Which 'Girls' Character Raided Your Closet?

1.    It’s the weekend (at last!). What are you wearing as you lounge about?

A.   Granny panties. It’s the weekend.
B.   My fluffy purple bathrobe.
C.   Muumuu, silk robe or something I might even wear out later if I feel like it.
D.   Yoga pants, sports bra and a fitted cotton scoop neck.

2.    You’re heading to a party where you will be dancing. No excuses. What shoes do you wear?

A.   Whatever I want. Shoes can be taken off.
B.   I have like a million heels. I’m sure one will work for dancing.
C.   I don’t know … clogs?
D.   I’d pass on stilettos and wear a shoe with a sturdy heel.

3.    Dinner with the parents. (Hooray for free meals!) What do you wear to show them you’re a functioning adult on her way to great things?

A.   I’d wear a cute new outfit, but save my cutest new outfit for going out.
B.   Whatever is clean.
C.   Easy. A skirt, blouse and statement necklace that compliments the tasteful earrings my grandmother gave me.
D.   My parents taking me out for dinner. Is that supposed to be a joke?

4.    Condiments drip from your food onto your shirt (#streetfoodproblems). You:

A.   Either go home to quickly change or duck into the nearest clothing store.
B.   Reach into your bag to see if you still have that stain remover. You do.
C.   Lick it off and hope for the best.
D.   Take off your shirt and just wear your bra.

5.    If you had to choose between the four, whose style would you love to copy?

A.   Zooey Deschanel
B.   Kate Moss
C.   Victoria Beckham
D.   Silvia Plath

6.    You’re in the fitting room with these awesome pants. Except the fit isn’t perfect. Your usual reaction is:

A.   Buy them. It’s nothing $20 at a tailor can’t solve.
B.   Don’t buy them. There are hundreds of other options out there.
C.   Buy them. They’re comfortable enough.
D.   Don’t buy them. Those jeans you took from an old summer fling are way cooler.

7.    What’s your favorite thing to wear?

A.   Something fantastic and one of a kind, like a vintage turquoise ring.
B.   Something elegant, like a perfectly tailored dress with a pair of stud earrings.
C.   Something with meaning or sentiment, like a necklace made from your boyfriend’s tooth.
D.   There’s nothing better than wearing new purchases for the first time.

8.    You have a job interview. What impression do you want your clothes to give off?

A.   I belong here.
B.   I’m creative.
C.   I’m energetic.
D.   You’d be lucky to have me.

Points: 1) a. 0 b. 3 c. 1 d. 2; 2) a. 1 b. 3 c. 0 d. 2; 3) a. 3 b. 0 c. 2 d. 1; 4) a. 3 b. 2 c. 0 d. 1; 5) a. 3 b. 1 c. 2 d. 0; 6) a. 2 b. 3 c. 0 d. 1; 7) a. 1 b. 2 c. 0 d. 3; 8) a. 2 b. 0 c. 3 d. 1

0-6 Hannah -- “The Independent Anti-Try-Hard”-- You march to the beat of your own drum, and anything that gets you away from that I’m-from-the-suburbs-and-moved-to-the-city look is a plus. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but whatever, you’re trying. Adults have to wear clothes; you get it, but that doesn’t mean you have to devote your precious time (or dwindling finances) to finding clothes that fit perfectly and separates that go together. And at least your style is an honest reflection of yourself and not some construed, wannabe style you ripped from a magazine. Besides, you’ve got bigger problems (hello: rent!) than matching colors to your skin tone or getting things tailored.


7-12 Jessa -- “The Effortlessly ‘It’ Girl” -- Some may call you a Bohemian babe, but since when have you cared about what others think? Um, never. Your fashion motto: Boring is a stupid waste of your time. The last thing you’re afraid of is texture and you don’t shy away from the big, the bold, the oversized or exotic. And since people can be so disappointing, most of your joie de vivre can be found in your closet. Your clothes express your confidence, “old-soul” wisdom and travels. Chances are you’ve never bought anything trendy or new in your life, and you’ll never have to worry about another person wearing the same feathered cape to a party.


13-18 Marnie -- “The Polished Perfectionist” -- No matter if your heart’s broken or your career compromised, your outfits always provide a put-together look even on a Saturday morning in bed. Paying attention to detail comes naturally to you, and you are well-versed in the use of accessories. While your tastes may get called conservative -- or maybe even boring -- you’re smart enough to know that sophisticated and classic basics are great investments for the future. And just because you don’t dress like a trust fund-depraved millennial doesn’t mean you aren’t hip (see: translucent plastic dress with gold, crocodile under-layer). Plus, you’re sexy (albeit sensible).


