I asked you guys on Twitter (@theitgirlguide_) to send it your it-girl essentials so we can make a super hot group article.
And you guys did not disappoint.
We’ve got everything from skincare to clothes to food and so forth. I loved getting to get to know you guys, and I can’t wait for everyone to explore their essentials.
Whether you can find someone with similar interests or learn a new it-girl hair product, this article is now my new fav.
And in case you missed out on this one, don’t worry; there will be many more group articles to come because this one is just too perfect.
“Hey my name is melissa and my essentials are very simple, for clothes, a trouser always looks good and goes well with everything!! as well as a sweater, then ofc le pliage bag it’s super practical and it has a lot of space, in there i put my makeup products which are mascara, lip gloss, bronzer and my fav perfume sí by giorgio armani, i also have my phone and airpods bc i can’t function without music. For accessories i never take them off, the hand of Fatima as a necklace and the devil eye bracelet to protect me, for skincare a mask and ofc a guasha and then for food for sure sushi and a detox juice!!! xx💘💘💘”
“Hey my name is Sarah and these are my it girl essentials! my favourite bag to carry around is the Le Pliage Longchamp tote bag in light pink because it’s spacious and fits my macbook air and many more essentials. i also carry a rose quartz with me wherever i go to attract positivity and love <3 my beauty essentials are the Dior Addict lip gloss in 465 shock, and the charlotte tilbury flawless filter, and the better than sex mascara from two faced, and the rare beauty blush in shade nearly rose, and the kayali vanilla perfume. The jewelry i never take off are my cartier love bracelet and my vintage alhambra necklace from van cleef and arpels. xx 💓”
“in daily life, I don’t want to wear some elaborate outfit what I want is to be comfortable, and this look is my go-to. I love my free-city sweats (stupidly expensive but also stupidly comfortable). I really do think they are a good investment jokes aside. Most people think that comfy clothes are not worth spending money, but honestly it’s just as important to buy some good basic sweats as it is to buy a fancy dress. I like to pair my sweats with tight fitting shirts to create some shape and prevent me from looking like a blob. My favorite brand is Majestic T-Shirts, but if you’re looking for a better price Brandy Melville or Lululemon has great options. For shoes I like to keep it basic, but find some way to pair colors together. I like wearing my pink sweats with my pink Golden Goose shoes for example. These shoes in particular are great for me since they also pair well with my silver jewelry. For jewelry, I wear my Tiffany tag necklace which I never take off with white gold hoops. I think for jewelry what’s important is what flatters your skin tone best. Most people like gold but for me, it blends into my skin too easily where silver pops.
If you are like me, you probably love bags. My most loved bag ever is the Balenciaga city bag from the 2000s. I think it’s a really cute and timeless bag elevating any outfit. With it I use a wallet and while I don’t own this one yet, I’m about to order a similar one. For beauty products, in my bag I carry my Dior lip oils, a mini hairbrush, ysl travel black opium perfume, and Chanel mascara in case of emergencies. Honestly keeping these products on hand has saved me so many times, and I suggest that you do the same!”
“Most days, I don’t wear makeup! I’ve been adamant about my skincare routine since seeing a dermatologist and prioritizing products that work as opposed to ones that are expensive and cute.
Moisturizing is a MUST and so is SPF. My current faves are La Roche-Posay and Tula. Otherwise, I can’t complete my routine without a lash curl regardless of whether I wear mascara.
I’m a huge fan of blush–on the cheeks, nose, wherever–and any products that make my skin look dewier. Youth to the People is another one of my favorite brands that helps builds that base of healthy skin before makeup.”
“my name is laura (@pinkyogl on twitter). i’m a yoga instructor from california, and these are my it girl essentials. this includes rising early, hence my 5:15am alarm, and of course in turn sleeping early. i’ve included nutrition essentials such as vegan vanilla protein powder, nutritional yeast, matcha powder, almond milk, and my favorite hot sauce. pink is my favorite color because it makes me feel feminine, pretty, young, and happy, plus it’s cute to look at, so almost everything i own is pink. therefore, these essentials include but aren’t limited to pink sunglasses, pajamas, yoga blocks and mat, journal, hydro flask, apple watch band, and satin pillowcases, which protect the skin and hair. lastly, i’ve included a tongue scraper, rose quartz crystal, gold rings, black eyeliner, essential oil, and two apps that help me reach my it girl potential: pinterest and mindbody.”
