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Guest Post: You Wear What you Watch

Pretty Little Liars

Runway fashion is awe-inspiring and often goes on to awaken street style and the looks you see at your local department store. But where do we really get our biggest fashion inspiration from? The answer is our favorite movies and TV shows. Lately, the world of entertainment has been not only a huge trendsetter, but the source of major fashion movements. So if you suffer from a continuous “I-don’t-have-anything-to-wear-syndrome,” here are a few characters to take some inspiration from.

Pretty Little Liars Style Icons

Currently, the main show serving as a fashion muse for almost every fashionista is Pretty Little Liars. PLL literally has something for everyone.

spencer hastings outfit

If you’re sophisticated, yet classy then Spencer Hastings is your girl. Like every great prepster, she’s too chic to be nerdy. Spencer’s fine and elegant school girl fashion sense is never out of place and is easy to pull off everyday.

hanna marin style

If you’re into ultra girly glamour than Hannah Marin should be your style role model. She’s always immaculately dressed to impress. Though she sometimes goes a little overboard with the bling, Hannah knows how to perfectly accessorize her looks. Girls looking for a flirty and girly way to dress up can take inspiration from this young fashionista.

Chasing Life and Style

Chasing Life TV

Not many may agree that Chasing Life is a fashion inspiration. But for people who are new to their jobs and want a simple yet charmingly casual look, then Ms. April Carver can be your inspiration. This girl is obviously going through a tough time in her life, but with friends and family like hers, it wouldn’t hurt much to dress nice.

Beauty (who dresses well) and the Beast

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If we talk about the show in particular I am not much of a fan but, Catherine Chandler dresses so well that one can’t miss an episode. From her perfect jackets to pretty dresses, the girl is a walking fashion magazine. If you like to keep things extremely chic, follow her fashion.

The Vampire (and my fashion) Diaries


This show was a hit for its first few seasons, lost its fan following but regained them all back through the latest season. If we forget the show itself for a moment, the dresses and outfits featured on it are just perfect.

There’s something about Elena Gilbert’s style that gets us all swooning every time she makes her appearance. If we look at Elena’s style sense, she’s never over or underdressed and everything is always in place, no matter if she’s dressed casual,  semi-formal or formal.

Caroline Forbes is another fashion girl crush from the show. The outspoken yet super stylish Caroline loves to keep it girly and sometimes edgy. You’ll see her in an adorable girly dress one day and the next day she’ll be killing it with some edgy and sultry pieces.

The list can go on and on. Have fun fashion lovers and stay fabulous!

This guest post was written by Sheerin, a content writer for Sophie & Trey, an online clothing store for women offering a large variety of dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Like them on Facebook to stay updated with the latest deals and sales.

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Pretty Little Liars Summer Finale & Mean Girls Throughout the Decades

I hate mean girls just as much as the next former geek, but I have to admit that in the movies at least, they have style.  While shopping with a friend over the weekend, I came across this cute dress at Forever 21.  When I went to take it off the rack my friend immediately stopped me saying that it looked like something a 15-year-old would wear.  She was right.  This got me thinking about a question that has long been on my mind.  Was high school so traumatic that it stunted my fashion sense?

It’s not like I’m running around in Abercrombie & Fitch or American Eagle 24/7, but once in a while I’ll pick out an outfit that I think is adorable and wear it to a New York City bar only to feel not underdressed, but dressed too young.  No wonder the bouncers always think I’m 12.  Anyway, having had many friends like Alison Dilaurentis and the mysterious “A” on Pretty Little Liars, this former Spencer Hastings (without the Country Club membership), couldn’t be more excited for tonight’s Summer Finale on ABC Family at 8/7c.  My crazy excitement for the finale got me into thinking about mean girls on the silver screen throughout the ages.

Every decade had a “mean girls” flick that defined an era and here they are:

1980s: Heathers

In the 80s, three girls named Heather ruled Westerburg High School armed with big hair and shoulder pads.  Heathers tells the story about a girl named Veronica who tries to be part of the “in crowd,” but finds that murder is a better way to play social politics.  She kills her “friends” with the new kid, J.D., in the most dramatic ways making the murders look like suicides.

