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Fashion from Glee: How to Dress Like Santana, Brittany & Lauren

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Glee Style Santana, Brittany Lauren

Hey all you Gleeks! With the season premiere of Glee just around the corner (9/20 at 8 eastern/7 central), we thought that this would be the perfect time to show some love for one of the most fashionable casts on TV.

We’ve done posts on Glee before – mid-way through season one, we covered how to dress like Rachel, Quinn and Emma, then broke down Mercedes, Tina and Kurt’s style-savvy. However, since then, three more super-stylish characters have emerged! Santana and Brittany ditched their Cheerios uniforms and became bona fide fashionistas at McKinley, while Lauren Zizes joined the glee club and brought along her fierce sense of style.

If you’re as envious of their outfits as we are, you’re in luck, because we’re going to tell you how to dress like Santana, Brittany and Lauren. Keep on reading to learn all about their unique fashion sense, then check out some outfits inspired by these three stylish ladies:

Santana Lopez

Santana has a pretty tough exterior. She’s a bit of a bad girl, kind of aggressive and only seems to have a soft spot for her BFF, Brittany. Her style definitely matches her personality — a little edgy, a bit promiscuous and a whole lot of fabulous. After peeking at some promo pics from the upcoming season, though, it seems like Santana and Brittany will once again be donning Cheerios uniforms. Here’s to hoping it won’t be for too long!

Santana Lopez Style

Santana’s Style:

  • Tough meets girly. Santana manages to maintain that perfect balance between edgy and feminine. She wears tougher items like leather jackets and rugged boots, then pairs them with florals and delicate jewelry. For a truly Santana-inspired look, try wearing dark colors then add a dainty ribbon to your hair like Santana in the photo above!
  • A hint of sex appeal. Santana loves to show off her, ahem, assets by wearing items that are super-sultry. She wears body-con dresses and lots of lingerie-esque pieces — like bustier tops — and then makes them semi-appropriate for school by covering up with a jacket or pairing the bustier top with some casual jeans. Though her looks might be too risque for your college classes, they would definitely work for a night out.
  • Luxe outerwear. Like we mentioned, Santana likes to cover up with jackets – especially ones made out of leather. She owns a variety leather jackets in different styles and colors, so channel her look by adding a unique jacket (or two!) to your wardrobe. Santana also knows how to work fur into her wardrobe, so look for vests, hats and jackets lined with faux fur.

Get Her Look:

Outfit #1

Santana Lopez Inspired Outfit
Product Info: Dress- Urban Outfitters, Necklace- Forever 21, Vest- H&M, Booties- DSW, Socks- Uniqlo

Outfit #2

Santana Inspired Outfit 2
Product Info: Jacket- Tilly’s, Top- Lord & Taylor, Earrings- Betsey Johnson, Shoes- Far Fetch, Necklace- Karmaloop, Jeans- American Eagle Outfitters

Brittany S. Pierce

Brittany started out as a minor character on the show and quickly transformed into a fan favorite! Between her hilarious one-liners, goodhearted nature and awesome dance moves, it’s hard not to see why so many people love her. While Brittany may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, her lovable personality and awesome sense of style more than make up for it.

Brittany S. Pierce Style

Brittany’s Style:

  • Tons of trends. The Sartorialist named Brittany the “Trendiest Teen in America” and rightfully so! Homegirl knows how wear trends like a pro. She seems to have her finger on the proverbial fashion pulse and is often seen wearing items months before they become huge trends. So, in order to dress like Brittany, be sure to read up on the latest fall trends!
  • She has that quirky-cool thing down pat. Ms. Pierce also knows how to throw tons of eclectic items together and turn them into an super-stylish outfit. Who else can wear a furry trapper hat, floral jeans and legwarmers on her arms and make them look ah-may-zing?! She tosses all those preconceived fashion rules out the window and wears what she wants, however she wants to.
  • Wild Kingdom. Britt must be a huge animal lover, because she is constantly wearing clothes and accessories inspired by her favorite creatures. From butterfly-print jumpsuits and bear-inspired hats to cropped tees with horses and owls, she rocks them all for a unique look inspired by nature.