19-24 Shoshanna -- “The Girly Girly-Girl” -- I mean, can a girl own too many bows? Not unless fashion has become, like, fash-ism. I mean, you know there are rules and you’re totes on top of the trends, but you’re just too flirty and fun not to push them a little now and then. Sequins and sparkles are staples in your closet and you probably own more accessories than all of your friends combined. Your outfits are cheery and even childish at times, but always come with a touch of maturity and fashion know-how. But most of all, your style is a reminder to those around you of your vibrant and effervescent personality.


What Your Handbag Says About You

A woman’s go-to handbag can speak volumes about who she is -- her personality, her lifestyle, her aspirations. So take a minute to think about your favorite bag. Then peek below to find out what your preferred purse reveals about you! 

An Oversized Tote

You’re a busy career woman who’s always on the go, hence the need for the huge tote to lug around all your essentials, from your laptop to your makeup bag and even a change of clothes. You’re ready to take on the world and always come prepared, but you often forget to stop and smell the roses. Remember to relax; it’s good for your health.

ALDO Marante Oversized Taupe Tote Bag, $93

A Structured Satchel

You tend to be on the more serious side, and you take your job very seriously as well. While you’re definitely not high maintenance, you do appreciate the finer things in life, and you have a classic sense of style that you convey through your impeccable power-woman wardrobe.

Cambridge Satchel, $192

A Crossbody Bag

You’re a less-is-more type of girl. You appreciate the simple things in life and skip the 24/7 glam makeup thing. Heck, you couldn’t even fit more than a tube of lip gloss, some concealer and powder in your bag if you tried. All you need is your wallet and your smartphone and you’re ready to roll.

Anthropologie Abrojo Crossbody Bag, $118

A Hobo Bag 

You’re a chill girl who likes to go with the flow and who needs an equally carefree bag to match her free-spirited lifestyle. Your friends would probably describe your style as boho chic. And you most likely live in a year-round warm climate like Southern California or South Beach, Fla. 

Free People El Rey Hobo, $88

A Backpack Purse

You’re either a college student or a hip 20-something who’s trying to make her way in the work world. You’re always up to date on the latest trends and are likely to get snapped by a street-style photographer thanks to your unique fashion sense. Taking risks definitely comes naturally to you, and you could care less what others think. Plus, hey, a backpack is practical!

Nasty Gal Stevie Faux Shearling Mini Backpack, $68

A Clutch

You’re glamorously girly and love to wear flirty dresses, skirts and high heels whether you’re hitting the town or just heading to work. You always plan ahead and know exactly what you need and nothing more, which is why you can afford to keep your bag so small and clutter-free. You’re the queen of organization and may even have your own fashion blog.

Melie Bianco Oversized Crackle Clutch, $43

Iconic Male Movie Characters Get Modern-day Makeover

What woman hasn’t felt an itch to update her boyfriend’s wardrobe? Even if your boyfriend is, say, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Murphy or Marlon Brando. Last week, in honor of The Costume Designers Guild Awards, a group of Los Angeles fashion students competed in an event to create a modern-day tuxedo shirt for their favorite male movie character. The catch: They had to make the tuxedo shirts out of LACOSTE polos.

The Style Glossy got an inside look at the sketches.

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), Coming to America

Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), Interview with the Vampire

Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), The Great Gatsby

Phil “Duckie” Dale (Jon Cryer), Pretty in Pink

Ren McCormack), Footloose

Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), The Godfather

The winner: Jay Gatsby. Here’s a look at the final shirt, created by Lucy Li of The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

But you don’t need a fashion degree to borrow great looks from the boys. Beryl Lacoste-Hamilton, granddaughter of Rene Lacoste who founded the sportswear company in 1933, says she has long shopped the menswear side of the aisle. Here are some of her tips:

Play doubles: Lacoste-Hamilton likes to layer two polo shirts, the better to play with color contrasts by rolling up the sleeves and letting the collars overlap. Her favorite feminine color combinations are pink with orange (in homage to Yves St. Laurent) or pink and purple.

Serve up accessories: “If you’re going to wear a man’s shirt, you need to accessorize to keep the look feminine,” Lacoste-Hamilton says. Her favorite girly accents are chain necklaces in the style of Chanel, or the very French look of a scarf. “You can wear a small scarf tied at the neck,” she says, “or a large square folded into a triangle and draped over one shoulder.”

More top scores from his closet: Tennis sweaters and white dress shirts (chic when belted), Panama hats, neckties (cute as belts) and of course, his colorful polo shirts.

Get ’em Now: Fierce Fashion Finds for Freezing Temps

Think covering up isn’t cute? Think again! We’ve rounded up five fierce fashion finds that will keep you wildly warm this winter without cramping your style. Because, after all, showing a ton of skin when it’s freezing cold outside isn’t exactly hot, is it?

