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One Tree Hill Fashion – How to Dress Like Brooke Davis


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Over eight seasons on the hit TV show One Tree Hill, Brooke Davis has been one of the best examples of a funny, driven and independent female character on prime-time television – and her style reflects this. Played by Sophia Bush, Brooke has seen her fair share of heartbreaks, lost friendships and family trouble, but she’s believed in herself through it all and even founded her own successful clothing line.

So as requested by many CF readers, here’s a guide to emulating her on-screen style.

About Brooke Davis’ Style

While at work, Brooke always finds the perfect balance of sex-appeal and professionalism. She relies on body-hugging dresses in sturdy fabrics to keep her style young and fresh. At home, her style is more casual – her go-to items being embellished tanks, cardigans and casual dresses.

So whether you’re heading to class, a lunch date or a work event, Brooke Davis’ wardrobe is a great inspiration! Below, I’ll show you how Brooke would dress for each occasion.

For Class

Although Brooke is down-to-earth, she always looks put-together and classy at school. She sticks to classic colors like black, grays, blues and browns to really let her clothing’s details, as well as her accessories, shine.

To get Brooke’s look, stock up on tanks and cardigans in different colors and tie everything together with a skinny belt to show off your silhouette without showing skin. Stick to dark-wash jeans, rather than light wash or distressed styles, to get Brooke’s stylish vibe.

Product Information (Clockwise): Ruffle Tank – Charlotte Russe, Bracelet – ASOS, Cardigan – Target, Black Belt – ASOS, Silver Belt – J. Jill, Flats – Zappos, Rosette Tank – Kohls, Black Ruffle Tank – Express

For Work

As a fashion designer, part of Brooke’s job is to always look the best she can. Her confidence is always evident in her clothing choices – form-fitting dresses, bare legs and arms and sky-high pumps. The trick to getting Brooke’s work look is to find a balance between showing your physique and always looking professional.

Obviously, Brooke’s style would not be appropriate for all dress codes. (And after all, she is a TV character – their wardrobes are always more exaggerated.) However, you can take inspiration from her wardrobe while shopping for clothing for any career. Don’t want to show as much skin? Add thick opaque tights and a cardigan over your dress. Another way to strike the right balance is to pay attention to the fabric of the item. There’s a big difference between tweed that is form-fitting and jersey that is form-fitting! Sturdy fabrics will flatter your body while still allowing you to feel covered up.

Product Information: Pumps – Forever 21, Pencil Skirt – Forever 21, White Tank Dress – The Limited,  Necklace – Forever 21, Black Cocktail Dress – Forever 21, Sheath Dress – Nordstrom

For Play

From Season One on, Brooke Davis has always been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to boys, dating and nightlife. As with her career, she favors dresses over pants for her weekend looks. She always oozes sex-appeal while still staying classy and sophisticated.

The main key to pulling off Brooke’s night-time look is confidence! Whether you rock a bandage dress with panel cut-outs or opt for a loose gold sheath, it’s all about having fun with fashion. On a college budget it is tough to invest in a vast array of dresses, but by stocking up on fun jewelry and shoes, you can completely change the look of any dress in your closet!

Product Information: Ruched Dress – Forever 21, Cut-Out Dress – ASOS, Pumps – Nine West, Colored Necklace – Aldo, Black Necklace – Torrid, Cowl Neck Dress – Forever 21

Tying it all Together

Brooke Davis is independent, driven and a true fashionista. She always has fun with fashion, whether she’s lounging at a ski lodge or attending a high-profile industry event. Her style is something that every girl can take inspiration from – even if the only take-away is her confidence.

What do you think of Brooke’s style? Are there other TV characters’ styles that you identify with? We got great feedback on our Gossip Girl series and I’d love to continue spotlighting your favorite television style icons! Be sure to leave a comment.

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44 Responses to “One Tree Hill Fashion – How to Dress Like Brooke Davis”

  1. 1
    January 10th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Oh how I love this post. Brooke has always been a big inspiration to me personally.

  2. 2
    January 10th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome!! Love OTH <3 Can't wait for Peyton!!

  3. 3
    January 10th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Great article!! I ‘ve been looking for one on Brooke’s style for a long time… can’t wait to read all the rest!

  4. 4
    January 10th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I LOVE OTH, it is the most amazing tv show ever. PLease do the rest of the characters! I particularly love Quinns style, and Peyton when she was on the show.

  5. 5
    January 10th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    See I like how you did this one, I wish all your “inspiration” posts were like this. You took from Brooke’s style but you made it FOR EVERYONE. You took the inspiration from her and broke it down into class, work and play. Normally CF just does “this is the character – this is how to look exactly like them,” and doesn’t make it for a real person … very improved, very impressed. Love it!

  6. 6
    January 10th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    AH! My favorite show EVER!!! So excited that yall are doing fashion inspired by OTH. can’t wait for the other characters!

  7. 7
    January 10th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Love this post. I used to watch One Tree Hill all the time and admired Brooke’s style. And I also liked how you made it more realistic for those of us who don’t own a fashion line.

