The secret formula to every amazing Netflix show is a talented cast, beautiful cinematography, a riveting plotline, and a killer wardrobe. They draw you in because of the interesting story, and keep you there because of the stunning visuals. Wardrobes very much included. What’s better than a show that provides world class entertainment and wardrobe inspiration? Read on to find out our favorite style queens/girl bosses that you can find on Netflix.
Annelise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder)
This confident lawyer/criminal law professor proves that business formal doesn’t have to be boring. Far from it, indeed. Annelise Keating (played by Viola Davis) loves a good sheath dress and tailored suit. She’s not afraid of bold colors or prints, and she loves standout details like bows, twists, and piping.
Rachel Zane (Suits)
Meghan Markle’s breakout role as paralegal Rachel Zane gave us serious style envy. Her outfits were the perfect balance of professional and feminine. Think pencil skirts, pretty blouses, and cozy turtlenecks in neutral tones. The best thing about Rachel’s style is its versatility. All her outfits are totally office-appropriate, but with a few slight tweaks they would also work perfectly for after-dinner drinks or casual weekends. Talk about win-win situation!
Jessica Pearson (Suits)
Another character to watch in Suits is the firm’s managing partner, Jessica Pearson (played by Gina Torres). While Rachel Zane takes a softer and sweeter approach to dressing, Jessica Pearson shows us that office style can be glamorous too. She’s a fan of luxurious fabrics like satin and fur in gorgeous jewel tones. All her outfits have a feminine element, like a peplum or a skirt-suit instead of a pantsuit. Despite this, she still always looks like a force to be reckoned with. Talk about not letting your clothes wear you!
Claire Underwood (House Of Cards)
Being First Lady means you always have to look flawless, and Claire Underwood goes above and beyond. Robin Wright’s character knows that it’s all in the details. Clean but powerful silhouettes, rich colors, eye-catching necklines, and structured tailoring are all the keys to power dressing.
Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
The women of the Upper East Side live and breathe fashion, so it’s no wonder an episode of Gossip Girl will have you dreaming about massive walk-in closets and New York Fashion Week. It Girl Serena Van Der Woodsen’s style is more on the boho side, but prim and proper Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) is probably the most sophisticated high school student ever. It doesn’t hurt that her mother is a successful fashion designer. Colorful floral and check co-ords, ruffled blouses, pencil skirts, and bow to finish it all off are all part of Blair’s signature style.
Lily Van Der Woodsen (Gossip Girl)
We also have to give an honorable mention Serena’s mother, Lily Van Der Woodsen (played by Kelly Rutherford). Despite spending more time at social events than the office, Mrs. Van Der Woodsen would have surely made her company’s best dressed list. Even when she’s running errands she’s usually wearing a smart blazer, trousers, or a sheath dress. She usually polishes off her look with a neat low bun and a strand of pearls. Lily’s style is clean, understated, and elegant.
Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
She may be a good wife, but she’s an excellent stylist. Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies) shines in satin blouses, colorful sheath dresses, and power suits. She’s also partial to the occasional tweed jacket and dress. Alicia Florrick shows us that you don’t have to sacrifice sex appeal while keeping it appropriate for the office.
Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
One of the perks of being a secret agent? A great wardrobe. Claire Danes’ Homeland character is a professional minimalist’s dream. Clean suits paired with sleek ankle boots, a leather jacket over a draped blouse … simple yet smart and stylish.