I was a Girl Scout for a total of, uh, probably no more than a couple of weeks. I was a Brownie and I went to a few meetings, scored the handbook and then did absolutely nothing with my scouting career. I don’t even remember whether or not I got a proper uniform or not.
So why did I join in the first place? Eh, I don’t know. I think that I it’s really loved the movie Troop Beverly Hills and wanted that to be my life. Alas, easier said than done.
Still, lately I’ve been seeing some style bloggers incorporating their old Girl Scout uniforms into their style and the results are really awesome. But if you don’t have the uniform but want to recreate a revamped look inspired by it, check out these 10 clothes and accessories that’ll help make it happen!
BeretGirl Scout hats look really rad for everyday wear. Seriously, my friend wore one once and I had to fight to urge to ask to borrow it. But if you can't find one of these gems, a nice beret will do! Buy it at American Apparel for $24
Blue Button Up BlouseI was a Brownie, which means that I would have had to rock the brown skirt abs blue collar shirt...if I ever kept up with it long enough. This top is a cute spin on the uniform light blue brownie blouse. Buy it at ASOS for $38
Girl Scout PatchThere are so many rad Girl Scout patches on etsy! Attach them to your denim jacket or vest to give your look a throwback feel. Buy this set at Etsy for $10
Green DressI love the style of old school Girl Scout dresses, and this dress is a perfect way to take that look and make it look more sophisticated for a date look. Buy it at ModCloth for $30.99
Knee SocksBuy it at American Apparel for $13
Mary JanesThere's something that's always a little innocent about Mary Janes, so you can play off of that with an ultra girly look or subvert it with an edgier twist. For a Girl Scout inspired look, however, pairing this with knee socks and a mini skirt is the way to go Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $39
Pleated SkirtGo for either a mini skirt or one that hits just before the knee. Tuck in a collared shirt and you're good to go Buy it at American Apparel for $27
Light ScarfBuy it at American Apparel for $24
Sweater VestIf you can find a button up or open vest, that would look closest to an actual Girl Scout vest. But if you want something a little better for everyday wear, a sweater vest is a safe alternative. It's definitely pretty preppy, but sometimes it DOES look good with a collar shirt and a skirt. Buy it at American Apparel for $12
White Button DownClassic, but you don't have to make it look TOO prim and proper. Leave the first few buttons undone for a more relaxes, casual look. Buy it at Forever 21 for $17.80