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Fashion Inspiration: Mean Girls


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Quite possibly the most-quoted movie of our generation, Mean Girls (2004) has quickly become a gen-Y classic. Seeing North Shore High through the eyes of Cady Heron has taught us valuable life lessons: joining the Mathletes is social suicide, butter is a carb, and the Plastics? They are teen royalty.

Mean Girls also can teach us a few things about style. While it may be impractical for us college students to sport mini skirts and pumps to class, you can use Regina George and her loyal followers as a source of fashion inspiration for your own everyday looks.

Below, I’ve created a few outfits inspired by Mean Girls. Get in, loser – we’re going shopping!

Regulation Hottie

Outfit inspired by Cady from Mean Girls
Top, Jacket, Shorts, Shoes, Bracelet

While you may have not been homeschooled in Africa, you can steal Cady’s “regulation hottie” style with a few key pieces. Wear a plaid shirt with a pair of high-waisted denim shorts. Then slip on a pair of classic Converse sneakers, grab a trendy wrap bracelet, and wear a varsity-style jacket, similar to the one Cady wears as a Mathlete!

The Back Building

Outfit inspired by 'the best people you will ever meet' in Mean Girls
Top, Jacket, Jeans, Shoes, Necklace

Skipping class just got a little more fashionable! Pair a muscle tee with high-waisted jeans for a simple and chic look. Wear with a utility jacket and combat boots for an edgy twist. Complete the look with an eclectic triangle charm necklace.

The Plastics

Fashion inspired by the Plastics from Mean Girls
Top, Cardigan, Skirt, Bag, Shoes, Necklace

I saw Regina George wearing a pink skirt and bow pumps, so I bought a pink skirt and bow pumps. Steal the Plastics’ girly style with a graphic tee and a bright pink mini skirt. A cardigan adds a preppy twist, and pumps with bow detailing have some serious cute appeal. Grab a quilted bag to store the essentials (hello, Kalteen bars!), and wear an initial necklace just like Regina’s to complete the ensemble.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of Mean Girls? (If not, do you even go here?) Are you inspired by movie fashion? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in a comment below! 

Posted on on March 5, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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28 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Mean Girls”

  1. 1
    March 5th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Yay! I’m amazed that this post hasn’t appeared sooner! Love this film and the outfits are so cute :)

  2. 2
    March 5th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Bless this post! No offense to Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and their fellow AFI list-toppers, but Mean Girls is the greatest cinematic achievement of all time.

    P.S. Tomorrow’s Wednesday: don’t forget to wear pink!

  3. 3
    March 5th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I LOVE MEAN GIRLS! Although I don’t think I can bring myself to dress like a plastic haha!

  4. 4
    March 5th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is easily one of the greatest articles I’ve ever read on here not just because the outfits are adorable but because you did not stop dropping the movie references. I laughed so hard. This is top notch work. So fetch. <3 <3

  5. 5
    March 5th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve seen it at least five times and I think it’s time for another rematch. Thanks for your outfit suggestion and for reminding me again how brilliant is this movie.

  6. 6
    March 5th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    You are 100% right when you say this movie is a GEN-Y Classic! Love these looks and love how you kept putting movie quotes in the article!

    I love all three looks!

  7. 7
    March 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I love mean girls! cool article

  8. 8
    March 5th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    AH! Mean Girls! My friends and I quote this movie all the time! It is a CLASSIC! I love how you used it for inspiration, and I may have to go get that quilted bag.

  9. 9
    March 5th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Been waiting for this article for too long! LOVE

  10. 10
    March 5th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Regina George needs her own post!

  11. 11
    March 5th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Ah, the good old days when Lohan was an innocent young girl. Lol…great post btw!!

  12. 12
    March 5th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Omg, one of my tops no doubt! So happy you did a post on this, I thought you guys would have already done this, but I was just too lazy to look in the archives haha. Love these outfits! Especially the “Back Building”. <3

  13. 13
    March 5th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    None for Gretchen Wieners…
    I noticed you didnt tag Lacey Chabert in the post , but did the other actresses… I thought that was funny. you go Glen Coco

  14. 14
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I’ve been waiting for this for so long! Love love love it! You go, Shelby!

  15. 15
    March 6th, 2013 at 1:08 am

    So surprised there wasn’t a reference to wearing pink on Wednesdays!

  16. 16
    March 6th, 2013 at 2:34 am

    LOVE this film and the post…love that last look for today cause its wednesday

  17. 17
    March 6th, 2013 at 5:50 am

    You should have included a whole pink outfit for Wednesday!

  18. 18
    March 6th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    love it! Would also love to see pitch perfect inspired fashion!!

  19. 19
    March 6th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I agree with Hannah! Pitch Perfect had some great inspiration! you could do something inspired by Beca’s grunge-y attire, the Trebles burgundy performance clothes, and Chloe and Audrey’s preppy, polished ensembles!

  20. 20
    March 6th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    OMG, I’m so obsessed with this movie still!!! Thank You for the post! One of your best and probably my favorite thus far! Hannah is on to something, please do a Pitch Perfect post? But this one is definitely being bookmarked! Luv Ya kiss kiss!!!

  21. 21
    March 6th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    One of my favorite movies of all time, it never gets old! I wish this post had more looks to it though. There should definitely be a part 2. I also agree that there needs to be a post for the movie Pitch Perfect. Love Fat Amy!

  22. 22
    March 7th, 2013 at 3:01 am

    I agree! Pitch Perfect post, please!

  23. 23
    March 7th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I’ve recently become obsessed with UK girl group The Saturdays style. Could you do a Fashion Inspiration post on them?

  24. 24
    March 10th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Now we just need a post for Easy A and Pitch Perfect and you can go quote happy in the post!!

  25. 25
    March 12th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I love this, allll of it. Mean Girls came out the weekend of my 13th birthday, and I’ve loved it ever since ! This post is longggg overdue, great job!

  26. 26
    April 29th, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I just loooove Mean Girls. Who doesn’t? Now all I need is an Easy A post, please!

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