1. Sequin Sleeve Twill Jacket

$118 at Nordstrom.com


Army jackets are back and better than ever for winter. Do yourself a solid and buy yours with a bit of bling. We’re currently obsessing over this fab Faubourg du Temple olive green twill jacket featuring gold sequin sleeves that scream sexy in a chic, subtle way. It’s the perfect piece to dress up a basic T-shirt and jeans. Simply add some military boots, and you’re ready to march on.

2. Vegan Leather Skinny Pants 

$98 at Shopbop.com


You can never go wrong with a little leather, real or faux! These sizzling skin-tight black pants are bound to bring all the boys to the yard -- not to mention have all the ladies in the room begging to know where you bought them. Style ’em with an oversized sweater for day or a beautiful blouse and blazer for night. 

3. Faux Fur Moto Jacket 

$198 at NastyGal.com 


What do you get when you combine faux fur with a moto jacket? One seriously sick coat if you ask us! Take a walk on the wild side this winter and let your true colors shine in this loud and proud, dip-dyed ombre jacket from Chaser. You’re sure to stand out in a crowd when you sport it, while staying toasty at the same time.

4. Velvet in Versailles Dress

$80 at ModCloth.com


Velvet is one of the hautest trends of the winter, which is precisely why we’re crushing so hard on this gorgeous purple velvet maxi. Paired with a cool black leather jacket and pumps, it’s a dress that can be worn both day and night. 

5. Asymmetric Knee Boots

 $270 at Nordstrom.com


When in doubt, break some sexy leather knee-high boots out! These are a must in every girl’s winter wardrobe. Not only are they practical weather-wise, but they look super hot when worn with tights, a mini dress (or skirt) and a pretty peacoat.

SEE ALSO: Give New Life to Winter Hair

The Clear-the-clutter Closet Makeover

We have more clothes than our closets have room for, and yet getting dressed in the morning is always a frenzy of trying on and flinging off. In principle, we all agree that quality, not quantity, is the key to a smart woman’s closet. Open the bulging door, however, and “more is more” seems to be the operating standard. 

Celebrity stylist Monica Schweiger, who has worked with such stars as Debra Messing, Gwen Stefani and Mandy Moore, believes that a well-edited closet will cut down on morning stress and make you a better dresser. “With closets and drawers bursting at the seams, it can be more difficult to find something to wear,” says Schweiger. “But when there is space to actually see your clothing and accessories, it gives you the opportunity for creativity.”

Identify and evict your wardrobe’s deadwood with these tips:

Main squeeze We cling too much to clothes that cling too much to us. Not only do we believe we’ll eventually fit into that slinky dress once again, we even buy new too-tight items as an advance reward for future weight loss. Weight may fluctuate, but the solution to the sausage-casing problem is clear-cut: Ditch the blouses with buttons that gape. Ditto for those trousers with the too-snug crotch, and jackets that whisker too much in the armholes.

Yesterday’s news Let’s say you’re lucky enough to wriggle into garments from a decade ago. If the miniskirt fits, wear it, right? Wrong, most of the time. If you’re no longer club hopping or attending karate class, you need to dispose of the leather pants and martial arts whites. On borderline cases, seek a second opinion. Invite a friend over to give you tough-love advice on what still works on you.

The frivolous frock Inexpensive garments from fast-fashion shops are easy to part with after a season or two, but what about the teddy bear print designer dress that you splurged on? Put up for sale any designer piece of clothing that you haven’t worn in a year, on an auction site like eBay. This tough bottom line will benefit your bottom line since brand-name labels fetch a premium price.

The sentimental keepsake You turn a blind eye to the hand-knit sweater squatting in your chest of drawers. It was a gift. It was what you were wearing when you met your boyfriend. It’s a family heirloom. The reality is that while provenance is important for artifacts on “Antiques Roadshow,” it is not a reason to harbor a moth-eaten pullover. As long as you have worn the “cherished” piece one time for your friend/boyfriend/relative to see, you’re home-free. Let it go.

Ladies in waiting You’re savvy enough to recognize that fashion is cyclical, so why let go of anything that may make a comeback in, oh, a decade or two? After all, aren’t the neon colors and slouchy boots of the 1980s hot again? True, but style revivals always bear an update. Marc Jacobs’ new line of ’80s getups for fall looks current; the power suit with lumpy shoulder pads from your attic most decidedly does not. Solution: Allot yourself one head-to-toe look of your favorite retro pieces.

Logo OD The college sweatshirt says you love your alma mater. The swim team jacket hints at your athleticism. Clothes make the woman, but it should be the cut and materials of your clothing -- not the advertising plastered on it -- that telegraph who you are. Eliminate any item with a graphic bigger than your fist; keep the rest strictly for runs to the mailbox or corner market.