That Bold style
Whether attending a glamorous work function, hitting the town on a girls’ night, or just walking the halls of Scarlet magazine, The Bold Type’s Sutton, Kat, and Jane are always in style — so we asked the show’s costume designer, Lisa Frucht, where to find some of the ladies’ most fabulous pieces.
While it turns out that the twentysomething trio must be relying on their workplace’s fashion closet to score some of the high-end labels they favor, that doesn’t mean you can’t get their Scarlet glam. Read on for the designers behind their looks as well as the affordable versions we tracked down to recreate them — and check back here after The Bold Type every week for more of the show’s covetable fashion.
Sutton in "Breaking Through the Noise"
The spotlight may have been on the runway, but Sutton stayed stylish behind the scenes at her fashion show. Her perfect peplum denim jacket by Alexander McQueen is still available on sale and in limited sizes ($798, net-a-porter.com), but you can get the silhouette for less with a version by Frame, pictured ($176, theoutnet.com), or I.N.C. International Concepts ($90, macys.com).
Kat in "Breaking Through the Noise"
As Kat tries to get back into life at Scarlet after losing the election — and tries to choose between two potential girlfriends — Frucht put star Aisha Dee in a vivid blouse by Alexander McQueen but removed the long sleeves it came with. The top, which is made in a blown-up butterfly print, is still available in limited sizes ($584, farfetch.com), but you can recreate her look with this orange multi-animal-print top from Dorothy Perkins, pictured ($27, dorothyperkins.com). To take the Kat-spiration in a different direction, you can channel her Lepidoptera chic with a zoomed-out butterfly blouse by Joie ($90, saksoff5th.com).
Jane in "Breaking Through the Noise"
Not knowing she would enter the Scarlet office to find it in chaos, half-assembled and editor-in-chief-less, Jane dressed for another day on the job in a tiger-striped mini by Proenza Schouler. Hers is still available in limited sizes ($496, net-a-porter.com), but you can scoop her style with a Missguided skirt in a smaller, more orange print, pictured ($22, forever21.com), or make it a midi with one by Nasty Gal ($20, nastygal.com).
Kat in "The Final Push"
It’s Election Day Eve, and poor Kat is having a crisis over whether she even wants the position she’s spent so much time and energy chasing — but at least she looks utterly electable in this racing-stripe-sleeved blazer by Elizabeth and James. You can still snag the original for yourself, albeit in very limited sizes ($226, saksoff5th.com), or recreate the look with this jacket by Marella ($126, macys.com).
Jane in "The Final Push"
If you’re going to face off with a legendary sociopath whose career you just might be ruining in a juicy exposé, you’d better dress for the occasion. Jane met Pamela Dolan while wearing this asymmetrical floral blouse from Ulla Johnson, which is now on sale ($239, barneys.com). But you can echo her vibe with another metallic-printed, puff-sleeved blouse, like this one from & Other Stories ($69, stories.com).
Sutton in "The Final Push"
Style-minded Sutton played with proportion this week as she prepared for her big fashion show, wearing tie-waisted flared overalls that hit at an empire waist. The original dark-wash pair by Alexa Chung are still available (and on sale) in limited sizes ($247, mytheresa.com), but you can also try to recreate her look with this pair of suspender jeans from ASOS ($22, asos.com).
Jane in "Revival"
As Jane continues to chase a juicy story, she also continues to serve fabulous looks — like this tie-waist peplum top by Amur, which is on sale now ($179, saksoff5th.com), but only available in limited sizes (and with a cold shoulder and long sleeves, which Frucht appears to have removed to dress star Katie Stevens). To score a similar designer look, try this short-sleeved version from Diane Von Furstenberg, pictured ($298, dvf.com), or to recreate the vibe for less, Nordstrom’s got you covered with a top by Halogen in black or blue ($36, nordstrom.com).
Sutton in "Revival"
Sutton feels rejected when she doesn’t get the top prize in design class, but if what she’s made is lacking, at least what she’s wearing is great! This silk geometric-print midi by Barney’s New York is no longer available, but you can get her summery style in trendy gingham with this square-necked, button-down dress from Mango ($80, mango.com), or a tiered, multicolored take on the look from Free People ($331, freepeople.com).
Kat in "Revival"
To shoot a televised campaign interview, Kat opted for a midi skirt by Rosetta Getty. Hers is sold out, but you can get another asymmetric striped midi from the label in a post-Memorial Day white, on sale now ($390, net-a-porter.com), or summer-ify her look with a ruffled wrap skirt from & Other Stories, pictured, in a sweet floral ($79, stories.com).
Jane in "Mixed Messages"
Jane continued her investigation of an abusive photographer in a bell-sleeved, tie-necked blouse from Giambattista Valli. The piece is still available in limited quantities ($950, farfetch.com), but you can recreate the eye-catching look for much less with the pictured top from Rodarte’s new collaboration with the size-inclusive Universal Standard ($150, universalstandard.com). Alternatively, if you’d rather dial down the drama just a touch, try a cascading-ruffle blouse by CeCe ($54, nordstrom.com).
Sutton in "Mixed Messages"
Richard may have resisted celebrating his birthday, but Sutton still dressed for the occasion with this tulle halter dress by Fausto Puglisi. The festive mini is now sold out, but you can get her colorblock chic with an asymmetrical dress by English Factory, pictured ($40, lastcall.com), or a high-low, all blue take from ModCloth ($109, modcloth.com).
Kat in "Mixed Messages"
Kat never met a bold (ha!) print she didn’t love, and she turned to this blouse by IRO for a critical moment during her campaign for city council. The exact top is no longer available, but you can get her look with another pink-tinted reimagining of a classic zebra print in this tie-waisted look from Topshop ($75, nordstrom.com).
