How to Throw an Epic 30th Birthday Boat Party

Oh, the big 3-0. It’s the welcoming of a new decade and a farewell to all the ups and downs your 20s had to offer. One thing’s for sure — this milestone deserves an epic 30th birthday celebration with your nearest and dearest. If you are looking to up the ante this year or just need an excuse to throw a party on a boat, a boat brunch is just what the birthday party gods require. Simply add bubbly and you’ll have a high seas adventure worth snapping, Instagramming, Instagram Storying, etc. Start with a boat rental, invite some friends and check out the must-have 30th birthday party essentials and DIYs below to get your party started. Bon voyage!

We teamed up with Boatbound — basically the Airbnb of boats — to bring this beautiful birthday brunch to life. Boatbound is great if you can’t commandeer a vessel of your own and is just what you need to take any birthday party, bachelorette party or casual get-together to the next level. They offer a skipper who can sail you around to lots of hidden spots. Skipper Dan and his wife Carol sailed the Caprice to the Golden Gate Bridge (to say hey to Karl the Fog, of course), and then around sunny Angel Island, where we dropped anchor for a delish brunch with plenty of good eats and, of course, rosé — more on that later. Scroll on for all the gorgeous views and learn how you can create your very own birthday boat brunch with a few simple tips and easy DIYs.

A Hand Lettered Sign + a Theme

Hand lettering and the #roséallday mantra are probably two of our favorite things here at Brit + Co. When planning a birthday party, make sure the theme is playful and that it lends itself to a memorable hashtag and signage. Case in point: this rosé all birthday sign made by our in-house chalk lettering expert Lee Schellenberger. Just look at how stoked these ladies are!

To make one of your own, take our Intro to Chalk Lettering Class ($29 for the class and $49 for the class/kit combo). Before you know it, you’ll be making one of these for every occasion or just about every day of the week — daily quotes or mantras, anyone?

Once you get the chalk lettering down, cute illustrations like these will become easy peasy. Add in a little scene and some decor-inspired accents like a garland or balloons.

Colorful Pillows, Blankets + Napkins

A little lounge area for wining and dining is a definite must. We brought some Pantone-inspired pillows and blankets to go with our rosé birthday brunch. Not only did these pillows look great and add a comfy-cozy vibe, but they also held the blanket down in the wind. Talk about a win-win!

Easy Brunch Bites

Since brunch is by far the best meal of the day (and our birthday girl’s fave), we chose to spoil Cortney with an epic meal of mini quiches, fruit salad, breakfast focaccia and a gorg meat and cheese spread with figs and crackers.

These bite-sized eats, paired with a few fun plastic platters and colorful napkins, were *almost* too pretty to eat. But clearly, that didn’t stop us. We chowed down happily with wine in hand.

Followed with cheesecake, bubbly and a HBD song, this brunch was a SUPER success.

Poppin’ bottles, poppin’ bottles.

DIY Copper Geometric Drink Tray

Every party needs a drink tray or three. Instead of buying a new one, pull out that trusty ‘fella that’s been with you through thick and thin and simply amp it up with some contact paper. Follow the steps below to spiff yours up.

Materials:

— drink tray

— 1 roll of copper metallic contact paper cut into varying triangle sizes

— scissors

Instructions:

Cut contact paper into different sized triangles. For a corner pattern (as pictured above), cut about 40 triangles. If you’re looking to cover the entire tray — depending on size — you will need closer to 100+ triangles. Happy cutting!

Peel the back side of the contact paper and start sticking. Once you get a few down, the pattern will start coming naturally to you. Feel free to do a tiny bit or the whole tray. Either way, this beauty will make all your beverages Insta-worthy.

DIY No-Sew Pennant Flag Banner

For easy decorating, a no-sew banner is just the thing to take your party up a notch. I took fabric scraps and some pom pom ribbon to make this Pantone-inspired garland. This can be reused for more birthday parties, picnics, bridal or baby showers, or even as festive bedroom or living room decor. Scroll on to find out how to make your very own.

Materials: (The amount of fabric and pom pom ribbon will vary depending on how long your want it, but this is the amount of materials we used to hang it on the bow of the sailboat.)

— 2 types of fabric (about a 1/2 yard of each)

— 1 yard of white pom pom string

— scissors

— fabric glue

— ruler

— pencil

Instructions:

Trace your first flag using a pencil and a ruler. Size is up to you, but make sure you are tracing it large enough so that it isn’t overshadowed by the pom pom ribbon (our flags were six inches in length and six inches across). Next, trace an inch-long flap that you will use to fold over the ribbon when gluing. Then cut out the flag and use this master flag to trace your remaining flags. Note: The number of flags will depend on the length of the garland, but ours was 15 flags each at one foot apart.

