Rarely do television shows place as much of an emphasis on their characters’ wardrobe as they do on the show’s script. But The Mindy Project seems to consistently captivate its audience not only with its humorous storylines, but also with its fashionable aesthetic, which comes courtesy of the show’s head costume designer, Salvador Pérez.
Featuring brands from Chanel to Tory Burch and Manolo Blahnik to Vivienne Westwood, it should come as no surprise that Pérez’s high-fashion ensembles for the show have earned him and The Mindy Project a 2015 EMMY nomination for Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie.
So if you’ve ever lusted after Dr. Mindy Lahiri’s chic outfits, you’re in luck. In anticipation for the comedy’s September 15 premiere on Hulu, we’ve decided to unveil a new Look for Less series, dedicated to the impossibly posh looks from The Mindy Project. Get ready, because these looks — and the low prices of our look-alike finds — will have you saying, “Ex-squeeze me?!”
On August 18, Mindy Kaling, creator and star of The Mindy Project, took to Instagram to show off a look from a forthcoming episode of their new season. Kaling was styled for the small screen in a forest green biker jacket by AllSaints, paired with an orange floral skirt by Miu Miu, a C. Wonder blouse and Manolo Blahnik pumps.
While her whole outfit is the object of our envy, we can’t help but zero in on Kaling’s luxurious leather jacket by AllSaints. Done in a forest green Italian lambskin, this jacket is the definition of perfection. But this perfection comes at price — a $491 price, to be exact. But if you covet this jacket as much as we do, we’ve found two gorgeous jackets to replicate Kaling’s on-screen style for much less. Read on for the results!
Keeping true to the biker style of the AllSaints jacket is the Members Only Pebbled Vegan Leather Jacket from Urban Outfitters. Featuring a similar lapel construction and hardware detail, this olive green jacket will give you the expensive look and feel of the AllSaints piece without paying the high $491 price. For $159, this jacket will be the first step in incorporating Dr. Lahiri’s posh Manhattan style into your own wardrobe.
To mimic the shoulder details and rich color of the AllSaints jacket, we chose the Sam Edelman Elise Faux Leather Jacket from 6pm. Done in a stunning hunter green, this jacket delivers a rich, deep green perfect for the upcoming fall weather. For only $54.99, this jacket will leave enough room in your budget to afford a printed skirt, a kelly green blouse and pointed-toe pumps to recreate Kaling’s look from head to toe!
Although we all, unfortunately, can’t be styled by Salvador Pérez, we can take the looks he styled for The Mindy Project for less, starting with these great jackets from Urban Outfitters and 6pm.