Fashion

Jewel Tones Are a Girl’s Best Friend

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Photo courtesy: to-young via tumblr

Ready to get out of the house yet?  Find your favorite gem stone and then dress yourself in the color!  Jewel tones are rich and beautiful choices heading into early summer nightlife.  Why save your party gear for the holidays […]

Voluminous Dresses Tap Into Your Inner Child

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Photo courtesy: @dianasilvers via Instagram

Big, bigger, biggest. Any girl who loves fairy tales will love this season’s trend: voluminous dresses. Open and airy, this dress style is fun for hanging in the house or going outside to play. Try one on and you’ll find […]

Workman Style: A Tribute to Industrial Americana

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Photo courtesy: WWD

If black is a power color, then blue practices the art of influence. The blue collar worker is at the heart of workman style and is planted in modern Americana. As manual labor has transitioned over to handcrafted work, the […]

Oversized Menswear Got Us Raiding His Closet Again

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Photo courtesy: Because I'm Addicted

The best thing you can do to expand your Spring wardrobe is start dating again. Back and bigger than ever, oversized menswear is as chic as it is comfortable. Street style ladies are asserting themselves by taking up as much […]

Oversized Graphic Tees Like You Just Don’t Care

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Photo courtesy: Style Bistro

Some of us adjusted to quarantine a little easier than others. Stay-at-home fashion like oversized graphic tees made their way out on the streets this season. Street style girls are rocking favorite vintage finds that are all about self-expression. These […]

Oversized Woven Purses

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Photo courtesy: Vogue France

Oversized. Voluminous. Maxi. Big. There are too many ways to describe oversized woven purses but the idea is big-weave/ major-impact. Our favorite carryall accessory for Spring is a square maxi weave. Take a look at how these street style stars […]

Balloon Sleeves Are Puffed Up in Pride

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Photo courtesy: R29

Sometimes pride is a good thing. Like how you feel dolled up with balloon sleeves in a Spring party dress. This sleeve style is large and puffy with a fitted cuff. Some sleeves are puffier than others, it’s up to […]

Plain White Dress: Oversized + Accessorized!

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Photo courtesy: Cecilie Bahnsen

If you add only one thing in your cart this month, let it be an Easter dress. This season’s plain white dress is voluminous and feminine as .. can be. You will be head-over-heels once you get a look at […]

Tie Dye is Happening Right Now

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The combination of Easter coming around the corner and being quarantined has us thinking about color in big ways. Why stop at Easter eggs, when tie dye is so fun to make and and wear? This season’s street style stars […]

Loungewear: What We’re Wearing Working From Home

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Photo courtesy: Brixton

It doesn’t feel quite right wearing stuff you’d normally wear to the office when working from home. Today’s loungewear is tailored enough to mix in with softer separates. Opt for new twists in classic styles and keep a professional image […]

Retro Romance Styles For Closet Romantics

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Photo courtesy: Karya Schanilec

Spring blossoms and sunny skies have us digging into our wardrobes for dresses. Add a little retro romance to your cart from any era of your choice. Girls are wearing royalty-worthy frocks and 60s muse styles in new and interesting […]

Leopard Print Puts The ‘Meow’ Back into Fashion

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Girlfriend: Lou Doillon | Photo courtesy: Elle

Animal prints are nothing new, which makes it an easy staple to add to your wardrobe.  Leopard print is one of the most versatile and pairs nicely with casual and formal outfits.  Find new ways to sport leopard and think […]

Gold Boots Got Me Like—

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It’s true what they say: “all that glitters is gold”.  One of the quickest ways to update your Spring wardrobe (while staying warm) is to add a pair of gold boots to the mix.  Tap into your inner Wonder Woman […]

Denim Skirts Are Fresh Again

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Photo courtesy: Who What Wear

Start shopping for skirts if you’re looking for a Spring trend that will freshen up your wardrobe.  This season, denim skirts will update your outfit with classic comfort and tailoring. There is no magic length to shop for but a […]

