words that describe Kristy, president and founder of The Baby-Sitters Club. As if being an entrepreneur by the age of 13 wasn’t enough, Kristy also found time to coach softball. If she were around today, Kristy would totally be owning the sportswear trend all summer long. And to honor her tomboy roots, no Kristy-inspired getup would be complete without a sporty snapback and classic Chuck Taylor's.

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Adidas Unisex Blue Silicone Strap Watch, $95, available at Macys; Chuck Taylor Low Sneaker in White, $44.95, available at Nordstrom; Dickies Snapback Hat in Red, $11.99, available at Amazon; Blake LND Emerald Cotton Adelaide Jumper, $364, available at Avenue 32; Levi’s Modern Rise Demi Curve Skinny Jeans, $78, available at Levi’s.
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Mallory Pike — Junior officer Mallory has a geekish charm that we could all probably relate to at one age or another. Though Ann M. Martin stuck her with frizzy curls and braces, she still managed to look adorable in Peter Pan collars and high-waist skirts.

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Acne Studios Micah Angora Sweatshirt, $250, available at YouSheHe; Alice and Olivia Evette Peter Pan Collar Blouse, $255, available at Austique; Rowley Eyewear No. 24 in Gold, $129, available at Rowley Eyewear; French Connection Feather Ruth A-Line Skirt, $99.99, available at French Connection; Nasty Gal Heart of Gold Necklace, $18, available at Nasty Gal.
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Mary Anne Spier — Her signature, braided pigtails may hint at Mary Anne’s innocence, but the secretary of The Baby-Sitters Club has a little more to offer than an endearing shyness and thoughtful sensitivity. Her style is prim and classic, and boy, can she rock the schoolgirl look like no other.

Mary Anne Saves the Day, $4.97, available at Amazon; Dorothy Perkins Wine Square Knit Jumper, $17, available at Dorothy Perkins; Oasis Brown and Rose Leather Strap Watch, $54, available at Debenhams; Ralph Lauren Navy Double Face Wool Abbey Skirt, $565, available at StyleBop; Thom Browne White Classic Oxford Shirt, $350, available at Moda Operandi; ModCloth Tights for Every Occasion in Red, $14.99, available at ModCloth.
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Stacey McGill — Treasurer Stacey McGill is always ahead of the curve when it comes to trendsetting, and her feminine style exudes a mature, sophisticated air. Perhaps this is why Stacey is such a catch when it comes to the boys of Stoneybrook Middle School. Her bright crop top and floral maxi would have her looking right at home around the boroughs of New York, which should come as no surprise since she is a native New Yorker, after all.

Stacey's Lie, $5.45, available at Amazon; River Island Coral Textured Crop Top, $32, available at River Island; Kenzo Floral Pleated Skirt, $358.54, available at FarFetch; 2b Coral Lina Sandal, $24.95, available at 2b.

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