I’m certainly not the first to say it, but HBO’s runaway hit show Girls has become a total cultural phenomenon. Love it or hate it, it’s a series that makes an impression. With Season 2 premiering last Sunday, I’m cramming in a Season 1 Girls-a-thon, which I know will bring back memories of seeing the show for the first time and how uncannily real all the characters are.
I can identify with aspects of each character on any given day, usually based on my current level of sleep deprivation, caffeine consumption, and generally drama quotient. Each has a distinct style, but they’re all totally wearable for many women.
All four collages are made up solely of items under $49, which seemed most appropriate for style inspired by broke twentysomethings! Enjoy.
Hannah, the show’s main character, has a quasi-vintage, super-eclectic look. Her character always looks a bit disheveled, but I cleaned up the silhouette to take her style from charmingly frumpy to a little more polished. Everything’s a little mismatched, but that’s a part of her charm!
Jessa is always the center of attention, and she loves it. The ultimate daring fashionista, she refuses to reveal any self-consciousness in how she dresses. Whether it’s wearing see-through pants to her first nanny gig or a Gaga-esque feathered jacket to a party, she always keeps things interesting. You know those weird, trendy looks that only work on a runway? She nails them.
Shoshanna seems to be the archetypal “good girl,” but you never know when she might cut loose and run barefoot and screaming down the street. I wanted to channel her innocent, girlish style that totally belies her wackiness. Can’t go wrong with a pan collar!
Marnie is always polished, put-together, and dresses about 5 years older than the other girls. I wanted to pay tribute to her power-woman look but balance her classic dress with a contemporary boyfriend blazer. Who knows, perhaps Booth Jonathan will return in Season 2 and help Marnie let her hair down…
Are you aboard the Girls train, or are you not a fan? Which character, if any, do you identify with? Is it just about style, or does it extend to personality?