Archie Comic Aesthetics

Did you read Archie comic books growing up? If you’ve ever waited in line at a grocery store, the answer is yes.

Betty and Veronica and all their pals were fashion icons and I am here to remind you of everything terrible wonderful about their looks.

A picture of a puzzle from Archie comics.
Even a word scramble is an opportunity to be stylish as hell. Look at that bouncy ponytail and crop top on Betty, the eternal girl-next-door. Veronica is in peak bitch mode, with a cartoon dress that still looks too expensive for me to own.
A picture of a puzzle from Archie comics.
I don’t know why they need to be this coordinated in their individual outfits (seriously with the bow, Betty?), but if I’ve learned anything, it’s that bangles work with all outfits.
A picture of a page from Archie comics.
When delivering a punchline like Betty, make sure to make use of varying prints for the summer.
A picture of a page from Archie comics.
Varying prints (stars AND stripes) can be taken to an extreme when roller blading, because it’s the 90s. Even though it’s just a drawing, Betty’s hair is the absolute worst. You know which one.
A picture of a page from Archie comics.
Everyone in this pretty much sums up their characterization. Reggie- narcissist; Archie-generic, Betty- nice girl with terrible taste; Veronica- loud and rich; Jughead- actually perfect. I would wear both Jughead’s crown and his sweater (which wisely crowns a burger, because he knows what’s up).
A picture of a page from Archie comics.
I can’t even criticize anything here, because everything that Veronica does is glamour, even that culotte and blazer combo in the corner.
A picture of a page from Archie comics.
I realize I have no idea when this book was created and this collage doesn’t clear anything up for me.

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Karishma

Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

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