Heroic Styles: Supergirl

On your worst days, channel The Girl of Steel.

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Sometimes we’re not feeling like our best selves and even the thought of going to class can be depressing. On these days, I like to find inspiration in heroes and heroines, super or not, to make it through the day. In this series I’ll share some outfit inspiration from different heroes and heroines that you can use to boost your confidence on those not-so-good days.

The first of many heroes and heroines to inspire us is Supergirl, played by former Glee actress Melissa Benoist.

In case you aren’t familiar with it, Supergirl is a TV show based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The show premiered on the fall of 2015 on CBS, but since the second season it has aired on The CW.

The basic premise follows Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, on her journey as a hero after she’s forced to reveal her powers and becomes National City’s heroine.

Kara’s style on the show can be described as preppy, comfortable and put-together. She’s usually wearing pencil skirts, A-line dresses, and button-up shirts in bright colors or pastels, paired up with shoes and accessories in neutral tones to tie everything together.

If you need to superpower-up your day-to-day, here are three outfits inspired by Supergirl:

Outfit #1: I’m a reporter at CatCo

Products: Skirt – Banana Republic, Sweater – H&M, Shirt – H&M, Bag – H&M, Shoes – Saks Fifth Avenue

This first outfit is the perfect example of Kara’s style throughout the show. It is work- or class-appropriate and comfortable.

The coral pencil skirt is balanced by the rest of the items. The cozy grey sweater (or sweatshirt, if you want to go more casual for class) prevents the outfit from being too buttoned-up and the loafers keep the outfit preppy yet comfortable. The black tote bag is similar to the one Kara is using at the beginning of the episode and it’s perfect for carrying your books from class to class.

Outfit #2 Game Night

Products: Sweater – Nordstrom Rack, T-Shirt – Mango, Jeans – Nordstrom, Sneakers – Saks Fifth Avenue

This simple outfit is great for going to the library, hanging out with your friends (like Kara does), or just staying in.

The base of the outfit is a pair of blue jeans and a tucked in white T-shirt. The long, burgundy cardigan makes the look cozy and adds color to the neutral outfit. In the episode, you can’t actually see the shoes Kara’s wearing, but I chose a pair of platform white Converse sneakers to keep it comfortable and stylish.

Outfit #3 The Girl of Steel

Products: Skirt – Nordstrom, Sweatshirt – NA-KD, Boots – ASOS, Tights – ASOS, Necklace – Forever 21

Lastly, this outfit is inspired by Supergirl’s suit. It’s edgier than the other outfits, but it’s still perfect for school or a night out.

The blue sweatshirt and the burgundy skirt channel the classic Supergirl suit in a wearable way while still being stylish. The burgundy ankle boots are edgy and tie the outfit together. While the black tights are a part of the suit, here I used them because of the colder weather. The ‘S’ necklace stands in for the ‘S’ symbol on her suit.

What do you think?

Which outfit would you wear? Which heroes or heroines would you like to see a post on? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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