Parenthood Fashion and Style Guide

I have to admit, I was late to the whole Parenthood bandwagon. Somehow, I couldn’t figure out why I’d want to watch a show that I’m pretty much living.

But then I remembered, I’m no Lauren Graham.

I’ve been lucky enough to work with Diane Crooke, the wardrobe stylist at Parenthood, who along with an incredibly talented team of fashionistas (seriously, there’s one person dedicated just to shopping for Lauren Graham’s Parenthood fashion) have been able to put together a cohesive, and realistic looking wardrobe.

In high school, my friends and I would often scour the Salvation Army, and local thrift shops, so I appreciate the ease and charm of Hattie and Amber’s Parenthood style, with is predominantly pieces from vintage stores. Using vintage is not only cost effective for the high school and recent grads’ wardrobes, but also accurately reflective of their quirky and offbeat personalities. While Amber’s Parenthood fashion is often tougher and more ecclectic, Haddie’s softer more feminine Parenhood style is also told through vintage knits, and retro inspired dresses.

Lauren Graham’s Parenthood fashion is at once attainable and aspirational. Pulling from brands like Free People and C&C California, Sarah Braverman’s wardrobe is interspersed with investment pieces like handmade leather goods, and high-end footwear and dresses by Temperly and L’agence. It’s a mix of affordable and splurge pieces, that you could just as likely see in your everyday world as you do on your every week dramedy.

Erica Christianson’s character is indicative of a professional woman. Fitted suits with stylish tops, understated accessories and conservative footwear, give her a polished and refined Parenthood fashion. In her off time, her style still skews traditional, with conservative, understated dresses, button front shirts in neutral colors.

As I mentioned, I only started watching Parenthood this season, so I’ve been treated only to Kristina Braverman’s maternity Parenthood style. Kristina’s wardrobe included detailed tunics, caftans and fitted tops, with flattering, dark colored bottoms. To be fair, I didn’t love Monica Potter’s maternity style on Parenthood, but I appreciated the idea that even the most beautiful women in the world got through an awkward fashion moment at the end of their pregnancy. As someone who wore only sweatpants for the last 8 weeks of pregnancy, I applaud the crew in charge of Parenthood fashion for finding wearable, and interesting (if not always flattering) maternity clothes for Kristina Braverman.

The only non-Braverman happens to be my favorite. Joy Bryant’s Parenthood fashion features some of todays most popular contemporary brands. Mixing lush leathers by Doma with detailed silk camis by Cynthia Vincent, Jasmine’s Parenthood style is the one I’d most like to make my own Parenthood style. Her clothes are both comfortable and stylish, using the season’s most on trend colors and silhouettes and emphasizing her undebateable natural beauty.

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