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TV Fashion Recap: Suits and Keeping Up with the Kardashians


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 amazing black-and-white outfits from Suits and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Read on to see both looks:

1. Suits (Season 4, Episode 7): Katrina’s White Vest

Suits Screenshot
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I just rediscovered Suits, the comedy drama about a lawyer named Mike who has a sharp wit, great hair, and no law degree. I’ve talked about this show before (see here for another recap), but I’ve started tuning in again (get it?), and I’m really enjoying it.

I’m super behind, so I can’t say much about the show, other than this: if attractive men in suits are your kryptonite, then you’ll love Suits. I’m also a huge fan of the fashion in general – the outfits are all classic, sexy, and sophisticated.

Katrina suits inspired outfit
Product Info: Pants, Watch, Vest, Earrings, Necklace, Shoes, Bag 

I couldn’t actually see Katrina‘s full outfit, but when I saw the classy white vest, I was really inspired to create a edgy twist on a business-like outfit (I’m obsessed with badass takes on traditional black-and-white clothing, which you’ll see in the next look, too). White vests are so versatile and classy, but pairing one with faux leather pants creates an interesting contrast.

You can play up the contrast even more with a pair of strappy heels and a patent leather crossbody bag. Keep your jewelry very simple and sophisticated; all you really need is an oversized boyfriend watch and some fancy pearl earrings. For the final touch, add a long pendant necklace to emphasize the vest’s low neckline.

2. Keeping Up With The Kardashians (Season 9, Episode 15): Kendall’s Striped Top and Black Lipstick

Keeping Up With The Kardashians Screenshot
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To be quite honest, I know almost nothing about the Kardashians or their reality show, the aptly named Keeping Up with the Kardashians. However, I’ve gathered from magazines in the grocery checkout lane that there’s a lot of “Drama! Heartbreak! Cat Fights!” and luxury in their lives, but that’s about it. I can’t handle drama unless dragons, crime, or the apocalypse is involved, so reality TV isn’t my thing – I find all the yelling to be too stressful!

Everyone either loves or hates the Kardashians, but I’m one of about six people on earth, outside of Switzerland, who are totally neutral (see what I did there?) – and I plan on staying that way. I am totally on Team Kendall’s Wardrobe though – when my roommate showed me this outfit, I fell in love with it.

Kendall Jenner outfit inspiration
Product Info: Top, Skirt, Lipstick, Necklace, Nail Polish, Cuff, Sandals

Kendall‘s outfit is a perfect and unique blend of preppy and edgy pieces. To recreate it, start with a classic black-and-white striped crop top. Slip on a cute white circle skirt or a pair of loose white shorts, then grab black gladiator sandals to add a little sass to the ensemble. Accessorize with a gold cuff and a small pendant necklace for a little extra edge.

To really amp (and vamp) up the outfit, rock a dark, moody lip color and a coat of bright red nail polish. They add an unexpectedly cool twist to an otherwise classic outfit. I absolutely love the look of super-dark lipstick, but unfortunately, I can’t pull it off, so I’m going to have to live vicariously through you!

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these looks? 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 August 3, 2014 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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2 Responses to “TV Fashion Recap: Suits and Keeping Up with the Kardashians”

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    August 4th, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I love black lipstick, it is actually more flattering than people believe and can really pull a look together. Much like black nail polish, I think this could make it to a mainstream trend, perhaps following similarly in it’s path from goth to glam to now contemporary classic.

    Maybe people will be a little less apt to try it because it is on their face, after all, but I really encourage them to! You’ll never know ’til you try, right?

    Seriously, ladies, I am such a girly-girl (you could check any of my posts for proof of that) and I still appreciate the edge (and uniqueness) this gives some of my looks- it is actually not that harsh, especially when worn at night.

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    August 7th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Catherine, I know, I’m a huge fan of black lipstick! It’s such a confident and glamorous look. Unfortunately, I’m so pale that even brown eyeliner washes me out, so I can’t pull it off–but it really is very wearable, and almost everyone can rock the look! Just not me…sigh.

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