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12 Style Icons From TV & Film To Inspire Your Next ‘Fit

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Fashion is fun way for people (or fictional characters) to express themselves and their interests. With TV and film being so prevalent in our society, the characters we see on our screens can majorly influence the way we want to style ourselves. Whether they inspire your everyday look or even a future Halloween costume (October is only like a month away at this point!), these 12 characters are major fashion #GOALS.

Cher & Dionne, Clueless

1995’s Clueless gave us some of the most memorable fashion moments in film. Although everything Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash wear throughout the movie is worthy of recreating, taking inspo from Cher and Dionne’s plaid ensembles at the beginning will make you a “total Betty.”

Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A more vintage fashion icon from film is Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly. The Breakfast at Tiffany’s star character serves major style moments that have us wishing we were back in the 60’s, rocking incredible hats, bags and gowns.

Cookie Lyon, Empire

Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon knows how to slay the perfect style moment. Throughout the entirety of Empire, viewers see Lyon rock fur coats and shawls, animal printed ensembles and the accessories of our dreams. Cookie is a total Queen Bee, and we are here for it!

Elle Woods, Legally Blonde

When Elle Woods says, “Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed” in Legally Blonde, we felt that. The “Malibu Barbie,” portrayed by Reese Witherspoon, sports incredibly fashionable pink outfits throughout the film, and we wish we could pull off such chicness.

Hilary Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air serves major 90’s fashion inspo, and Karyn Parsons’ Hilary Banks is no exception. The iconic character’s outfits are timeless, featuring cropped tops, cardigans, miniskirts and layered tees.

Olivia Pope, Scandal

Another style icon from TV is Olivia Pope from Scandal. Played by Kerry Washington, she sports some of the most fashionable sets, jackets and other accessories. Her chic business look has us wanting to take over the White House for the fashion opps alone.

Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale

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Riverdales Cheryl Blossom is another character constantly serving looks in her signature red shade. Portrayed by the stylish Madelaine Petsch, it’s no wonder that Cheryl always looks amazing. Her miniskirts, pumps and plaid moments paired with her bossy attitude give off major HBIC vibes, and we love it!

Lara Jean, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Lara Jean takes stylish to a whole new level. With cute sweaters, stockings, skirts and jackets, her business casual look is sweet but still trendy. Lana Condor’s portrayal of the character has even inspired many fans to recreate some of the iconic looks.

Emily Nelson, A Simple Favor

Another swoon-worthy fashionable character is Blake Lovely’s Emily Nelson in the 2018 film, A Simple Favor. The intense character’s style is so iconic that the actress continued to channel it while promoting the film in interviews and on red carpets.


Monica, Phoebe & Rachel, Friends

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The fashion moments in Friends are the epitome of the 1990’s. And although all characters have great style, the women of the show continue to inspire girls’ looks today. Monica, Phoebe and Rachel rocked desired fashion in almost every single episode.

Rachel Chu, Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is one of the most aesthetically pleasing films of the last decade. The scenery is amazing, the extravagance is incredible, and the fashion is seriously beautiful. From casual wear to formal gowns, Constance Wu’s Rachel Chu has the fashion sense we all want to emulate.

Zoe Johnson, Grown-ish

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Finally, Yara Shahidi’s Zoe Johnson rocks some of the most stylish outfits we’ve seen on TV. The Grown-ish character constantly mixes patterns, textures and accessories to express herself through fashion. She really brings a chicness back to college style.

Which TV and film characters are your faves? Sound off in the comments!

Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz
Emily Lentz is a Los Angeles-based Features Editor, creating content and working towards providing an inclusive space for beauty professionals and consumers.