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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Leslie Knope

Inspiration: Drive
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Inspiration: Maeby Funke
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Inspiration: Kids!
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It’s no secret that Leslie Knope is one of our favorite characters on TV. She’s smart, funny, ambitious, loyal, and endlessly committed to her town, her friends, and her job. Her wardrobe of grey suits, tie-front blouses, simple jewelry, and sensible shoes isn’t exactly high fashion, but it’s actually a pretty cute style equation for a business casual work environment. Want to get the look for yourself? Click through to check out our Knope-inspired outfit … Keep reading »

Style Inspiration: Elementary School Librarians

The nympho librarian!
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I met my friend Molly for drinks this weekend, and she warned me ahead of time that she was dressed exactly like the librarian at Gaston Elementary School circa 1993. I laughed at first, but when I saw her my laughter quickly turned into a “Damn, girl! You look so cute!” The basic equation–midi skirt, belted long cardigan, oxford heels, and chunky jewelry–may have been a favorite of elementary school librarians in the early 90s but it’s also surprisingly of the moment. Want to nab the look for yourself? Check out the shopping details after the jump, and remember your copy of “Garfield Takes The Cake” is due back by Friday… Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Andrea From “The Walking Dead”

Sex and Zombies
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Style Inspiration: Drive
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So, did you guys watch the finale of “The Walking Dead”? What did you think? I don’t actually watch the show because it’s way too scary (hey, I might be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, but that doesn’t mean I want to watch it happen!), but my friends are super into it, and I’ve noticed that beneath the blood and guts the characters are rocking some pretty cool outfits. Click through to see our version of Andrea’s signature look–skinny jeans, a slouchy pullover, cowboy hat, and sneakers, of course, so she can run like hell… Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Ryan Gosling In “Drive”

SS: "Downton Abbey"
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Inspiration: Maeby Funke
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SS: Sherlock Holmes
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Ryan Gosling’s character in “Drive” is known simply as “Driver.” He may not have much to say, or even an actual name, but he does have mad style, from his signature scorpion bomber jacket to his tight jeans and aviator sunglasses. Here are some Driver-inspired pieces that will add a little edge to your wardrobe. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Preschool Kids

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Inspiration: Lolita
Lolita Halloween costume
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The other day I got a message from my friend Ariel, who works at an alternative preschool in Tuscon. She wanted to nominate an Unexpected Style Inspiration: her students. “At our school, the model is basically let kids do whatever they want, and they come up with fantastic outfits. Just today a little kid told me, ‘Mermaids are in. Dinosaurs are not.’” She sent along the descriptions of a few outfits her students had sported recently and I got to work converting them into (mostly) wearable adult versions. The deets on the outfit above, and two others, after the jump!  Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Maeby from “Arrested Development”

Get the Look: Trent Reznor
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Get The Look: The Hangover
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Get the Look: Mythbusters
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We were so thrilled to hear about the return of Arrested Development (a new season and a movie? Is this real life?) that we decided an AD-themed style inspiration board was in order. Our vote for Most Stylish Bluth would be the ever-ignored teenage movie executive Maeby, who rebels against her fashion plate mother by dressing in layers of clashing prints, stripes, and plaids–and happens to look great doing it. Click through to get Maeby’s signature look for yourself…

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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Rachel McAdams In “Midnight In Paris”

It’s been awhile since I’ve hated a movie character as much as I hated Rachel McAdam’s character Inez in “Midnight in Paris.” In fact, I spent most of the movie hoping for a plot twist that involved her getting hit by a truck. She’s spoiled, entitled, condescending, and has no sense of magic. One thing she does have, however, is a pretty amazing sense of style. Her belted shirtdresses, platform sandals, and aviator sunglasses were a nice distraction from her awful personality. Read on for a wallet-friendly version of Inez’s signature outfit… Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Jamie Hyneman Of “Mythbusters”

I don’t watch Discovery’s “Mythbusters” often. But sometimes I enjoy watching host Jamie Hyneman and his partner Adam Savage blow things up and debunk myths and urban legends. Last weekend, it hit me that I really appreciate Hyneman’s simple style. His look of a white button-down shirt, gray or khaki pants, and beret tilted to the side screams badass scientist and explorer. And even if you’re only exploring the supermarket, a new brunch spot, or a park, Hyneman’s look will work for you too. See how to get it … Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: The Ghost Sisters From “The Shining”

A couple weeks ago, my brother and his girlfriend convinced me to watch “The Shining” with them. I was hesitant because I hate scary movies (I still have nightmares about the 15 minutes of “Scream” I watched accidentally in 1996), but they insisted it was a classic and I needed to see it in order to be a productive member of society. Unsurprisingly, the movie totally freaked me out. Surprisingly, when I wasn’t hiding my face in a couch pillow, I was being super inspired by the fashion, from Shelley Duvall’s chunky sweaters to Jack Nicholson’s slim-cut suits… Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Alan From “The Hangover”

In “The Hangover” (both 1 and 2), Zach Galifianakis’ character Alan Garner is socially inept, moody, abrasive, and has a bad habit of drugging his best friends. He’s also, against all odds, totally endearing. Alan’s personal style is as questionable as his character–graphic tees, white jeans, man purses (“It’s a satchel!”), and impossibly large aviator sunglasses–but I have to admit I’m charmed by his outfits as well. Is it possible to put together a flattering, stylish ensemble inspired by a such a walking faux pas? Challenge accepted… Keep reading »

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