Whenever you’re in need of style inspiration, just take a look around: you can find it anywhere. Sat in a café people-watching; walking through town, along the beach or dancing your way through an exciting event; flipping through magazines and scrolling through social media and online publications; and, of course, on TV.
The TV landscape is full of incredibly stylish black, female characters who are bound to give you all the fashion-feels. Here are our three favourite on-screen trendsetters!
Kat Edison from The Bold Type
She’s bold, brave, beautiful and extremely on-point when it comes to her own, unique sense of style. Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) always rocks up to the Scarlet Magazine office, her local gay bar or a date with her girlies looking the part and she’s not afraid to mix and match looks or go with a full-on theme. In the latest season of The Bold Type, we saw Kat raising funds for a lesbian bar that was threatened to be shut down. Ever the creative mind, she organized a queer prom fundraiser – and my oh my, did she pull out all stops with her stunning, rainbow coloured pleated dress with a long flowing cape-style back by Rosie Assoulin. Kat Edison for fashion president!
Bonnie Carlson from Big Little Lies
It’s easy to see why Bonnie Carlson (Zoe Kravitz) stands out from the rest of the women on HBO’s Big Little Lies – her bohemian style is so different from the preppy, high-fashion get-ups her girlfriends Madeleine, Celeste and Renata prefer. And that’s just one of the things that makes it so hard for us to keep our eyes off her. She’s all about deep and striking, as well as natural colours, chunky, vintage jewelry pieces and long flowing skirts and dresses. Her earthen goddess style very much informs her character: while the other Monterey ladies are caught up in all things superficial, Bonnie is the one who usually knows how to stay grounded.
Rue Bennett from Euphoria
The former Disney-star, Zendaya, is hardly recognizable as her new character Rue Bennett, on the edgy HBO show, Euphoria. On the show, Zendaya plays a teenaged girl caught in the spiral of drug-addiction and trying to stay clean. When we first meet her, Rue is all about long, baggy tie-dye t-shirts, boyish shorts and Chucks. As we see her attempting to rebuild her life away from drugs, however, her style slowly starts changing. Instead of hiding in oversized t-shirts, she develops an effortless style by pairing tied crop-tops with culotes and a long, summery, tailored coat. Completing the look with her wild mane of hair and subtle make-up touches, we are starting to see a new Rue.