Modern Grunge: Hip Like Junk

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Girlfriend: Elle Fanning | Photo courtesy: Nylon

90s grunge has been trying to make its way into street style but with little success. However, a few magical moments of modern grunge have surfaced and we’re ready to give you the 411. With a few of our tips […]

Tennis Shoes Tiptoe Through The Tulips

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Girlfriend: Julia Sarr-Jamois | Photo courtesy: tumblr

We were hesitant to put this article out because it might seem a little too behind an obvious trend.  However, our favorite tennis shoes are just too cool to pass up and these days go with any outfit you can […]

Mock Necks Are Your Winter Wardrobe Power Players

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Photo courtesy: Sezane

Feeling the need to start showing some skin?  Introducing mock necks, one of our favorite winter layering pieces for January.  They help keep you cozy and warm while giving you a little extra breathing room. Our favorite styles combine versatility […]

Winter Layers Are as Smart as They Look

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Photo courtesy: Dsquared2

‘Tis the season for layering and we are loving getting bundled up in this season’s styles. It’s never been easier to look pulled together in comfy, cozy winter layers. Hats and scarves are just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll […]

Oversized Clutches Are Just Within Your Grasp

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Photo courtesy: Vogue Australia

We would never go so far to recommend you become a slave to fashion. However, oversized clutches are a snazzy way to punch up your look for winter. Our cell phones are getting bigger after all; what else should be […]

Abstract Prints Freshen Up Fall Fashion

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Let your inner artist savant free! This year’s abstract prints are like a breath of fresh air in the fashion world. Designers are trending towards luxurious, one-of-a-kind fabrics that are both creative and cool. Our favorite prints are fresh takes […]

Business Casual: When Offices Are Overrated

In the worlds of business and fashion, appearances are everything. Mix traditional and tailored clothing to make a business casual look that works for you. Comfortable and fashion-forward, it’s the greatest thing to happen to work since days off. No […]

Preppy Outfits: A Step Above The Rest

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Photo courtesy: Who What Wear

It’s not enough to simply be the best, you need to look the part too. Looking classy, crisp and clean is what preppy outfits are all about. These outfits may seem simple on the surface, but a lot of thought […]

Bucket Hats Reverse Bad Hair Days

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Top o’ the morning to ya’! We are making a splash this season with bucket hats that are equally preppy and 90s nostalgic. Our favorite styles can be worn at work or on vacation so pack one in either bag. […]

80s Street Chic For Material Girls

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Strong silhouettes and sharp tailoring mark the latest trends for socialites and dilettantes. If you’re a nightcrawler or a bistro babe, we’ve got the 80s street chic staples that will make you fall back in love with fashion. We go […]

Bike Shorts Attack From The Track

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Photo courtesy: Song of Style

Sometimes we feel a little behind trend because it takes some time to get crafted into a plausible style. Once we started seeing bike shorts paired with blazers and oversized tees, we jumped on board. Take a look at how […]

Leather Flats Lay Back For Summer’s Monomaniac

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Photo courtesy: Free People

Back to school shopping is over and PTA meetings are back on the agenda. Invest in a pretty pair of leather flats that will charm the pants off of principles and teachers alike. The right style can be the most […]

Straight Leg Pants Got Us Donating Our Skinnies

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Photo courtesy: Bellerose

Ah, warm weather and summer vibes are speaking our language. Slip into a pair of straight leg pants and see for yourself why skinnies are a thing of the past. This season’s styles are tailored and flatter pretty much every […]

Summer Dresses For Globe-Trotting Gals

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Photo courtesy: The Cool Hour

Summer is far from being over and now that kids are back in school vacation time for single girls may proceed! Pack one of these easy Summer dresses in your bag and enjoy the warm weather abroad. Fabrics feel like […]

