Why Ms. Frizzle Is Our Favorite Street Style Star Of All Time

In truth, Valerie Frizzle is both a style icon for the ages and for all ages. Every time she takes her class on a new adventure in the cartoon series The Magic School Bus, she's dressed to match her destination. It could be a galaxy print dress for when her bus transforms into a spaceship, or a weather-inspired look for a meteorology-themed trip, but it's always on point. Clearly, she dresses by occasion. As an ode to her outrageous but lovable style, we've gathered a few of our favorite looks and asked the series' illustrator Bruce Degen to share some insights on dressing everybody's favorite teacher.

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"Ms. Frizzle knows all about the value of modern plumbing. She even had the entire class come out of a faucet in the girls' bathroom in school."


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Maybe this one is better suited for the garden, but it's still the perfect yellow printed dress.
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"A pattern to hint that would be the topic of the next book. And the shoes show great taste."


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Embrace Ms. Frizzle's geometric dress with Kate Spade New York.
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"A hint at the next book. I went to a local beekeeper to learn about beehives.  Didn't get stung, I was so sweet the bees loved me."


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Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton may have actually been completely inspired by Ms. Frizzle's adventures. But don't quote us on that.
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"Rather than start out the dino book with a dino design, I used birds to indicate that birds may be the living relatives of dinosaurs."


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Like Ms. Frizzle's bird dress, this print draws the eye from the hem to the neckline.
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"This dress goes from one-celled organism in the primordial soup to man in space."


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What's better than a skirt that features so many members of the animal kingdom?
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"This is one of my favorite jokes that Joanna Cole wrote."


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"This design started out on the bus and ended up on the dress."


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"Bats are always a good idea. Some people find them scary but I think they are cute. Also the Friz has her own kind of 'shoe horn.'"


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Nanananananana bat shirt!


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"Flies and things that eat flies. What could be tastier?"


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Wouldn't be surprised if this was found in Ms. Frizzle's jewelry box. Would you?
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"Ms Frizzles's class is always a blast. In this case it was a hint at the next book, which would be about the solar system."


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There's no crazier print than a galaxy print, perfectly fit for the world's most eccentric teacher.

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"Thrift is illustrated on this dress. Fuel for a magic school bus is not cheap!"


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Spend money to get money.
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"A beach cover-up in the theme of a beach. Shoes—always have a ball at the shore!"


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