How to Dress Like Annie & Britta from NBC’s Community

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Cast of NBC's Community

Even though it’s almost October, I’m still having trouble getting back into the swing of things– I still feel like I’m in summer mode! Thankfully, the second season of my favorite TV show, Community premiered last Thursday and is slowly but surely helping me get back into my school year routine.

In case you didn’t know, Community follows a ragtag group of students at fictional Greendale Community College. While the show is absolutely hilarious and ridiculously smart, over time I’ve also grown to appreciate the style of two characters: Annie (Alison Brie), and Britta (Gillian Jacobs). Although they’re on the opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, these girls are both excellent sources for fashion inspiration.

Want to learn more about the unique styles of two (fictional) college girls? Read on:

Annie

Annie from Community

Annie Edison is a Type-A perfectionist who spent her senior year of high school in rehab after an addiction to Adderall– yikes!— and finds herself attending community college instead of the Ivy Leagues. Determined to make the best of her time at Greendale, she resumes her over-achieving ways and always looks super-stylish whether she’s learning Spanish or getting into shenanigans with her study group.

Elements of Annie’s Style

Annie's Style

  • Polished perfection. Ms. Edison usually looks like she stepped out of a J. Crew catalog thanks to her carefully put together looks. Her outfits are always expertly color-coordinated and perfectly fitted.
  • Feminine flair. Annie loves all things girly– ruffles, florals and bows abound in her closet! Her wardrobe is also filled with skirts and dresses and she is rarely seen in pants.
  • Cardigans, cardigans, cardigans! This college must-have is a staple in Annie’s wardrobe. She has cardigans in every shade and style imaginable and uses them to layer and add bright pops of color to all of her looks.

Outfit Inspired by Annie

Outfit Inspired by Annie

Blouse, Skirt, Cardigan, Flats, Necklace, Watch

You can mimic Annie’s girly-meets-preppy aesthetic with a structured skirt and feminine printed blouse. Two of Annie’s favorite pieces– a bright blue cardigan and red watch– pick up on the top’s colors, while simple flats and a demure necklace complete the look.

More Annie Inspired Pieces

Annie Inspired Pieces

Blue Printed Blouse, Red Blouse, Dress, Mustard Cardigan, Turquoise Cardigan, Gray Skirt, Denim Skirt, Purple Skirt, Taupe Skirt, Purple Heels, Yellow Flats, Brown Flats

Britta

Britta from Community

After traveling the world, being a groupie and joining the Peace Corps, Britta Perry has decided it’s time to get her life on track and start attending college. At Greendale, Britta is often the voice of reason for the group and has a closet full of cool edgy-meets-casual pieces.

Elements of Britta’s Style

Britta's Style

  • Casual basics. Fitted jeans and slouchy tops form the foundation of Britta’s wardrobe. However, she never lets them look sloppy and makes sure the cuts and styles are proportionate.
  • Edgy pieces. Britta steps up her basics with edgier accessories. Great jackets, boots, and well-chosen accessories amp up the style and make her look anything but boring.
  • Love for leather. This material seems to be Britta’s favorite and she often incorporates multiple leather pieces in each look. From jackets to footwear to belts, Britta uses pieces in her go-to material to toughen up any look.

Outfit Inspired by Britta

Outfit Inspired by Britta

Tee, Jeans, Jacket, Boots, Necklace, Bag

To channel Britta’s causal-yet-edgy style, all you need are your favorite worn-in jeans and a comfy tee. Add some heeled boots and a matching leather jacket for a rocker-chic feel and accessorize with a unique necklace and roomy messenger bag.

More Britta Inspired Pieces

Britta Inspired Pieces

Striped Top, Gray Henley, Purple Tee, Plaid Shirt, Faux Leather Jacket, Fleece Moto Jacket, Tan Jacket, Gray Denim, Blue Jeans, Black Pants, Wedge Boot, Slouchy Boot, Lace-up Boot

What do you think?

Have you ever watched Community? Who is your favorite character? Do you like Annie and Britta’s style? Which character’s style is your favorite? Be sure to let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment!

Also: if you aren’t already watching, make sure check out Community on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC! Episodes are also available to watch on Hulu if you live in the United States.

35 thoughts on “How to Dress Like Annie & Britta from NBC’s Community”

  1. I was SO EXCITED to see this post. Community is one of the smartest and wittiest shows on tv and more peple should watch it!

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  2. I’ve never watched this show either! I don’t really need more tv to watch, but now that you’ve mentioned it… 🙂

    I think my style is more like Britta’s but I probably incorporate more color, like Annie. This post just reminds me that I need to get myself a leather jacket one of these days 🙂

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  3. like paula, i’ve never seen this show either and will probably start watching it now that i know about it!
    it’s nice to know there’s other college girls on tv to draw fashion inspiration from besides the ones on gossip girl lol…annie’s and britta’s looks seem way more wearable and down to earth. britta’s is probably more my style…love the slouchy black boots.

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  4. i was so surprised to see your post!
    community is the most hilarious show (:
    i was always analysing britta’s style while watching “community” but i think i like annie’s better now!

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  5. I want to know where to get the red and black plaid shirt skirt britta wears wen she’s talking to Shirley. Can any one find out.

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  6. Fritz- haha, I was actually wondering the same thing when I was writing this article. I couldn’t find any info on whether or not Britta wears real or faux leather on the show, but I suppose vegetarians who wear leather do exist.
    However, all the leather pieces I included for Britta in this post are faux 🙂

    I’m so glad everyone is liking this article- I love reading each and every comment!

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  7. I’ve never watched this show, but always see ads for it and would love to get into it if I find the time to catch up! I hate coming into things mid-season. I thought this was a really interesting post. Personally, I LOVE the sweater Britta is wearing in the picture at the beginning of the post where she is leaning against the cafeteria table. Has anyone seen anything similar around?? Her style looks really edgy, but in a practical way which can actually be worn every day. I like it!

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  8. Interesting suggestion about doing a “dress like” for “Dee” from “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” since it’s the same Costume Designer for both shows!

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  9. Ohmigosh! I love Community – it’s like the only show EVER that I actually went out and bought the DVD for. I love both Annie’s and Britta’s styles – thanks for this post! 🙂

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