Once your flags are cut, you can start crafting your pretty pennant garland. Start by measuring six inches from the edge of the ribbon (this will allow you to tie the garland off). Then place your flag under the ribbon and cut off the pom poms for the length of the flag.

To start attaching the flags, put fabric glue on the de-pom pommed string, place the bottom of the flap on the glue and press down. Next, turn the flag and string over, add glue to the other side of the string and fold and press down the remaining edge of the flap. Measure out one-foot distance and repeat this process for the remaining flags.

Let those pretty flags fly!

DIY Wine Tote

To tote around all that wine in style, I sewed up a removable wine bag insert for the straw bag that *everyone* seems to have. Not only will this be a winner for all your summer parties, but you can take the insert out when you need to haul all your farmers’ market fruits and veggies around town. This one might take a bit of time, but it is well worth it!

Materials:

— straw tote

— 2 types of fabric (about a 1/2 yard of each)

— 1/2 yard of double-sided quilting fabric

— 1 foot of velcro adhesive strips

— sewing machine

— scissors

— pin cushion

— measuring tape

— needle and thread

Instructions:

Measure the inside of your tote bag for both length, height and width. Mark those measurements down and then cut the soft side of the velcro strip panels for the desired height of your center panel — I recommend at least one inch below the top of the bag. Adhere two non-sticky velcro sides to opposite edges of the inside of the bag.

Once your height and width have been measured, you can begin cutting the fabric and filler for your panels. Cut two strips of fabric for your center panel and be sure to add an extra 3/4 of an inch on the corner edges for easy attaching of the sticky side of the velcro panel. Then cut your quilting fabric to the original length of the center panel.

Begin sewing your center panel by placing the two pieces of fabric top (pretty) side facing each other. Sew along the lengthwise edges and one height edge. Then turn the half-sewn panel inside out to reveal the top side of the fabric. Insert your quilting fabric into the panel and sew up the last edge.

Complete this panel process for the six side panels. These should measure in height to be about 1/2 of an inch lower than the height of the center panel. Note: There is no need to add extra length to these side panels because they will not be velcroed to the bag.

After the panels are sewn, hand stitch the side panels to the center panel. A top, center and bottom stitch will be plenty to hold those together.

Then attach the sticky velcro side to the edges of the center panel. Place the insert inside the bag and let the velcro do its magic. Add wine, admire and get to toting a party along with you.

Rosé, Mini Bubbly and *All* the Wines

Keeping in line with our theme, we brought plenty of rosé, Champs and even jumped on the new canned wine trend with the Barefoot Refresh Spritzers. Having a variety of wines will keep everyone happy and allow for a full day of festivities.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to bring some fun party straws for easy sipping and added cuteness.

Kick back and enjoy your beverages and good company. Happy boat brunching!

This post is a collaboration with Boatbound.

DIY Production: Katie Bond

Styling: Anita Yung, Katie Bond

Photography: Brittany Griffin, Chris Andre

Models: Cortney Clift, Beth Wischnia, Angela Velez, Katie Bond, Lisa Raphael, Sarah James

I'm very particular about my cocktails, but I like margaritasof all types, from sweet to sour, and in all forms. Margaritas are certainly high in my top-10 list of all-time favorite cocktails. If you're looking for a new margarita recipe to fall head-over-heels for, let me introduce you to the sparkling passion fruit margarita! It's tangy, salty, sweet and sparkly — in other words, it's your new cocktail obsession. This Champagne cocktail would be a hit at a (boozy) brunch, a fabulous wedding shower, your best friend's birthday, or simply a day that ends in "y."

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 ounces Tequila blanco
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup (or to taste)
  • juice of half a lime
  • pulp of 2 passion fruit
  • coarse sea salt to frost the glass
  • zest of a lime to frost the glass
  • plenty of fresh ice
  • passionfruit slices to garnish
  • chilled Champagne or Prosecco to top up

Directions

Cut the passion fruit in half and spoon the pulp into a large glass or cocktail shaker. Pour in the tequila (remember: This is for two servings!).

Pour in the agave syrup and the lime juice.

Stir thoroughly and taste for sweetness — add more agave syrup if you prefer it sweeter or more lime juice if you like it sour.

Fill a shallow plate with coarse sea salt and add the zest of a lime. Moisten the rim of two chilled Champagne coupe or margarita glasses with a lime wedge.

Invert the glasses onto the plate to frost the glasses. Half fill the glasses with crushed ice. If you can't find crushed ice, simple blitz a handful of ice cubes in a high-power blender.

Strain the cocktail between the two glasses. If you like a little crunch, add a tablespoon of the passion fruit seeds in each glass — up to you.

Top with chilled Champagne or Prosecco and garnish with a thin slice of passion fruit. Serve immediately!

