Fashion

Straw Purse Watch: Spring is Finally Here!

Photo courtesy: @maria_bernad

Now that Daylight Savings has happened and we’ve passed the official first day of Spring, it’s time to shop for warmer weather! If you don’t already own a nifty little straw purse, take a gander at these babies! We are loving the fun structured shapes and holy huge sizes out this season. These are one-size-fits-all so every bag suits just […]

Ruffles Are Going Big in Warm Weather Fashion

Red ruffles on red dress perfect for travel | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Aimee Song

Feeling a little butch these days? Ruffles are so naturally ladylike, they almost don’t know what to do with themselves. We’ve been ooh-ing and aah-ing on the feminine details of dainty dresses. Go-big-or-go-home styles have us packing our bags for romantic destinations (or maybe just the local coffee shop). You may never hear from us again! Take a look at […]

Head Scarf Makeover: 5 Ways to Tie One On

5 ways to wear a head scarf | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Tumblr

If you’ve got roots that you’re trying to push another week, ditch the baseball cap for something sassier! A head scarf is also the perfect alternative to 40 minutes of hair dryer time. A headband or turban in silk is an easy Bohemian look that dresses up your style. Here are 5 easy ways to use a scarf so you […]

Patches Placement: What Kind of Tattoo Would You Get?

How to place your patches | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Mylena Matos

Ah, patches. Love the trend, but like many things, I am super picky about how they are placed. Patches are like tattoos for clothes. Where to put them is as individual as the wearer. Little embroidered details can make or break a garment, so here are a few tips to help you along. I’d hate for you to massacre a […]

Purple Craze: Makes Me Feel Fine

Purple suede handbag rounds out an outfit | Spring fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Spain

Color is still making a big impact in fashion for Spring.  We’ve been drooling over print ads and street styles oozing in saturated pallets.  Now is the perfect time to add a dash (or a gallon!) of purple into your wardrobe.  Symbolic of luxury and nobility, the hue adds instant drama or a pop of flair.  Right where you need […]

Ankle Boots Get an Update for Spring

Ankle boot updates Spring 2017 trends | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Spain

Kick off those “Boho mom” booties and slip into something sexier this Spring! Ankle boots just went a little more punk rock and I’m foaming at the mouth! Personal experience has taught me that one pair of these cropped beauties is never enough. Ever versatile, you can easily sport them with florals or skinny jeans into next fall and winter, […]

Galentine’s Day Girlfriend Fashion Matchmaker

Galentine's Day fashion mash-up | Yin + Yang ruffles | Girlfriend is Better
Yin: Vogue Magazine | Yang: POPSUGAR UK

Heyy girlfriend.. I see you got on some ruffles. I’ve got ruffles too. Meet me for coffee and let’s switch social media sometime. Welcome to Girlfriend’s first annual BFF mash-up for Galentine’s Day! We found our favorite fashion for Spring in rosy hues and partnered them up for our favorite holiday this month. Whether you do a lunch date or […]

Denim 2017: Deconstructing Spring Styles

Deconstructing denim | Best looks for Spring 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Who What Wear

If you’ve ever watched a cooking competition show, you understand the concept of “deconstructed”. The process of taking something apart and revealing its components certainly applies to denim this Spring. Our absolute favorite new styles are cropping up and taking the world by storm. Take an ingredient or two and create your own style recipe for success! Max It Out […]

Pajamas: I’m Staying in Them All Day

Pajamas during London FW S17 | Marques ‘ Almeida | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Driely S. for Vogue Magazine

I admit I’ve been a little skeptical of the pajamas craze. But once I saw the photo above from the latest London Fashion Week, I was finally sold. Marques’ Almeida picked the right model to sway me! She is so classic and cool and rocks the look perfectly. It took me this long to buy into it. Some trends just need to […]

Penny Loafers for Your Thoughts

Photo courtesy: Free People

Need the perfect girlfriend footwear to go with your new pair of boyfriend jeans? Add a pair of penny loafers to your cart! They are dressy enough for the office and comfortable enough for walking around town. That’s a 2-for! Style Icon: Nancy Drew True confession – I watched Nancy Drew on Netflix (2007) this last weekend and was inspired! […]

Yellow Fashion Ideas to Brighten up Your Day

Yellow fashion ideas to brighten up your day | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Micah Gianneli