“one of the most important things a girl can have is a reliable skincare routine and it doesn’t have to be 20 steps! my everyday skincare routine includes caudalie vinoclean moisturizing toner, drunk elephant polypeptide cream, laneige lip mask, and supergoop unseen sunscreen. as the weather turns colder and drier i love to use the laneige water sleeping mask 1-2 times a week to keep my skin hydrated and soft. along with a skincare routine, a perfect lip combo is essential. i start with the mac lipliner in whirl, then a nude bobbi brown lipstick, topped with dior lip maximizer in light beige glossy. i can’t leave the house without a few spritz of my replica jazz club perfume and a book in hand, currently i’ve been reading play it as it lays by joan didion. my gorjana letter necklace, g rings, and luxe fitbit are another set of essentials that i can’t leave the house without. as school season begins my baggallini convertible backpack is absolutely essential for good grades and looking chic, and ofc my favorite snacks for long class days, pressed greens 3 and citrus 2 and rxbars, can’t be forgotten either. finally, an essential part of my day is my daily yoga routine which includes the best yoga mat ever from also.”
“i’ve always love beautiful simplicity, simple elegance. striped jumpers have always appealed to me, they make me think of my childhood, i love wearing things or decorating myself with things that have fond memories, or just make me think of people, places and things i love. and i believe in taking care of your skin! my mother and grandmother always taught me to look after my skin and that’s something that’s always stuck with me.”
“— too faced lip injection gloss
the absolute perfect pretty pink shimmer gloss for anyone . both glosses give an amazing plumping effect and are absolutely a day to day essential. it layers so perfectly on top of any everyday lip combo
— fenty beauty gloss bomb
absolutely gorgeous clear gloss for a simple look, amazing flavor and not too sticky, the bottle is also quite large so it’ll last a long while. my favorite shades are fussy, glass slipper and chocolit, all of their shades look amazing on all skin tones (chocolit looks especially good on darker skin tones)
— dior lip glow oil (rosewood)
honestly, the perfect universal shade, the scent is amazing and it’s so moisturizing, the scent is amazing and they have so many other shades that it’ll look perfect on everyone
— fenty beauty killawatt freestyle highlighter
perfect for literally every skin tone, especially darker skinned girls, especially the ones that love blush, so cute and small enough to just fit in any purse. they have a variety of shades, mainly gorgeous peach and pinks that suit all shades (shade trophy wife looks stunning on dark skin as well)
— essence lash princess mascara
the absolute perfect mascara, curls my lashes and makes them so dark and gorgeous, always in my bag, pair it with a lash curler or you can even do it on its own but regardless it looks stunning
— elf buffing foundation brush
my absolute favorite makeup brush, blends everything so well together, it’s a firmer brush as well so it could easily blend all of your liquid products
— laura mercier eyeshadow pencil and translucent setting powder
both of these are so perfect for touching up any makeup look on the go, so quick and easy to use and are perfect for every skin type, the setting powder lasts through my gym class with little to no reapplication and the eyeshadow sticks are so easy to use and if you’re a girl who forgets a makeup brush (like me) it’s perfect
— black girl sunscreen
the perfect sunscreen for all of my poc babes out there, blends so beautifully and has absolutely no white cast which is hard to find in sunscreen nowadays, they have a variety of formulas but all of them work astonishingly well for everyone
— replica beach walk fragrance
one of my absolute favorite fragrances to wear currently, has such a clean scent to it with some hints of coconut, absolutely recommend to literally everyone, it’s so long lasting honestly all of the replica fragrances are amazing
— facial roller
with school and clubs, the amount of sleep i get is extremely low, these facial rollers will always have me looking refreshed for the day and at the end of the day
— my year of rest and relaxation
my favorite thing to read between classes or during a free period, this book got recommended a lot and honestly i get why, it’s insanely well written
i’m an it girl with braces and honestly, they hurt a lot, the gel gets rid of so much of the pain and definitely helps out with everything, it’s something i always have to carry with me
— blkopl foundation
this is my absolute favorite drugstore foundation, the shade range and coverage are insane and it’s so easy to layer and blend with, especially if you have a hard time finding darker shades of foundation and they have all types of formulas
— nyx butter gloss
if i had to recommend a drugstore gloss, it’s always going to be this one. from the scent to how smooth it applies to the gorgeous shades, it’s absolutely one of my favorite glosses on the planet, my current favorite shades are brownie drip and bit of honey
— vivienne westwood necklace
now, personally i believe that gold always looks stunning on darker skin tones and vivienne westwood has quickly become one of my favorite designers, a lot of her jewelry is so cute, yet casual enough to be worn on a daily basis
— hand sanitizer
after covid, especially being in a public school and such, hand sanitizer is something i always kept on me, spray on hand sanitizer for me seems like a much safer option, less contact between the skin and the bottle and they’re very often refillable
— fenty ease drop blurring skin tint
on the days i’m not feeling a full face and i just want a little even skin tone, this is my go to. the fenty shade range is incredible and this is so lightweight and stays on for so long”
“so this is what i made. I don’t know how unique it is lol but I have most of these things irl so this is very honest. For autumn im really loving aviator coats- they’re super comfy and heavy and perfect for cold weather plus I wear leather all year round and they’re basically the winter version of a leather jacket. The headphones, purse and iphone are essentials for me and can fit in my pockets so I never leave home without them. Obviously I chose ones I felt fit my vibe the most, but irl my phone case is different. The water bottle I carry around with me whenever I’m at home because feeling hydrated it the most it-girl thing you can ever do so I basically waterboard myself every day. The eyeliner, lipbalm, nail polish and perfume are my beauty essentials- basically they make me look fairly put together and smell nice which is so important:) as basics they r also all I need to make my go-to makeup look (i like quite heavy eyeliner). The perfume I especially like because its unisex which I love and it has a very strong fall-like smell. The notebook and random shit is what I take in my bag- a bag should be an extension of ur pockets, so mine is usually full of things which don’t fit (gum, lighters, wrappers, medicine, pens, notebooks ect.) I need to know I can survive for a while out of my bag. The shoes are my go-to’s (im short lol) because of the platform plus the slight academic vibe which I like to add + the candle is something I cannot cope without it my room :)”
“My name’s Lily, I am a 23-years-old French girl and here’re my essentials.
