The Girls With Glasses’ style challenge

The Girls With Glasses’ style challenge

Five classic pieces, five very different ways to wear them. The Girls With Glasses add their own style to five of Boden’s most sought-after items

Brooke and I have distinctly different styles, even though we like a lot of the same things. I tend to find most of my inspiration in the movies of the 60s, while Brooke draws from the bohemian singer/songwriters of the 70s. Because of these style algorithms, we were excited to take on Boden’s challenge to individually style five of the same items and see how they would turn out.

Follow us through the streets of Silver Lake, a hip neighbourhood in Los Angeles, as we put our own spin on: The Classic Striped Tee, The Animal Print Accessory, The Cream Party Skirt, a Casual Blue Sweater and a Pretty in Pink Jacket (for a closer look at each item, scroll to the bottom of the page and explore the Girls’ Fashion Gallery).


The Classic Striped Tee
Summer (above left):
“For this look, I tried to channel Brigitte Bardot’s look from the 1963 film Contempt. The striped T-shirt with a soft cardigan and some winged eyeliner. What more could a gal ask for?”

Brooke (above right): “I absolutely love how the T-shirt looks tucked into the brown Millie Skirt. The navy in the shirt plays so well off of the leaf print in shades of blue, yellow and white without looking too matchy-matchy. Also, the key to mixing a stripe with another strong pattern is to think about the scale and shape. If you are wearing a smaller stripe on top, opt for a larger print on the bottom.”

The Animal Print Accessory
“I love the versatility of animal print. One piece could be worn in so many different ways. I took this leopard-print clutch to the next level with this red dress. But wear this look with caution, it’s not for the wallflowers.”

Brooke: “The animal print has been deemed a neutral, a classic and a print that is here to stay. And to that I say hurrah! I adore it particularly on my shoe for a perfect punch of pizazz. These shoes can dress up or dress down every look while still keeping either looks high in fashion. I wore it in a more casual way with just a pair of my own distressed black skinny jeans, a white graphic T-shirt and my favourite Fall go-to Tweed Plaid Jacket. There I go mixing my patterns again!”

The Cream Party Skirt
“One of my favourite things in life is mixing casual things with dressy things. Taking this skirt from the party and bringing it into my everyday life. With the chambray shirt, and cropped boots, it’s a perfect look for an important meeting, yet comfortable enough for running errands.”

Brooke: “Is there a prettier skirt out there? We don’t think so! This cream hue is spot on for the Fall and winter season and offers just the loveliest touch of sparkle with the crystal-dotted details.  I decided to go a bit more glam, wearing it with a cream Peter Pan sweater with rose-pink detail on the collar. This tone-on-tone monochromatic style is full of sophistication. However, I still wanted to keep it fresh, so I threw on my super-bright patent pink pumps to give it a bit of a pop!”

A Casual Blue Sweater
“This perfectly periwinkle sweater feels very effortless, but I wanted to show that it also has a dressy side. I paired it with this patterned skirt and sexy slingbacks for a chic, ready-for-anything kind of look.”

Brooke: “I kept it casual but instead of wearing it with regular old denim, I decided to kick it up a notch and went with a bright petal-pink pair of skinny cord jeans. These two colours play off each other in an unexpected way! Roll up the bottoms of the jeans into a mini cuff and wear a heeled loafer. Add a chunky necklace and this look is casually cool, but anything but average.”

A Pretty in Pink Jacket
“Unbuttoned and under-dressed doesn’t need to look boring or undone. I let the jacket be the pop of colour and it’s the perfect Fall layer. Just because the season’s changing, doesn’t mean you have to put away your bright colours.”

Brooke: “This feminine jacket is every girl’s dream with its big buttons and pretty scalloped edge. The length of it makes it easy to pair with a dress so I wore it over the top of my Chic Tweed Shift Dress. And how about more pink with the Pink Jackie Heel for a very 60s vibe?”

Summer and I have had a blast stretching our perception on how each fashion staple should be styled. We hope we’ve inspired you to dress up your T-shirts or dress down your partywear. But however you style your favourite pieces this Fall, we hope you have fun. Happy autumn! x

Summer and Brooke
The Girls With Glasses

Pictures by Liza Boone (

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