5 Television Characters To Inspire Your Wardrobe

November 13, 2014

While you may have already seen the first part of our wardrobe overhaul which focused on movie characters such as Carrie Bradshaw, this is solely dedicated to television stars and their super-famous style.

Whether you’re looking towards inspiration for evening-wear, or simply how to dress up a casual white t-shirt, below are some characters who have made their look iconic.

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Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)

Showcasing preppy-chic and almost everything in between, Blair Waldorf is the it girl when it comes to Upper West Side style. Her headbands made her famous, but the couple-dressing with love interest and fellow game-player, Chuck Bass made their look indestructible.

A few essential pieces include a pair of sturdy flat shoes, a neutral coloured trench coat, and the ability to colour-block all of your outfits (think of patterns like neutrals, they go with everything).


Kimber Henry (Nip/Tuck)

The character of seductive and often naive Kimber Henry was that which suffered greatly throughout the duration of this popular plastic-surgery phenomenon. Known for her signature blonde curls and refined lady-like style, you could always count on Kimber to showcase the best of American designers between 2003-2010.

Body-con dresses, matching lingerie sets from Agent Provocateur, sky-high stiletto heels, and a fearless attitude proved to define her sense of style.

5 Television Characters To Inspire Your Wardrobe

Karen van der Beek (Californication)

Karen’s free spirit was represented through her choice of relaxed clothes and long blonde hair which represent California in a nutshell. Mixing structured pieces like a blazer with maxi-dresses and bell-bottom jeans quickly made Karen’s style the focus of the entire show (well, for us at least).

Dainty jewellery and loose curls are the best way catch Karen’s vibe without killing your credit card.

5 Television Characters To Inspire Your Wardrobe

Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

This might count as cheating since we’ve already mentioned Carrie before, but some serious inspiration comes straight from her infamous closet. Carrie taught women around the world that stilettos are always back in fashion, experimenting with clothes is never not an option, and sometimes it’s okay to trade food for an issue of Vogue.

Highlights include that signature tulle skirt in the opening credits, and always embracing your natural curls (if you have them, if not, fake it).

5 Television Characters To Inspire Your Wardrobe

Marissa Cooper (The OC)

And finally we’re wrapping it up with one of our favourites, Marissa Cooper. Her collection of caviar-leather Chanel bags is still causing us enough envy, but Marissa’s laid-back California style will never grow old.

If all else fails, a great party dress and a rebellious attitude is the best way to channel Mischa Barton’s famous character.

5 Television Characters To Inspire Your Wardrobe

Images via Mademoiselle Robot, FX, The CW, Marie Claire, Into The Gloss, Misadventures with Andi

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