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TV Fashion Recap: Once Upon A Time & The Walking Dead


TV Fashion Recap is a biweekly column featuring the best of TV fashion. Every other week, we recreate our favorite outfits from the most recent episodes of all of the hottest shows. Stay tuned; we may feature your favorite show next!

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Every other week, I break down the best of TV fashion, featuring my favorite looks from the last two weeks. This week, I was inspired by Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead. Read on to check out the outfits!

1. Once Upon a Time (Season 2, Episode 4)

ABC’s Once Upon a Time is one of my favorite shows. The plot is a bit complex (click the link for a full synopsis), but suffice to say, it focuses on fairy tale characters living in the modern world… except they don’t know their true storybook identities. Overall, it’s a great show with beautiful special effects and a truly unique storyline.

1.  Ruby’s Leather Pants and Edgy Jewelry

Ruby from Once Upon a Time
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

Ruby is a waitress at the local diner. She’s tough and restless, though she befriends everyone and cares about the town. She has recently remembered her fairy tale roots; she’s Little Red Riding Hood, but there’s a twist to the story–she’s also the Big Bad Wolf.

Though she started out wearing midriff-baring halter tops, Ruby has recently become quite a fashion maven. She usually leans towards edgy clothing and, obviously, the color red.

Ruby's Red Leather Outfit
(Product Information: Leather pants – Piperlime, Shirt – John Lewis, Studded Bracelet – ASOS, Chain Bracelet – ASOS, Bangles – Mango, Necklace – Topshop, Clutch – Forzieri, Lipstick – Yves Saint Laurent, Shoes – SheInside)

To recreate Ruby’s trendy look, start with a red button-up shirt and a pair of skinny leather pants. Next, add a layered chain necklace and slip a few edgy bracelets on one hand. Slip on a pair of black heels, like these classic yet sexy faux Loubs, and grab a leopard print clutch to add visual interest. Finish up by swiping on a coat of red lipstick — it’s Ruby’s signature.

2. Belle’s Blue Dress and Red Heels

Belle from Once Upon a Time
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

Belle is definitely one of my favorite OUAT characters. Though she was cruelly locked away for almost thirty years, she’s now free and finding her way in a brand new world. As the new town librarian, she couldn’t be happier sitting in the back of the library and reading by herself, but is nonetheless, she is always dressed to impress.

Once Upon a Time fashion - Belle's blue dress
(Product Information: Dress – Dorothy Perkins, Earrings – Girl Props, Clutch – Style Tread, Bracelet – JCrew, Shoes – AX Paris)

To recreate Belle’s flirty and fun look, start with a lacy blue dress; this belted one from Dorothy Perkins is very similar to hers. Next, slip on a pair of bright red platform heels for a pop of color. For the accessories, keep it simple: A nude envelope clutch is classic and polished, while a bow bracelet adds a flirty vibe to the outfit. For the final touch, put on a pair of teapot earrings to pay hommage to her character’s Beauty and the Beast past!

2. The Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 2): Maggie’s Loose Top and Leather Boots

Maggie from The Walking Dead
(Photo Credit – Screenshot)

AMC’s The Walking Dead depicts the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Based on a comic series of the same name, it follows the struggles of a group of survivors in a world filled with zombie “walkers.” They persevere through losing group members, facing moral struggles, and a host of other problems. Though it’s a little gory, this show is totally fascinating and addictive.

Maggie is a group member who excels at killing the walkers. She guards her heart carefully, though she slowly develops a relationship with her fellow survivor, Glenn. Their relationship is a little rocky; their affection for each other gets in the way of their ability to kill the zombies — you know, typical relationship issues. Her style is all about comfort and efficiency, though she always looks adorable!

Maggie's Casual Outfit
(Product Information: Jeans – H&M, Top – Banana Republic, Necklace – Modcloth, Bracelet – Alex and Ani, Earrings – Windsor, Boots – Udobuy, Nail polish – OPI, Backpack – Fatface)

To recreate Maggie’s cool, casual look, start with a loose v-neck tee and some faded skinny jeans. Next, slip on a pair of boots; these high-heeled ones might not be practical for fighting zombies, but Maggie would approve of the studded straps. A large leather backpack is super stylish and roomy enough for books, while a studded necklace contrasts nicely with a feminine bracelet and earrings. Finish off with some dark red nail polish.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? Which one is your favorite? Did we miss any amazing outfits from the past week of TV? Which shows do you think deserve a spot on the next TV Fashion Recap post?  Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Posted on on October 28, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , ,

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13 Responses to “TV Fashion Recap: Once Upon A Time & The Walking Dead”

  1. 1
    October 28th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Love once upon a time

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    October 28th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I adore the Walking Dead look! You really captured the essence of the fashion while maintaining the glamorous element of this website. Really great(:

  3. 3
    October 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I fell in love with Ruby’s outfit on last Sundays episode the moment I saw it, I’m so happy to see that you picked it! I agree, Ruby has had quite a makeover this season, and I love it. Now I just have one more reason to look forward to OUAT every week :)

  4. 4
    October 28th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Ruby’s outfit in OUAT was one of the highlights of the episode. It just stood out so much that you had to stop for a moment and go, “Wow, look at Ruby’s outfit!” Belle’s was a close second haha.

  5. 5
    October 29th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I love Belle’s outfit! glad to see OUAT outfits here again!

  6. 6
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I was looking forward to a Michonne inspiration. Her look is so bada$$!

  7. 7
    October 29th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I was intrigued to see that The Walking Dead was a fashion inspiration. I have to say that it’s not working for me though: for one (and this may be missing the point), fashion is the least concern for the characters– I’m sure Maggie doesn’t dress like that for kicks and giggles. Also, the only similarities I see are jeans and a flowy top. No jewelry or boots to be seen on the show. All in all, great outfits, though!

  8. 8
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks guys!

    @Ali: I know, right? As soon as I saw her outfit, I just had to write about it! It’s just so edgy, but still really feminine and fun!!

    @Laur: She definitely has a great style, but she just wasn’t in the last few episodes enough! She’s definitely one of my favorite characters though, and I’ll try to do an outfit inspired by her.

    @Amy: I’m sorry that the fashion isn’t close enough. The Walking Dead was requested a few times, and while the characters definitely don’t dress to impress, they still dress well, and in outfits that would be great for a casual fall day. To make the look more suited to everyday wear than say, killing walkers, I improvise a little. Though I try to copy the outfits closely, sometimes they end up as fashion inspiration instead, based on their personalities and with a few liberties taken! That said, thank you so much for the input, and I’ll try to pay more attention to making the outfits more accurate! I really appreciate the comment!

  9. 9
    October 30th, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I love this collection of outfit, awesome collection, a touch of glamor added by this outfit, really great. Thanks for sharing.

  10. 10
    November 1st, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Blue dress, red heals. I love the look. Thank you for sharing.

  11. 11
    November 4th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Great outfits! Once Upon A Time is one of my all-time favorite shows to go to for fashion. I’m recording the entire series on my DISH Hopper, which has enough memory that I can save all the episodes, just so I can go back through them and look for outfit ideas. Belle’s blue dress (the one that you featured) is particularly cute. A friend I work with at DISH has a dress that’s pretty similar, and I’m thinking of borrowing it. All I need are a pair of cute red pumps to go with it.

  12. 12
    November 10th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    If you were to do the Walking Dead (Which F.Y.I is my favourite show) do more than Maggie. Like you did with Once Upon A Time, have a minimum of two characters. Or even better, have an entire post on them. Still, great post.

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