When I’m out and about shopping and when I’m putting my outfits together I have a few key fashionistas from some of my favorite TV shows in the back of my mind. We have so many different fashion needs throughout a typical week, I turn to different style icons for the many occasions life brings my way. Fresh and new is the theme of 2016 and these TV shows bring an innovative flare to classic business professional looks that I love.
Girlfriends Guide to Divorce is in its sophomore season, a scripted show from Bravo. GG2D follows writer Abby, played by Lisa Edelstein, as she deals with the aftermath of her divorce. Newly single, career woman, mother, this character wears many hats and needs a lot of different outfits. Edelstein’s wardrobe wows me every episode, this show covers casual Friday looks, evening and wedding looks.Blazer, dark jeans paired with a sparkly top or silk shell can transition from casual Friday to happy hour. The LBD is the perfect date to any special event or wedding. The pattern maxi and solid tank is a classy look for a night out with friends.
While a LBD is one of my favorite wardrobe pieces, I am not always excited to break out my black suit. With a career in non-profit/education, so many professional occasions such as speaking engagements, alumni events arise that require the business professional look.
Kerry Washington’s role as Olivia Pope on Scandal has an iconic style. The details from Washington’s accessories, hand bag and jacket are always coordinated. It’s the details that make an outfit pop and give off that “I’m wicked good at adulting and got my stuff together” look. When it comes to business professional attire, Washington also proves that tailoring goes a long way. Two to four suits are well worth the investment.
Benched from USA was unfortunately canceled after only one season. However, Eliza Coupe’s rocked the business professional look. Corporate lawyer turned public defender was constantly running from the office to court and she needed to easily transition between desk work and court appearances and presentations. Even though we won’t ever find out what happened to that blossoming workplace romance, Coupe’s character left us with fabulous professional looks will always be renewed.
Last but not certainly not least, Viola Davis as attorney/law professor Annalise Keating. If she isn’t lecturing is running from client meetings to court. Davis’ character goes with the no mess no fuss suit dress. Fitted, tailored, figure flattering and best of all, one piece.