We all have those moments while we’re watching one of our favorite TV shows and one of the characters appears in an amazing pair of shoes or an adorable top and you think how awesome it would be to have what they’re wearing. Maybe you even do a Google search to try to find out where you can buy it. Inevitably whatever it is costs way more money than any normal person would spend on an item of clothing (believe me, every time I search for Mindy Kaling’s loungewear from The Mindy Project I find that I’d have to spend at least $200 for a t-shirt or a pair of leggings).
So, since most of us don’t have the cash to shell out for the designer clothes featured on TV shows, instead we can imagine raiding all our fashionable characters’ closets and taking home our favorite items. If this amazing scenario ever happened, these are the five characters whose closets I’d most like to get access to:
Alex Kerkovich (Elisha Cuthbert, Happy Endings)
Alex owns a boutique, so it stands to reason that she has access to a lot of trendy clothing and accessories, but what I love about Alex is how she puts together her outfits. Instead of going overboard on trend, she’ll focus on one trendy piece or eye-catching accessory, keeping everything else toned down so her outfit isn’t overwhelming. She’s pretty much always wearing at least one thing that I would love to have.
Penny (Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory)
In reality, Penny’s clothing choices skew a little young, but I like that she’s not afraid to wear bright colors and trends. I also appreciate that, unless she’s done up for a night out, Penny usually sticks to casual, comfortable clothes. But because she picks unique colors and patterns, her casual outfits still stand out. Penny also has a well-documented love of shoes, so you can always count on her to have an interesting pair of sneakers or coordinating flats to finish off her outfits.
Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson, Pretty Little Liars)
All of the Pretty Little Liars girls have distinct styles, but it’s Hanna whose closet I covet. Aria’s a little too out there, Spencer is a little too preppy, Emily is a little too plain…and Hanna hits the happy medium. A little trendy but always classy, Hana is like the teenage version of Alex Kerkovich, expertly combining showy tops or accessories with more neutral pieces. In fact, Alex and Hanna have been known to wear the same top on occasion. I’ll admit Hanna’s wardrobe, and especially her tendency to wear heels daily, is a little impractical for the halls of a high school, but that doesn’t make her any less fabulous.
April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation)
April’s a more casual girl, and I like how she reconciles her quirky personality with her business casual work requirements. She doesn’t shy away from unusual prints and clothing combinations, but she still manages to look well put-together on the job. She also has great casual clothes – simple and comfortable but still feminine and interesting. I also think it’s worth mentioning how amazing April’s bangs are. They wouldn’t suit everyone, but they suit her perfectly and are the perfect accessory to her unusual outfits.
Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars)
Like April, Veronica is a little bit quirky with her clothing choices. But she’s not far removed from being part of the popular clique at school, and you can tell she does care what she looks like, just not what other people think of it. What’s great about Veronica is that most of the clothes she wears are things that an average person really could find (and afford!) at the local mall, but she puts them together in a way that’s all her own. She’s not afraid to take risks, which sometimes pay off and are sometimes hideous, but I appreciate her guts. As an added bonus, Veronica spends enough time undercover that she’s bound to have a fun supply of disguises!
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