Fashion Inspiration: ‘Nashville’


Tonight is the season premiere of one of my favorite shows, Nashville, and I am too excited. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Nashville is a drama centered around the Music City. It stars Connie Britton from Friday Night Lights, and it’s as much about country music as FNL was about football — which is to say, not so much but that’s what frames the drama. This show has everything though: strong and talented women, attractive and passionate men, soapy drama and great fashion.

It may seem unlikely, but week after week, I was inspired by the stylistic choices of Scarlett O’Connor, an aspiring songwriter portrayed by Clare Bowen. Sure, her style is a little frumpy, and there were definitely a few head-scratching sartorial choices — but Scarlett’s style is also bohemian and feminine and, perhaps most importantly, cozy-looking. Here’s how to get the look yourself:

Fashion Inspiration: Nashville's Scarlett

Belted Dress – JC Penney; Cardigan – Kohl’s; Combat Boots – Charlotte Russe; Charm Necklace – Dillard’s; Crossbody Bag – Tilly’s.

We rarely (if ever) see Scarlett not in lace, so the centerpiece here is an ivory lace dress — this one has a head start on another Scarlett trademark, since it comes belted. She also favors long, drape-y cardigans for layering, so this oatmeal-colored open-front cardigan is a great (affordable) choice. Another essential? Boots. Scarlett tends to pick pieces in rich brown shades (as opposed to black), so these combat boots are a great choice. The floral lining is especially fitting since that’s Scarlett’s favorite pattern. Accessorize with a long pendant necklace (or several) and grab a floral-print crossbody for convenience.

Do you watch Nashville? What do you think of Scarlett’s style? Share in the comments!

~ Sarah