‘Mean Girls’ Trends That Are Totally Still Fetch

1. SLOGAN TEES

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The film that single-handedly defined the early-aughts generation and supplied us with enough one-liners to use in literally any situation (see: “You can’t sit with us!” “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” “Get in loser. We’re going shopping.”), turns 10 years old today. We are, of course, talking about Mean Girls, which premiered back in 2004 when velour tracksuits and kitten heels ran rampant. But, you guys, a lot of Mean Girls trends are totally coming back in style. Hear us out: plaid is still rad, monochrome is still in, and slogan tees are still a thing. Don’t believe us? Check out our top 10 trending Mean Girls looks below.

Jamaica, Jamaica!

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When my best London buddy Sharmadean Reid (owner of a very cool company you might know called WAH Nails) iMessaged me to suggest a mid-winter reunion in Jamaica, I blue-bubbled back with a resounding, “HELL YES.” I hadn’t been to the Caribbean island since I was a little kid, but I didn’t need much persuading to go back. Sunshine, reggae, sea water the color of Listerine… what’s not to like about that list?

So Sharma and I flew into Montego Bay Airport from our respective sides of the ocean, roping in our favorite LA fairy Camille Garmendia for the ride. I knew I was going to like Jamaica from the moment we stepped out of the airport and got that first hit of sultry, tropical heat. What I didn’t know is that I was about to fall head over heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach in love with Jamaica. That little island got me bad. Here’s how.

How To Wear Tie-Dye For Any Occasion

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Stylist Masha Orlov shares her tips on how to wear tie-dye for any occasion. 

I love tie-dye. I got my first tie-dye T-shirt in sixth grade. I have worn tie-dye on every occasion (except weddings, but that’s because I don’t own a Lindsey Thornburg tie-dye dress… yet). From NYC fashion week parties to work meetings to hiking in Hawaii to getting my make-up done for a film project, check out how I was able to rock tie-dye anytime, anywhere.

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During New York Fashion Week last September, I wore a vintage Grateful Dead T-shirt that I bought at the Rosebowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California. I had fittings for the Emerson by Jackie Fraser Swan fashion show that I was styling, and right after, there was a concert at the BLK DNM store and then dinner at the Alexander Wang party. Sometimes I take a change of clothes with me to work if I have to dress up for an occasion, but this T-shirt is great to go from work to party mode. It is comfortable for fittings, and it so colorful and fun that it is party appropriate.I wore it with tight black jeans, heels and a faux fur motorcycle jacket. It was a casual, sexy-cool look.

Jo Ratcliffe

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If you swiped up an issue of SUPER NASTY mag last year, you might remember that we chatted up London-based illustrator/art director/animator Jo Ratcliffe, but so much has happened since then. Admittingly, we’re most excited about her work being featured in Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso’s new book, #GIRLBOSS. In it, Jo transforms Sophia’s rules of being a #GIRLBOSS into killer pieces of art, which are equally inspirational as they are awe-inspiring. Jo is quite the #GIRLBOSS of her own, though—her clients have included everyone from Louis Vuitton to Kenzo to Katy Perry, just to name (a very select!) few. So, we caught up with Jo to find out what she’s been working on since we last chatted, and get the lowdown on what inspires all her on-point illustrations.

(Photo by Ben Toms)

Pharrell’s Backup Dancers

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While hangin’ in the Cali desert all weekend long, we got down at some killer shows, but—if we’re going to be real for a sec—one of our favorite live performances had to be Pharrell. Not only did he bring his A-game onstage (and a surprise visit from Busta Rhymes!), but all his back-up singers and dancers were decked out in tons of Nasty Gal pieces. Rhea Dummett, Ashley Simpson, Khadija Nicholas, Christina Chandler, Ai Shimatsu, Mette Towley, Aye Hasegawa and Brya Underwood wore super graphic, ’90s-inspired ensembles that were totally fest and stage ready. Check out how they styled their looks (and swipe ’em up for yourself) below!

In The Nasty Gal Milk and Honey Jumpsuit

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Don’t get us wrong—we’re all about that more-is-more attitude, but sometimes all it takes is a couple pieces to truly make a statement ensemble. See: Friend in Fashion blogger Jasmin Howell. This Aussie babe paired a crisp white Nasty Gal Milk and Honey jumpsuit with the Nasty Gal Collection Virtue & Vice Embroidered Bomber Jacket and Shoe Cult Collection Privilege leather heels to prove that less really is more when it comes to turning heads. Check out more pics of Jasmin’s monochrome ensemble below, and stay tuned for the launch of Nasty Gal Australia in the coming weeks!

Natalie Pavloski

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When I lived in NYC and commuted to work every day, my main goals were to: 1.) Avoid eye contact at all costs, 2.) Ride the train without a single person talking/touching/glaring/sneezing on me, and 3.) Walk as fast as humanly possible during the transfers. Basically, nothing could get in my way. One particular day, though, I was power-walking through the Lorimer/Metropolitan stop, and there it was—THE most beautiful zine I had ever seen on display at The Newsstand. It stopped me dead in my tracks. The word “Nails” was written in giant script across a photo of a single hand holding a switchblade with crisp, white tips. Instantly, the image was burned into my brain, and shortly after that, I moved to Los Angeles and still wondered who the genius was behind that killer cover. Turns out it was nail artist Natalie Pavloski, an Australian who worked for housing and homeless organizations throughout NYC but had “always been doing something creative, whether it was drawing, painting or taking photos.” After talking with her mentor and friend, celebrity manicurist Alicia Torello, Natalie decided to switch careers and assist for her instead. “I started to put my own work out via social media and had a really good response. It’s been non-stop ever since.” Natalie also did the super kawaii Emoji nails for our rave lookbook, so we thought it would be the perfect time to ask her to share her top 10 nail designs with us—and the secret to making them look so awesome. —Chrissy Mahlmeister

Light One Up

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Besides being Sunday (hooray!), Easter, and our #GIRLBOSS’ birthday, it’s also the lazy girl’s favorite holiday: 4/20. In attempt to make your day of snacking as good as can be, we’ve rounded up our most favorite reggae (and dancehall) songs to set the perfect soundtrack. Light up that doobie, hit that bong, or even take a good ol’ toke out of your pipe. Press play and get super comfy—you might be sitting there for a while.