  8. 8
    January 10th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I just totally love this post! Great job!! :) I can’t wait for the other one!!

  9. 9
    January 10th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks!! I love Tree Hill and the style of the cast. Please do Haley next!!

  10. 10
    January 10th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Ah!!!! LOVE it. I’ve been addicted to One Tree Hill for ages. I know she’s not on the show anymore, but how about a Peyton post?

  11. 11
    January 10th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    THANK YOU! I love brooke, and one tree hill.

  12. 12
    January 10th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve never seen One Tree Hill, but it looks like this character must have a good sense of style. I really like what you have put together here. It looks awesome. Very similar to my own style.

  13. 13
    January 10th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    please do haley,quinm and peyton also they all have awesome style i’e waited ages for you to do a oth inspired article well done on brooke’s style breakdown it was spot on

  14. 14
    January 10th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve never really gotten into One Tree Hill, but these outfits are adorable!

  15. 15
    January 10th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Loves me some B. Davis :)
    How about a Haley post as well? She wears some nice stuff in Season 4-onwards…

  16. 16
    January 10th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Brooke Davis is hands down my absolute favourite character ever I’m so excited you’ve done a post on her!
    I really love the class and play suggestions :)
    I’m actually planning a teen drama inspired fashion series of my own :)
    Great Post!

  17. 17
    January 10th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    OMG i love thus site i check it like everyday!!!!!

  18. 18
    January 10th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I’ve never really watched one tree hill, but these outfits are SO cute I may reconsider and start watching! thanks :)

  19. 19
    January 10th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    omg i absolutely love OTH!!! :) i really love brooke’s style and fashion… thank you!! looking forward to more OTH ispirations <3

  20. 20
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Love it! Brooke is such a great character and Sophia Bush is amazing!!

    I would LOVE to see a Big Bang Theory inspired post!

  21. 21
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Great post. As for other TV shows, I would love to see articles done on the fashion of the Vampire Diaries; both girls AND boys :] more specifically, the differences in Katherine’s vs Elena’s wardrobe.

  22. 22
    January 11th, 2011 at 3:06 am

    yees! please please PLEASE do more of the OTH characters! I personally admire Peyton Sawyer´s style, but I think that Haley James-Scott has an interesting sense of style too!

  23. 23
    January 11th, 2011 at 3:08 am

    and I would love to see a Greek inspired post!

  24. 24
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    omg i totally LOVE you for that post <3
    and I absolutely love what you put together.. Brooke certainly is a fashion inspiration ^^

  25. 25
    January 11th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I agree with Kristi, above. This one might not be as popular, but I would love to see what you can do with Rachel Gatina. Clearly she dresses a bit more risque than the other girls, given much of her characterization on the show, but it might be fun to see how CF makes it work.

  26. 26
    January 11th, 2011 at 10:20 am

    pleeeeeeeease make a post inspired by vampire diaries:))))

  27. 27
    January 11th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    This is GREAT!!!!!! OTH is my favorite show and I always love the fashion! Brooke has always been my favorite and I always find myself lusting after her outfits, hair, accessories, and nails. Hailey’s and Quinn’s outfits and styles are great too! Great post!!!!

  28. 28
    January 11th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Does anyone know the exact style name of the Asos cut out dress? The link just leads to the websites opening page!


  29. 29
    January 11th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I LOVE this. I can’t wait for Peyton, Quinn, & Haley. Good job on this too!

  30. 30
    January 11th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    @Caroline Here’s the ShopStyle link to the ASOS dress, hope this works!

  31. 31
    January 11th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I love One Tree HIll! Please do Haley and Peyton!

  32. 32
    January 11th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111 Omgz love this, I am so obsessed with one tree hill and am so glad y’all did this! I cannot WAIT for quinn, haley, alex, etc.

    Also, just an FYI, has all the legit clothing they all wear, its a great resource, but obviously the show’s budget does not match that of the college girl. But YAY! This post is perfect! I love you Rachel!!!!

  33. 33
    January 11th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    LOVE. I echo Cara with the request for Quinn and Peyton’s style, but please add Haley’s too!!!

  34. 34
    January 12th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Lily Aldrin of How I Met Your Mother! I love her style. She’s a bit older, but some outfits are just too cute! Especially those silk dresses and knee-high boots in Season 3.

  35. 35
    January 13th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I LOVE OTH. I really like this format with class, work, play. I’d love Peyton’s style (i loved her style in S1 especially).

  36. 36
    January 13th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Love it! Can’t wait for the rest of the cast. I’d really like to see Hayley’s. :)

  37. 37
    January 16th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I love OTH and am so glad CF are doing a series on it. You are doing a series on it, right? Because I love to way Millie and Peyton dress so I’d love to see how you break those styles down!

  38. 38
    January 22nd, 2011 at 6:06 am

    i loved this article but i would love to see an article on style inspiration from a show such as mythbusters or something like that.

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