But of all the characters, I feel a special bond with Rachel Berry. Poor Rachel. All she wants to do is bust out of her small town and everyone just hates on her. She can't help it that her perfectionism is annoying to everyone around her (yes she can). She just loves showtunes! Okay, so, she basically equals Olive: The High School Years and our wardrobes are eerily similar.
To tell the difference, you'll just have to ask each of us to sing. I had to send a Blackberry picture to a Glee-loving friend yesterday with the caption "Rachel Berry Goes to Work".
To dress like Rachel/Olive, there are a few basic rules. Bright colors and layering is key. No button-down shirts unless you have a sweatervest to go over them or high waisted shorts to tuck it in. Cardigans? One is needed in every color. Shorts and skirts must always be worn with bright tights or knee socks. Occassionally ruffle bobby socks can make an appearance. Jewelry is minimal. While everything is cohesive, the ensemble rarely actually matches.
The most important rule to remember? Grape really is the best Slushee flavor.
Your Golden Girl,
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