How I Met Your Mother Fashion and Style Guide

Since 2009, Possessionista readers have been asking me to cover How I Met Your Mother fashion.

Wait for it…

Now I am.

From the moment we met Robin Scherbatsky and Lily Aldrin, viewers have coveted their How I Met Your Mother style. Both freespirited Robin and grounded Lily have enviable wardrobes that encompass classic style and current trends.

Set in New York, the two lead women, played by Allyson Hannigan and  Cobie Smulders draw from contemporary brands that would be easily attainable in Manhattan. Robin, a successful newscaster, wears popular brands like Alice + Olivia, Rag & Bone, ALC, Gryphon and Peter Som.

By contrast, Lily wears more feminine styles in brands like Joie, Burberry and Girl, by Band of Outsiders. She favors ruffled blouses, print tunics and striped tees. During the last season, Lily’s maternity style inspired pregnant viewers with fitted tees and boho tunics.

Lily and Robin’s How I Met Your Mother style is indicitive of current 20-somethings living and working in the city. They combine practical style with contemporary fashion. Details are critical to How I Met Your Mother fashion. Small details like Robin’s striped sweater with a gold intarsia watch embellishment, or Lily’s braided halter maxi dress is why How I Met Your Mother style is one of my favorite shows to cover for TV Fashion.

Watch an episode of How I Met Your Mother and you’ll start to notice the attention to detail paid to the How I Met Your Mother outfits. Little tiny details, and interesting cut, a unique embellishment, or an unexpected detail like an unusual button or applique makes How I Met Your Mother fashion just as entertaining and unexpected as the offbeat show itself.

Want to shop like How I Met Your Mother costume designer? Try high end boutiques like Revolve, ShopBop, Cusp and Barneys. To get the look for less, try ASOS, TopShop and H&M.

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