Summer Sandals: Not Just For The Beach

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Photo courtesy: Pinterest

Are you winding down this month?  Or are things just barely ramping up?  Our favorite summer sandals will take you from work to play with their super fresh styles and colors.  Elevate your style or fade into the minimal background […]

Hawaiian Shirts: Not Just For Dads

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With summer finally arriving, it’s time to change up that wardrobe! With their floral patterns and bright designs, nothing says “summer” better than Hawaiian shirts. These can be also almost universally applied, a refreshing change from the usual strategic planning […]

Satin Stars + Simple Dreams For Spring

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Photo courtesy: EmStreetStyle

Hey man, lighten up!  Time to trade in your woolens and flannels for Spring’s silks and satins.  There’s a trick to wearing thin fabric so that it compliments your figure. Dress up in smooth, buttery fabric without showing off every […]

Gold Signet Rings: What Each Finger Says About You

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Photo courtesy: Sheln

Body language is all about picking up cues to learn about a person or how they are feeling. Personalizing this season’s gold signet rings are just as telling as the finger they are worn on. Each finger represents a mood […]

Vintage Windbreakers: Thrift Shop Treasure

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Photo courtesy: InstaAntiques via Etsy | Shop: Vintage SYMPATEX jacket

Spring brings flowers, windy days, and the revival of vintage fashion trends! Vintage windbreakers are back in style to save us from fierce winds and dull outfits. Their eccentric designs let your individuality bloom along with the flowers. Settle into […]

Barrel Jeans Are Kicking Skinnies Out The Door For Good

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Photo courtesy: Pinterest

Move over, skinny ladies, there’s a new jean in town! We’re loving the roomy shape of barrel jeans because they are both comfortable and flattering. Extra room in the hips and thighs should always be welcome guests in your wardrobe. […]

Tomboy Fashion Makes Thrift Shopping Fun Again

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Photo courtesy: I dress myselff

If you’re still waiting for your tax returns (or are wondering what those are) you can still answer the needs of your inner compulsive shopper. Take a look at our favorite tomboy fashion finds hailing from a vintage store near […]

Enamel Pins: Pin on Some Personality

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Sometimes the smallest of accessories can make or break an outfit. Enamel pins let you add personality into any outfit. These pins come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. They are perfect for anyone who likes to keep things […]

Pant Suits Get Down to Business

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Photo courtesy: @handinfire via Instagram

With tax season in full swing and first quarter winding down, corporate lifestyle is in full effect. It’s finally warm enough to invest in pantsuits that will structure your look with ease. This season’s styles are opting for Spring colors […]

Snap Hair Clips: Nostalgia Never Looked So Good

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Photo courtesy: Urban Outfitters

Looking for something practical yet stylish? Snap hair clips have come back into their prime. They come in fun colors and even offer elegant designs to perfectly match any occasion. These pins can add a pop of color to any […]

Puff Shoulders Keep You Falling in Love With Fashion

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Photo courtesy: Fashion Gone Rogue

Romance is holding the month of February ransom! Billowy sleeves and puff shoulders adorn street style goddesses around the globe. Silk blouses and cotton dresses are keeping the focus on the arms and shoulders. If you’re looking for a fresh […]

Valentine’s Day Street Style Outfits: Wild at Heart

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Photo courtesy: The Atlantic Pacific

Does anyone else like to go a little crazy on Valentine’s Day? Evidently, you’re not alone. Our favorite Valentine’s Day street style outfits totally throw caution to the wind. If it’s red or pink or has a heart, it counts! […]

Top Handle Purses: Best of Both Worlds

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Photo courtesy: Style Do Monde

Tired of small purses that have as much storage space as your back pocket? Top handle purses offer the best of both worlds! These purses are stylish and unique. In addition, they offer all the functionality of a hefty handbag. […]

Winter White: All-White Outfits

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Photo courtesy: Pinterest

It’s the season of “trans”. The beauty of trans seasonal Winter white outfits is that they bring the hope of Spring! Trade in your black for a day and opt instead for wool fabrics in light neutrals. You will be […]

