Thursday, March 17, 2011

GLEE Style: Rachel Berry

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I've decided to embark on my first ever post series (Finally)! We're going to take a look at the characters of one of my favorite shows: Glee. Each character has their own unique persona and a wardrobe to go along with it! Glee is a sassy mixture of high school drama, laugh out loud comedy, and motifs that touch on social issues. This show offers a little bit for everyone, and so it became a must watch for many Americans. But not to forget the most alluring part of the show: the music. My aim is to recreate a few outfits from the character's wardrobe with a wearable approach and an affordable budget. With that, I introduce my first inspiration, the Broadway diva herself: Rachel Berry.

Who is Rachel Berry? 

Rachel is a "strong and driven but somewhat neurotic" female lead portrayed by actress Lea Michele. She is the self appointed student leader of the Glee club. Throughout the series Rachel is torn between her career aspirations and her affections for Finn. She is the adoptive daughter of an interracial, homosexual couple, which adds to her unique disposition. Rachel's idol is Barbara Streisand. 

Rachel Berry Style Essentials

Plaid- on skirts, accessories, and the occasional cape, Rachel is a girl that loves her plaid
Pleated skirts- she opts for the preppier pleated skirt, which adds fullness to her small frame
Sweaters- she is seen in a lot of sweaters and cardigans, many with knit designs like a horse on the front or cable knit
Knee socks/tights- Rachel often adorns her legs with knee socks or tights
Loafers/flats- she is almost always in some sort of flat shoe, whether it is penny loafers or simple ballet flats
Mary janes- many of Rachel's shoes exhibit the classic school girl shoe style of mary janes (a strap over the top of the foot)
Bows- Rachel Berry loves her girly touches, especially bows and cutesy animals

Brittany: "What is this look called?"
Rachel: "Sexy schoolgirl, librarian chic."

Sexy School Girl

Sweater, Skirt, Socks, Loafers, Clips, Necklace
Librarian Chic

Sweater, Skirt, Flats, Headband

Monochromatic Cute

Top, Skirt, Flats, Bangles

Rachel Berry Style Separates

Blouse, Pleated Skirt, Socks, Flats, Cape, Pearl Earrings, Horse Sweater, Bow Skirt, Bow Clips

Real Life Rachel

I was browsing some of the blogs I follow, and I came across a post from koi story that showed some everyday Rachel Berry style. Check it out here!

(PS: Sorry for the lack of text, I wanted to talk about each outfit, but I am so frustrated with the formatting of this post! Polyvore HTML just wasn't working for me. Let me know if you would prefer if there were more explanation! Or if you like it just the way it is, less talk and more pictures.) 

What do you think? What character do you want to see next?


  1. I like the post the way it is! Sometimes too much text will turn readers off.

  2. Wow! Glee is my absolute favourite show! I want to start a series of posts too, but I'll do it when I can spare more time. I'm thinking of Gossip Girl. I really like how you've done Rachel but who I really want to see is Kurt :)

  3. I started with Rachel because for the longest time I thought she was the main character! Her style is so straightforward too. Kurt is going to be fun! But also very challenging.

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