Everyone’s favorite OB-GYN, Dr. Mindy Lahiri, will be returning to the small screen on September 15 when The Mindy Project makes its Hulu debut. Although fans have to wait a few more weeks for the show’s return, fans of Mindy Kaling’s on-screen fashion can start dressing like her stylish character almost immediately with our new Look for Less series featuring The Mindy Project.
On August 23, Kaling posted a photo on Instagram of a red-themed outfit from an upcoming episode of the show. Standing just outside of Dr. Lahiri’s office at the fictional Shulman and Associates, Kaling posed to show off her candy apple red Guess trench coat, which she paired with a denim skirt by Alexa Chung for AG and a sweater and boots both by rag & bone.
Kaling’s office look for her character is certainly eye-catching, but what’s more eye-catching is its total price! Her trench, the Curved-Hem Trench Coat by Guess, was last available for $180, while her Alexa Chung for AG A-Line Denim Skirt is available at Nordstrom for $178. Add in her $325 rag & bone ‘Isabella’ sweater and her $525 red rag & bone Margot booties, and her outfit totals $1,208. But if you love this all-red ensemble, we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate the entire look for less. Read on for the results!
A classic red trench coat was the first item on our shopping list, and we quickly found a beautiful alternative to Kaling’s Guess trench in the DKNY Double-Breasted Skirted Trench Coat from 6pm. Done in an equally cheery red, this trench could easily pass for Kaling’s Guess trench, but it’s available at a fraction of the cost for only $57.99.
Finding a sweater to rival the intricate print of the rag & bone sweater was no easy task, but the MICHAEL by Michael Kors Bead Hem Long Sleeve Crew Sweater proved itself to be a strong competitor. Although this sweater is done in a crew neck, the band of beading along the hemline invokes the small dot pattern at the bottom of Kaling’s sweater. Done in a rich navy, this sweater will perfectly complement your new red trench, and what’s more is that it’s available from 6pm for only $54.99.
Button-front denim skirts have seen a bit of a revival these days, so finding a style to mimic the Alexa Chung for AG number was fairly simple. The Button-Front A-Line Skirt by MOTO not only offers a similar A-line shape to Kaling’s skirt, it also boasts a similar construction with the two parallel seams running vertically down the front of the skirt. This look-alike skirt acts as a perfect substitute for the Alexa Chung for AG skirt, coming in at only $52 from Topshop.
A red ankle boot completes our look for less, and although nothing can really compete with Kaling’s red rag & bone booties, we thought the Diba Oh Sage Red Suede booties from 6pm came pretty close. Done in a bright red, these booties not only mimic the color of the rag & bone booties, they also feature a similar stacked heel construction and side zipper detail. The best part is that these boots won’t set you back $525 like the rag & bone style, coming it at only $50.99.
Kaling’s all-red office-ready look for Dr. Lahiri is certainly eye-catching, and so is its $1,208 price tag. But if you love her look and want to recreate it for yourself, our look-alike outfit only totals $215.88, allowing you to look like the trendy Manhattan doctor without spending like her!