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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Charlie Kelly From “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”

This may be one of the unlikeliest Unlikely Style Inspirations ever, because as fans of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” know, the character Charlie Kelly is an illiterate bartender who favors ripped thermal underwear and snacks on cat food. But as crazy as it sounds, there’s something endearing about this strange little man, and–dare I say it–something inspiring about his wardrobe of military jackets, scuffed up boots, beanies, and random graphic t-shirts. After the jump, a selection of apparel and accessories inspired by one of the weirdest dudes on TV… Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Spinelli From “Recess”

Did you guys watch “Recess” back in the day? It was my favorite cartoon for an embarrassingly long time. I watched it every week until it got cut from the Saturday morning line-up, at which point I believe I was a senior in high school. One of the best parts of the show was a character named Spinelli (shown above with the red arrow), who was this awesome Italian-American girl who could beat up any kid on the playground. Not only was Spinelli tough as nails, but she also rocked a sweet signature look … Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Johnny Knoxville

I saw “Jackass 3-D” with my brother over the weekend. When I wasn’t laughing, shielding my eyes, or committing all of my energy to not vomiting up my Junior Mints (maybe by the 5th or 6th “Jackass” movie I’ll learn that bringing snacks is not the best idea), I was admiring Johnny Knoxville’s wardrobe. Say what you want about his penchant for poop jokes, this man has great taste in vintage T-shirts. And I mean, I think it says a lot about someone’s personal style when you are watching them get gored by a bull on a 40-foot screen and can’t help but think, “Those are some nice trousers.” After the jump, some Knoxville-inspired items perfect for driving a jet ski over a cliff or, like, hanging out with your friends this weekend. Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Dexter Morgan’s Murderin’ Outfit

I love the show “Dexter.” Probably to an unhealthy degree. For example, I spend approximately 30 percent of my workday sitting at my desk daydreaming about my friendships with the characters on the show. When my brothers and I took a trip to Florida this summer, we sneaked into the apartment complex where Dexter the character lives, claiming we were visiting our friend “Sheila,” before taking a bunch of awkward photos, giggling like schoolgirls and booking it out of there. And when the show introduced a wretched new character in season 2, I hated her so much that I actually burst into tears one night while brushing my teeth. My boyfriend was confused, to say the least.

I could go on forever about all the reasons I think this show is awesome, but for the purposes of this post, let me just say that one of the my favorite things about it is the styling. I love the bright Miami colors and the distinct personal style of each character. Dexter always wears the same outfit when he’s in serial killer mode, so I thought in honor of Halloween weekend and my general obsession, I’d assemble a little inspiration board of how to get this look. Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Jack White

It’s honestly hard for me to express in words how much I adore Jack White. I could say that I love him with the fire of a thousand suns. I could tell you that I played my vinyl copy of Icky Thump so many times that the record partially melted. I could inform you that every time I listen to The White Stripes or The Raconteurs or The Dead Weather (Jack White is a man of many bands), I check Craigslist listings for apartments in Nashville because I want to live the gritty country lifestyle Jack’s scratchy voice describes.

It should be no surprise then that I also love Jack White’s bohemian rockabilly style. After the jump, a few necessary pieces to channel the amazing Mr. White. Keep reading »

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