1990s: Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker is one of my favorite movies.  I even have it on iTunes.  This is by far the scariest of the “mean girls” films.  When a popular clique known as the “Flawless Four” mistakenly kill their high school’s sweetheart, Elizabeth Purr, described as the Princess Di of Reagan High, while playing a prank on her for her 17th birthday, they’re in for a big surprise when someone from the bottom tier finds out.

2000s: Mean Girls

No one ever died in Mean Girls, but Regina did get hit by a bus after months of unknowingly eating 8,000 calories a day so I think that qualifies as an attack. Did you know that this movie was actually based on the nonfiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman?  Since it came out when I was in high school, it’s the one I relate to the most because I’ve memorized all the quotes. Like Gretchen Weiners, my hair is so big because it’s full of secrets.

Exclusive Question for Nick Roux From Jane By Design

Sadly, I didn’t win ABC Family’s Jane By Design Style Challenge.  But, as a consolation prize and a Thank You for participating, ABC Family gave me an exclusive opportunity to ask Nick Roux who plays Jane’s BFF, Billy Nutter, on Jane By Design any question of my choice to be answered in video format.  I have a theory that Jane’s boss, Gray Chandler Murray, could actually be her long lost mother.  So I asked Nick if this was possible and this was his answer:

The Final ABC Family Jane By Design Style Challenge – Get the Look!

Hope you enjoyed the premiere of Jane By Design tonight as much as I did.  If you missed it, I’m sure it will be online real soon.  Can’t wait till next week!  For the seventh and final round of ABC Family‘s Jane By Design Style Challenge, I was told to choose one person I observed during the show and write a “Get the Look.”  With Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher) being the star and leading a double life as a high school student and fashion assistant, obviously, all eyes were on her.  Here’s how to recreate two of my favorite Jane looks so far.  I can’t believe she has this much style and she’s only in high school.

1. 1970s vintage double breasted red military style jacket by Alannah Tandy for Alexecon Youngset (Found on etsy)

2.  Artsy gray tee (Found on Karma Loop)

3.  Jil Sander Navy Skinny Jeans (Found at Saks)

1.  Calvin Klein Collection Black Draped Dress (Found at STYLEBOP.com)

2.  Sterling Silver Onyx Spider Brooch (Found at SilverMineGifts.com)

Share your “Get the Look” tips on the Jane By Design Facebook Page and keep watching the show every Tuesday at 9/8c.

I’m truly going to miss the Jane By Design Style Challenge and everything I’ve learned about fashion and about myself these past few weeks. My life just won’t be complete without those emails from Gray twice a week. But, all good things must come to an end. Though I hope I win of course, just like at the Oscars, it’s always great to be nominated and to be among good company. Thank you ABC Family for this opportunity!

ABC Family’s Jane By Design Style Challenge #6

Fashion inspiration is everywhere. But, when it comes from food, it absolutely takes the cake.  For Round #6, the second to last round of the ABC Family Jane By Design Style Challenge, I was given a few bags of pretzels and told to make an outfit inspired by them. Yes, you heard correctly.  I made an outfit inspired by a pretzel.  My first reaction was, “What? A pretzel?  How do people in fashion know about carbs anyway let alone build an outfit around one?”

As I stared at the pretzels more, I started thinking about all the tones of brown, tan, and black that I wear.  Then, I started thinking about the iconic shape of a pretzel.  The pieces of dough seem to wrap around each other like a hug.  I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I love carbs so making an outfit surrounding them is kind of a dream come true.  In honor of New Year’s Eve, I took the classic little black dress and paired it with one of my favorite brownish tan sweaters.  New Year’s Eve is cold so you always need a sweater with your little black dress.  I also packed a snack for later in a beige DKNY clutch in the form of (you guessed it) pretzels!  On nights that involve heavy drinking, it’s always important to have a snack for later, especially one that goes with your outfit.

Share ways in which unexpected items have inspired your style on the Jane By Design Facebook Page and tune into Jane By Design on ABC Family Tuesday Jan. 3rd at 9/8c!