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Tired of your same old chicken and beef rotation on your weekly menu? Let's talk pork loin! It's a game-changer in the kitchen, given how tender and easy to cook it is. Whether you're into succulent roasts or crave a little more than a regular old pork chop, pork loin's got your back. Fortunately, I curated 25 pork loin recipes so you can slot them into your next meal plan lineup ASAP. So grab your apron and let's get cooking!

Applewood Smoked Mango Pork Quesadillas

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These applewood-smoked mango quesadillas are a flavor fiesta in your mouth! The fresh pork loin pairs nicely with the sharp shredded cheese, diced mango, and spicy rice. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Bulgogi BBQ Pork Tacos with Charred Tomatillo Sesame Sauce + Spring Onion Slaw

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These bulgogi BBQ pork tacos have a mouthful of a name but trust me, it's worth saying. They're so flavorful and easy to put together that you're going to want to make them a part of your weekly dinner rotation! (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Grilled Pork Loin

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This recipe has been dubbed the "best grilled pork loin" for good reason! It produces tender and delicious pork every time and the simple and flavorful dry rub is always a hit. (via The Real Food Dietitians)

Pineapple Glazed Pork Roast with Bacon Wild Rice Stuffing

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This pineapple glazed pork roast recipe manages to be so simple yet so elegant. The rice is beyond flavorful and pairs super nicely with the pork for an unforgettable meal. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

One-Pan Pork Loin With Brussels And Apples

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Is there anything better than a delicious meal that comes together in just one pan? This recipe delivers just that and is full of complimentary flavors that will satisfy the entire dinner table! (via The Real Food Dietitians)

Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast Recipe With Vegetables And Gravy

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If you haven't added a crockpot to your life, you're missing out! This cozy and delicious pork roast recipe comes together in no time thanks to the help of a handy dandy crockpot. (viaThe Real Food Dietitians)

Grilled Honey Garlic Pork Chops With Honey Mustard Sauce

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I won't judge you if your mouth is already watering! These grilled honey garlic pork chops are easy, juicy, and tender, so it's totally normal if you're salivating just thinking about them. (via The Real Food Dietitians)

Pork Loin Steaks in Creamy Shallot & Mushroom Sauce

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This recipe comes together in under 20 minutes and is seriously to die for! Pork loin steaks are cooked with mushrooms, rosemary, and shallots in a rich and creamy sauce. Yummm! (via Vikalinka)

Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops

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If the air fryer isn't already your best friend, this recipe is going to make it be. These Asian-inspired air fryer boneless pork chops come together in around 15 minutes and are mouth-wateringly juicy! (via Vikalinka)

Boneless Pork Chops With Apple & Cider

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These boneless pork chops are braised in apple cider with onions, garlic, thyme, and cream. They're tender and juicy, making them the ultimate comfort food. (via Vikalinka)

Glazed Pork Loin Roast

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This pork loin is coated in a dry spice rub that's packed with flavor! To make things even better, it's then topped with a tangy brown sugar glaze before being roasted. (via Averie Cooks)

Slow Cooker Pork Loin Roast with Balsamic Glaze

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The prep work for this slow cooker pork loin is only 5 minutes, so I'm sure you're already sold on this recipe! Aside from that, it's tender and juicy and topped with a delicious honey balsamic glaze. (via Averie Cooks)

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos

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These Korean pork tacos come together in a slow cooker with minimal effort! That doesn't mean they don't taste amazing though. They're just the right blend of sweet, savory, and spicy. (via Completely Delicious)

Slow Cooker Rosemary Balsamic Pork Roast

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This pork roast is bursting with flavor thanks to fresh rosemary and balsamic vinegar. It's super easy to make and is one of the best weeknight dinners. (via Completely Delicious)

Roasted Parmesan Pork Tenderloin

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This roasted parmesan pork tenderloin is flavored nicely with apples and fennel. It's hearty and feels like the ultimate fall dish but is perfect all year round. (via The Original Dish)

Pork Chow Mein

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This pork chow mein comes together in under an hour and is made with ground pork, veggies, and noodles! (via Woman Scribbles)

Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes

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This juicy and tender baked pork tenderloin pairs beautifully with crispy potatoes. The easy one-sheet pan meal is absolutely perfect for hosting or for when you just want a yummy weeknight meal. (via Two Peas & Their Pod)

Quick Pork Fried Rice

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As the name suggests, this recipe is super quick to whip up! It takes less than 20 minutes to come together and is a deliciously filling and satisfying meal. (via The Fast Recipe)

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Apple Cider Gravy

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What's so great about this meal is that it's super easy to whip up ahead of time. It's a great recipe to make for a fancy dinner party, but it's also perfect for a cozy night at home. (via Bowl of Delicious)

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Vanilla Apple Chutney

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This roast pork tenderloin is the ultimate blend of savory and sweet. The vanilla apple chutney tastes like something out of a gourmet restaurant but is surprisingly easy to make! (via Bowl of Delicious)

Baked Pork Loin

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This recipe proves that sometimes the simplest ones are the best! It's juicy and tender and marinated in an incredible mixture of spices. (via Where Is My Spoon?)

