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Dress like Empire’s Cookie Lyons: 10 items to get you started

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When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Taraji P. Henson tackles the character Cookie Lyons, an outrageously fun woman who spent 17 years behind bars after a drug trafficking charge landed her hard time — and she blames Lucious, her ex-husband, who divorced her while inside. Now that she’s out, she's demanding half his music fortune and she's putting her best fashion foot forward while she does it.

The season finale is this week and if you haven't been watching Empire for the drama-filled story line, you should be watching to see what outfit Cookie kicks butt in next. Here are 10 pieces you can splurge on for a Empire-inspired wardrobe.

When it comes to glamming up, Cookie knows where it's at. She loves tight-fitted dresses with bold patterns — turning heads when she enters a room. We love her style and attitude and we can totally see her wearing these 10 pieces.

1. Prabal Gurung Leather Trim Crepe Fit Flare Dress

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Nordstrom

2. Rachel Gilbert Elaine Beaded-Lace Gown W/ Short Sleeves

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Neiman Marcus

3. Dolce & Gabbana Fan Print Stretch Silk Dress

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Nordstrom

You probably won't see Cookie wearing just any old pair of jeans — she's a show-stopper who is not afraid to rock the pantsuit like no one else.

4. Elie Saab Beaded Jumpsuit with Plunging V Neck

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Neiman Marcus

5. Givenchy High-Waist Skinny Leather Trousers

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Neiman Marcus

If you don't like wearing real fur or leather, you're not going to want to borrow any jackets from Cookie. She's not afraid to show her love for the extravagant pieces that make her the star of any room.

6. Moncler Printed Canet Puffer Jacket

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Saks Fifth Avenue

7. The Row Hilliard Fox Fur Jacket

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Saks Fifth Avenue

Every occasion calls for super high heels according to Cookie. She rocks any style, but if they look challenging for an everyday woman to wear, she's got them in her closet.

8. Dolce & Gabbana Crystal T-Bar Sandal

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Nordstrom

9. Christian Louboutin 'Bandy' Pointy Toe Pump

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Nordstrom

10.Christian Louboutin 'Kashou' Metallic Nappa Leather Sandal

When fashion and Cookie Lyons collide, you get this great wardrobe

Image: Nordstrom

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