5 Shows To Watch When You Need Fashion Inspiration

Here at Vinnie Louise, we are all about the unique things that make you you. We believe that each and every Vinnie Girl has her own special look that only she can rock. Our motto? Find your style and let it shine!


But every once in a while it can be good to gather a little extra style inspiration. While Pinterest, Instagram, and magazines are all really great ways to gather style ideas, we’d argue that there’s still something to be said about the magic of the small screen.


Some of the most iconic style icons of our time aren’t social media influencers. They’re characters from our favorite television shows! There’s nothing like channeling Carrie Bradshaw for a super special date night. Sometimes fictional characters can offer us just the inspiration we need to chart our style in a new direction.


That’s why today we thought it would be fun to round up some of our favorite television shows from the past and present that have offered us some major fashion inspiration. Grab a girlfriend or two, a big bowl of popcorn, plop down in front of the TV and take notes. Style school is now in session!


1. Gossip Girl

Two names you need to know... Blair Waldorf and Serena Vanderwoodsen. This CW TV show from the early 2000's made us all feel like we grew up on the Upper East Side as privileged trust fund kids. And although that wasn't actually the case for most of us, it's so much fun to live vicariously through the lives of these surprisingly mature and self-sufficient teenagers. If you're looking for fashion inspiration that has a touch of prep, class and high society, look no further than Gossip Girl. There's 6 whole seasons of this show and countless characters who come and go that you can glean inspiration from. Ready to begin the journey? All of Gossip Girl's episodes are currently available for streaming on your Netflix account

Gossip Girl

Image via Yahoo Entertainment


2. The Rachel Zoe Project

If you're in need of a serious closet overhaul or transformational fashion inspiration, why not turn to the stylist of the stars herself - Rachel Zoe! Rachel Zoe is a celebrity stylist turned fashion designer, and this show from Bravo follows her and her team as they style some of Hollywood's biggest stars for award shows and photo shoots galore. With five whole seasons to digest, there's definitely a lot of special occasion prep happening on this show. But the real treat comes from getting a behind the scenes look at the off-duty style of your favorite celebs. Plus, Rachel's whole team is a hoot, and they dress with a very "I'm a total rockstar" vibe. It's just fun all around. Currently available for purchase in the iTunes or Amazon Prime Video stores. You can also grab the DVD set on Amazon if you're old school!

The Rachel Zoe Project

Image source: Lorenzo Agius, Hollywood Reporter


3. Sex and the City 

It was pretty much a given that we had to include this iconic show on our list. Sex and the City and the city ran from 1998-2004, and follows 4 women in the 30's-40's as they navigate life in New York City. Viewers get to see all the highs, lows, and totally awkward moments as they figure out themselves, their relationships and their careers. For style inspiration purposes, this show is fun because each of the 4 women has a style and vibe that is all her own, and you're bound to relate to one of them in some way. Are you a Carrie, a Charlotte, a Miranda or a Samantha? There's 6 seasons of this show and TWO full-length movies, so you'll have to start watching to find out! Watch all 6 seasons on Amazon Prime VideoSlight warning: This is an HBO show so some of the content and language may not be for everyone. 

Sex and the City

Image source: New Line Cinema

4. Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Love them or hate them, the Kardashians aren't going anywhere anytime soon. It's not the glamour and red carpet looks to pay attention to here. It's the everyday outfits they wear while they continue attempting to prove that the Kardashian clan is "Just like us." One thing to note - the Kardashians have an innate ability to pick up on trends 6 months to a year before they happen. So if you want to get ahead of the fashion curve, this actually might be a good place to start. Is your vibe a little less big glam and a little more all American girl? Use Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner as your style inspiration. And who knows, you may watch and even have a few laughs along the way! 14 past seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians are currently streaming on Hulu. You're welcome. 


Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Image source: E! Entertainment

5. Scandal

"It's handled." This is the famous one-liner of our most notable, recent television heroes, Olivia Pope. She's a powerful woman with tact, wit, a complicated love life, and the style to back it all up. If you're in the corporate or professional world, look no further than Olivia Pope for tips on how to command a room, and demand respect with your outfits. Her passion for creams, neutrals, and gentle pastels along with perfectly tailored dresses and pantsuits speak to the power woman in all of us. You can watch all 7 seasons of Scandal on Hulu


Image source: ABC


What about you? Have you watched any of these shows? What are some of your favorite television series and movies that you've turned to for style inspiration? Let us know in the comments!

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