Saturday, June 10, 2023

TV Fashion Icons Inspiring Today’s Style

Fictional Fashion Icons

Fashion trends come and go, but fictional fashion icons are forever. 

Here are just a few of the stylish television characters we’re drawing inspiration from this season.

Larissa Louglin, The Carrie Diaries

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This Sex and the City prequel spin-off series may have been short-lived, but the technicolour style of Larissa Loughlin made a lasting impression. 

Freema Agyeman plays magazine editor and mentor to a teenage Carrie Bradshaw, and serves us 80s party girl in every on screen moment.

More is more for this charismatic character. Think clashing prints, serious power shoulders, exaggerated peplums, punk accessories and sophisticated millinery – all during a day at the office.

Audrey Horne, Twin Peaks

Fictional Fashion Icons - Audrey Horne in 50's gear

If you’re looking for autumn wardrobe inspiration, look no further than Twin Peaks’ sultry style icon Audrey Horne. 

School girl meets femme fatale with Audrey’s cosy and feminine outfits. Get the look with fitted sweaters, plaid skirts and brogues. Big hair, sculpted brows and a bold lip is the beauty memo.

The best part is, you can definitely score this ensemble at your local charity shop.

Beth Harmon, The Queen’s Gambit

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Our captivating protagonist fully embraces the sartorial styles of the fifties and sixties throughout this major Netflix hit, with an obvious leaning toward mod style. What makes Harmon’s look so exciting to watch on screen is that it evolves alongside her ability as a chess player and her growing autonomy as a woman.  

The show’s costume designer Gabriele Binder incorporates checkered print into many of Beth’s best style moments, just in case we got so lost in Anya Taylor-Joy’s eyes that we forgot we were watching a show about chess. 

We also see plenty of Peter Pan collars, pussy-bow blouses, statement coats and sophisticated colour blocking. 

Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

Fashion Icons from TV BLAIR WALDORF IN DIFFERENT outfits

A list of television’s most fashionable characters would not be complete without the perfectly polished Blair Waldorf. 

An Upper East Side style star, Blair never failed to steal the show with her preppy and playful outfits. Nobody rocks a headband with a high school uniform quite like queen B. Xoxo, Gossip Girl. 

Fran Fine, The Nanny

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With a style that truly reflects her personality, The Nanny’s Fran Drescher is one of the most iconic television fashion icons of all time. 

Decades on, Fran’s fabulous on screen wardrobe still serves as inspiration for today’s nineties obsessed fashion lovers. If you can’t get enough of the flashy girl from Flushing’s style, check out the Instagram account dedicated to her best looks. 

Maddy Perez, Euphoria

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We’re not sure what it is about on-screen queen bees and their love for matching sets, but Euphoria’s Maddy Perez takes coordinates to another level in the high school drama. 

When she’s not rocking a matching set (to school, gym, at home, a night out…) she’s probably sporting something glam, risqué, or both. More is more when it comes to her makeup looks, too.

To channel your inner Maddy Perez, basically wear whatever you want – then add confidence. Lots of It.

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