October 27, 2020

Picture this: it’s Friday night and you’re ready to Netflix and chill, but the nagging thought on what to wear for your upcoming date is at the back of your mind. What if you can two birds with one stone? In fact, there are a number of TV shows that offer enviable yet classy outfit inspo. If you want to up your sartorial game, take your cue from these five shows on Netflix. 

Emily in Paris

As the protagonist Emily adapts to her new life in Paris, we get to see her morph into her a chic Parisian underpinned with American sass. Sex and the City’s costume designer Patricia Field introduces haute couture garbs with loud colours and patterns to embody the character’s bold spirit, providing ample inspiration for us to colour outside the lines. What’s more, you can learn how to mix high-low pieces from timeless brands like Chanel and Christian Louboutin to trendy (yet affordable) labels such as Sandro, Kate Spade and Ganni.

The Duchess

The Duchess is the newest comedy series on the block that is part glamour part humour. To typify producer and actress Katherine Ryan’s vision of what power dressing is for a single, modern mum, Gossip Girl wardrobe assistant Jennifer Michalski-Bray created a succession of sublime outfits. No one does school runs better than Ryan’s character in her embellished headbands, velvet jackets and feathered pyjamas—flamboyant pieces that underscore her carefree personality and impeccable taste.   


Paying homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Ryan Murphy’s lavish series revisits the bygone era of cinema and showcases aspiring actors and filmmakers striving to make it big in Tinseltown. Sticking to warm golden hues, costume designers Sarah Evelyn and Lou Eyrich dress the characters in chic 1940s-style silhouettes that are still refreshed by contemporary designers today. Pleated trousers, long collars and padded shoulders channel that dreamy era where sophistication meets power.

Next in Fashion

Hosted by Queer Eye’s resident style guru Tan France and “It” girl Alexa Chung, Next in Fashion is a reality series competition that pits nine pairs of international burgeoning designers against other pairs to compete for the grand prize of US$250,000 and a collection debut with luxury retailer Net-a-Porter. Throughout the ten episodes, you’ll be engrossed in scintillating (as well as heartfelt) moments where the designers challenge the status quo and assert their individuality, while still staying true to their signature style. 

Styling Hollywood

From curating stunning red carpet looks to renovating swanky residences, stylist Jason Bolden and interior designer Adair Curtis have got it all covered in Styling Hollywood. As life and business partners of JSN Studios, we watch them navigate through challenges and work with A-list celebrities. Behind the fancy-schmancy facade, Bolden gives us an insight into how they create looks for stars like Taraji Penda Henson, Sabrina Carpenter and Serena Williams during awards season—and how to slay the red carpet. 

Image credit: Carole Bethuel, Netflix