Outfits Inspired by The Politician on Netflix

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The Politician on Netflix
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There is a lot to love about The Politician on Netflix. The show is well-written, quirky, and, of course, The Politician is also full of fashion-forward leading ladies in jaw-dropping outfits.

The show tells the story of Payton Hobart, played by the incredible Ben Platt, who is running for student body president – and perhaps one day – President of the United States.

Throughout the show, Payton faces political triumphs and failures. The characters that he surrounds himself with are there to pull him up when he falls, but they also tear him down when he succeeds.

Undoubtedly, the strongest characters are the women of the show. Each is a shining light in her own right.

To get the styles of the women from The Politician, keep scrolling! The following five looks are guaranteed to make you feel like a political badass.

{Want more TV-inspired outfit guides? Check out our shopping guide based on Hulu’s The Great.}


In the first season, Astrid is Payton’s main competition in the race for class president. However, she quickly realizes that she wants a more adventurous life.

Though she does consistently lack of emotion, Astrid makes up for it with her mindblowing 1960’s style.

She is always wearing well put-together looks that are preppy, sophisticated, and colorful. Her most notable outfits include tweed mini skirts, bow neckties, and knee-high socks.

Look inspired by Astrid: cream blouse with bow, daisy print skirt, tall socks, oxford loafers

Product Information: Top – Modcloth, Skirt – Unique Vintage, Socks – Free People, Shoes – ASOS, Bag – H&M, Scrunchie – Free People

When it comes to putting together an outfit based on Astrid from The Politician, channel the 1960’s.

Start with a fun, print mini skirt and a silky blouse decorated with a bow. Add a pair of heeled loafers and don’t forget to rock them with some knee-high socks.

To make sure you get the full Astrid, pull your hair back with a bow or scrunchie. Then grab a Chanel-esque bag to make the look extra polished.


Alice starts off the show as Payton’s loyal girlfriend, who is practically tailor-made to be a First Lady. She is a stone-cold woman who is always willing to do what it takes to ensure Payton comes out on top, even if that means breaking her own heart.

Her looks are always professional. She mostly wears button-up silk blouses, colorful pencil skirts, and pastel cardigans draped over her shoulders.

Alice’s signature items are various versions of pearls draped around her neck.

Look inspired by The Politician, Alice: white sweater, dusty rose pencil skirt, chunky t-strap heels

Product Information: Top – Unique Vintage, Skirt – ASOS, Necklace – Unique Vintage, Shoes – Modcloth, Bag – ALDO, Sunglasses – ASOS

To create an outfit based off of Alice from The Politician, a pencil skirt and a basic knit top should be your go-to pieces. A colorful pair of pumps are also a great addition to the outfit.

For Alice, accessories are always key. A pearl necklace and a small white bag should do the trick.

Her other favorite accent item is a pair of round sunglasses, so be sure to grab some on the way out the door.


Gwyneth Paltrow plays the scene-stealing character Georgina, who is Payton’s caring and supportive adoptive mother. She would do anything to ensure that her son’s political dreams come true, even if it means dumping her girlfriend or disowning her other sons.

When it comes to Georgina’s style, think free-spirited meets businesswoman. At home, she is always wearing long, billowing dresses. When she’s out, she rocks the most elegant pantsuits ever made.

Look inspired by Georgina: emerald green flowy dress, strappy brown sandals, red tulip clutch

Product Information: Dress – & Other Stories, Shoes – Modcloth, Necklaces – Free People, Bag – & Other Stories, Earrings – Modcloth

If you’re planning a Politician-ready outfit based around Georgina, think about bold colors. An emerald green dress with draped sleeves should be your statement piece.

Build the rest of the outfit to compliment the dress. A bright red lotus clutch is the perfect taste of whimsical and classic. A natural toned pair of heeled sandals and elegant gold jewelry are musts.


McAfee Westbrook is one of Payton’s campaign managers and close friends. She is forward-thinking and fact driven.

Her personality can be seen as blunt and serious, but she is very passionate about her role as campaign manager. All of these things make her an intriguing character.

McAfee is the queen of matching pantsuits. Her looks are always monochromatic, which makes her look like she is always on her A-game.

Look inspired by McAfee from The Politician: yellow matching pansuit, ceam top, chunky tan booties

Product Information: Blazer – ASOS, Pants – ASOS, Top – & Other Stories, Shoes – ASOS, Sunglasses – H&M, Bag – H&M

If you do not opt for a colorful matching suit, you will not be doing McAfee’s look the justice it deserves. Pick a vibrant suit and pair it with a neutral top to keep it monochromatic.

Ankle booties are a must, and choose a few simple accessories, such as a statement pair of sunglasses and a brown classic purse, perfect for storing all of your secrets.


Skye is a bold character who slowly becomes Payton’s running mate. Skye isn’t afraid to let Payton know when she does not agree with him.

Her opinionated and outspoken personality is what makes her so memorable, and one of the season’s most compelling characters.

Skye certainly has the edgiest outfits of the characters in The Politician. Her style can be described as androgynous and laid-back. She’s not interested in wearing a suit and loves expressing her personality through her fashion choices.

Look inspired by Skye: green military jacket, cream silky blouse, pinstripe cullottes, black sneakers

Product Information: Top – & Other Stories, Pants – H&M, Jacket – H&M, Shoes – ASOS, Rings – Free People, Bag – ALDO

If Skye’s laid back style speaks to you, start with a statement pair of striped culottes. Opt for a white, oversized button-up blouse underneath a green utility jacket.

Nothing is more chill than a pair of leopard print sneakers which are great for running around campus.

Skye’s accessory game is always on point, as you’ll find her sporting several rings and a snake print shoulder bag in basically every scene.

Now we want to know what you think!

Who is your favorite character in the show? Did you love the outfits from season 2 of The Politician? Let us know in the comments!

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