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Welcome to Fresh Month!

Let's get spring fling fresh

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Apr 11 2019

It’s a new month and a new look! on Style Girlfriend.

Fresh strawberries. A fresh haircut. A certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! It’s (almost) always a good thing to be fresh. But we’ll get to that…

And there’s no time of year more fresh than spring. We’ve jumped the gun a little, maybe, sharing our favorite t-shirts for warm weather. But can you blame us? As soon as short sleeves and bare ankles became a (reasonable, comfortable) possibility, we were too excited not to start sharing all the ways to fresh up your wardrobe for the season.

We’ve jumped the gun a little, maybe, sharing our favorite t-shirts for warm weather. But can you blame us? As soon as short sleeves and bare ankles became a (reasonable, comfortable) possibility, we were too excited not to start sharing all the ways to fresh up your wardrobe for the season.

This month we’re sharing spring essentials for your wardrobe, and advice on how to clean out your closet to make sure that only the freshest items remain.

Fresh is also how Style Girlfriend looks today!

We gave the homepage a l’il makeover to help new visitors find out more about SG without having to dig around. For long-timers, you may want to bookmark stylegirlfriend.com/blog to take you right to the juicy stuff.

But hey, bop around the homepage too! It’ll take you to our shopping picks, already overflowing with great spring style suggestions, and to SG’s on-demand shopping service, which you could use to get fresh for spring with less stress.

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For those of us who are a million years old or who simply read a lot of Archie comics as a kid (hands? anyone?), getting “fresh” means a guy has overstepped the boundaries of politesse with a member of the opposite sex. He “got fresh” on a date, in a car, at prom…and that’s not okay.

In this context, fresh can be confusing.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the lines guys may cross without knowing it. Or maybe, admitting it. And I think that’s worth talking about. We say a lot that just because you’re not Harvey Weinstein doesn’t absolve you of any wrongdoing when it comes to your interactions with women.

Whenever we make note of this admittedly sticky topic, we see a lot of comments (especially in SG’s DM’s…yeesh) that are a variation on a theme:

“Geez, the next time a woman hugs me should I have her arrested for assault?!”

Which I think is a bad faith argument to begin with, but I also think there’s guys out there who in the privacy of their friend group chat might be sharing a similar sentiment. Where’s the line?

So we’re going to talk about that, too, for Fresh Month. If there’s one goal we have on Style Girlfriend, it’s to be the magic pen that reveals invisible ink. Because we want moving through this life for guys to be as clear as you wish it were! We’re not trying to hide the answers from you. We’re trying to bring them to light.

As always, we want to hear from you! What do you want to read in accordance with the theme? Or in general? Or next month? Or six months from now? Tell us everything! Here, on Twitter, or even in SG’s Instagram comments. We’re listening!

So, ready to get fresh?

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Want to freshen up your wardrobe this month? Enlist the help of Team SG! We can shop for the clothes you want, but don’t want to shop for.

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