She's not exactly someone you'd want to take relationship advice from, but Claire Underwood is a boss in the power-dressing department. Binge-watching House of Cards last year, I became more and more enamored with her style each time she appeared on screen, whether she was zipped into a sheath or buttoned up in one of her crisply pressed blouses. With the return of season two, my obsession is back.
While I'm a fashion girl at heart, always eager to test-drive the latest trend, her posh, Victoria-Beckham-esque dress code has me pondering the benefits of ditching it all for a more stable wardrobe with all the sex appeal and power of a woman in Washington. There aren't many other women who could make me question my downtown-girl sensibilities — maybe Olivia Pope. But Claire even makes Miss Pope's fashion look flippant. She subscribes to structure, few colors, and, above all, a perfectly tailored cut — teaching women in the audience everywhere exactly how power dressing is done. Now, we're shopping the look.