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, there’s only one sure way to stave off depression. Add a bright pop of yellow to your outfit! Even if you don’t think yellow is quite your color, it’s easy to add a flash of it. Check out these ideas and add a little sunshine to your life. The sun’s not yellow/ […]

Maxi Skirts to the Max

A study on maxi skirts | Long, flowing, and breezy | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Choies

Spring is coming around the corner and maxi skirts are here to stay! Why are you wearing pants when you could be breezing around in a skirt? A long skirt not only makes you look taller, it’s more comfortable too. Maxi Skirts + Tennies Feet have been suffering for fashion for far too long! Tennis shoes are the perfect footwear […]

Slip Dress Into Something More Comfortable

Slip dress for New Year's parties and 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: missurine.tumblr.com

Time to get ready to ring in the new year! Personally, I’m happy to see 2016 come and go. It’s been a year of transition for many people which starts to mess with your sense of stability. Adaptability happens to be my strong suit, so let’s talk about ye olde slip dress. This flashback to 90’s fashion is perfect to […]

Statement Earrings for 2017 and Beyond

Statement earrings off-the-catwalk Milan | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Phil Oh for Vogue Magazine

Holiday parties!!  And then New Year’s Day just around the corner.  What to wear, what to wear?  The biggest trend that will make the most impact at any party this season is statement earrings.  And that’s an understatement!  Big, bright, dangling beauties update any look, so save on the duds and splurge on the accessories.   Jazz up your jammies […]

Embellished Jackets Add Spice to Your Life

Myriad of the sickest embellished jackets in town | Redesigned by Claire | Girlfriend is Better
Redesigned by Claire | Photo courtesy: Indulgy

I have what I like to refer to as a “rotating closet”. In the winter, all of my coats and jackets move from the back section to front and center. Shopping for jackets is almost too easy, and I have a minor issue with impulse buys. Get ready to be inundated with a mass embellished jackets session!  Add one to […]

Hip-Hop Fashion: Can You Rock it Like This

RUN DMC look | Hip-hop fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Thank God I'm Natural

An individualist at heart, I love to check the time period fashion is in and then give it my own twist. In the last month especially, hip-hop fashion from the 80’s has been catching my eye. I even busted out an old Run-DMC album recently, which told me where my inspiration was starting to head. The icing on the cake […]

Fishnet is Catch of the Day

Fishnet stockings for the win! | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Dress Like a Parisian

Okay party people, time to bust out your fishnets! They’ve officially made a comeback (as if they ever went out of style) and are looking hot! This time around, designers are playing with lengths and pairings to freshen up the look. The result is a fishnet that you can wear all day everyday with everything. My kind of fashion! First […]

Multicolored Fur Coat Madness/ Badness

Multicolored fur coat madness | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Clothes Made Me Do It

Oh, I’m sorry, did you think I was done talking about fur coats?  Not when these babies are prancing around town!  Every girl should have at least one multicolored fur coat in her closet.  They are such a fun way to stay cozy and warm while out and about. Patches and Stripes First, the two main styles that have caught […]

Plaid is Driving Us Bananas!

Plaid coat + jeans + patches | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: crushculdesac.tumblr.com

Did we mention our life-long love of plaid? Dare to go beyond a flannel shirt and get bold with this great print! If you’ve got a little Scottish or Irish in your blood, this is a must. We’re in the midst of mix-and-matching patterns and plaid is super easy to work with. As always, keep your colors in the same […]

Fur-Lined Coats to Keep You Warm and Fuzzy

Pink fur-lined coats | Over-sized and warm! | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Magazine

Talk about your warm fuzzies! So much fun! Fur-lined coats are my new favorite winter treat. So many of them are like wearing blankets, I mean how can you resist cuddling up in one?  Scrap the boyfriend and invest in the right jacket instead. Over-sized and Comfy Warm Now that over-sized fashion is tromping around, you can maximize your snuggle potential! […]

Socks with Sandals: Step into Winter

socks with sandals | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: visualoptimism.blogspot.com.au

One of my favorite shoe purchases from Spring was an open-back pair of wooden clogs. They tricked me into wearing socks with them on colder days and now I’m a believer! Socks with sandals have been cropping up in fashion and on runways for Fall and Winter. Give it a try! Keep Your Feet Dry + Warm A little overdue […]

