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Soap Opera Style – General Hospital’s Lulu Spencer


Lulu Spencer from General Hospital
Photo Credit: ABC

Since sixth grade, I’ve been a soap opera junkie. I love the characters, the drama, and, most of all, the clothes. Yes, while soaps are best known for evil twins, love triangles, and back-from-the-dead returns, they are also an untapped source of inspiration for your wardrobe. No soap today is a better example of this than General Hospital.

In this four-part series, I’m going to break down the styles of four of the most popular young characters on General Hospital: Lulu Spencer, Brook Lynn Ashton, Kristina Davis, and Maxie Jones. This week, we’ll start with my favorite character, Lulu Spencer.

Who is Lulu Spencer?

The daughter of one of the most popular soap opera couples, Luke and Laura Spencer, Lulu lives her life with her heart on her sleeve. However, don’t let her pretty face fool you – Lulu’s not afraid to go after what she wants. Sure, she’s taken a few wrong turns over the years, but it looks like her luck has started to change. Between her career at a fashion magazine and her amazing boyfriend Dante, Lulu may finally be on her way to happily ever after.

Outfits Inspired by Lulu

Here are a few key looks you’ll need to take Lulu’s look from the screen to the street:

Classic Beauty

All My Style lulu1
Photo Credit: ABC

Whether she’s working in the office or grabbing a quick lunch with Dante, Lulu always looks chic. Her vintage-chic, romantic style sets her apart from her trend-following colleagues. Her closet is stocked with sweet dresses, ladylike heels, and girly accessories.

Perfect for the office, a presentation, or even a hot date, this versatile outfit is a great addition to any wardrobe. Start with a classically cut dress in a solid color – try a bold, bright hue like coral for a youthful feel. Add pair of lacy heels in black for an extra girly touch. When it comes to accessories, it’s all about capturing a funky vintage vibe, so don’t forget your bangles – they’re a Lulu staple.

General Hospital Lulu Classic Beauty
Dress, Necklace, Bow Bangle, Flower Ring, Red Ring, Striped Bangle, Shoes

Adventurous Spirit

All My Style Lulu rebel
Photo Credit: ABC

Lulu might be a fashionista in the making, but she hasn’t forgotten the days when jeans and layered tees dominated her closet. She always keeps one of her old outfits on hand in case she needs to get her father and brothers out of trouble on one of their wild, globe-trotting adventures.

A complete 180 from the first look, this outfit is perfect for those lazy days when the weather isn’t the best. Get this comfy look by matching your favorite pair of jeans with a soft leather (or faux leather) jacket. Invest in some layering tops or, alternatively, some tops that just look layered, like the one below. Finish with a pair of sturdy, stylish motorcycle boots.

General Hospital Lulu Tough Girl
Jacket, Boots, Shirt, Jeans

Party Time

All My Style Lulu Girls Night
Photo Credit: ABC

After a hard week, Lulu loves to hit Jake’s Bar with her girls for round of drinks and karaoke. With the addition of a few key touches, she transforms her daytime outfit from sweet to sexy just in time to shoot some pool and turn some heads.

To score this glam look for your next night on the town, start with a dress cut similarly to the one in the first look – try a patterned dress for more pop. Switch out your professional heels for sparkly, accented ones. Ward off the evening chill with with a funky motorcycle jacket and finish the look with some bronze accessories.

General Hospital Lulu Out on the Town
Jacket, Shoes, Dress, Earrings, Necklace, Bangles

Your thoughts?

What do you think of Lulu’s style? Are you a Soap Opera fan? Do you get fashion inspiration from Soap Operas, too? Let me know your thoughts with a comment!

Posted on on February 5, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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19 Responses to “Soap Opera Style – General Hospital’s Lulu Spencer”

  1. 1
    February 5th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    You should do one on the young and the restless! Chloe is my favorite ever!!

  2. 2
    February 5th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Though I don’t really watch soaps, these outfits are lovely! I love the dress in the third outfit and the first outfit makes me want spring weather now! Great post!

  3. 3
    February 5th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I LOVE general hospital and Lulu is my favorite character – especially style-wise! She’s so fashionable, I wish I had her closet haha. I think you captured her style really well in this post and I’m so excited for the next ones in this series!

  4. 4
    February 5th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    yeah chloe from young and the restless always looks so put together. Also these outfits are great

  5. 5
    February 5th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    One Life to Live hast to be next. One of the best Soap Operas!

  6. 6
    February 5th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I was catching up oltl soaps on YouTube then u stumble on Lulu and Dante I been hooked her style is chic edgy and very femineme love it. Keep up the good work I love all your posts

  7. 7
    February 5th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I love these outfits! Have you ever watched any Korean soap operas? I started a few months ago and I’m totally hooked! The clothes are the best part! I LOVE the Asian styles the characters sport, especially the guys. They always look so perfect–Korean fashion is so fresh and charming.

  8. 8
    February 6th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I am a regular watcher of Days of Our Lives, but I love Maxie’s fashion from General Hospital! I used to have short blonde hair, and definitely looked at her for inspiration.

  9. 9
    February 8th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I Love General Hospital and I love Lulu Spencer she is my favorite character on the show. Her style has changed so much on the show and I love it because the actress who plays her is so beautiful and I’m glad the wardrobe department has done her justice.

  10. 10
    February 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    OH MY GOSH! This made my day when I got on College Fashion. I’ve been an addict for General Hospital back from when I was nine and I’m still addicted. Lulu has always been there and I hope will always be. I can’t wait for the styles to continue. I also really liked Liz back in the day when she used to be with Jason and way before aswell…back when she had adorable outfits!
    Oh and Maxie always is a winner with her outfits!

  11. 11
    February 8th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I was literally watching General Hospital when I saw this. Thank you so much! General Hospital is my favorite show and Lulu is my favorite character obviously because she always looks stylish.

  12. 12
    February 9th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I like Lulu’s style and Maxi’s.

    I also like Star’s/Langston’s in One Life to Live.

    Greenlee and Kendall and Annie on All my Children.

  13. 13
    March 29th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    LOVE this! I’m a lulu and dante (LANTE) fanatic! and i adore Lulus style!!!

  14. 14
    November 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I was just wondering where I can get the taupe 3 tier ruffle leather jacket that lulu was wearing on the show november 2nd

  15. 15
    April 2nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t think that lulu should leave the soaps of general hospital because she too good please hope she’s going to come back

  16. 16
    April 15th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I’m really posses, people changing people,want the old lulu back.people can’t leave well enough alone!!!!!

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