Fashion

Summer Jumpsuits Should Look + Feel This Effortless

Black spaghetti straps summer jumpsuits | Girlfriend is Better
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 one to her summer wardrobe!  A one-piece is perfect for packing a minimal carry-on or overnight bag.  Total vacation BFF! […]

Summer Camp Fashion: Flashback to the 70s

Summer camp fashion 70s inspired | Staff ringer tees | Girlfriend is Better
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 with handmade accessories.  The result is funky and playful, with a couple of DIY crafts you can wear or share! […]

Sandals, Slides + Espadrilles: Slip into Summer

Summer sandals | Straw hat canvas tote wide leg high waist pants | Girlfriend is Better
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 girls are leaning towards a lower profile, choosing flats over wedges.  Take a look at our favorite finds and add […]

One Piece Swimsuits Rock Summer Pool Parties

White asymmetrical one piece swimsuits with neck scarf and belt accessories | Girlfriend is Better
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 super chic.  Summer accessories and fashionable cuts are keeping modesty fresh. One Piece Swimsuits For Travel One of the first […]

Sports Bras That Breathe, Support + Sculpt

Sports bras for Yoga workout wear | Girlfriend is Better
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 favorite exercise activities. Add one to your cart and hit the streets! Sports Bras Need to Breathe If you’re into […]

A Hair Scarf Tied in 6 Simple Styles

Hair scarf tie turban style | Girlfriend is Better
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 matter the length of your hair, our favorite looks are sure to become one of your summer beauty staples. 1. […]

Crop Tops + Summer Sets Keep The Cool Feeling Cool

Crop Tops and wide-leg plaid jumpsuit summer sets | Girlfriend is Better
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 your tummy and expose your shoulders for a relaxing outfit that still lets the sun come in. This style is […]

Monochromatic, Minimal, Memorial Day Outfits

Monochromatic minimal Memorial Day outift | Indian fashion inspiration | Girlfriend is Better
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 Summer is finally here!  Stay cool with the latest trends we’ve been promoting here on Girlfriend: sailor caps, coin necklaces, […]

Berets, Lieutenant Hats + Sailor Caps – Oh My!

Photo courtesy: @ginadhuu via Pinterest

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, je ne sais quoi, French girl cool. Just add a cafe au lait and you’re morning is off to a […]

See-Through Purses For Gals With Nothing to Hide

See through purses | Transparent bag | Girlfriend is Better
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 saying a word! Take a carefree approach to what you have to have on hand and ditch the stress. This […]

Print Mixing Like a Boss

Print mixing work wear slacks, blouses, neck scarves | Girlfriend is Better
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 stripes with florals, but we highly recommend bolder prints and wacky patterns. Get out your color wheel and have fun […]

Easy Outfits For Popular Spring Break Destinations in the U.S.

Easy outfits for Spring Break vacation | Small top, wide cropped pants linen | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: First Rite

We’re moving past riotous Spring Break vacations and are opting for mellow weekend getaways that don’t require a week-long come-down after the fact. We looked up the 6 most popular vacation spots in the U.S. this month and planned easy outfits for each destination. Take a look at our breezy fashion finds and get inspired to get out of town […]

Double-Breasted Blazers: Simply Irresistible

Double-breasted blazers | Pant suits women | Girlfriend is Better
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 in longer lengths.  Ditch your sweater dusters for this bossy office staple instead. Work wear never looked so good. Double-Breasted […]

Tiny Sunglasses Take the “Less is More” Approach

Tiny sunglasses | Red cat eye frames | Girlfriend is Better
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 a gander at some of our favorite versions and pick up a pair while the look is still new. Tiny […]

Swimsuit Edition: Flattering Suit Styles For Every Figure

Swimsuits that flatter full figures | Plus size model Nadia Abouhosn | Girlfriend is Better
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 weight, it’s easy to find a flattering suit with our easy shopping guide. Once you have the right suit, you […]

Valentine’s Day Fashion: Stop Making Sense

Valentine's Day fashion | Ganni Harley Crepe Dress | Girlfriend is Better
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 amazing crepe dress or a velvet bow hair tie adding just the right touch. Go ahead and be in love […]

Resort 2018: Our Favorite Fashion Frills for Spring

Gucci Cruise | Resort 2018 Spring fashion | Girlfriend is Better
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 some of our favorite designers and think about how you can translate the details into your own style.  You can […]

Spring Skirts + Dresses: How to Transition From Winter

Johanna Ortiz Spring skirts and dresses with jeans | Girlfriend is Better
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 that you can wear now! Additionally, you can increase the wear of Fall/Winter pieces by adding lighter details.  Transitioning from Winter […]

