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.
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
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.
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!
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.