Posh Winter Coats: Your Wardrobe Deserves One

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Photo courtesy: The Style Stalker

The cold has officially kicked into gear. We are salivating over posh fur coats in various lengths, styles, and colors. If your winter wardrobe can manage just one more, teeny investment; may we suggest something glamorous? You’ll be surprised at […]

Ceramic Earrings: Organic + Cheery

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Photo courtesy: Etsy

Organic or natural earrings are becoming more and more prevalent within the modern wardrobe. Ceramic earrings offer a variety of aesthetic edges over their more commercialized metallic counterparts. Check out the instant 80s glamour that can come from a humble […]

Winter Accessories Will Cheer You Up

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Photo courtesy: Vogue France

Time to girl it up a little to keep your optimism levels high. Our favorite Winter accessories add a little something extra to your outfit effortlessly. A pop of color here or a dash of flair there is all it […]

New Year Outfit Staples With Less Fuss

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Photo courtesy: Chronicles of Her

Everyone wants to ring in the New Year looking their best but that doesnt have to be expensive. A few choice New Year outfit staples can make your outfit dazzle easy. After all, this is should be the party that […]

Full-Length Coats To Hibernate in This Winter

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Photo courtesy: Who What Wear

Brr!  It’s getting really cold out there.  Time to cocoon ourselves in full-length coats that will warm us and protect from the elements.  Our favorite styles are big and bulky, with enough space to layer and then some!  One good […]

Pretty Christmas Sweater Party

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Photo courtesy: Free People | Scotland Sweater Dress

Truth be told, we’ve never been big fans of the “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party”.  We’d rather spend our time and money shopping for a pretty Christmas sweater that will bring joy for holidays to come.  Take a look at our […]

Colored Tights Bring Holiday Cheer(s)

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Get out much?  Brighten up your holiday life with colored tights that keep your legs warm and protected.  Go big and bold with color, or keep the monochromatic with black or white.  Warm up your outfit with cozy coats, sweaters, […]

Trench Coats in Plaid + Polka Dot

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Photo courtesy: Vogue France

The rainy season is upon us! Take advantage of sale season to drape yourself in trench coats that are anything but boring. The prints that are cropping up most are plaid and polka dot, so stay on trend! Unique shapes […]

Southwestern Jackets + Coats AKA Indians + Cowboys

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Photo courtesy: Robert Spangle

Our last hurrah for Fall fashion couldn’t be helped.  These Southwestern jackets and coats are keeping us warm and fuzzy; inside and out.  A thick layer of wool layered over dresses and denim is in the print of the moment.  Brought […]

Turtleneck Power! (Ditch The Scarf.)

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Photo courtesy: Live Fast

No more long, drapey, hang-y thing around your neck. This season, we are opting for the trusty turtleneck as the layering foundation piece of the season. Keep your core warm in rich Fall colors, like gold and brown.  Add coats […]

Bourgeois Bohemian: Look-Don’t-Touch Fashion

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Photo courtesy: Spell

In Marxist philosophy, the bourgeoisie is a social class that banks on capitalism for survival. We fell in love with bourgeois Bohemian looks for Fall and Resort and all of its sumptuousness. Print mix like a boss and add a […]

Celebrity Halloween Costumes For Socialites

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Photo courtesy: Modelinia.com

If you’re a true socialite, then you most likely Halloween shop out of your own closet.  Use these celebrity Halloween costumes as inspiration and build off of your favorite fashion trends from the year.  You should only need to purchase […]

High-Water Pants + Cropped Denim On Trend

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Photo courtesy: Collage Vintage

“The flood is over and the land is dry, why are you wearing your pants so high?”  This season, boots are getting the recognition they deserve with high-water pants on trend.  Cropped denim and slacks are comfortable and versatile.  You […]

Country Dresses Add Bohemian Charm With Florals

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Photo courtesy: mykindofsweet via Shop Style