Get Her Look:

Outfit #1

Brittany S. Pierce Inspired Outfit
Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Hat- Miss Selfridge, Tights- H&M, Necklace- Miss Selfridge, Moccasins- Zappos

Outfit #2

Brittany Inspired Outfit 2
Product Info: Tee- Forever 21, Suspenders- Wet Seal, Shorts- Delia’s, Socks- Karmaloop, Shoes- PacSun, Earrings- Betsey Johnson

Lauren Zizes

Lauren was a recurring character until she joined New Directions last season and threw the rest of the glee clubbers for a loop. She has a bold and brash attitude and has been known to butt heads other students – especially Santana! Zizes definitely knows what she wants in life and won’t let anyone else tell her otherwise. Also, she made McKinley’s resident bad boy, Puck, fall head over heels for her. Get it, girl!

Lauren Zizes Style

Lauren’s Style:

  • Bold graphic tees. Lauren matches her in-your-face attitude with some in-your-face graphic tees. She usually dons tees with bold and unique messages. To get her look, find a ready-made message tee in stores or DIY your own one-of-a-kind shirt.
  • Lots of layers. Zizes should be known as the Queen of Layering — she’s amazing at it! With the cold winter months coming up, take a cue from her style book and layer your favorite skirts and tops with leggings, thermals and cardigans.
  • Mix-and-Match. Lauren is the master at mixing different patterns, colors and textures into one stylish outfit. Who says you can’t wear multiple brights or mix prints? Her sense of style is fearless, just like her personality.

Get Her Look:

Outfit #1

Lauren Zizes Inspired Outfit
Product Info: Hoodie- Torrid, Tee- Forever 21+, Hat- Forever 21, Leggings- Torrid, Skirt- Lane Bryant, Sneakers- DSW, Necklace- Urban Outfitters

Outfit #2

Zizes Inspired Outfit 2
Product Info: Bracelets- JCPenney, Tee- Forever 21+, Cardigan- Torrid, Leggings- Torrid, Skirt- Torrid, Sneakers- Converse

What do you think?

Do you watch Glee? Which girl’s style is your favorite? Would you wear any of these outfits? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!

Posted on on September 18, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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30 Responses to “Fashion from Glee: How to Dress Like Santana, Brittany & Lauren”

  1. 1
    September 18th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I have been having Glee withdrawals for a while now…. but it’s safe to say, I LOVE this post! :) I think you got each character’s style down perfectly, and I absolutely love the outfits for Brittany, it definetly matches style & personality on the show! This is such a great post! =)

  2. 2
    September 18th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Love the 1st, 4th, and 6th outfits! The problem is finding the last outfit in non plus sizd things, because I wouldn’t fit in them /: Sometimes I wish I were biggger!

  3. 3
    September 18th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Love the 1st, 4th, and 6th outfits! The problem is finding the last outfit in non plus sizd things, because I wouldn’t fit in them /: Sometimes I wish I were bigger!

  4. 4
    September 18th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    All of these characters have really great style! Santana’s is my favorite look. Thanks for the awesome post!

    Aryn
    Driftwood and Daydreams

  5. 5
    September 18th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE Quinn’s style! Please do her next!

  6. 6
    September 18th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    All of these looks are great! One thing I noticed about Santana is that she has a distinct 70s vibe as well. Peasant blouses, wide legged flares and the like. It really gives her style a unique flavor instead of having it be straight-up provocative.

    The outfit she wore when she sang Landslide was gorgeous!

  7. 7
    September 18th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Do Quinn and Rachel next please! Love this btw.

  8. 8
    September 18th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I would definitely want to base an outfit on Santana’s style… minus the faux fur, though. I don’t think would be much appreciated at my school.

  9. 9
    September 18th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I like how the Lauren clothes are plus sized…

  10. 10
    September 18th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Lisa & Alicia- We’ve already covered Quinn and Rachel’s style! You can check it out here: http://www.collegefashion.net/fashion-tips/fashion-from-glee-how-to-dress-like-your-favorite-glee-girl/ :)

    Kate- Yep! I wanted to stay true to each character with the sample outfits, which is why the looks inspired by Lauren include plus-sized clothes.