I am never seen without a band tee, flare pants (my fav is from Free People) or a mini skirt (my favourite is from The Kooples). Underneath I always wear pretty lingerie made from mesh or lace. But what’s an it girl without her it bag? Mine are a red vintage Prada hobo and, my newest, a Zadig collab with Kate Moss. Add a cross necklace and some Chuck Taylor and that is my look !
When it comes to my skincare, I like to keep it minimal. My go to moisturizer is the Clinique iD hydrating jelly which has a serum incorporated. How cool is that! Then I always apply spf 50. I like to do my makeup with a Chanel blush ‘Brume d’Or‘ and the Dior lip glow. Finally, I feel complete when I get my lash lift done and apply some Lancôme mascara. This one gives you the longest lashes. A spritz of Carolina Herrera ‘Good Girl’ is the cherry on top.
I like to be organized so I always keep a black Moleskine weekly planner whith me and a fountain pen. I also like berries, listening to my favourite albums with my vintage airpods and carrying around my rose quartz. What can I say, I’m a simple girl.”
“although i am constantly in the cycle of self-discovery and rediscovery, these items have been a constant in my path to becoming the woman i’ve always wanted to be. they nourish me: body, mind, and soul. i hope they can do the same for you. 🤍”
“My essentials: lots of books (I love anything Eve-Babitz related), oversized blazers (thrifted), prescription retinol, mymummadeit tote bag, Notion (for work, school, and life-planning), Glossier Lash Slick mascara, Laniege Lip Treatment Balm, thick hoop earrings (my skin has a neutral undertone – I usually do gold for summer, silver for winter), Le Labo Gaiac 10 perfume (it’s the Tokyo city exclusive scent – it reminds me of petrichor, the woody smell after rain), vintage Prada bag (I drag it everywhere – it’s like Mary Kate treats her Birkins), classic black Moleskine notebook (I write all my random lists in here and do ‘morning pages’ – 3 pages of stream-of-consciousness writing, which help clear your mind), Coqui Coqui bath oil (for nightly baths – transports me back to Tulum), black coffee (or oat milk cortados – all morning), Tarte Shape Tape concealer, Rael sheet masks, Dior Addict Lip Glow, ballet shoes (I do pilates or Ballet Beautiful workouts – it helps to dress the part), Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter (vanilla apricot), gua sha (and jade rolling, ice rolling, and facial cupping), Sephora Collection Glow Body Cream (the secret to a glowing body), Andalou Brightening Vitamin C BB Beauty Balm Sheer SPF 30 (the secret to glowing skin), Nécessaire The Body Wash in eucalyptus, Topicals Faded Serum, Le Labo Hinoki Body Cream, international Vogues”
“To begin ! These are some of my personal ‘it girl’ must haves, starting with the adidas originals. They’re my fave shoes, because of their versatility and how they go with so many outfits – not to mention how comfortable they are. As we’re approaching winter and the summer glow fades away *cue the tears* the BaliBody bronzing serum is my ultimate recommendation for all my ‘it girlies’. This liquid gold is a must to remain moisturised and radiant during the drying winter months, I top this off with the charlotte tilbury highlighter for the ultimate glow. The last it girl must I’ll talk about is a silk pillow, they’re so good a keeping you hair moisturised as it doesn’t take out moisture as other pillowcases might do. Most of all however, you don’t need to buy any or all these products to be an it girl. It’s a mindset not a product ! lots of love, @jetsetbrvnette“
“I am absolutely obsessed with each item I chose to include as my “it-girl essentials”! Starting off with makeup and hair products, the Gabrielle by Chanel perfume is my signature scent, the Quai hair oil makes my hair look super healthy and shiny, and the Dior lip oil is so hydrating. As for food, coffee&almonds are two of my favorite things. You will never see me without an iced latte in hand! The matching pajama set, yoga mat, journal, and podcast are all things that help me relax. Pilates and journaling really help me clear my mind. Finally, the Miu Miu wallet is so cute and fits so much!”