5 Office Looks Inspired By Our Favorite TV Heroines

Your head-to-toe office look? It's handled.

Now that fall television's in full swing, we're commandeering our favorite on-screen heroines to help us take our office wardrobe up a notch. Whether it's Olivia Pope, who manages crises in white-on-white-on-white, or Joan Harris, who reigns as queen of the boy's club in form-fitting sheath dresses, these ladies are trailblazers on all fronts. Your new head-to-toe look? It's handled.
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Olivia Pope on Scandal
As the Nation's Capital's most in-demand fixer, Olivia Pope doesn't have time to mess around on the sartorial front. She sticks to all-business neutrals in strong, elegant shapes. How she gets down and dirty on the job while keeping her whites pristine? It's lost on us. 1. Vetements Elbow-Length Zip Glove, $950; lagarconne.com. 2. Burberry Prorsum Trench Coat, $2,195; mytheresa.com. 3. The Limited Liv Flare Leg Trouser Pants, $98; thelimited.com. 4. Jeffrey Campbell Solange Heel, $162; nastygal.com. 5. The Limited Cape Trench Coat, $228; thelimited.com. 6. Fendi Leather 3Jours Tote, $2,145; stylebop.com.
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Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife
With her sharp tailored suits and contoured shift dresses, no one straddles the line between strength and femininity like Alicia Florrick. As the show's progressed, her look has become bolder, sexier, and more high-end, while always maintaining an office-appropriate aesthetic. Attorney chic never looked so good. 1. Chloe Vintage Cropped Suit, $525; farfetch.com. 2. Shinola The Runwell Rose Gold Watch, $800; neimanmarcus.com. 3. Burberry Brit Quilted Shell Coat, $995; net-a-porter.com. 4. Givenchy Medium Antigona Bag in Black Goat Leather, $2,435; net-a-porter.com. 5. Zara Leather Court Shoe, $89.90; zara.com.
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Claire Underwood on House of Cards
Claire Underwood's look is as wicked and immaculate as she is. She wears her power player status on her sleeve in precisely tailored dresses, crisp button-ups, sleek trousers, and statement coats — with nary a color in sight, of course. 1. Gucci G-Framed Stainless Steel Square Watch, $790; saksfifthavenue.com. 2. Alexander McQueen Wool-Crepe Shift Dress, $1,692; matches.com. 3. Tod's Medium 'Sellas' Bowler Bag, $1,246.95; farfetch.com. 4. Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Pump, $595; neimanmarcus.com. 5. Alaïa Laser-cut Leather and Suede Corset Belt, $2,050; net-a-porter.com. 6. Derek Lam 10 Crosby Coat, $895; modaoperandi.com.
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Joan Holloway on Mad Men
Va va voom — there's just no better way to describe Joan Holloway. Her buxom curves may always be buttoned-up, but her wiggle sheath dresses still ooze sex appeal as she commands the Sterling Cooper & Partners office. She's also one for a feminine flourish, topping off her looks with a ladylike handbag and gold pen pendant necklace. 1. Clements En August Alpaca-Wool Coat, $1,065; stylebop.com. 2. 1928 Essentials Siam Red Pen Necklace, $28; amazon.com. 3. Dorothy Perkins Pink Cross Over Peplum Dress, $99; dorothyperkins.com. 4. Saint Laurent Pink Leather Pumps; $695; ssense.com. 5. Celine Vintage Small Square Tote, $653; farfetch.com.
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Carrie Mathison on Homeland
Carrie Mathison is no fashion plate, but that doesn't mean we can't take cues from her conservative, borrowed-from-the-boys style. Her boyish pantsuits, cross-body bags, and functional footwear assert a no-fuss practically and confidence fit for offices like that of the CIA. 1. Jil Sander Navy Wool Blend Blazer in Denim Blue, $705; stylebop.com. 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Luna Leather Messenger Bag, $458; shopbop.com. 3. H&M Draped Wrap-Style Blouse, $29.95; hm.com. 4. Burberry Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat, $1, 409; net-a-porter.com. 5. Purified Polly 2 Tasseled Patent-Leather Loaders, $395; net-a-porter.com. 6. J Brand Ready to Wear Bergen Two-Tone Slim Pants, $365; neimanmarcus.com.
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