  11. 11
    September 18th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Im really dissapointed that you chose clothes with larger models modeling them for Laurens outfit. Just because someone might be larger doesn’t mean they don’t want to dress like Santana or Brittany. Girls of any shape and size can wear whatever they want to. That can be really offensive to people. If you’re going to be writing articles with your readers in mind you need to take in account their feelings. Just because someone is larger doesn’t mean they cant wear what they want… -_____-

  12. 12
    September 18th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Stari- I’m sorry you feel that way! The whole philosophy at CF is that you can wear whatever you want, no matter what your size or shape and I also believe that 100%. When I put all of these outfits together, I wanted to choose pieces from the stores the characters actually “shop” at on Glee. Lauren’s clothes mostly come from Torrid and the Forever 21+ line, so I created sample outfits made from items from those stores.

    This doesn’t mean that if you’re plus-sized you can’t dress like Santana/Brittany or vice-versa. That wasn’t my intention at all! I’m sorry if it came off that way and I truly apologize if I offended you in any way.

  13. 13
    September 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I agree with Stari completely. It most definitely came off as you only pull inspiration from Lauren if you’re plus sized. I realize you were trying to stay “true” to the character but it did NOT come off that way. Disappointed.

  14. 14
    September 18th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Really, please do not misunderstand the writer’s intention. These outfits are for inspiration, it doesn’t mean that if you want to dress like Santana/Brittany then go out and buy all of those pieces. These outfits are examples to help you incooporate what you already have in your wardrobe. I’m sure that if all of these inspiired outfits were plus-sized (or all normal sized), there would still be people complaining. So please, if u wanna dress like santana/brittany but those outfits don’t sell ur sizes, just be creative and find alternative outfits from your wardrobe/some other sites–that’s the whole point of having “inspired” outfits (also apply to those to wanna dress like lauren but don’t wear plus-sized).

  15. 15
    September 19th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    If the writer hadn’t put in the plus sized women’s clothing there would have been people complaining about there not being clothing for bigger woman. Quite frankly you’re being a little pathetic, its obvious that you can wear whatever you want to wear.

  16. 16
    September 19th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    i love santanas and brittanys style, especially santana is always an inspiration. however, i think zizes always looks revolting ( NOT because she is plusized!). the way she dresses doesnt flatter her body at all and her clothes never match, its like she just steps out of bed and picks up whatever she finds on the floor.
    i think the true fashionistas on glee are quinn and emma, i d love another post on them! quinn is also my fave character :)
    btw, i always enjoy your posts on dressing like characters from tv or film, its so much fun! maybe you could do one on how i met your mother? robin and especially lily have great style!

  17. 17
    September 19th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Love love love this post! I can’t wait to add some “Santana” to my wardrobe! Thanks for sharing Ashley!

  18. 18
    September 20th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I disagree with Stari and Jen. Other than the clothes being “plus-sized,” there is absolutely nothing mentioned about Lauren being a plus-sized girl. I’m not plus-sized myself, but it’s nice to see CF looking out for the BBW out there.

  19. 19
    September 21st, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I love Quinn’s style :)

    Could you do her season 2 style next? Cause her style changed a lot from season 1 to season 2 :)

  20. 20
    September 22nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I love the polka dots shorts.

  21. 21
    September 27th, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I would LOVE to see Tina’s goth look. Or you could do a gender swap thing where you add feminine touches to outfits based on the Glee guys!

  22. 22
    December 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I love glee. I think i like santana’s look. she combined classy with badass to make an amazing style.

  23. 23
    January 6th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Santana and Brittany are my favourite characters, actually! And I adore the outfits inspired by them, especially Santana’s #1 outfit and Brittany’s #2 outfit!

    I actually can’t stand Lauren’s style, it looks sloppy and nothing matches

  24. 24
    January 15th, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I’d love to see Tina and Emma Pillsbury’s styles! Santana and Brittany are my favorite character except I like Brittany just a little more. Anyway nice sets!

  25. 25
    January 23rd, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Love the Santana look! (L)

  26. 26
    October 5th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    hi!
    I love the Brittany style!!! but where can I found the furry bear hat of her?
    Thanks ^^

    Xoxoxo Brittany lover <3

  27. 27
    November 24th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    awww i love the glee show and i love santana’s outfits IM SO GLEEK!

  28. 28
    March 26th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Hey Ashley! I really love the top in Santana’s outfit number 2. But when I clicked on the link it didn’t connect! Do you mind giving me the name to that specific top? Thank you so much!

  29. 29
    July 8th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Do Blaine and the new New Directions next!

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