The White Tee Interpretation
For the 2018 Tony Awards, Rachel wore a statement white tee featuring celebrated Broadway lyricist Stephen Sondheim smoking weed. The T-shirt, designed by Alison Segel, was paired it with a floor-sweeping skirt.
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The Trusty Leather Jacket
You really can wear a leather jacket with anything and Rachel proved it by pairing one with a very quirky floral playsuit at this year's Comic-Con. And we gotta say, we need to start pairing our florals with leather more often.
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The key to understanding Rachel Bloom's style is realizing how much she loves polka dots — on air and off. She wore a polka dot dress in 2016 during a show in New York City and paired the dress with leather loafers.
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You can never go wrong with a white tee and leggings, right? Not really, especially if you look anything like Rachel. She paired her ensemble with flip flops because they go with everything, OK?
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Define Formal, Please
Can you pair a formal white shirt and black trousers with a leather jacket? 'Cause Rachel can. The actress paired her monochrome formals with a leather jacket and black leather loafers at the Vulture Festival in New York City in 2016.
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The Classic Updo
Allow Rachel to make a case for the OG hair knot, the French twist. It paired perfectly with her vivid printed dress and popping blue eyeshadow at the Visionary Awards Dinner and Silent Auction in Los Angeles.
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Remember when she fangirled all over Nina Dobrev at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards by wearing a tee with Nina's Cosmopolitan cover? Rachel paired the graphic tee with black tights. That's the normcore, practical confidence we aspire to have.
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Rachel matched a stunning bodycon number with her trusty leather jacket like a boss.
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For years now, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom has been sweeping us off our feet with her chic leather jacket pairings, tees with magazine covers printed on them, the quirkiest wrap dresses and of course, revamping the basic white tee.
Consider it performance art of a recent trend hitting the fashion scene: the anti-trend. It’s a style that completely bucks what fashion influencers purport as the latest must-have item. Anti-trend is more than just normcare; it’s your aunt who has bought the exact same brand and style of jeans since 1981 or your friend who rotates through seven different black tanks every week. They wear it because it works for them, not because a model hawked it on Instagram.
Rachel is a prime example of this. The actress has been very real about showbiz fashion choices and once brought her own Gucci dress to the 2017 Emmy Awards when the label wouldn’t lend her a dress. “Sometimes it’s hard to get people to lend me dresses because I’m not a size zero, but also I can afford it so it’s OK,” she revealed on the red carpet.
What’s the secret behind Rachel’s too-cool-to-care style? It’s probably the fact that she really is too cool to care and always keeps it real — notably posting a selfie in the bathroom before the awards ceremony with a caption that read, “My number one step for red carpet prep is number one.” Here’s a look at some of her fiercest fashion moments where she redefined the anti-trend style.
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