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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This pork tenderloin recipe is one of the best of the best. The tender filets are filled with cream cheese and bacon, making for a moist and flavorful meal you won't forget. (via Where Is My Spoon?)

Juicy Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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This apricot glazed pork tenderloin is super simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes. It uses few ingredients but makes for an unforgettable meal! (via Where Is My Spoon?)

Candied Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Baked Pears

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This candied pecan-crusted pork tenderloin with pears is an elegant meal that will impress at any dinner party! (via A Spicy Perspective)

Pan Fried Korean Pork Chops

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These pan-fried Korean pork chops are bursting with flavor. They're bold and spicy but super simple to make. Win, win! (via A Spicy Perspective)

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For your post-Galentine's Day festivity this year, you'll need just the cocktail to serve your girlfriends, and we think it's this watermelon margarita. It receives all its sweetness from cold-press watermelon juice and watermelon jelly (we used the StoneWall Kitchen version, which is $8 a jar). Though we served ours shaken and straight up, you can blend it with ice or pour it over the rocks. As for the salt, any will do, but we love the look of pink Himalayan salt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blanco tequila
  • 1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur like Cointreau
  • 4 cups watermelon juice
  • 1/4 cup watermelon jelly, or more as needed for sweetness
  • 1 small watermelon
  • pink Himalayan salt, for rimming glasses
  • ice

Directions

Blend the cocktail. In a large blender, combine tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, watermelon juice, and jelly. Blend together until watermelon jelly dissolves.

Make the garnish. Cut watermelon into 1 1/2-inch slices, then slice tiny watermelon wedges that have a 1 1/2-inch-wide base. Knick the white part of the watermelon (perpendicular to the green base). This will help you secure the piece of watermelon to the side of the glasses.

Prep the salt-rimmed glasses. Use leftover lime wedges to wet the rims of the glasses before dipping into a plate of salt. Attach watermelon wedges to sides of glasses.

Shake and serve the cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add 1/2 cup of cocktail. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass. Alternatively, pour cocktail into an ice-filled pitcher and serve immediately.

Do you plan to make post-Galentine's Day watermelon cocktails for your crew this weekend?

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Styling via Kayla Haykin/Brit + Co

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In the midst of the bitter Colorado cold, all I've been dreaming about is the warmth of springtime. As it continues to snow, I'm beginning to think Punxsutawney Phil was lying to us all... but a girl can dream, right?

Spring trends come and go, but warm weather dresses are forever. Free People dresses in particular are the *perfect* wear for sunny spring because they're often flowy, floral, and downright fun. These 22 Free People dresses are made for Sunday morning farmer's markets, basking in the sun on a picnic, and of course, frolicking blissfully through a flower field.

Let these styles guide you to the most whimsical spring wardrobe!

Perfect Storm Midi

This top-rated Free People dress is, as the name suggests, absolutely perfect. In terms of comfort, the bodice is supremely stretchy, so you can be sure it's not restrictive or a total sensory nightmare when worn.

The lacy bottom half on the maxi skirt is springtime's best BFF, as it's very breathable. Style the square neck super easily with your fave necklace, some statement bracelets, and chunky boots!

free-est Vintage Summer Midi Dress

This flowy dress allows you to shine as bright as the sun! The tie-front and oversized folded sleeves recall vintage dress styles, so you can embrace some throwback fashion on your next tropical vacation, date night, or picnic. This Free People dress is secured by a series of basic buttons that runs down the front to keep things looking polished.

For Love & Lemons Casey Maxi Dress

How romantic! This Free People dress is finished with a frilly floral lace that lines the entire corseted bodice and sides of the maxi skirt. With cap sleeves, an open back, and a soft silk material, this lightweight dress toes the line between formalwear and loungewear. It feels just the right amount of sexy for those moments you want to feel, well, sexy!

free-est Cerise Mini

We're convinced that this white cotton frock is straight from heaven. Its lightweight feel is met by some contrasting structure within the waistline, providing the ideal balance between formal and casual.

This mini dress' hem lands a little bit above mid-thigh, so you can count on it to be breathable and breezy throughout the spring and summer seasons. The fabric bows that tie off the sleeves make this Free People pick all the more trendy.

Bardot Kiah Corset Mini Dress

If you want to dress like you're in a fairytale, this floral mini is the style for you. Puff sleeves! A corset bodice! A perfectly bodied skirt! All of the details in this Free People dress work together to create a super soft girl vibe.

