You know the saying "Dress for the job that you want"? Well, there's a reason it's such a famous saying; it works. While not everyone will end up with their dream job by merely dressing up, there is some truth to the saying. And where else could you take inspo from than your favorite TV characters! They have a whole team working on them so you might as well take advantage and start taking notes. Take a cue from these alpha ladies and try walking in their Gucci platforms for a day. Let these ladies school you in the art of Power Dressing and maybe you'll learn a thing or two about how to take command of your career.
Rachel Zane (Suits)
Everyone's favorite paralegal is more than just a pretty face. She's quick-witted, thorough, and she'll always find a way to get what she wants. But she's also one of the best dressed in one of the sharpest-looking cast you'll ever come across on TV. She's all about mixing comfort and structure. Her usual garb consists of relaxed cardigan tops or a crisp white polo paired with a form-fitting skirt with barely any accessories. She also keeps her face looking fresh with lightweight coverage, mascara to accentuate her eyes, and a nude colored gloss to brighten up her face. The look is easy enough to understand as it is to emulate.
Rachel Green (Friends)
Arguably one of the most iconic onscreen characters of all time, Rachel was the It girl of the 90's. From her jumpers to her blonde-streaked hair to the way she says “Ross”, every woman wanted to be her. That was 10 years ago and she is still relevant to this day. So don't think you can still take notes on her style (after all, her character did work for Ralph Lauren). Her office style mixes masculine-looking pieces, like a slouchy blazer and something feminine like a pencil skirt or body-hugging dress. She’s also not afraid to throw in some prints and colors here and there.
Jessica Pearson (Suits)
If there's anyone to look up to, it's managing partner, Jessica Pearson. She is the definition of an alpha woman: carries herself with poise, always two steps ahead of everyone else, and owns a wardrobe that probably costs more than your health insurance. One of the key factors that make her so believable is that she looks the part. One glance at her and you'll know she owns the place. But just because you can't afford the price tag on her clothes doesn't mean you can't cop her style (on a budget, of course). See, the common denominator in all her looks, besides her confidence, is that everything fits her perfectly. Fit is very important even in your daily wear. If she's wearing a knock out dress, she keeps everything else minimal. Or if she's wearing a statement necklace, her clothes are kept simple. But the heels and designer bag is non-negotiable for this lady boss, which if you think about it, is understandable.
Petra Solano (Jane the Virgin)
This one’s for the preppy at heart. She may be the villain in the series (sort of) but she might just be your styling best friend. Her looks on Jane the Virgin is a treasure trove of inspo for smart casual (sans the shorts looks). Her style is composed of a variety of different things. But it mostly dwells on a mixture of solid colors and prints. She is not afraid to mix and match colors and she also plays around with different textures. It’s a classic example of the saying “Always dress up because you don’t know who you might run into”. She always looks like she’s about to head to a meeting and so should you.
Rachel Zoe (The Rachel Zoe Project)
Ok, she’s not exactly a fictional character but she was in her own reality show so that kind of makes her an on screen character. But in real life or on screen, she is one of the most influential stylists in the world. She has created an empire for herself and she is a solid proof that you can have it all. Being as excessive as she is with her own personal style, it really is not for everybody. She is a stylist after all. But what you can take away from her style philosophy is that every woman deserves a little glamour in her life. She starts with classic pieces and make it her own by accessorizing—whether it be a chunky gold cuff, layers and layers of necklace or cocktail ring, she adds a little bit of something just to add some oomph to the whole look.You can easily take your office wear to a whole new level with just these small accent pieces. And while she is a stylist to the stars in Tinseltown, you too can have a stylist of your own with Stylist in Pocket! And the best part? It’s just a click away. Ask one of our Stylists today for more style inspo!