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OOTD: Mindy Kaling Inspired

January 13, 2013

Recently I’ve been really getting into Mindy Kaling’s scripted show, The Mindy Project. I had never watched The Office, so I have no reference to understand how similar or different her character of Mindy is, but what I do know is that Mindy’s style on the show is inspiring in it layers, textures, prints, and colors. She somehow manages to come off as sexy, smart, and fashionable, all while wearing some tiny, fun accessory that any 7-12 year old would be delighted to have. Considering that I’m still trying to figure out what the heck professional wear means and looks like on me, I’ve got to give it up to Mindy who is showing me how to be young and office-appropriate all in one look.








Mindy takes her colors, button-ups, layering, and pinches of whimsy seriously, so I decided to try and capture my own version of Mindy’s charm. I went with dark green pants and layered a chambray button up with this fox sweater that I purchased over Christmas break from Old Navy.


As much as I love Mindy’s snowflake earrings and beaded heart bracelet, I’m a little tamer when it comes to “cutesy” things and the fox was enough for me. I picked up the orange color in the fox with my cognac flats and Dooney and Bourke satchel.


Evans green jeans, Old Navy chambray shirt, Old Navy fox-print sweater, Target flats, Dooney and Bourke Florentine Satchel in small (I recommend searching for a deal on eBay), and Aldo ring.

I don’t think I captured the polished aspect of Mindy’s looks, but it was still fun to do. It’s honestly been awhile since a character on T.V. has inspired me with their clothing.

What do you think of Mindy’s style? Do you have a particular actor/character that inspires your style?

P.S. Mindy wears cute clothes outside of her show, too.




12 Comments leave one →
  1. Claire permalink
    January 13, 2013 2:30 pm

    OMG I am in love with ur fox jumper! Any idea if old navy deliver to the UK? I’ve never heard of them…

    • January 13, 2013 2:32 pm

      I looked at their online store earlier, and they don’t seem to have it in stock anymore. They have just introduced international shipping though!

  2. January 14, 2013 9:04 am

    Ive never seen “The Office” or “The Mindy Project” but I do like how she dresses! I would definitely copy some of her looks! You look so adorbble in that sweater! I like the dark green pants.

  3. Aimee permalink
    January 15, 2013 11:33 am

    Yay! I love The Mindy Project…and your outfit! I also have the fox sweater, cognac flats and chambray shirt (though from Lane Bryant). Love the look! Thanks for always being a fashion inspiration. 🙂

  4. January 15, 2013 11:58 am

    Love the fox sweater! It looks really cute on. I don’t think I have just one tv character/actor that inspires me, instead I think I take inspiration from lots. My favorite has to be Jennifer Morrison’s character Emma Swan from Once Upon a Time. I love her look for an everyday look and usually I can play it up and change it up with my shoes (either boots or flats) or a cute necklace or bracelet. Sometimes I enjoy mixing a little of the more feminine and whimsy style of Ginnifer Goodwin’s character Mary Margaret and add a cute cardigan or an extra whimsy necklace.

  5. January 15, 2013 6:44 pm

    Oh, that fox sweater is adorable!

  6. January 18, 2013 1:03 pm

    Love love love this. Sophisticated and whimsical!

  7. January 24, 2013 7:21 am

    argh the jumper rocks!!! You are looking as cute as a button xx

  8. January 30, 2013 2:06 pm

    This is so cute! I love love LOVE this! The jumper is so cute!

  9. February 25, 2013 6:42 am

    I absolutely love the foxy sweater. I hope they get it back in stock soon, I’ll keep an eye out for it 🙂

  10. March 8, 2013 5:20 pm

    Mindy Kaling is such an inspiration. I love the fact that she loves her body and isn’t afraid to show it off. She has such a great sense of style. Its awesome you used her as inspiration for your outfit. Fox’s are my favorite trend!

  11. Maribeth permalink
    October 1, 2013 9:32 pm

    Fox sweater back at old navy!

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