Inspired By…Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling is certainly more then her character, Piper Chapman, on Orange is the New Black.


The 29-year-old actress got the itch for acting when she was a child watching E.R. After dropping out of the theater graduate program at New York University, Taylor began auditioning for roles. Her feature movie debut was in 2007’s Dark Matter, and she quickly followed that with the leading role on NBC’s Mercy, which ran from 2009-2010. Her big break came in 2011, with The Lucky One, where she played Zac Efron’s love interest. Of course, Taylor’s best known for playing Piper Chapman on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, a role for which she has been nominated for a Golden Globe and won a Satellite Award for. Up next for Taylor is another season of OITNB, which she is currently filming.

While Taylor is often sporting her jumpsuit on OINTB, outside of the show she has a very interesting style. She likes to rely on tailored looks with minimal accessories, and is often seen wearing a neutral colored trench coat. On the red carpet, Taylor likes to mix it up a bit, and goes with brightly colored prints and fun silhouettes. So, when trying to dress like Taylor, remember minimal accessories, have a good neutral colored coat on hand, and for nights out, don’t be afraid of bright prints!

In this first look, Taylor is running errands in NYC, April 2012. For a tailored casual outfit, select a blue tank top with a high neck, a striped skirt, a neutral colored thin blazer, blue wedges, and a brown belt.


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This second look features Taylor at Paleyfest 2014. To copy this chic outfit for a dinner date, choose a gray tweed dress, black heels, and silver stud earrings.


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In this final look, Taylor is at the London premiere of The Lucky One in 2012. Use her brightly colored Peter Pilotto dress for inspiration on a night out. Go with a brightly patterned cap sleeve dress, black heels with nude accents, and white floral earrings.


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Taylor’s style is one that’s perfect for someone who likes to look tailored in their day time wear, but fun in their night outfits.

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Written By: Joanelle Navarro

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