What happened to all of the pants? Country dresses are taking over with Bohemian details and earthy floral prints. These frocks are easy to throw on and even easier to accessorize! Grab your favorite boots for fall and take a […]

Ranch Style Fashion: So You Think You’re a Cowboy

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Photo courtesy: Rue Stiic

Summer/Fall transition seasons can sometimes be the most fun.  The weather is still warm, but ranch style is bringing fashion back home.  The trick is in the accessories!  Check out these country-cool looks that will help put a spring in your […]

Sheer Blouse/ Sheer Strategy

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Photo courtesy: The Oxford Trunk

Admittedly, our favorite trend moving into Fall is a tricky one to pull off.  Organza (or see-through) tops are 100% feminine, but how do you wear them?  We found several ways to rock a sheer blouse without showing your ta-tas.  Suitable […]

Midi Skirts Make Mom’s Modesty Look Magnifique!

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Photo courtesy: Unconscious Style

We’re 100% digging the latest modesty trend.  Not too short, not too long, this season’s midi skirts are exuding some down-to-earth country charm.  The trick is in the details.  You will love them best adorned with belts, pockets, and buttons.  […]

Summer Jumpsuits Should Look + Feel This Effortless

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Photo courtesy: Bisous Natasha

Why romper when you can jumpsuit? A jumper with long legs is just as cool in the heat and are seven times more figure-flattering.  This season’s summer jumpsuits are boasting shoulder-baring tops and wide leg bottoms.  Every girl must add […]

Summer Camp Fashion: Flashback to the 70s

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Photo courtesy: Bubby and Bean

One of the highlights of our year here at Girlfriend is our annual family camp out.  Nostalgia from childhood trips and anticipation of upcoming nature time has indubitably inspired this week’s styles.  Our version of summer camp fashion combines 70’s-inspired clothes […]

Sandals, Slides + Espadrilles: Slip into Summer

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Photo courtesy: Vox Calmantis in Deserto

Pedis out! If you’re not opting to go barefoot this Summer, give one of our favorite sandals, slides, or espadrilles a run for their money. Bright colors, block heels, and wide straps are keeping feet comfortable and pretty.  This summer […]

One Piece Swimsuits Rock Summer Pool Parties

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Photo courtesy: Hunter and Gatti via Vanity Fair Italy

Give the bikini a break and bust out this year’s latest swimwear trend. The one piece is the “it” girl at every pool party in town.   Take a look at some of the fabulous ways to make one piece swimsuits […]

Sports Bras That Breathe, Support + Sculpt

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Photo courtesy: Her Campus

Now that the sun is out and bathing suit season is in full effect, we are hitting the gym hard! Time to give athletic wear an update so start with essential sports bras. We found the best bras for our […]

A Hair Scarf Tied in 6 Simple Styles

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Photo courtesy: Jean Greige

Now that the weather is turning hot and humid, it’s best to keep your hair up and out of your face. Give your styling tools the season off and try one of our 6 simple hair scarf styles instead. No […]

Crop Tops + Summer Sets Keep The Cool Feeling Cool

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Photo courtesy: Forever 21

Summer vacation, here we come! Now that the weather is warm enough, we are wearing both our tops and bottoms up to there. The best thing about crop tops and Summer sets is that they are uber flattering. Cover up […]

Monochromatic, Minimal, Memorial Day Outfits

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Photo courtesy: Royal Tecidos

You don’t have to go stark white-on-white to accomplish your Memorial Day goals this month.  Take a look at how soft monochromatic outfits with a touch of minimalism can do the trick nicely.  Wearing all white is the sign that […]

Berets, Lieutenant Hats + Sailor Caps – Oh My!