Jewel Tones are a Girl’s Best Friend

Plaid coat with fur trim | Jewel tones | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Who What Wear

Not sure what to wear?  Find your favorite gem stone and then dress yourself in the color!  Jewel tones are rich and beautiful choices heading into Fall and Winter season.  Instantly dress up any outfit velvet or satin fabric in these rich colors. Just Add Fur Better yet, work them into a multicolored fur! The possibilities are endless when you […]

Movie Night With Kimi + Gina

Wynona Ryder Stranger Things | Netflix movie night fashion inspiration | Girlfriend is Better
Girlfriend: Wynona Ryder | Photo by: Ellen Von Unwerth

Movies make a big impact on both of us visually. We are constantly inspired by fashion and retro style that is spot-on in our favorite flicks. One of the most fun things about working together is taking an idea and seeing what each of us will do with it. Welcome to Kimi + Gina’s first annual movie weekend! We’ve compiled […]

Suede is Made in the Shade

Elvis and purple suede knee-high boots | NBD | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Coveteur

It’s still warm outside and school’s back in for the students of the world. Fall is in the air and suede is the softer take on leather that will get you in the mood for the season. For you animal lovers out there, there are plenty of suede alternatives too. Find fabrics with a brushed or napped finish and you’re […]

Festival Fashion is Lighting My Fire

festival fashion | Roberto Cavalli Resort 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Roberto Cavalli

Festival fashion just got a major improvement!  Now that designers are getting closer to the 70s, I am taking notice with my wallet on stand-by!  I keep flashing back to the old Val Kilmer / Meg Ryan movie The Doors.  Where’s Jim Morrison when you need him? You’re Lost Little Girl Well, you won’t find him unless you become a […]

Silver Linings and Color Psychology

Silver and color psychology | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: ♦♦ Luxury Sparkly Gold ♦♦

Wake up feeling a little anti-social? Time to add a little disco to your day!  All it takes is a flash of silver to help you lighten up and throw some attitude at the same time.  Take a cue from color psychology because the colors we see and wear have a profound effect on our moods. In this case, silver […]

Wide-Cut Pants: Super-Size Me!

Wide-cut pants | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Vogue Magazine

Holy cow! Have you seen the pant silhouette for Fall? When they say wide-cut pants, they are talking straight from the 90’s and grunge flashbacks that make you wonder if you are living in an alternate reality. The absolute best versions are package deals, with matching wide tops and minimal lines. Imagine rolling a piece of paper around yourself and […]

Neck Scarf: Time to Fall in Love With Silk!

Cute neck scarf ideas | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: LISA SAYS GAH

There are millions of vintage scarves out there – I inherited a couple from my grandmother and I love them!  A neck scarf is a great way to accent a strapless and far less boring than a long necklace dangling down your front. Take a look at some of our best finds and your neck might fall in love with […]

Crochet is in the Details

Granny squares crochet maxi skirt | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: http://milchomewares.com/

A little bit sweet and a little bit sexy, crochet is going to be THE stand-out detail for the summer that will transition easily into Fall. Crochet is warm and inviting to the touch. I’m not a big lace person, but crochet is definitely something I can get excited about! The peek-a-boo details that show just the right amount of […]

Bandana Badness: Tie One On!

Bandana head scarf | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Amber Bailey

Oh yes, it’s the bandana. Check out all of the easy ways you can incorporate a little red, white, and blue into your wardrobe this weekend! It gives a casual outfit some flair, or does double-duty as a way to keep your hair up. The weather is hot and summer is here – bandana to the fashion rescue! First of […]

Pussy Bow Blouses Work for the Woman

Pussy bow blouses | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: mirellabruno.tumblr.com

Pussy bow blouses will be my work staple and accessory for summer. I think using that styling is a great way of implementing menswear. The bow kind of serves as a necktie, but is much more feminine and comfortable. With all the “equal pay for equal work” going on now, it’s kind of cool to reassert fashion from a time […]

High-Rise Jeans: Run, Don’t Walk!

High-rise jeans | Girlfriend is Better

The high-rise pant has been on trend for quite some time – I’ve only seen it popularly worn around here as butt-baring shorts (which are rarely flattering on anyone). Why are people such suckers for unflattering trends? Know your body! More on that later. As flares have been challenging skinny jeans, I’ve noticed the mid and high-rise has been creeping […]