Whether it’s nightly scheduled shows or binge-worthy Netflix originals, most people have their go-to TV or online series they religiously watch.

But what if this relaxing pastime could actually benefit your work life? Here are three work outfits inspired by television shows.


Midi dresses in the right fabric are perfect in any season. Also, they transform from an easy and sophisticated ensemble to a comfortable happy hour option.

This Victoria Beckham printed v-neck shift dress, worn in the latest season of Scandal by Olivia Pope, has a modest length and a great silhouette that’s perfect for the board room.

Clothes from the tv show Scandal

Experiment with prints in deeper muted tones to express your style in an elegant way. French Connection’s Canyon Sands Sleeveless dress is a fun inspired look for a fraction of the cost.

Fashion from the show Scandal

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Nothing says let’s get to work louder than a well-fitting suit. This accompanied by a tie with a sophisticated print are the perfect combination to close any deal. Seen on Suits, this Burberry Milbury slim fit suit and Tom Ford houndstooth tie display how to achieve a minimalistic look that still commands attention.

Fashion from the show Suits

The showstopper with this work outfit is the tie. Having an assortment of ties both solid and printed can add versatility to your everyday image. Ted Baker’s Solid Silk tie is a great alternative to the pricey yet coveted (sold out) Tom Ford tie.

Fashion from the show Suits

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How to get away with murder 

Florals do not have to be limited to the spring and summer months. Given the colour selection, this delicate print can be adorned all year long. If you’re bold, you can create a floral on floral look, as seen in this throwback from season one of How to Get Away with Murder. Larger prints make more of a statement and can definitely separate you from your colleagues.

Fashion from How to get away with Murder

Try wearing more vibrant colours in the summer – like pinks and reds, and in the winter experiment with more subdued colours in navy, cream and lavender tones. ASOS has an array of floral pieces to choose from to recreate this refined and timeless look on a dime.

Fashion from How to get away with murder

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Downtime can now bear professional fruit. Got it? Good. Now let’s get to work!



Perri is currently a marketing student at George Brown College. She is a published creative director and wardrobe stylist with a wealth of knowledge in the field, and just under a decade of experience.