Whether you wear it with ballet flats or boots, you'll feel all the spring feels when you don this pink-ish piece.

free-est Summer In Capri Midi

This insanely soft midi dress will accompany all of this season's outdoor parties, picnics, and farmer's market outings. The 100% cotton construction means this number is undoubtedly breathable. It secures in the back with a big, beautiful bow you'll want everyone to see.

Taking Sides Maxi

This dreamy maxi dress instantly guarantees that you'll get the princess treatment. The ruching details, the open back, the adjustable straps, and the tiered skirt make up one easy, breezy dress that you can throw on in a jiffy when it starts to warm up! Plus, you can shop it in 11 other colors if this bright green isn't your thing.

I personally love maxi dresses because it means pants are entirely out of the picture (amen!), and you don't have to worry about them accidentally hiking up like mini dresses often do.

Cypress Lace Maxi

This style is more modest, but still perfectly flirty for spring. The casual cap sleeves feel more feminine, and the midsection hugs your bod in all the right (flattering) places! If you're caught up on the material, this Free People dress boasts nothing but a super-soft fabrication – the outer layer is lacy, but it's met with a silky smooth slip underneath to keep you comfy.

This style would look extremely cute with some tall cowgirl boots and an oversized denim jacket!

Tate Mini

The best part about this Free People mini dress is that you can be a beach girl or a city girl in it! It's fairly breathable, making it a great pick for layering over a swimsuit after a day full of sunning. On the other hand, the t-shirt-inspired silhouette makes this style easy to pair with other garments for a complete, out-on-the-town look for springtime.

I'd adore wearing this dress with white socks, black loafers, and a black jacket for an easy yet elevated ensemble.

Bluebell Maxi

I think the mismatched pattern on this dress really speaks for itself, and I don't care if florals for spring are overrated! Flaunting a tiered construction that goes above and beyond in terms of quality, plus some adorable bows that sit stop the shoulders, I would live in this dress every single day.

Since the eye-catching colors on this piece make a statement alone, there's no need to overthink how to style it. A simple spring sandal + some of your fave jewelry will do! If it's chilly out, just throw a basic cardigan on, and you're stylishly set.

Stacy Midi Dress

C'mon, ruffles! This loose-fitting Free People dress evokes whimsy, magic, and springtime comfort. The contrasting fabrics on this dress (heavy-knit jersey up top, a gauzy cotton on the bottom) are a unique choice, and will definitely turn heads when you wear it. That skirt is 100% frolicking material.

Butterfly Babe Maxi Dress

This sweet maxi is the ultimate accompaniment to your spring date nights. Just look at that neckline!

A black dress always adds an air of mystery to your look, but the polka dots and lace trim make this style feel a tad more playful, which matches the energy of spring perfectly. Plus, this pick has a tasteful open back detail that's stylish but also practical for warmer temps.

Match with black ballet flats for a darling little outfit combo.

Make You Mine Mini

This Free People dress can take you from the office to happy hour in a cinch! The rounded collar and slightly puffed shoulders do lean on the formal side, but the printed floral pattern that runs along the sleeves and skirt undoubtedly make this pick more youthful.

It's made of 100% cotton, so your bod can breathe while wearing it. Plus, this dress isn't exactly form-fitting, so you can move very freely. This style def calls for some tall black boots and a statement belt as pictured!

Dottie Mini Dress

The spring season is time to take notes from French girl style, and this Free People dress hits the aesthetic right on the nail. It's dripping in coquettish details – bows left and right, lace trim following the necklace, and ruffled shoulders that all work to bring forth femme flair. I can just picture myself on a sunny cafe patio while wearing this dotted number, feeling cute AF.

It's Fate Midi Dress

This pick is springtime sunshine in a single dress. I love that the sleeves don't reach full-length nor short sleeve territory – the 3/4 length is just perfect and definitely gives this pick a very 90's vibe. The smocked waistline is subtly dropped to give shape to your silhouette, though you don't have to worry about a tight-fitting bottom – the lined skirt is wonderfully flowy and carefree.

Amber Denim Dress

As I mentioned before, where I live can be wildly unpredictable when it comes to cold temperatures (even in spring, sigh). That's why having long-sleeved dresses in my closet is so important! While this Free People dress provides more coverage on the arms, I enjoy the shorter skirt that makes the look more appealing for dates and nights out.

If you're on the lookout for a dress you can wear from season to season, this denim get-up is it. It wears well with anything, from boots to heels.

Onda Drop-Waist Tube Midi

Drop waist dresses are truly my weakness. They're just uber-romantic and undeniably flattering for any body! You'll instantly fall in love with how easy this piece is to wear on its own – or even underneath a t-shirt for more casual days. The top part of this Free People dress is super stretchy, molding to your figure, while the cotton midi-length skirt has more structure.

