Sarah Howard’s style on The Alienist is so timeless that you can easily adapt it for today. Puffy sleeves are even back in style, and plaid is always a great choice.
Dakota Fanning’s character first caught my eye for her style when she wore the purple plaid jacket with matching hat and tie. You could almost wear this look today. Instead of a big skirt, it could be a pencil skirt or black pants. You would look stylish but also very professional, and if you are bold enough, even wear the hat!
Imagine a high waisted pant or pencil skirt with the V like Sarah was wearing with the black jacket. It would look exquisite. The sleaves are just so stylish. It’s hard not to see all these costumes and daydream about how you could wear them today. Who knew so much inspiration can be found in a period piece set in the late 1800s.
Her black and tan plaid dress was also incredible. This pattern would look great as a dress with a different cut that is more modern or even a blouse to go with a pair of black pants or a pencil skirt.
Sarah has certainly found her look in season two and combining that with her opening a detective agency, she’s truly found her self.
In the late 1800s, it was tough for women, especially career women. Fashion has always been a way to stand out and be taken seriously.
Sadly, you know you take notice of a woman that looks stunning and professionally dressed more than you take note of someone that doesn’t have the right look, even though it’s more important what the person has to say.
Sarah is a great character to look to if you are looking for style inspiration, and you can find blazers with puffy sleeves that will look similar to the dresses that she’s wearing on The Alienist.
What we need is a designer to take inspiration from this show and design a collection that modernizes the look but keeps the timeliness of Sarah’s style.
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