Girls Style Guide

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Girls Style Guide

Like many young women my age, I’ve been a fan of the popular HBO show Girls ever since it first aired back in 2012. Though I feel that in many ways the show exaggerates (but doesn’t every show with humor?), a lot of the scenario’s are oh so recognizable for us Gen Y-ers.

Girls Style Guide

Tonight, the fourth season of the show starts in the US, and as a tribute to Lena Dunham’s masterpiece, I thought it would be nice to put together a style guide on how to dress like the four ‘Girls’. So here it is! Everything you need to know to dress like Hannah, Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna!

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Hannah Horvath

How to dress like Hannah:

Hannah may be the voice of her generation in many ways, but it’s safe to say she’ll never win any prizes in the fashion department. Much like her personality, Hannah’s everyday style is pretty chaotic and unkempt. Her clothes are rarely ironed and nine times out of ten pretty mismatched.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Hannah Horvath

1. Don’t be afraid to wear something unexpected. Hanah’s look is many things, but never boring. Mix colours and prints. don’t really pay attention if they match or not.

2. Ugly is the new hip. Hannah really loves wearing questionable items, so the next time your grandmother tosses out a fluffy christmas sweater from 1982, claim it.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Hannah Horvath

3. All Hannah’s outfits have a youthful, sometimes even childlike allure. Flat brogues, leather schoolbags and short shorts often give her look a cute vibe.

4. Hannah’s style is often vintage-inspired. 

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Hannah Horvath

5. Wear whatever you want. Be unapologetic. If somebody thinks you can’t pull something off, it’s their problem.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like your favorite girl

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Jessa Johansson

How to dress like Jessa:

Jessa is my personal favorite on the show when it comes to style. Her style is eclectic and unique, and it feels as if she can get away with just about anything.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Jessa Johansson

1. Jessa’s eclectic look can also be described as bohemian and draws a lot of inspiration from the seventies. Big jewelry, kaftans, hats,… Jessa pulls it all off and acts like it’s no big deal

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Jessa Johansson

2. Jessa looks amazing every time she wears (red) lipstick. It makes her extravagant outfits feel pulled together.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Jessa Johansson3. Wear your (long) hair loose and messy or in top knots & braided updos.

4. Unique pieces are a must. Find vintage treasures and handmade items to make your look more personal.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Jessa Johansson

5. I think 50% of the succes of Jessa’s style lies in her confidence. Maybe even a little in her arrogance.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Jessa Johansson

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Marnie Michaels

How to dress like Marnie:

Marnie is most definitely the put-together one. In the beginning of Girls, Marnie’s style was a bit stiff, but as the series matured, Marnie’s style has become a bit more relaxed.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Marnie Michaels

1. Marnie always dresses like a lady. Ladylike silhouettes are key in her wardrobe. Your best friends for this look? Pencil skirts,  fitted dresses, classic jewelry &  high heels

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Marnie Michaels

2. Dress for the job you want (not the one you have). Marnie’s style is nothing but professional.

3. Go for classics. Marnie wears mostly timeless items with a modern and sleek look.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Marnie Michaels

4. Less is more. Splurge on a few quality pieces and wear them often. It’s all about great fit.Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Marnie Michaels5. Take care of the details. Marnie always looks polished and she takes care of her whole look. Perfect nails, flawless make up, tasteful accessories,…

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Marnie Michaels

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

How to dress like Shoshanna:

For a girl who expected her life in NY to be exactly like Sex and the City, Shoshanna’s wardrobe mostly resembles something the cast of Gossip Girl would wear.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

1. Her style is girly, Shoshanna mostly wears skirts and dresses.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

2. Shosh often goes for cute prints.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

3. Insert a little Breakfast At Tiffany’s in every outfit. Preppy classic.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

4. Shoshanna’s outfits are almost always colorful. She wears a lot of pink, purple and pastels.

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

5. Shoshanna is not very eccentric when it comes to fashion, but if you want yo channel her look, be experimental with your hair. One time she had a donut on her forehead while she had a ponytail. Exhibit A below!

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like Shoshanna Shapiro

Girls Style Guide // 5 tips for dressing like your favorite girl

So, Who is your favorite girl? 🙂

All images (c) HBO

  • http://www.aliceroxy.blogspot.com/ Charlotte Everaert

    definitely Jessa! ik hou van haar boho look. Kan niet wachten tot het nieuwe seizoen hier te zien is! xo

    • http://www.aliceroxy.blogspot.com/ Charlotte Everaert

      + awesome post! ik wou ook ooit eens een post over Jessa’s look maken, maar is er niet van gekomen 😉

      • http://www.noglitternoglory.com/ Patricia

        Jessa is zo inspirerend! En die post kan je nog altijd maken he!:)

  • birtegovarts

    Oeh, supermoeilijk! Ik denk dat ik de stijlen van Hannah en Jessa het leukst vind … als staat Hannah soms écht niet met wat ze draagt :-).

    • http://www.noglitternoglory.com/ Patricia

      Part of her charm 😉