Wilder Days Mini Dress

This 100% cotton dress will come in handy for those... sweatier spring days. You know the ones! Since this tiered frock is swingy and oversized, you won't have to deal with the sensory overload that comes from wearing tighter clothes in the hot, hot heat. The thin straps on this baby are adjustable by tie, so you could totally make ample room for a sweet lacy bralette or a light baby tee to layer underneath.

Samson Mini

I am heavily eyeing this 70s inspired shift dress. The boho-style embroidery highlights floral motifs fit for spring, but I think it's a match for fall as well. Styled with a white long sleeve underneath, you'll be serving retro realness in no time.

The soft, yet thick cotton fabrication on this Free People dress speaks to its quality, and ensures that the style will last you + your wardrobe for years to come.

Emory Embroidered Midi Dress

Oversized dresses are ahh-mazing for feeling comfy around the clock, though you don't have to go basic with it if you don't want to. There are Free People dresses like this one that boast a cute color + pattern!

The super-soft cotton blend of this dress feels like a real dream to slip into, and will be your wardrobe's BFF for lazy spring weekends bopping around town.

Cooper Maxi Dress

Silk dresses slay no matter what time of year it is, and I am simply obsessed with the red wine color of this silky number. The low v-neck cut is definitely screaming "date night." The shiny sheen will undoubtedly make you stand out against a crowd.

Patches Of Denim Mini Dress

You've never had a denim dress like this before. Perhaps chevron ​is​ making a comeback! This style is as easy to wear on its own as it is with other layers. Plus, it can be styled more formally or for casual occasions.

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Taylor Swift is known for many things: her incredible songwriting, record-breaking albums like 1989, Folklore, and Midnights, and the Easter eggs she's always leaving fans for her new albums. But the popstar is also known for her relationships (friendly reminder, women are more than their partners!). Considering there's a Taylor Swift song for every kind of love, heartbreak, and relationship, here's everything you need to know about Taylor Swift's former boyfriends (and her current romance with Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce), from a Swiftie who's done the research.

What We Know About Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce's Relationship

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“Taylor and Travis have been quietly hanging out,” a source told The Messenger in September, while a source told ET that "Travis has been into Taylor for a while and definitely has a crush on her." However, another insider confirms that the pair aren't officially dating, and on September 20, Travis' brother Jason Kelce told the WIP Morning Show (via DailyMail), "I think things are going great and I think it's 100 percent true."

On September 24, Taylor was seen in a box with Travis Kelce's mom during the Chiefs game, and then left with Travis Kelce after the game (in which Travis scored an impressive touchdown *and* the Chiefs won 41-10). Travis wore a blue and white matching set (that also has 1989 in the name 👀), while Taylor wore a white tank and an unreleased Chiefs jacket (via taylorswiftstyled). Speaking of clothes, it's also notable to mention that after Taylor was spotted at the game, sales for Travis' jersey have jumped 400%!

In a September 27 interview with the New Heights podcast, Travis talks about the game, and said he "sure as hell enjoyed this weekend."

"I just thought it was awesome how everybody in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her," he says. "She looked amazing and everybody was talking about her in great light."

After spending some time with his mom in the Kelce box, Taylor joined Travis and they "just slid off in the getaway car at the end." Is that a Reputation (Taylor's Version) Easter egg we hear? Swifties have been predicting the rerecording would come after 1989 (Taylor's Version) since the Midnights era (as for us, we're hoping to get an announcement this fall). Check back here to see how this potential relationship unfolds!

The Taylor Swift Boyfriends You Love, And The Ones You Didn't Know She Dated

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Joe Jonas

Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas began dating in 2008. Taylor joined the Jonas Brothers during their Burnin' Up Tour and performed hits like "Should've Said No." The relationship is most remembered for the fact that Joe reportedly broke up with Taylor during a 25-second phone call. After the break up (and a few albums), the couple was able to become friends.

Taylor Swift's "Invisible String" (which was released after Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had their first baby) includes the line, "Cold was the steel of my axe to grind // For the boys who broke my heart // Now I send their babies presents," solidifying that the duo had truly buried the hatchet.

Relive the romance: "Forever & Always," "Mr. Perfectly Fine," "Last Kiss"

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Lucas Till

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Hannah Montana: The Movie is one of the greatest films of the 2000's, and this is just another reason why. The feature film stars Lucas as Miley/Hannah's love interest Travis (who we never saw again after the movie??), while Taylor performs "Crazier" during the characters' barn party.

Taylor Swift ended up featuring Lucas Till as the male lead in her "You Belong With Me" music video, which won her the VMA for Best Video by a Female Artist in 2009.

