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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR BFF STEALS YOUR STYLE

My advice: celebrate it!

In fifth grade, I had what I thought was the coolest, most unique lunch box. I was really proud of it. Little did I know, my dad simply bought the cheapest option at Target and probably thousands of little girls had the same exact one. So when my best friend showed up the next week toting the same bag, I was furious! Granted, I was an obnoxious 10-year-old with absolutely no handle on my emotions, but I really thought she was stealing my thunder. Since then, as the grown woman I am (insert eye roll here), I’ve come to realize:

A. You gotta do you. Regardless of what other people are doing, including your besties.

B. Competing with your vinas is both futile and exhausting. We should we lifting each other up, not tearing each other down for the little things.

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via C-Heads Magazine

When your bestie “steals” your style, take it as a compliment! I’m even all for planning matching outfits with my vinas. Just the other day, I went shopping with a couple girls I met on Hey! Vina, and two of us ended up buying the same shirt. Hey, it looked great on us both, and we decided to rock it together one day (for the ‘gram, of course).

Now, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have your own personal flair (for example, I’m very, very proud of my assorted pin collection), but you can celebrate when your vina likes something you’ve worn so much that she goes and picks one up for herself. What’s that age-old adage? Oh yeah, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. 👯

What are your thoughts on having a style twin?

(Feature image via @tess_and_sarah)

Editorial @ VINA; lover of film, music made in bedrooms, art, and intersectional feminism; and harboring a (not so) secret weakness for reality TV and the color pink 💞💘. If I'm M.I.A. you'll probably be able to find me staring at an Ellsworth Kelly at SFMOMA or taking in the ocean breeze at Land's End.

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