My (style) crush on Claire Underwood

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claire underwood style

I realize I’m behind the times here, but I just finished House of Cards on Netflix. It was a mild obsession that lasted the week. And I came out the other end with a less than mild style crush on Robin Wright’s character Claire. While her physique helps the fitted, minimalist wardrobe shine the most, it is possible to take some cues from her less is more approach, even for those of us without a runner’s body.

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With Claire, fit is king. And so is a ridiculously chic haircut. Seriously, the hair is the main accessory to all of her looks. I can’t see her character having as much of a sartorial impact with this, can you? A good lesson in how important the overall package really is.

Well-tailored pieces in muted hues with minimal accessories (sometimes none at all). Kind of the opposite of MObama, whose style I also admire the heck out of. So I guess the moral of the story is there are more ways than one to achieve amazing professional style, it just depends on what you’re comfortable with. This is good news. The work wardrobe is not as limiting as you thought!

Check out my Office Style pinboard, and follow me for more workwear inspirations.

And if anyone has a suggestion for my next series binge, hit me up. I need my fix.

[tweetmeme] One Response to My (style) crush on Claire Underwood
  1. Lisa
    June 5, 2013 | 7:26 pm

    Yes! Claire’s entire style (including demeanor) are awesome. We loved House of Cards, and it was also a marathon for us. Can’t wait for the next season. Then I scrambled through Drop Dead Diva beginning to end so far (had to catch seasons 4-5 on the Net); new season starts June 23. DDD is much, much more fluffy than HoC, but it was a fun way to start the summer.

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