"We dated for a little bit. But, there was no friction because we were too nice," Taylor Swift's boyfriend told MTV in 2009. "Most relationships work out cause you get along and then you don't, and then you make up and it's passionate, and with us I really just liked her as a friend. That’s the only reason that didn't work out."

Relive the romance: Taylor Swift hasn't released any songs about Lucas Till, but feel free to watch the "You Belong With Me" music video as many times as you'd like. I know I do.

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Taylor Lautner

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner dated for a few months in 2009 after they met on the set of the rom-com Valentine's Day. Taylor Lautner presented Swift with the VMA for Best Video by a Female Artist in 2009, which went down in pop culture history when Kanye jumped onstage to interrupt Swift's acceptance speech.

“I’m just assuming that this whole thing was a practiced and rehearsed skit because why else would Kanye West be jumping up on the stage interrupting Taylor Swift?" the Twilight star said on a recent episode of his The Squeeze podcast. "It just didn’t make sense. And if you look back at it, I’m actually caught, like, laughing and giggling at him like, ‘I can’t hear them but this is probably really funny right now.’”

The two have become friends since the end of their relationship, and most recently, Taylor Lautner starred with Joey King in the music video for Taylor Swift's "I Can See You" from Speak Now (Taylor's Version). "He was a very positive force in my life when I was making the Speak Now album," Taylor Swift said at the July 7 Eras Tour show.

Relive the romance: "Back To December"

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John Mayer

Even though Taylor Swift and John Mayer never publicly confirmed that they were dating, this has become one of Taylor's best-known relationships. The two collaborated on John's "Half of My Heart" single in 2009 before performing together a number of times before their relationship ended in 2010.

Taylor later released Speak Now, whose track "Dear John" is believed to be about the relationship. John also released a song that's widely thought to be about Taylor titled "Paper Doll," and spoke very candidly about the release + reception of "Dear John" in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone.

“It made me feel terrible,” he says. “Because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do.”

Relive the romance: "Dear John," "Would've, Should've, Could've"

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Cory Monteith

While the late Glee star never publicly became one of Taylor Swift's boyfriends, the pair was photographed together on a few different occasions and fans have speculated since the release of Speak Now that the album's lead single "Mine" is about the actor.

"This is a situation where a guy that I just barely knew put his arm around me by the water, and I saw the entire relationship flash before my eyes, almost like a weird science-fiction movie," she told Yahoo Music, via MTV.

After the actor passed away, Taylor Swift tweeted (via Taste of Country, the tweet has since been deleted), "Speechless. And for the worst reason."

Relive the romance: "Mine"

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Adam Young

Okay, so Adam Young and Taylor Swift never *officially* dated, but they did send each other emails and eventually meet face-to-face — a meeting that Taylor was so excited about, she ended up writing "Enchanted," which Adam later covered.

Relive the romance: "Enchanted"

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Jake Gyllenhaal

One of Taylor Swift's most public relationships came in 2010 when she started dating movie star Jake Gyllenhaal. Throughout that fall, Taylor and Jake were seen grabbing brunch in New York City, spending Thanksgiving together, and visiting Nashville.

When December rolled around, Taylor celebrated her 21st birthday without Jake present, and a few days later, Jake celebrated his 30th birthday without Taylor. Their relationship ended shortly after, and Taylor released her album Red in 2012. The album is believed to be mostly about her relationship with Jake, and is filled to the *brim* with insight into her relationship (it also happens to be the perfect early fall album!)

Red also features her most beloved song "All Too Well," and in 2021, Taylor Swift released Red (Taylor's Version), which includes a 10-minute version of the song fans have been requesting for a decade, as well as a short film.

Relive the romance: "Red," "All Too Well," "The Moment I Knew," "I Bet You Think About Me"

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Harry Styles

Rumors about Taylor Swift and Harry Styles being a couple when Harry showed up to support Taylor during her X Factor performance rehearsal. They began having dates in Central Park, attending parties together, and wore matching paper airplane necklaces. They even went on a skiing trip (a trip that many fans believe included a snowmobile accident, which Taylor mentions in 1989's "Out Of The Woods").

"In writing songs about stuff like [relationships], I like tipping a hat to the time together," Harry Styles said during a year-long Rolling Stone interview. "You're celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than 'this didn't work out, and that's bad.' And if you run into that person, maybe it's awkward, maybe you have to get drunk … but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best s— ever."

The exes almost broke Twitter when they reunited at the 2021 Grammys (among other awards, Taylor won Best Album for Folklore and Harry won Best Pop Solo Performance for "Watermelon Sugar"), and again at the 2023 Grammys. Here's hoping Harry Styles is featured on 1989 (Taylor's Version)!

Relive the romance: "Style," "Out Of The Woods," "Clean," "Question...?"

