Dec 27, 2016 08:36 AM EST

Office Chic 101: Learn Corporate Style Tips From These TV Characters

Watching TV shows can be a form of escape, but some shows can also be a source of inspiration, especially for those who are looking for some corporate style tips. Nowadays, there’s a lot of style inspiration to be had, and ladies can learn what it takes to be chic yet still professional-looking from taking pointers from certain TV characters.

Here are the top five most stylish TV characters that career women can learn style tips from.

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) from “Scandal”

The Washington, D.C., fixer makes it to this list as she knows how to rock corporate style, proving that women can look chic yet professional at the same time. Take a page out of Olivia Pope’s style book by trying white-on-white pieces, and upgrading your ratty coat to a piece befitting a true style boss.

Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) from “Suits”

The lawyer oozes confidence as her wardrobe combines the sharpness of professional style with a modern and feminine edge. To get Jessica Pearson’s look, revamp a skirt suit by going for a peplum top made of the same material as the skirt, then finish off the look with a feminine hairstyle, a statement necklace, and impeccably applied makeup.

Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) from “Suits”

Jessica isn’t the only stylish lawyer at Pearson Specter Litt as Donna proves that one can be subtly sexy in an office attire yet remain very appropriate for meetings and the like. Chanel Donna’s style by choosing a knee-length sheath dress with a square neckline that’s made of a non-clingy material, a soft and flowing hairstyle, and a bold lip color with minimal eye makeup.

Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) from “Supergirl”

Kara Danver’s boss may be intimidating, but the multi-hyphenate mogul truly slays with her work wardrobe which shows that she’s fully in control. Head to work in a modern tweed skirt suit accessorized with a statement bag and nude pumps, but make the look edgier a la Cat Grant by going with an unfussy hairstyle and minimal makeup.

Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) from “House of Cards”

Going for a promotion at work? Show them you’re ready to take on bigger responsibilities by dressing for the job that you want. Take cues from the “House of Cards” first lady/vice president by choosing unfussy suits in classic shapes and rich fabrics, paired with good quality heels and bags and understated jewelry. Finish off the look with a sleek hairstyle that shows that you mean business.

For more style tips, check out Jobs & Hire’s tips on how to achieve professional style on a budget.

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