8 Tips for Forming Your Own #GirlSquad Like Taylor Swift

8 tips for forming your own #GirlSquad like Taylor Swift

8 tips for forming a GirlSquad like Taylor Swift

Though Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are starting to give Taylor Swift a run for her money in the super chic friends department, Swift showed them that she isn’t going down without a fight. She showed up at last Sunday’s VMA awards with not just one or two gal pals but the whole entire squad. Selena, Karlie, Hailee, Martha, Gigi, Cara, Mariska, Lily and Serayah were all there to support their Queen Bee who took home like 16 awards. The only ones missing were Lena, Jaime, Condoleeza Rice and Sonia Sotomayor (just kidding about those last two, but it could happen soon). We’re not sure how they manage to walk down a sidewalk together, but they do make quite an awesome group of friends. Here are some tips for how to form your own girl squad.

1. Find friends that are your complete opposite

Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham hanging out

Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham? Seem pretty different but they are dear, dear friends perhaps because they have such different stories.

2. Find friends you see yourself in

But just like it is good to find those different friends do find friends with similar qualities and in similar occupations. Swift often says she and Selena Gomez are friends because they are both artists. Karlie Kloss and Taytay first bonded over their love of cooking.

3. Do fan girl out

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss hanging out

Swift has gotten many of her friends by admiring them from afar. Swift expressed wanting to meet the model and bake cookies with her in an interview. Kloss responded on Twitter with an enthusiastic “Your kitchen or mine?” This also worked with Mariska Hargitay, whose Law & Order character, Det. Olivia Benson, she absolutely adores.

4. Do have a whole lot of girls’ nights

Because you can’t bond unless there is cookie making and wine involved.

5. And do take a road trip

You gotta Thelma & Louise it sometimes (minus the ending)

6. Do take your friends to all your big moments

It is not an awards show if Taylor Swift isn’t there with at least one of her friends dancing along with her the entire four hours. Real friends show support by always being prepared for an impromptu camera shot.

7. Do throw the moms to be a great baby shower

Taylor Swift baby shower for Jaime King

Taylor Swift really outdid herself this spring when she threw a baby shower for her BFF Jaime King, the mother of her godson.

8. Do just be a good friend

Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive has gone so far as to claim Swift has “made friendship cool.” Though maybe it is played up a bit for the cameras, those women do appear to be genuine friends who are really there for eachother.  To echo Molly Ringwald at this week’s Billboard Music Awards, “Can I be in Taylor’s club?

Meredith Lepore

Meredith is the former editor in chief of the women's career site, The Grindstone. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire @ Work, The Jane Dough, DailyWorth, SheKnows.com, Business Insider and Learnvest. She earned her Masters in Magazine, Newspaper and Online journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time and enjoys reading, jogging, SoulCycle and playing with her small dog, Otis.