Kimmy Schmidt of the addictive new Netflix series is my new favorite quirky heroine. With an endless arsenal of snappy middle school comebacks (“I know you are but what am I?”), and no clue how to take a selfie, Kimmy is like a lovable combo between your childhood best friend and your mom. And even though Kimmy never changed her outfit in the first couple of episodes, in the midst of her bright colors and throwback fashion (light up sneakers anyone?), Kimmy’s style hits the mark on many occasions. Her wardrobe of solid sweaters, bright colors, feminine prints, and preppy layers is simple and easy to emulate. Kimmy is pretty but tough, like a diamond, or beef jerky in a ball gown, and here’s how to channel her playful, cheery look.
Bold Cardigan and Florals
Kimmy is constantly wearing her signature yellow sweater and pink jeans outfit. While it totally suits her cheery youthful demeanor, it may be a bit overwhelming for those us who have actually been above ground for the past fifteen years. Convert the patterned blouse to a cute floral dress, and switch out magenta jeans for bright pink tights topped off with a sunny yellow cardi.
Solid Dress Layered with Collared Blouse
Kimmy’s blue dress and printed top ensemble is one of my absolute favorites from the show. Pair her signature patterned collared top with a solid frock and bright lips for a unbreakably cute day out.
Bright Dress and Clogs
Kimmy’s date outfit is simple but adorably cute. Try pairing a twirly pink dress and bright yellow clogs with floral accents and a dainty necklace.
Ever the nineties girl, Kimmy still jams to a Walkman, rocks a fanny pack and has her name embroidered on her backpack. Incorporate a nod to the nineties in your look with an accessory or two. I’ve been a fan of stacking colorful woven friendship bracelets since day one and lately I’ve been contemplating purchasing a fanny pack for summer excursions, because seriously, its the most convenient thing ever and I’ve regretted disposing of my mint green and magenta one from childhood—I adore the intricate pattern on this one. As for scrunchies, work that updo with bright geometric patterns. Plus, with something this vibrant, you don’t have to worry about losing all your elastics.
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