In honor of House of Cards' AMAZING return, a tribute to the greatest political villian of all time, who also happens to have an incredibly fabulous work wardrobe: Claire Underwood. ("I'm willing to let your baby wither and die inside of you" OMG CLAIRE REALLY?!).
Did anyone else notice Claire's color-coordinated closets that she casually wisped by while talking to her media manager? Claire Underwood's closets in a few words: white, neutral, grey, black and tailored.
So here's my knock-off Claire outfits that can go straight to the tailor:
First off: Claire Underwood's Perfect Grey Dress.
Claire's Perfect Grey Dress for the Broke and Bougie:
1. $22.80 Sophisticated Moment Sheath Dress @ Forever 21 | 2. $27.99 Merona Women's Cap Sleeve Fit&Flare Dress @ Target | 3. $34.95 Fitted Dress @ H&M
Second: Claire's Perfectly Tailored White Button Down (or button up, depending on where you're from)
Claire's Perfectly Tailored White Button-up for the Broke and Bougie:
1. $54.50 Contrast Trim Button Down Shirt @ Loft | 2. $29.94 Long Sleeve Piped Essential Shirt @ Express | 3. $14.99 Women's Regular 3/4-sleeve Modern Broadcloth Shirt @ Land's End
Third: Claire's Perfect Blue Dress
Claire's Perfect Blue Dress for the Broke and Bougie:
1. $49.50 Collection to Wear to Work Sheath Dress @ The Limited | 2. $18 Merona® Women's Textured Cap Sleeve Shift Dress @ Target | 3. $41 Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress @ Express
Fourth: Claire Underwood's Perfect White House Awards Ceremony LBD
Claire Underwood's Perfect White House Awards Ceremony LBD for the Broke and Bougie:
1. $29.99 Merona® Women's Twill Ruched Dress @ Target | 2. $45 Textured Sheath Dress @ The Limited | 3. $34.95 Crêped Dress @ H&M
Fifth: Claire's Perfectly Feminine/All-Business Suits
Claire's Perfectly Feminine/All-Business Suits for the Broke and Bougie:
This is a piece that truly needs to be tailored. For the big-bootied narrow-shouldered munchkin-legged women such as myself, the perfect suit does not exist- we have to make it. Here is where I have found the best deals on suits (that are almost always on sale):