TV's Coolest Characters Talk About Their Onscreen Style

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    For an actress, dressing the part is character building—literally. And we totally covet the coolest ladies’ TV wardrobes. But what do they think? We asked our favorite small-screen stars—Kaitlyn Black from Hart of Dixie, Candice Accola from Vampire Diaries, Jessica Lowndes from 90210, Troian Bellasario from Pretty Little Liars, and Beth Behrs from 2 Broke Girls—what they’d like to see their characters wear.

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    PHOTO: ABC Family

    Troian Bellasario as Spencer Hastings

    My personal style:
    It’s a little bit of everything: Goth, grunge, punk, and a little bit of classically romantic feminine lines. Mix that with whatever is comfortable. I have an obsession with clothes that have a story behind them, so I’d rather get a hand-me-down jacket from a friend who has loved it to death than a new pair of jeans from the mall.

    My character’s style:
    ​Spencer's style is classic. She's a very Ralph Lauren kind of girl, with icons like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Spencer is known for thigh-high socks and boots. I wear a lot of riding boots; they have the best build. For prom I have always thought Spencer should wear a massive tartan-print Ralph Lauren ball gown or one by Alexander McQueen.

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    PHOTO: Annette Brown/The CW

    Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes

    My personal style:
    ​I don't think I ever grew out of playing dress up. I love dresses and dramatic vintage jackets. I also refuse to live by the rule that something can only be worn once. I've recently found happiness in my Charlotte Olympia black velvet kitty shoes and a pair of red J Brand jeans.

    My character’s style: 
    Caroline’s style is colorful and flirty. She is, and will always be, a small town girl, more likely to be scoring a designer deal at T.J.Maxx than sporting the new Chanel. I'd love to see her in a clean-cut, modern orange pantsuit with her hair slicked back. To give an edge to the girly dresses Caroline does wear, I think she'd rock the neon pink Tibi Contoured Fit and Flare Dress. Graduating from high school and moving on to college, I think Caroline needs a cool new backpack.

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    PHOTO: Sonja Flemming/CBS

    Beth Behrs as Caroline Channing

    My personal style:
    Well, because of playing Caroline for a few years, I feel naked when I leave the house without heels on—preferably wedges, or booties because they're most comfortable for a day of rehearsal or running around. If I'm in flats, it's always my Jenni Kayne black d'Orsay flats. My style is a bit more edgy and modern than Caroline, and unlike Caroline I love to wear black and jeans.

    My character’s style:
    ​Caroline's style is sophisticated, classy, New York old-money chic. She wears only shades of white, cream, nude, or beige. Chanel, Stella McCartney, and Chloe are some of her go-to brands. She's always in a heel—Brian Atwood, YSL, Fendi, or Gucci. And as you can tell from the show, she loves her pearls. I’d love to see her wear a sexy designer little black dress, a different statement necklace, like a long Jennifer Fisher gold one with charms, or a killer pop-of-color heel.

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    PHOTO: The CW

    Kaitlyn Black as Annabeth Nass

    My personal style:
    My shopping havens are J. Crew and Banana Republic. I am most comfortable in jeans, and it’s easy to go from day to night by just switching out your boots/flats for a sexy heel and a t-shirt for a blouse. Shoes are my weakness

    My character’s style:
    ​Annabeth is definitely a Southern belle. She loves dresses, never leaves the house without jewelry, and always chooses heels over flats. She seems to be nostalgic for 1960s fashion. I can’t see AB in jeans, so that fantasy is out. But it would be nice to have a few more casual looks, like a pair of fitted slacks or a cashmere sweater. (Wow, I just said slacks; I sound like my mother.) I’d love AB to incorporate more pencil skirts. They convey a classy and sexy style, and what woman wouldn’t want both?

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    PHOTO: Jaimie Trueblood/The CW

    Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna Tate-Duncan

    My personal style:
    I try not to think too much about what I'm putting on. I like to keep it effortless while still looking feminine and chic—comfortable but still put together.

    My character’s style:
    ​Adrianna is very ladylike, with a vintage, 1940s-inspired style. She's flirty without being overtly sexy, while maintaining a girly balance. I'd love to see her experiment a little more with trends—pastels and peplum or color-blocked black and white. Bold colors and Lucite accessories would be great for her too! They’re a little riskier, but by incorporating them into classic pieces I think it could really take her wardrobe to the next level.

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