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The sexy alternative to dry shampoo is a fun and slouchy hat. Ditch your flat, wide brim numbers and opt for this season’s slouchy berets, lieutenant hats, and sailor caps. They have a playful vibe that also rocks a certain, […]

See-Through Purses For Gals With Nothing to Hide

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Photo courtesy: Belmko

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start adopting a less-is-more attitude. Think of the things you love/need most and put them on display with one of our favorite see-through purses or bags. Make a statement without […]

Print Mixing Like a Boss

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Photo courtesy: Vogue Spain

Since this is a season of layering (our favorite!), you can take it one of two ways. Head-to-toe monochrome.. or not. Spring fashion weeks have been taking the brave path to print mixing. You can play it easy by mixing […]

Double-Breasted Blazers: Simply Irresistible

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Photo courtesy: They All Hate Us

One of the best fashion staples from the 80’s has arrived!  When we first caught eye of slouchy double-breasted blazers making a come back, we knew the trend was a keeper.  Spring is bringing in the style with bright pastels […]

Tiny Sunglasses Take the “Less is More” Approach

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Photo courtesy: FuzWeb

Some trends are just plain fun. We have instantly gravitated towards the tiny sunglasses trend and welcome the 90s any day of the week! Perfect for Spring, small spectacles add a mix of humor and haughtiness to your look. Take […]

Swimsuit Edition: Flattering Suit Styles For Every Figure

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Photo courtesy: Nadia Abouhosn

Today’s the day! Hopefully you are out and about, spreading the love as only you can. Spring Break is officially around the corner, which means all of the latest swimsuit styles are out. Stand tall! Regardless of your height or […]

Valentine’s Day Fashion: Stop Making Sense

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Photo courtesy: Lisa Says Gah

You don’t have to be in love to celebrate romance. Add some Valentine’s Day fashion to your getting-ready-routine and let some dreaminess filter into your day. Hearts and cupids not necessary!  We’re talking about the simplest of gestures. Whether it’s an […]

Resort 2018: Our Favorite Fashion Frills for Spring

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Photo courtesy: Edith Young

I wish every season was Resort.  The cruise-inspired looks of Resort 2018 just underscores that feeling.  Not quite Spring, kind of over the coldness of Winter, Resort wear is a much needed breath of fresh air. Take a look at […]

Spring Skirts + Dresses: How to Transition From Winter

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Photo courtesy: M'oda 'Operandi

Spring is around the corner and with it comes a myriad of dress-worthy events. Between Valentine’s Day, baby showers, bridal showers.. you name it!.. an new outfit is definitely in order. May as well invest in Spring skirts and dresses […]

Sweaters For Spring: Go Big or Go Home!

Chunky knit oversize sweaters for Spring | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pinterest

When the rain lets up, it’s time to ditch those coats and jackets! Nothing is cozier than big, oversize sweaters and this Spring, big is best! Take a look at some of these chunky knits in new and interesting shapes. […]

Polka Dots Give Stripes + Florals a Run For Their Money

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Photo courtesy: Luxury + Vintage Madrid

Move over stripes, there’s a new girl in town!  Street stars and runway divas are trading in their stripes for polka dots.  We approve!  Take a look at our fun and flirty fashion finds and use your Christmas gift cards […]

Bells Are Ringing On Sleeves + Cuffs

Photo courtesy: Vogue Paris

Caroling, caroling now we go.. Christmas bells are ringing from wrists and ankles for the holidays! There’s no better season than this one to pull off fashion’s latest trend. Take a look at our favorite cuffs and sleeves for winter. […]

Winter Fashion Street Style Staples For City Gals

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Photo courtesy: iva_nka via Live Journal

Do you subscribe to the “one for you, two for me” holiday gift giving mentality? Take a look at our top five winter fashion must haves to add to your closet. You’re going to just keep looking better every time […]

Red Roses For a Blue Lady

Red winter fashion | PFW street style | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Simon Chetrit via Man Repeller

Sometimes fashion has us feeling so conflicted. How much is too much red? Generally, it’s best to take our color cues from nature. This means using our favorite power color in meaningful doses. Then we see a smashing head-to-toe take […]

Coats That Kick Your Butt Out The Door

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Photo courtesy: samvanslooten via tumblr

Coat season is finally here! We found the latest styles of coats that will keep you warm enough to go outside. They are also stylish enough to make you want to stay outside. Coat check is for amateurs! Take a […]

Corduroy is Knocking Denim Back a Season – POW!

