As seen on TV: Where to find your TV faves

Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra present new designers.

Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra present new designers.

My Sunday morning routine typically consists of two things – coffee and fashion magazines. But like much of the American population, I struggle to justify spending $1,000 on a skirt, no matter how cute it may be. As such, I also draw fashion inspiration from television (although when Gossip Girl went off the air, I lost one of my main sources of inspiration…).

These days, I count Elementary, The Originals, Covert Affairs and Hart of Dixie as some of my main sources of ideas, and I have found a few blogs dedicated to outfit matching. These sites are great for finding pieces that you love. Although many of the pieces shown on TV are still a bit much for the budget conscious fan, they are a great way to discern which brands you like. This can help you narrow down where to find dupes or similar styles that more closely match your budget.

Shop Your is a well organized site that includes pretty much every show that’s been on the air in recent years. Organized by network, this site makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s also updated on a regular basis, so check in every week to find out what your fictional faves are wearing. is another great site with a lot of comprehensive information including where you can find your favorite pieces of clothing. It’s also very well organized, allowing you to find the specifics of your favorite characters. This site is not as comprehensive, but it does give ideas for dupes in the event that they can’t find an exact match. contains a list of popular shows and movies, with a good backlog, so you can find your favorites from older movies like The Devil Wears Prada. This site is pretty easy to navigate too, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time looking for your favorite outfits. It’s good for finding tricky outfits, as the guess work is done.

If you’re into TV fashion, give one of these sites a try and dress like your favorite characters (or mix and match so you don’t look like a clone). You’ll be shocked at how many TV fashion finds are actually affordable.


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