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Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris were introduced by their mutual friend Ellie Goulding, and appeared on lots of different red carpets together, as well as in a variety of Instagram posts. They also collaborated on "This Is What You Came For," which was recorded by Rihanna.

When the pair broke up, Calvin ended up posting some tweets (which have since been deleted), saying "I figure if you're happy in your new relationship you should focus on that instead of trying to tear your ex bf down for something to do." Afterwards, he told British GQ, via People that "it was completely the wrong instinct...It's very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly. The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself."

Relive the romance: "I Forgot That You Existed," "Bejeweled," "High Infidelity"

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Tom Hiddleston

Right after Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up, the popstar was linked to the English actor at the 2016 Met Gala. The couple then proceeded to send the internet into a tizzy when they were photographed holding hands and cuddling in Rhode Island. They introduced one another to their parents, attended concerts together, and traveled to places like Rome and Australia. They ended up breaking things off in September of 2017.

Relive the romance: "Getaway Car"

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Joe Alwyn

The longest relationship between Taylor Swift and a boyfriend is rumored to have begun at the 2016 Met Gala (the song "Dress" mentions she met the song's subject when she had bleached hair and they had a buzzcut. Taylor had bleached hair and Joe had a buzzcut at the Gala that year), but were officially connected in 2017. They traveled around the world together, and Joe showed up to support Taylor Swift's Reputation tour.

The couple's early relationship began during a period where a lot of the public and the industry expressed that they were anti-Taylor Swift, and the singer basically disappeared. Taylor told The Guardian in 2019 that they preferred to keep things private, otherwise "people think it's up for discussion, and our relationship isn't up for discussion...If you and I were having a glass of wine right now, we'd be talking about it — but it's just that it goes out into the world."

While many fans speculated that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn had gotten engaged, after six years of dating, the couple's split became publicized in the spring of 2023. But on November 29, Taylor's friend and collaborator Jack Antonoff posted an Instagram story confirming Taylor's hit song "You're Losing Me" was written in 2021. "A very special track from the Midnights vault that's finally streaming," the story says. "Written and recorded at home on 12/5/21."

That makes us look at a lot of the heart-wrenching songs on Evermore and Midnights in a whole new way because it suggests their relationships problems ran deeper and lasted longer than anyone realized. And on November 30, Taylor Swift's publicist Tree Paine made an ultra-rare statement on Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn's relationship after the infamous gossip blog Deuxmoi published an Instagram story claiming Taylor and Joe got married.

"Enough is enough with these fabricated lies about Taylor from Deuxmoi," Tree says on X. "There was NEVER a marriage or ceremony of ANY kind. This is an insane thing to post. It’s time for you to be held accountable for the pain and trauma you cause with posts like these."

Taylor announced her new album, The Tortured Poets Department, at the 2024 Grammys...and then internet was QUICK to make potential connections to Joe. In 2022, Joe told GQ that he was in a group chat with Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott called "The Tortured Man Club," based on their roles in their respective film and TV projects. Taylor also has tracks like "So Long, London" which in direct juxtaposition to "London Boy" off her Lover album — a song heavily tied to Joe. The through line is more than clear, TBH, but tricksy could be misleading us.

Regardless, a "source close to Joe" spoke up about the album to The Daily Mail. The source said that Joe has been quiet and respectful about the breakup, so it would be "shady" to "diss" him in the album. What does Taylor think about that? Well, during a performance "Dear Reader" in Tokyo — notably after Joe's alleged comments — she sang, "The restless tears of a cursed man." The original lyrics? "The desperate prayers of a cursed man." Now, I'm not saying she was calling Joe a crybaby...but I'm not NOT saying it. 😗

Joe Alwyn also just posted on Instagram for the first time since September 2023, and it looks like he might be referencing The Tortured Poets Department again. After Swifties have been joking that each of Taylor Swift's boyfriends need to get ready for the album that references them (meaning Joe would be getting ready for TTPD), he uploaded a carousel of images that includes mirror selfies, a childhood photo, and a meme from the UK The Office that says "Different drinks for different needs." If *I'm* expecting to need a drink after listening to TTPD, then you'll probably need one too Joe...

Relive the romance: "Delicate," "Lover," "Paper Rings," "Invisible String," "Snow on the Beach" (basically all of Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and a good deal of Midnights).

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Matty Healy

During the summer leg of the Eras Tour, Taylor Swift and Matty Healy both mouthed the words “This is about you. You know who you are. I love you.” into the camera during their respective shows. They were later spotted together in New York City, and Matty joined boygenius onstage to open for one of Taylor's concerts in Nashville. However, the pair ended things at the beginning of June.

"They were never boyfriend-girlfriend or exclusive and were always just having fun," a source tells People. "There is no drama, and who knows what could happen again. It was a good time and ran its course."

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