Lethal Looks: Style Inspired by “How to Get Away with Murder”

How To Get Away With Murder (Image)

Whether they’re defending their clients or committing crimes, the ladies of How to Get Away with Murder always know how to look good even while getting their hands dirty. The show’s costume designer Linda Bass is a pro at selecting pieces that not only look stunning on camera, but also show how the characters are struggling to keep their perfectly crafted personas from falling apart. Just take a look a the scene where tough-as-nails Annalise sits at her vanity and methodically removes her wig and all of her makeup to reveal the vulnerability hidden underneath, or how Michaela completely freaks out when she realizes her engagement ring, the physical tie to her future as a senator’s wife, has fallen off her hand. The women of How to Get Away with Murder wear their wardrobes like warpaint and wield their accessories like weapons, and, with all of the revelations in the season finale, I’m excited to see how the show uses style to reflect the ebb and flow of character development in the upcoming season.

So for my fellow How to Get Away with Murder fans, here are five looks inspired our five favorite complex leading ladies.

1. Michaela Pratt

Type-A to the extreme and wound way too tight, any little threat to Michaela’s perfectly crafted future is enough to send her into an emotional tailspin. Taking cues from women like Jackie O., she’s meticulously honed her image as the future senator’s wife with classically tailored dresses in bold colors paired with neutral cardigans and blazers and simple, feminine accessories.

Michaela Pratt Style 2. Laurel Castillo

Laurel is that quiet girl in the back who flies under your radar until she solves the puzzle faster than everyone else in the room. Her mix of Ralph Lauren prep and tomboy chic is just classic enough to to blend in with her fellow law school classmates, but, with a couple subtly funky accessories to remind you she’s got a little edge working underneath.

Laurel Castillo Style 3. Annalise Keating

The first rule of How to Get Away with Murder: Do not cross Annalise. She can be your saving grace or your worst enemy, and, if you’re facing hard time, you definitely want her on your side. Sleek, sharp and sophisticated, she commands the courtroom in her perfectly tailored peplum tops, pencil skirts and dresses that she punches up with metallic jewelry and subtle pops of rich hues like oxblood.

Annalise Keating Style 4. Bonnie Winterbottom

Desperate to be part of the inner circle, Bonnie is forever trying to gain Annalise’s approval, but seems to fall short every time. While While she’s got a few secrets of her own, she maintains her mousy exterior with pastels and pearls.

Bonnie Winterbottom Style 5. Rebecca Sutter

The bad girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Rebecca’s rap sheet includes being accused of murder, dabbling in drugs and helping to cover up a crime scene. With a combination of ripped jeans, leather jackets, and studded jewelry, her look is as dangerous as her attitude.

Rebecca Sutter Style


Boy Meets Etsy: The Best Etsy Finds for the Ultimate “Boy Meets World” Fan

Boy Meets World cast (Image)

Is there any sitcom more beloved to a 1990s kid than Boy Meets World? I don’t think so.

From 1993 to 2000, we loved, laughed and learned with Cory, Shawn, Topanga, Eric and Mr. Feeny as they tackled trials and tribulations of growing up. As the embarked on relationships, chased dreams and over came obstacles, we learned there is no one wiser than Mr. Feeny, Cory and Topanga were always meant to be, and life would be nothing without the love of family and friends. The show continues to remain popular in syndication and has maintained a devoted fan base. (I, for one fully admit to binge-watching the series from time to time.) Most recently, the Disney Channel rebooted the franchise with its new show Girl Meets World, which follows the life of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley, opening a whole new generation to discover Boy Meets World.

For Boy Meets World fans old and new, here are some great Etsy finds that pay homage to one of television’s best sitcoms.

1. I Love Shawn Hunter T-Shirt

Because you never really got over your crush on Shawn Hunter.

Shawn hunter T-Shirt (I Love Shawn Hunter T-Shirt, $16.98, ManBearWear)

2. Dream. Try. Do Good. Bangle

Wear the most iconic advice we received from Mr. Feeny in the show’s series finale to remind yourself of what’s really important.

Boy Meets World bangle(Do Good Bracelet, $12.00, StampAmour)

3. Mr. Feeny T-Shirt

Is there anything about life the world didn’t learn from the greatest television teacher of all time?

Mr. Feeny T-Shirt (Everything I Need to Know in Life Was Taught To Me By Mr. Feeny T-Shirt, $14.99, MyPartyShirt)

4. Cory and Topanga Stud Earrings

Pay homage the greatest love story-of the 1990s-ever told with these adorable earrings.

Cory and Topanga earrings (Cory and Topanga Stud Earrings, $7.00, thelordoftheearrings)

5. Boy Meets World Sneakers

These colorful sneakers are the ultimate fan footwear.

Boy Meets World Sneakers     (Favorite TV Show or Movie Design Shoes, $36.00, FlapjacksandFlannel)

6. You’re My Cory and You’re My Topanga Coffee Mug Set

Because finding your own Cory or Topanga is something worth celebrating every single day.

Cory and Topanga mugs (You’re My Cory You’re My Topanga Coffee Mug Set, $20.00, TulaTinkers)