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. You’ll find yourself hoping the weather stays a little cooler, just a little longer. Grab your hot cocoa and cuddle […]

Polka Dots Give Stripes + Florals a Run For Their Money

Polka dots street style | Dresses and tennis shoes boots | Girlfriend is Better
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 wisely.  Spring is just around the corner and nothing says, “Valentine’s Day” like this ultra-feminine print.  Maybe add ruffles. Parlez-Polka […]

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. You’ll be adding to the music without making a single sound! Carol of the Bells Bohemian fashion has taken an […]

Winter Fashion Street Style Staples For City Gals

Winter fashion street style | Cheetah print fur coat red Converse | Girlfriend is Better
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 you hit the shops for present perusals! Part of the fun of gift shopping is dressing up to go outside. […]

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 on “painting the town” and we’re ready to throw caution to the wind! Take a look and see how heavy-handed […]

Coats That Kick Your Butt Out The Door

Fall coats in sherpa with block print | Girlfriend is Better
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 look at our favorite takes on furs, puffers, and trenches. The cuts are leaner and the furs are ten times […]

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 program, but implement maybe in smaller doses.  With cool 70s cuts and bright Autumn colors, we are rooting for ridges. […]

Lettering Lets Your Reputation Precede You

Feminist lettering patch on distressed denim | Girlfriend is Better
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 on it! Check out our favorite ideas on how to work some words into your wardrobe. Custom Lettering Did you […]

Plaid is Not For the Faint-of-Heart

Plaid pant suit with fur coat | Fall fashion | Girlfriend is Better
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 small collection of our favorites. Plaid Blazer My Heart Hopefully you got on board with our shorts suit article and […]

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 pumpkin latte and add this smashing color to your own repertoire. Gingers never looked so good! Orange is the New […]

Hiking Clothes Are Perfect For Taking in Fall Foliage

Sweet Gal Thermal 70s inspired hiking clothes | Girlfriend is Better
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 toasty yellows are making their way into this season. The trick is to find cozy fabrics paired with sturdy accessories […]

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 summer.  Square structured shapes and office-appropriate prints help you stay cool in a professional environment. Pinstriped Shorts Suit Did you […]

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! Check out our favorite styles in denim, perfect for transitioning into Fall fashion. Denim Jumpsuit 70’s Style For a full […]

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 charm to your look, easy.  Check out some of our favorite ideas on how to incorporate a kerchief into your […]

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 your messy bed head and espresso in check with a simple gold medallion. Or two. Coin Necklaces à la Carte […]

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” going on now, it’s kind of cool to reassert fashion from a time period where women were massively integrating into […]

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 right amount of bold and bright. Whether you are chilling poolside or traveling abroad, an updated print is 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 your look from the 80’s or 90’s and take a cue from skate style. It’s good to have a little […]

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 natural brim? Felt chapeaus have been traded in for their easy straw counterparts, which work perfect for the beach, pool, […]

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 are our comfiest choices that will work with a myriad of outfits and occasions.  It would be fair to say […]

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 super cute this season in blouses, dresses, and more. Take a look at our favorite styles and just add sparklers! […]

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 have country girl charm to boot! Lighten up a little and tap into your girly side this season. Pinafores With […]

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 the perfect excuse to rock slips layered outside of an otherwise casual outfit. This footloose and fancy-free style is not […]

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 summer. Some of them are pretty creative! Check out our favorite jumper styles, office appropriate looks, and vacation staples. It’s […]

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 been promoting all white fashion for weeks and now you traditionalists can finally climb on board! Check out these fun […]

Culottes + Wide-Leg Pants for a Breezy Transition to Summer

Denim culottes | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Polienne

Here’s your French lesson for the day: “culotte” means “a divided skirt”. So, now you have the proper mental image for the best pant style of the season. Our love of the high-waisted pant is here to stay; this time with ankles showing! Culottes and cropped wide-leg pants reflect that French girl charm we all love. Add a neck scarf […]

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 the eye candy castle and there are so many amazing styles to choose from! Take a gander at these here […]

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 into a closet treasure with details like hand stitching or peek-a-boo eyelets. Here are a few of our favorites that […]

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 and Converse All-Stars. The 90’s are back, baby! And tee shirt fronts work as living hashtags that help you define […]

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 and project that feeling with a breezy, all white outfit this Spring. You’re in charge of your mental state and […]

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 warm color schemes combined with new takes on familiar trends. Yellow and Orange in the Desert I’m too excited for […]

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 pop inspiration and the 60’s to add mod twists. White boots fit in both categories and are sticking around 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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

Suede is Made in the Shade

Elvis and purple suede knee-high boots | NBD | Girlfriend is Better
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

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 […]