Hilarious, heartwarming, and always entertaining, Fox has found a flawless gem in its newcomer series, The Mindy Project. Starring (and created by) laugh-out-loud actress Mindy Kaling, the show is known both for its punchy one-liners, as well as Kaling’s TV style.
Flamboyant and uber feminine, Mindy Lahiri’s fashion sense is as much a reason to tune in as are the crazy shenanigans she draws herself into every week (fondue fountains in the office, anyone?). With just two seasons under its belt (and a hotly anticipated third on the way), The Mindy Project is more than just a much-needed placeholder in your DVR—it’s a visual style guide for those of us who need to add more color, prints, and fun back into our wardrobes. Here are some Mindy-inspired pieces to help get us there.
Kate Spade New York Kimberly Denim Dress: With it’s embellished peter pan collar and flirty fit and flare shape, this Kate Spade getup would be a staple in Mindy’s closet: from the office to a (disastrous) blind date. Experiment with sparkly earrings, or layer with a bright colored cardigan, to make the look even more Mindy-fied.
BCBG Tara Moto Faux Leather Jacket: An outerwear aficionado, Lahiri has proven to be a huge fan of the motorcycle jacket. This vibrant cerulean version would no doubt be a staple in her closet. Pair it with a collared shirt and sequined skirt (Lahiri has proven time and time again that it doesn’t have to be New Years to rock this style), or a primary color sweater (like this emerald one) and dark jeans—the more color, the better.
Kate Spade New York Cyber Cheetah Print Mini Skirt: The only thing Lahiri might love more than a good skirt is Beyoncé (and who can argue with that?), so you can bet that she would be smitten with this modern (blue) take on cheetah print. Tuck in a black turtleneck sweater, or go rogue with a sporty baseball tee, and you have just found your new staple skirt (bye-bye boring ones).
ASOS Sequin Foldover Grab Clutch Bag: A triple threat, this clutch stands out with its striking chartreuse hue, allover sequined design, and oversized shape. Pair it with your go-to LBD for a fresh twist, or swap it with your usual weekday bag for a mid-week color pick-me-up.