Help! How to buy clothes for a fashion forward girlfriend

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  1. someoldsong

    someoldsong Member

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    Ok, so Im sure I am not the only guy that has had this problem. This will be our first Christmas together and I want to get her something nice thats not jewelry (already have that picked out)

    Of course I am talking to her friends to figure out what might be best but I figured I would try and get an opinion from guys who like dressing themselves too. She loves vintage styling, she wants to be Audrey Hepburn when she grows up haha. We dressed as Bonnie and Clyde for halloween and both of us used what was in our closet and I have to say we looked pretty good :)

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    This is both of us a couple of days ago in a photoshoot for a friend in stuff we would normally wear (let me know what you think!). Neither of us are very formal in style, more of a vintage casual kind of dress.

    So any ideas? Should I keep it simple with a top or try and figure out a skirt? Both? Shoes? Hat?

    I'm not desperate but I am definitely interested in what everyone thinks. Any help would be grateful and if you could point me in the direction of a website to find things of this nature that you think she might like, that would be wonderful!
     
  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    :fistbump: there's never too young; I like my 14 year olds less Audrey Hepburn, and more Hannah Montana though...
     
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    We are both young, but I dont see what that has anything to do with it
     
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    daspianist Well-Known Member

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    Cute picture.

    For something that's vintage inspired, and would go nicely with your gf's hair colour, but with a touch of formality, I'd recommend this dress.

    In general, I find that Tory Burch to have occasionally very inspired designed. One of my favorite collections of her's happen to be this one - so check their website often.
    (Am I even in the ballpark with these recommendations? I hope you are not shaking your head in disdain :D )

    For something more casual, but still elegant, I'd go with this.


    Happy shopping.
     
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  5. someoldsong

    someoldsong Member

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    I actually love what you chose! Very nice! Especially the Burberry piece. It definitely gives me some great ideas! Those are things I would not have chose because I dont have an eye for it but its definitely something she would wear and look great in!

    And thank you for the kind words about our picture. :)
     
  6. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Anthropologie has some dresses the style you're looking for at a more budget friendly price. Quality isn't the greatest, but hey, it also isn't $500.

    Some nicely designed outerwear too.
     
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    texas_jack Senior member

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    I would just get her a gift card to the store. Women, especially young women, can be incredibly picky when it comes to clothes.
     
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    Teger Senior member

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    so by fashion forward do you mean hipster/thrifting fashion forward?
     
  9. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Technically, that might be considered "Backward". It's far better than the Hollister etc crap that young people wear these days, so I approve.

    Gift card to Anthro would probably go well.
     
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    tesseract Senior member

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    The real answer to this is, you don't. Figure another present out.
     

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