Now I know I’m not the only one back in the day that had a total girl crush on Topanga Lawrence-Matthews from Boy Meets World. She had the hair every teenage girl dreamed of having, even after this fateful moment when she cut off a big ol’ chunk! Remember when she left the salon with her new, shoulder-length do? She could do no wrong. She is my original “hippie chick” idol.
The one item out of her closet I still crush on hard to this day is the maroon leather jacket she wore. Do you remember this beauty? I am still obsessed with it! I searched high and low but could not find a good picture of it. I’ve scoured both Etsy and eBay looking for a suitable copy. That jacket was straight up 70’s glam, and one day I will find my carbon copy.
Until then, Topanga’s style is easy to pull-off today with just the basics you already have in your closet. My go-to during spring and summer is the floral maxi dress topped with a denim classic and paired with either booties or flat sandals. Easy and effortless. If you have abs for days, the tie-shirt is all over the place for spring and summer and looks amazeballs paired with high-waist skinnies. And adding a chunky heeled boot and lace vest to any dress immediately channels a girly version of 90s grunge – all looks perfectly acceptable and wearable right now!
What brought on this ode to Miss Topanga? I’ve been reading all about the new series, Girl Meets World, and I can’t wait! I might be the only 31 year old without kids soon to be re-hooked onto the Disney channel later this year. I guess that’s only fitting. I did watch Even Stevens and Lizze McGuire welllll into my early 20’s.
Were you a TGIF and Topanga fan back in the day?