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8 of the Most Stylish Fictional Characters



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8 of the Most Stylish Fictional Characters

You might be wearing a trend made famous by a chick-flick character

Isabella Ranft


For decades, film and television have entertained, inspired, moved, and influenced us. When watching your favorite show or movie, it feels almost impossible not to admire the characters in one way or another - whether it's their goofy charm, their luxurious lifestyles, or their perfect love stories. When adding to my wardrobe, I constantly look to films and television for style inspiration. There's nothing better than watching a new episode of a show and seeing your favorite character rocking the most perfect outfit you just see yourself in. Although there are new tv shows and movies all the time, these are some of the hall-of-famers when it comes to the most stylish fictional characters.

1. Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's
I feel it's only fair for me to put her first. For starters, I'm biased because Audrey Hepburn is my role model – Roman Holiday is my favorite movie of all time with Breakfast at Tiffany's also being in the top ten. Holly Golightly embodies everything a classy, effortlessly chic young girl aspires to be. From her iconic little black dress and pearls to her playful pink party dress, she's the first person that comes to mind when I think of a film style icon. Also, I mean who can forget that adorable Tiffany blue face mask she sleeps in with Cat.

2. Rachel Green, Friends
Rachel is one of those characters that I feel like I would love if I knew her in real life. Not only is she impossible not to like, but her fashion sense is perfect in a sophisticated, minimalist way. Her miniskirt/tights combo and her killer layered looks make her an irreplaceable 90's style icon. She's also responsible for the infamous "Rachel bob" which made a tremendous comeback last year might I add!

3. Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl
Queen B's plaid miniskirts, bright pops of color, and gorgeous delicate lace pieces make her a preppy legend. Who could forget her signature uniform style looks from Season 1 or her perfect designer accessories? She's truly the epitome of the perfect prep school princess.

4. Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
Monolos, fur coats, and tutus, oh my! Carrie strutted down the streets of New York City in only the finest statement necklaces, lace dresses, and loud prints that she pulled off perfectly. Whether or not you like her ~whiny~ character, it's undeniable that she's had a huge impact on the world of fashion and she'll always be remembered for her one of a kind fashion sense.

5. Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
She owns every quintessential pink piece you could ever want. Need I say more? From her fuscia patent leather to her silk floral dresses, Elle is basically a real life Barbie. Also, she manages to pull off the most outrageous pink hats and for that, I commend her.

6. Lisa Fremont, Rear Window
Lisa Fremont's look is absolutely unforgettable; not only because she's played by the gorgeous Grace Kelly, but also because her style in the film is beautiful, classic, and feminine. Throughout the movie, she wears stunning dresses: one with blue pastel and gold, one with black mesh which she pairs with pearls and a gorgeous olive skirt with a matching jacket. Lisa's style is great to keep in mind when dressing for fancier occassions, like holiday parties or formals.

7. Olivia Pope, Scandal
Olivia brings a fresh and classy look to work and takes business apparel to a whole new level. She is constantly seen donning the most elegant Prada bags, bodycon dresses, and muted tones. She provides perfect inspiration for all of you entrepreneurial ladies out there trying to look fashion forward yet professional.

8. Cher Horowitz, Clueless
Did you think I was going to forget her? As if. There is little I wouldn't do to get my hands on that
iconic plaid mustard jacket and mini skirt. Cher has one of the most coveted wardrobes (not only because she has a futuristic virtual closet) but because she has some of the most beautiful platform shoes, Calvin Klein dresses, and white collared pieces you could ever imagine. Cher's impeccable fashion sense is part of what makes Clueless such a cult classic.

Whether you're keeping it cute and casual like Rachel or you're dressing to impress on campus like Cher and Blair, these style icons will leave their legacy for years to come and continue to influence us every day.