04/14/2015 02:39 EDT | Updated 04/14/2015 02:59 EDT

10 Style Lessons We Learned From 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

1: Kicking ass is always in style.

Sarah Michelle Gellar knows how to slay, especially when it comes to style.

The actress, who turns 38 on April 14, won us over back in 1997 when we first watched her accept her fate as a "slayer of the undead" on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." She went from being the uber popular cheerleader to the "thing that monsters have nightmares about." In a word, she was awesome.

So today, in honour of the star's birthday, we're sharing some of the best style lessons we ever learned by watching her kick some serious vampire butt. Take note!

Kicking Ass Is Always In Style

Don't be afraid to just be yourself, sword-wielding vampire slayer and all!

But Don't Be Afraid To Unleash Your Inner Supermodel

Sure, kicking vampire butt is totally amazing, but sometimes, a girl just wants to be a girl, OK? (#letmelive)

Ironing Your Jeans Is Never Necessary

Seriously, who irons their jeans? Ain't nobody got time for that!

It's Important To Get Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Do whatever you need to do to get there (but maybe don't try to take over someone else's body...).

Pigtails Are A Perfectly Appropriate Hairstyle For Kicking Butt

Their sweetness could be deceiving, and essentially, work in your favour. Your enemies/haters won't even know what hit 'em!

Don't Be Afraid To Be Bold With Style

Because you never know what might happen! And you know what they say, "Life's too short, buy the shoes!"

A Classy Necktie Will Definitely Catch Attention

How could it not?

One Should Never, Ever Get Chunky Hair Streaks. Ever.

Clearly, Buffy learned the hard way. But she experienced chunky streaks so you don't have to!

Turtlenecks Mean Serious Business

And someone wearing one should not be taken lightly.

Don't Forget To Accessorize With A Smile

It will brighten up any outfit!

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