For the past four years (and counting!), we’ve been completely obsessed with the stylish millennial women of The Bold Type. In case you’re unfamiliar, the comedy-drama inspired by former Cosmopolitan magazine editor-in-chief Joanna Coles is every bit inspiring as it is realistic. Every week, like clockwork, we’ve tuned in to watch Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) deal with the trials and tribulations of being a twenty-something in New York City, and working at the fictional Scarlet magazine.
Along the way, we’ve watched the co-workers-turned-BFFs experience growing pains personally, professionally, and yes, sartorially. Let’s take a look back, shall we? Jane is the Type A neurotic writer whose wit and romantic worldview is reflected in her choice of attire. Kat, on the other hand, is the whip-smart free spirit who works hard to get what she wants, even if she doesn’t know it at the moment — and this extends to her outfits. She’ll pair prints with her personality and whatever she wears embodies how she feels in that exact moment. For her part, Sutton is the independent and caring fashionista who updates her small town roots with a modern twist. Despite the looks that make them stand out, these three women are undeniably bonded by their impeccable taste in clothes. We love to see it.
Considering the characters spend so much time in the fashion closet, it should come as no surprise that they know a thing or two about style. With that in mind, here are six fashion lessons we learned from The Bold Type.