Jane in "#tbt"
Much of “#tbt” took place on the fateful day in 2014 (with the music cues to match) when the ladies of The Bold Type met for the first time. Jane showed up to her first day at Scarlet wearing a button-front bib dress by Moschino. If it’s the straps’ harness detail that speaks to you, you can get a long-sleeved, cold-shoulder style from the label with the same element ($518, farfetch.com). For a closer match to Jane’s silhouette, try a take on the look from Topshop, pictured ($68, nordstrom.com).
Sutton in "#tbt"
Kat in "Technical Difficulties"
Kat’s relationship with her campaign manager Tia entered awkward new territory in episode 5, but at least she looked great for the occasion. Her paper-bag pants by Milly are now on sale, though few sizes are still available ($193, neimanmarcus.com). Or you can recreate the look with the pictured pair from Express ($70, express.com), which are available in the navy or the bright blue that both appear on Kat’s trousers.
Jane in "Technical Difficulties"
Jane picked a fight — and then maybe kind of bonded? — with Patrick in this black blouse by Amur with a single voluminous, gauzy sleeve. The original isn’t available anymore, but you can get more one-shouldered drama from the label in a summery white blouse ($298, bloomingdales.com), or try this Forever 21 top with a tie at the waist (pictured) to get a similar effect ($32, forever21.com).
Sutton in "Technical Difficulties"
Sutton turned to her favorite shade to give her the strength to host the dinner party from hell (or worse — from Connecticut). Her hot pink wrap top by Ganni is sold out, but you can get a similar crepe style from the label in solid black ($170, shopbop.com). If you’d like to further establish your distance from the New England suburbs and give her look a little more city-girl edge, try a cropped, collared version from ASOS Design, pictured ($48, asos.com).
Kat in "The Deep End"
A party for Jacqueline deserves a showstopping look, and Kat didn’t disappoint in her yellow, black, and cream strapless dress by Derek Lam. You can still snag the real thing, now on sale ($727, barneyswarehouse.com), or nail the palette with this more affordable pleated halter dress from ASOS Design ($95, asos.com), complete with tie detail — just in the back this time.
Sutton in "The Deep End"
For Sutton’s design crisis as she pursues her fashion dreams, Frucht put star Meghann Fahy in a matching tank top and midi skirt from Derek Lam 10 Crosby. The pieces are no longer available, but you can get a similar look from the designer in black and white ($357, dereklam.com), perfectly capture Sutton’s color scheme with a geometric-printed dress by Shoshanna, pictured ($299, bloomingdales.com), or channel her with a white and navy fit-and-flare dress from Banana Republic ($139, bananarepublic.com).
Jane in "Stroke of Genius"
Jane loves a good mini in the office, and her work wardrobe in “Stroke of Genius” didn’t disappoint. Her fit-and-flare dress from Derek Lam 10 Crosby is out of stock, but you can recreate the tweedy look with this blue pinafore dress ($50, zara.com) or a lacy white option ($40, zara.com), both from Zara.
Sutton in "Stroke of Genius"
Sutton was appropriately stylish while she faced off with an irritated fashion designer in episode 3 wearing a puff-sleeved cropped floral sweater by Alice + Olivia. You can get the same silhouette with this red sweater by Kate Spade ($161, nordstrom.com), or if it’s the color you’re after, try a structural blouse from Zara ($40, zara.com).
Kat in "Stroke of Genius"
As Kat got fired up about local politics, Frucht put star Aisha Dee in a long-sleeved tiger-striped T-shirt by Proenza Schouler. It’s now sold out, but this high-necked version from River Island has the same fierce feline energy ($38, asos.com).
Sutton in "Plus It Up"
Once Sutton added a pair of underwear from the fashion closet, there was absolutely nothing wrong with this outfit! Her eye-covered pink pleated skirt from Australian label Romance Was Born is now sold out, but try a floral midi from Reiss, pictured ($295, reiss.com), or a sweet pastel take on the look from H&M ($30, hm.com) to get her style.
Kat in "Plus It Up"
First of all, yes, Kat’s queer prom look is the Rosie Assoulin dress that Tessa Thompson wore to the 2017 Emmys! Second of all, no, it’s not available anymore! You can still wear the rainbow, however, with options ranging from a glittering midi from the Attico, pictured ($960, bergdorfgoodman.com), a rainbow-sequined column dress by Guess ($56, macys.com), or a velvet striped minidress by Milly ($119, shopbop.com).
Jane in "Plus It Up"
Now that Jane’s officially with Pinstripe, Frucht had no choice but to put her in pinstripes, right? The handkerchief-hem Self Portrait dress worn in the episode is sold out, but this pared-down option by Just for Wraps captures its spirit ($30, nordstromrack.com).
Sutton in "The New Normal"
Resident fashionista Sutton kicked off the season wearing a floral cotton blazer by R13, which is no longer available. You can recreate her summery office look with a similar style from Laundry by Shelli Segal, pictured ($65, nordstromrack.com), or with another flowery option from size-inclusive LOFT ($129, loft.com)
Jane in "The New Normal"
Jane may have been furious to find that smarmy new digital director Patrick had essentially tricked her into writing a story about how woke he was, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. For the Scarlet summit, Frucht put star Katie Stevens in a breezy floral maxi dress by Derek Lam, which you can still snag for yourself on sale ($590, theoutnet.com)! To get the look for less, turn to ModCloth for a vibrant take on the silhouette ($119, modcloth.com).