Corduroy cropped pants for Fall fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: The Zoe Report

Quit hogging the ball denim and jeans! Give corduroy fabrics some play time this Fall. The soft, ribbed fabric is even giving velvet a run for its money. You don’t have to completely 86 denim or velvet out of the […]

Lettering Lets Your Reputation Precede You

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Photo courtesy: By Tezza

Now just who do you think you are? Women everywhere are having fun with statement-making lettering these days. Pick a patch, or add some embroidery to perk up a vintage piece. It’s not really yours until you’ve put your brand […]

Plaid is Not For the Faint-of-Heart

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Photo courtesy: Glamour Mexico

October marks the official beginning of grunge uniform. Get out your brave hat and douse yourself in as much plaid as possible! This year, the tartan pattern is showing up in coats, maxi skirts, and pant suits. Here is a […]

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?

Orange shades for Fall | Wool coat, bag, sunglasses | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: IFCHIC

Designers are taking Fall colors quite literally and shops are changing their fashion leaves. We are loving shades of orange in sweaters, sunglasses, bags, and more! Take a look at some of our favorite finds of the season. Grab a […]

Hiking Clothes Are Perfect For Taking in Fall Foliage

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Photo courtesy: Free People

The leaves are turning and it’s time to get out your trusty hiking boots! Get out in the open with comfy hiking clothes that will give Autumnal leaves a run for their money. Rusty reds, burnt oranges, soft browns, and […]

Shorts Suit Sensations for September

Pin-striped shorts suit | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Noholita

Delightful transitioning into Fall, but man!  It is still hot outside!  Our best fashion fix for September is a shorts suit that fits the bill.  Give your legs breathing room and show off that tan you’ve been working on all […]

Denim Jumpsuit At Your Service

Denim jumpsuit with culottes | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Treasures and Travels

In a rush? Move over maxi dress, the denim jumpsuit is taking over! You might have noticed we recently went gaga for overalls and pinafores. Well, add jumpsuits to the mix! The easy way to get dressed without any fuss! […]

Bandana Badness: Tie One On!

Bandana around neck with graphic tee | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Walk in Love

Now is the hottest time of the year and you’ve got to battle the sun, sweat, and stray hair.  Time to stock up on a couple of trusty bandanas which play double-duty in your fashion life.  They add some country […]

Coin Necklaces on Trend For French Girl Cool

Coin necklaces summer French girl cool | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Tendances de Mode

You’ve gotta’ love social media for coining phrases such as “French girl cool”. The combination of effortless style and feminine charm is all in the details! Take a look at how our Paris girlfriends are layering delicate coin necklaces. Keep […]

Pussy Bow Blouses Work for the Woman

Pussy bow blouse under blazer | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pop Sugar

The pussy bow blouse aka neck tie blouse aka secretary blouse should be part of every working gal’s wardrobe. The blouse-tie combo is a great way of implementing menswear in feminine fashion.  With all the “equal pay for equal work” […]

Summer Florals

Summer florals tropical print | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Mister Zimi

How many outdoor events do you have slated for the next couple of months? Get some good use out of Summer florals that will work magic on your style. We found some of the prettiest prints that are just the […]

Skate Style Taking to the Streets

Skate style with baseball hat and camouflage jacket | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Camo Jeans

One of the most fun things to do when changing up your wardrobe is to check out true street style. Note: we’re not talking about Pinterest “street style”. No bloggers dolling up and posing in front of graffiti here! Legitimize […]

Straw Hats Seem Kind of Shady

Wide brim straw hats for summer | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Snazzy Lair

