How to Dress Like the Most Stylish Onscreen Characters for Under $100

Whatever your cinematic preferences may be, we're fairly certain that if you're a fan of fashion, you appreciate a stylish onscreen character, period. After all, some of the most memorable moments in our favorite TV shows and films have involved spot-on costume choices and consequently affected (and reflected) the way we dressed at that point in time. As we transition into new seasons, we often turn to style muses who inspire our wardrobes, so in the spirit of starting on the right foot this fall and taking a cue from well-dressed women, we culled an edit of onscreen characters who we'd like to imitate in a sartorial sense. From a '50s-inspired look to classic grunge at its finest, scroll down to shop under-$100 pieces inspired by your favorite onscreen characters.

Angela Chase, My So-Called Life


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If teen angst is your specialty, grab your favorite flannels and acid-wash denim to emulate this classic character, played by Claire Danes.

Opt for a classy, polished look that mirrors January Jones's feisty yet polished role in Mad Men.

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City


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Will there ever be a time that we don't want to be a Carrie? Probably not.

Josie Packard, Twin Peaks


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She may be a less talked-about character on Twin Peaks, but her menswear-inspired aesthetic is everything we want for fall.

Rachel Green, Friends


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A clean, minimal vibe is always a good idea. We'll take her hair, too.

Serena van der Woodsen


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Go for a glamorous getup this autumn à la one of our favorite onscreen Upper East Siders.

Next: Check out the 10 most stylish television shows of the '90s.

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)