I realize I may be very, very behind on the uptake, but for the past month or so I've been watching How I Met Your Mother from the very beginning. I was completely judgmental before watching it because the show seemed so cheesy.
Now, after being well into Season 7, it is quite clear that I am in love with it no matter how intense the delay may have been. It comes as no surprise, really. I adored Friends when I watched it one year ago.
After Friends I was so into Cougar Town. You've really got to give that show a chance. Especially if you're a Courtney Cox fan like I am.
I obviously have an obsession with shows based around tight friend circles.
Maybe because I don't have that anymore (I miss you long distance friends!).
I, like so many others, really enjoy ogling the fashion on different shows. But it took me some time to appreciate the style on How I Met Your Mother.
It was no Gossip Girl.
But TV is a great place to find some inspiration for your wardrobe.
At first, I hated Robin Scherbatsky's style. She wore the ugliest striped, tight tees. I remember at one point she was wearing a brown and green striped jersey type thing and it made me want to barf.
Am I being dramatic? Yes. But it was really so bad. However, as I get into the more mature seasons of the show, I've really started to like Robin's style. She's a professional who knows what it means to look modern and put together.
She wears great jackets, skinny pants, and lovely blouses.
She does not underestimate the power of a blazer.
She always looks put together.
So I've been taking cues from her lately to inspire some upcoming purchases as I try to fill out my office work wear.
If you've never heard of this site, prepare for your life to change. There is a website called Worn On TV and they track down the exact and similar pieces that each character (mostly female) wears on a show.
I did some research on Robin's pieces.
Prepare for a little bit of sticker shock.
Those TV stylists do not mess around. Most of the clothes are outrageously priced designer items (except for some shows like Jane The Virgin) which makes sense for some characters.
However, don't sit there and try to convince me that Robin can afford this $350 blouse (really love that one in the image) and this $200 top along with her usual $400-$500 blazers on her newsroom salary while living in a too large apartment in Manhattan.
Especially since her and Lily never repeat an outfit. I call bullshit on that.
But it's fine. My heart was crushed initially, but then I got over it and decided I would use these pieces as inspiration for my own professional wardrobe. I'd just have to be sneakier about it.
I still want quality. I still want a certain amount of minimalism, but that doesn't mean I can't make this fun!
Minimal does not have to mean boring.
So I started digging for wardrobe pieces that seemed like something Robin would wear that match up with what I would wear.
Let's break it down:
- Robin very often is wearing a structured blazer or jacket, that adds to her sophisticated, somewhat menswear inspired outfits.
- And she has an affinity for silky blouses that are classic with a twist, which give a peak of femininity underneath the jackets.
- Oh and lots of Joie, which you can find at Nordstrom Rack at discounts!
She obviously wears more pieces than that such as trousers, heeled boots, and edgy sheath dresses, but for my purposes, those are the two things I want to steal from her (gotta love the expressions).
Check out some blazers in this post.
Robin Inspired Silk Blouses
Robin Inspired Silk Tanks
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