5 Style Lessons Courtesy of How to Get Away with Murder’s Michaela Pratt

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.

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I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with my life on Thursday nights for the next two months. I’d been in a committed relationship with Shonda Rhimes, her primetime shows, and a good pour of red in a mason jar.

And now, it’s gone.

Over.

Winter break or some mess.

In its absence, I’ve taken to scouring the Internet for outfit inspiration courtesy of How to Get Away with Murder’s Micheala (Makaylah? Mikalah? Buller?) Pratt. I hope this doesn’t come off the wrong way, but she is everything sartorially that I hoped Viola would be. Whip smart and stylish to boot. My kind of girl. Aside from that whole Aiden debacle because #GWORL.

In my research, I noticed a few patterns that I would like to apply to myself, and so, here where are, with five style lessons courtesy of Ms. Pratt.

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Why Don’t You… Wear Novelty Tights?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

Skyline Tights

It’s the worst time of the year for me.

“I know you’re crusading against coats and sensible clothing, but, it’s time,” ______ said over the weekend.

It was easy to get away without wearing tights and actual coats in the city with weather that would be in the high 50s one day, low 40s another, before landing back in the 50s.

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Why Don’t You… Wear Coordinate Jewelry?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

How to wear coordinate jewelry

Although I am far removed from the days of learning latitude and longitude in geography class, one of my favorite activities was to determine specific points on the globe according to points on the geographic coordinate system. But who knew that I would be using that in real life? Especially concerning my accessories.

You hear that kids? You will use your geography skills in real life!

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Why Don’t You… Get Dressed the Olivia Palermo Way?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

Olivia Palermo Style Tips

Some people just make me so sick. Their their skin never breaks out. Their outfits are always styled impeccably so without giving the appearance of trying too hard.  Lipstick always on, nails never chipped.

You know those girls. Just ugh with their perfection.

Olilvia Palermo is one of those people for me. I read Net-A-Porter’s The Edit’s cover story featuring her hungrily, hoping that maybe a little bit of what she has, will rub off on me.

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Why Don’t You… Wear Yves Klein Blue This Fall?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

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Perhaps it’s the aquarius in me, but I am pleased to see that New York magazine listed Yves Klein Blue as the new navy for fall.

Officially patented International Klein Blue, French artist Yves Klein introduced the color to the world in 1960 using naked models wearing the paint to um, adhere the color to blank canvases. He would go on to use the color during his art shows, releasing 1001 balloons of the same hue, or serving his guests blue cocktails. He sounds cool, no?

And because fashion imitates art, this color popped up in a big way on the Fall 2014 runways.

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