As the dreary days of winter set in, your style may be in need of some fresh inspiration. Luckily, a new crop of shows are set to provide some clever outfit ideas. From a new dating competition, to reality shows following the lives of the rich and stylish, to the return of the girl who captured our hearts at the first sight of her Manolos, there are a variety of new shows that will please every trendsetter’s taste.
The Carrie Diaries
Get ready to uncover how the style maven got her start. AnnaSophia Robb is stepping into the iconic Manolos of Carrie Bradshaw. Bradshaw is best known for her shoe closet, but her fans will be dying to know what she wore in high school before she could afford those Jimmy Choos. We’re talking about the adult who wears high-heeled slippers to the all-girls sleepover in The Sex and the City Movie, so it’s hard to imagine her rocking the high school hallways in anything but sky-high stilettos. Seeing Robb’s portrayal as Bradshaw in her adolescence is sure to be quite a fashionable surprise. The Carrie Diaries premiers on The CW Jan. 14.
For fans of: Sex and the City
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Chasing the Saturdays
The English/Irish girl group that swept the British airwaves by storm is testing U.S. waters this January as a new addition to the E! Sunday night lineup. They’ve been together since 2007, have recorded four albums and went on three UK tours, but now the cameras will follow their next big move as they try to win over America’s heart. Something tells me it may not be a tough feat. If they’re anything like their predecessors, The Spice Girls, America will go crazy for a new set of British pop stars to emulate. Plus, being a reality show, we get a glimpse inside the pop star’s off-duty wardrobe. We need a new girl band to “spice up our lives,” and this show will be something every fashionista will want to keep an eye on. Chasing the Saturdays will premier Jan. 20 on E!
For fans of: Married to Jonas and Mrs. Eastwood & Company
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This sexy new drama focuses on an undercover detective, played by Meagan Good, as she sets out to discover the truth behind the death of her friend, a young socialite. But to pump up the drama, her friend’s wealthy family welcomes her to stay in their home. The style-conscious will be enthralled with the mysterious drama, while envying the glamorous wardrobe of this elite family. They’re beautiful, wealthy and seem to be hiding something — what could make a better show? Deception premiers Jan. 7 on NBC.
For fans of: Gossip Girl
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Ready for Love
This new reality show/dating competition follows three men on their journey in finding true love. Not only will following the female contestants’ style be interesting, but when you have a hosting duo like Bill and Giuliana Rancic, you know they will put their most fashionable shoes forward. After all, Giuliana is the star of The Fashion Police and looks sublime every night on E! News. Plus, when you have an executive producer like Eva Longoria lending her face to the show, her tasteful and trendy personal style is something you want to set your DVRs to this winter. Ready for Love premiers March 31 on NBC.
For fans of: The Bachelor
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If you’ve watched Lisa Vanderpump on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know her keen sense of sophisticated style. She knows how to dress up in her signature pink satin cocktail frocks, but the real elegance is seen in her everyday wardrobe. She can pull off a pair of jeans and a simple while button-down shirt better than anyone. This new series will follow her as she balances owning her famous Los Angeles restaurant, Sur, while playing “mum” to her young and beautiful staff. More of Lisa’s style, plus introducing some new faces, guarantees we’ll get the full spectrum of sleek L.A. styling — and of course a few cat fights thrown in for good measure.