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TV Fashion Recap: Revolution, Modern Family, and Revenge

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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 Revolution, Modern Family, and Revenge. Read on to check out the outfits!

1. Revolution (Season 1, Episode 4): Charlie’s Leather Jacket and Olive Tank

Charlie from Revolution Screenshot
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NBC’s new sci-fi series, Revolution, is about a mysterious, worldwide power outage that renders all electronics, cars, and pretty much all modern day technology useless. Fifteen years later, the power is still out and anarchy reigns in a future that seems more like 1800s. The show focuses on Charlie, a girl whose recently deceased father knew something about the cause of the power outages. Her brother was taken by a militia, and she’s doing everything she can to rescue him, including turning to her uncle, an ex-founder of the militia, for help.

Charlie cares about everyone, and is very protective of those in need. She’s quickly become a great fighter, thanks to her archery skills and her innocent appearance, which she uses to trap various militia members, including her cute militia/spy love interest, Nate. Charlie’s style is utilitarian, but also super stylish and cool.

Outfit inspired by Charlie from Revolution - skinny jeans, green tank, faux leather jacket, striped backpack, combat boots
(Product Information: Jeans – H&M, Leather Jacket – JCPenny, Tank – Amazon, Boots – DSW, Earrings – Charlotte Russe, Necklace – ASOS, Lipgloss – Harrods, Backpack – Quiksilver)

Charlie’s outfit is perfect for a casual fall day on campus. To recreate it, start with a brown leather jacket worn over an olive green tank top. Add faded jeans and dark leather boots; these combat boots have cute patterned flaps that add detail to the outfit. Next, put on a long gold necklace and some cute pink studs for a nod to Charlie’s sweet personality. Grab a canvas backpack with lots of pockets; Charlie fills hers with medical supplies and weapons, but this one would be great for school books. For the finishing touch, swipe on some nude lipgloss — it’s quickly becoming Charlie’s signature.

2. Modern Family (Season 4, Episode 2): Haley’s Cardigan and Patterned Top

Haley from Modern Family Screenshot
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ABC’s Modern Family is a comedy mockumentary following Jay Pritchett, his new wife and stepson, and his other two kids and their children. It follows the family members’ daily lives and relationships. It’s got lots of “awww” moments, but it’s also completely hilarious. It’s already won quite a few awards, so if you haven’t seen this show, you should definitely check it out on your next study break.

Haley is a teenager more concerned with popularity than her future. She’s funny, high maintenance, and (deep down) sweet. She’s heading off to college this season, despite quite a few jokes from her parents about not graduating high school, and she’s worried about fitting in. This episode focused on her move to college, which included – of course – quite a few bags of clothes and beauty supplies, not to mention an adorable ensemble on Haley.

Outfit inspired by Haley from Modern Family - Green skinnies, white floral tank, cardigan, lace-up booties, shoulder bag
(Product Information: Pants – John Lewis, Cardigan – Maurices, Tank – Bank, Bag – Bakers, Earrings – Modcloth, Shoes – Modcloth, Bracelet – Humble Chic, Hair – ELLE)

To recreate Haley‘s look, start with a bright red cardigan with cuffs. Wear a patterned blue and white tank underneath; this is a great way to transition your corset tops to fall! Add olive pants with zippers to channel the military inspired clothing trend; the muted green makes the red cardigan pop. Add a leather wrap bracelet and dangly earrings, like Haley did, for a boho-chic vibe. Slip on some cute lace-up booties, and for the finishing touch, style your hair like Haley’s. Her braided crown and waves complete this relaxed, slightly bohemian look.

3. Revenge (Season 2, Episode 1): Emily’s Detailed Sheer Tank and Coated Jeans

Emily from Revenge Screenshot
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ABC’s hit show Revenge is one of the most addictive shows on television. I caught half of an episode one night and three days later had watched the entire season.

Revenge follows the story of Amanda Clarke, a girl whose father was framed for funding a terrorist attack and wrongly imprisoned (and later murdered) by a rich family in the Hamptons. When a friend of her father’s tells her the real story of his imprisonment, Amanda sets out for revenge. She visits the Hamptons under the alias Emily Thorne, and proceeds to wreak havoc on the lives of everyone who wronged her father.

Emily tries to be cold and unfeeling, but she is actually very vulnerable and sensitive. Her caring personality often gets in the way of her elaborate revenge plots, but her rage and devastation force her to remain focused on destroying those her father’s enemies. Sometimes she can be terrifying, but her sweet personality, obvious grief, and of course, her amazing wardrobe make her one of my favorite characters on TV.

Outfit inspired by Emily from Revenge - coated jeans, burgundy blazer, loafer flats, collared blouse
(Product Information: Blazer – Welikefashion.com, Pants – Wallis, Top – Nasty Gal, Nail Polish – OPI on Amazon, Earrings – Oasis, Ring – Topshop, Cuff – ASOS, Shoes – Piperlime, Clutch – River Island)

To recreate Emily’s look, start with a sheer detailed tank; this one has studs on the collar, and represents the two aspects of Emily’s personality — sweet, with a serious edge. Next, add black coated jeans, which are huge this season. To make the outfit perfect for fall, add a wine colored blazer and slip on some smoking slippers; these steel toed ones put a fierce twist on the fall staple. Finish with simple gold accessories and paint your nails a sheer, pink-tinted nude.

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 14, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , ,

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6 Responses to “TV Fashion Recap: Revolution, Modern Family, and Revenge”

  1. 1
    October 14th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I love Revenge! Nolan Ross should definitely be on one of the stylish men posts.

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    October 14th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    This is great! But what really needs to be done is a Walking Dead post! The third season just premiered and I see tons of potential in Fashion Recap article on it(;

  3. 3
    October 15th, 2012 at 1:50 am

    These are all great. I was wondering if you could do a post inspired by Downton Abbey. They always have amazing clothes!

  4. 4
    October 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    @Catel: Agreed! Nolan Ross has the best style! It’s just such a fun mix of trendy and classic prep. It also helps that he’s super cute. ;)

    @Peyton: That sounds like an awesome idea! I love The Walking Dead, and I think there’s a lot of great ideas in there! Look for that in my next article!

    @Rebekah: I’ll definitely do that! Are there any characters that you would specifically like to see featured? There is just so much great fashion in that show!

  5. 5
    October 17th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    So glad MF got a shoutout! I loved the whole Haley goes to college scene, it reminded me juuust a little of my embarrassing parents on moving day. I’m just glad they weren’t that bad…

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    November 3rd, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Just want to say, I am definitely out of college but googled some ideas on achieving Charlie’s style. Love the post. Love the site. I will be referring your site to all the youngin’s in my family. ;) Keep it up.

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