Steal the style – 20 looks inspired by 2022’s most fashionable TV shows
Take your inspo from 2022’s leading ladies…
The past decade has been deemed the new ‘golden age of television’, with entertaining and enthralling dramas popping up left, right and centre. Interwoven within these epic series has been a plethora of must-have fashion. Shows have helped inspire the latest office water-cooler chat and our style inspiration.
In early 2022, there’s set to be series (both new and returning) that will have us obsessed – not only with their plot lines, but with the characters’ wardrobes, too. Whatever your style, you’ll find inspiration a-plenty on the small screen this season.
If you’ve finished the latest Succession and binged Emily In Paris, we’re here to let you in on the upcoming TV everyone will be talking about this New Year, with a side of fashion inspiration to boot.
The following buys are almost as compelling as the storylines in these stylish series…
Euphoria, Season 2
9th January, HBO Max and NOW TV
If you’re yet to watch HBO’s drama, we suggest binging season one before the new episodes drop. Exploring love, identity, sex, drugs, friendship and so much more, this hit drama may focus on teens’ lives, but it’s being raved about by viewers of all ages and praised by critics – not to mention collecting a number of top TV awards.
While the show’s stars Zendaya (Rue), Sydney Sweeney (Cassie), Hunter Schafer (Jules) and Barbie Ferreira (Kat) have all become style stars in their own right in real life, it’s their on-screen characters we’re looking to for some serious outfit inspiration.
Channel Rue’s laid back tomboy style with oversized tees, tie dye prints, comfy hoodies, short sleeve shirts and, most importantly, Converse. If Kat’s your style star, honour ‘90s trends with mesh shirts and fun, quirky pieces like Weekday’s ‘blur’ print top. We could so see Cassie in Stradivarius’ retro-inspired jeans and Jules rocking Zara’s sequin number.
The Gilded Age
25th January, Sky Atlantic and NOW TV
HBO’s brand new period drama offers an abundance of fashion-packed looks and old-school elegance that fans of Downton Abbey will adore. Transported to the year 1882, we follow Marian Brook as she makes the move to New York City as the country teeters on the brink of the modern age. Aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon) do a brilliant job of repping the ‘old money’ set, as time tells whether Marian will follow tradition or break out into a brave new world.
The fashion of the period is a treat for the senses – filled with opulent gowns, princess-line corsetry, heavily detailed textiles and matching headwear. Whilst we’re not suggesting you button up your bustle and take to the office, it is possible to channel this era of luxury with rich patterns and fabrics in sumptuous satins, velvets, lace and jacquards. Opting for peplum shaped pieces will give glamour to the silhouette for the modern day, echoing this year’s trend for ultra-femininity.
Embrace the revival of the corset-detail (also trending for spring/summer ‘22) with Lavish Alice’s floral bodice top, or add a flair of ladylike chic with Roop’s luxe-look bag.
Exact release date TBC, Netflix
If you haven’t read the real life story ‘How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People’, it’s time to swot up before this jaw-droppingly wild story airs on Netflix.
Inventing Anna is set to have tongues wagging in 2022, and not just for the protagonist’s lust-worthy wardrobe. This 10-parter will tell the real-life tale of fake heiress Anna Delvey, following her ascent into high society and high-fraud, as journalist Vivian investigates Delvey’s deceptions. Morals aside, this series provides enviable fashion moments – expect iconic style moments a-plenty.
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
18th February, Amazon Prime
Housewife turned stand-up comedian Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel is back on our screens and, frankly, the series’ return couldn’t come soon enough. The smash-hit is beloved for its strong female characters, razor-sharp writing and fashion that’s as quirky and fun as the leading lady herself. We join the characters of season four in 1960, where Midge and manager Susie are looking for a gig with total creative freedom.
We spend each series wishing we could jump right into the eponymous heroine’s wardrobe – full of Hepburn-esque dresses, elegant overcoats, candy pink getups and bows galore. Miriam is always perfectly put together, but expect the ‘60s to bring more flair to her look, as trends for women become less constricted than in the previous decade. Since modern-day fashion designers are always looking to eras’ gone by for inspiration, so many of this series looks are wearable right now.
Keep an eye on North East vintage site The Pansy Garden for authentic pieces from the ‘60s, or channel the look with a simple accessory like The Uniform’s velvet hair bow, or River Island’s chic ballerina flats. Marvellous indeed.
February (exact release date TBC), BBC One and BBC iPlayer
The Shelby family returns for the sixth and final season of the show that has left a lasting impression on viewer’s minds and wardrobes alike. We join the Birmingham-based gang in1934, with the series exploring everything from family dramas to politics as the timeline edges ever-closer to the beginning of the Second World War.
While the Shelby men’s style has achieved cult-status the world over (you have the show to thank for the returning popularity of the tweed three-piece suit, not to mention the infamous Peaky haircut), we’ll personally be looking to leading ladies Ada (Sophie Rundle), Lizzie (Natasha O’Keeffe), and Gina (Anja Taylor Joy) for ensembles to influence our wardrobes in early 2022.
The ‘30s brought beautiful, lasting elegance with styling details that still stand up today – think slender bias cuts and feminine waist-defining silhouettes. We’ll be nodding to the 1930s and the Peaky women’s wardrobes in River Island’s waistcoat, Monki’s checked trousers and Ghost’s elegant satin dress.