Things We Miss: The Style of Saved By the Bell’s Lisa Turtle

September 22, 2011  |  

She might have been one, if not the only black face at Bayside High on television’s beloved teen dream comedy, “Saved By the Bell,” but she was hands down the most fashionable student in that place. A hopeful fashion designer, Lark Voorhies’ character of Lisa Turtle was the definition of feminine with her curly hair and flirty, fluffy skirts, cute blouses, and colorful, shoulder-padded up blazers. While I spent half of my time watching “Saved By Bell” to see Zack Morris (*swoon*), I spent the other half scoping out Lisa’s style. She never disappointed.

Crayola Colors Were Her Friend

If you ever saw Lisa Turtle in neutral colors, let me know, because everytime I saw her on SBTB, she was rocking the brightest of shades. And unique colors at that: kiwi, cyan, fuschia–whatever you can think of. Maybe it was a ’90s thing, because a lot of the characters seemed to go with rainbow bright shades, but Turtle’s funky printed sweaters, jackets and accessories in tropical colors made her look the coolest.





She Stayed With Her Accessories

This chick’s accessory game was on point! It was a rarity you didn’t see homegirl coordinated with a matching hat, earrings, headband, bangles or pin. She even rocked cute hair scrunchies to get that ponytail right.

All Girlie Everything

While her girls Jessie and Kelly went for nerdy chic and extremely under-dressed (Kelly had on a belly shirt and daisy dukes every other episode), Lisa stayed uber-feminine and lady like. Flirty, ruffled skirts and dresses were her thing. And although she would show some leg or arm from time to time, it was never too much (*cue the Luther voice*).

Blaze it Up

Sometimes Lisa dressed more like she was going to someone’s business meeting rather than third period science class. Why? Because she stayed with her blazers and chic jackets. They would vary from cropped two-toned outerwear pieces to embellished jackets a la Janet Jackson in the early days. Still heavily coordinated, always fresh.


Keep That Hair Whipped When All Else Fails

God forbid they try anything different with her hair, for the most part, Lisa Turtle’s hair would stay curly and full. But she wouldn’t rely on just wearing it down all the time. Like a true fashionista, those ponytails had the plumpest, nicest bangs, and her updos were always over-the-top in a good way. Lisa was definitely fresh from head to toe…literally.

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  • Earthspirit1

    She was one of my favorite television sitcom characters during SBTB. I loved her outfits and wished I could have attended Bayside High along with "Lisa" and the crew.

  • Diddy

    I Love Lisa Turtle!! Great Post!

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  • Anna

    Now that I think about it… it's true… They took TIME with her outfits! Wish those style would hurry up and come back.

  • Wow, I love that hairstyle. Looks so cute and she looks so gorgeous on it.

  • IllyPhilly

    Ha, slow report day. Cute though big ups to Lisa, Zack kissed every girl on the show including her!