The sun is officially beating down enough to necessitate sunblock and sun hats. Add a little mystery to your look with straw hats that shade your eyes and protect your hair color. Who is that lady hiding under that wide […]

Sandals Are Your Summer Workhorses

Sandals and wedges for summer | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Chanel bags + cigarette drags

Time to show off those pedicures! Sandals are generally the most used and abused footwear in our closets. A good solid shoe should be able to take quite a beating. That means a comfortable sole and room to breathe!  Here […]

Stripes For Gals Who Celebrate the 4th + Bastille Day

Bold stripes with tie back blouse | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Style Memos

Okay, confession on the title of this article: my birthday is on Bastille Day (France’s Independence Day). That doesn’t have to stop you from using it as an excuse to keep celebrating! Stripes are befitting of both flags and look […]

Pinafores + Overalls Are Simple + Sexy

White pinafores apron-style summer fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @deborabrosa via Instagram

Every guy has a fantasy of a girl barefoot and apron-ed.  Don’t bother slaving over a hot stove to keep your man’s attention. Instead, sport pretty pinafores or sturdy overalls to keep his motor running. Sleeveless apron-style dresses and jumpers […]

Slips Layered On The Outside Fight June Gloom

Slips layered outside jeans | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: WWD Japan

Although things are starting to warm up, the weather can still be kind of tricky. California enjoys what is termed as “June Gloom”, the time of the year when a marine layer keeps the sunshine away. Use cloudy weather as […]

Tie Front Top Tribute: Best Trend for Summer

Tie front tops and mom jeans | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @lovecaitx via Pinterest

Ready to show off your best parts for summer? No matter where you’re at on your weight loss goals, the tie front top flatters every figure. We’ve found some of the trendiest ways that ladies are rocking this style for […]

Memorial Day Fashion Statements in Stars + Stripes

Memorial Day fashion statements | Gucci | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Gucci via NY Times

You don’t have to stick to red, white and blue to rock the American theme. Do your own variation on stars and stripes! Memorial Day marks the unofficial kickoff of summer fashion and we’re thrilled with updated Americana styles. We’ve […]

Best Sunglasses Alert: Pick Your Poison

Best sunglasses picks for summer | Girlfriend is Better

The sun is shining and I feel fine! We made it through the long haul and now it’s time to loosen up and have some fun! Sunglasses this year are bigger and better than ever. Vintage styles are queen of […]

Spring Dresses Get The Royal Treatment

Spring dresses with embroidery details | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pasa Boho

The days are finally warm enough where you might be willing to bare your legs again. Easter shopping gets everyone back in the mood for pretty Spring dresses that will multitask at showers and weddings. An otherwise basic dress turns […]

Graphic Tees Go With Everything And Nothing At All

Graphic tees and white jeans | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Back when girl bands like L7, Hole, and 7 Year Bitch were raging the air waves, grunge fashion was all about pairing tomboy staples with super girly non-essentials. Graphic tees and baby doll dresses were equally yoked with fishnet stockings […]

All White Outfits Bring That Peaceful, Easy Feeling

All white outfits for Spring | Paris Fashion Week | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Harper's Bazaar Australia

What brings you peace of mind? Security in a relationship? A healthy bank account? Your house cleaned out all spic-and-span? I know, you’re thinking, “D – all of the above“. Tap into whatever it is that brings you inner peace […]

Yellow and Orange: Add Some Sunshine to Your Soul

Yellow Tory Burch maxi dress | Spring fashion | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @majawyh via Instagram

Time to bring some sunshine into your life! Pantone’s colors for Spring this year include the “heat and vitality” of Primrose Yellow and the “gregarious and fun-loving” Flame. That’s yellow and orange in layman’s terms. I’m loving the upbeat and […]

White Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Gucci white boots Milan Fall 2017 | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Gucci

Ankle boots have taken a new direction this year and I’m in love! We addressed the latest heel styles in our ankle boot article, so be sure to check that one out. Designers are looking back to the 80’s for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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! […]