USA network released it’s new show, Pearson this Summer. My girl Bethany Joy Lenz plays Keri Allen- city attorney and right hand woman to Chicago’s mayor Bobby Novak.
In the show she is not only feisty and sarcastic, but she borders the line between right and wrong both in her professional and in her personal life. As we soon find out that she is THAT girl who is sleeping with her boss.
HOWEVER, she is an intelligent, hard working, diligent woman who has gotten to where she is by her own merit. And her fear is that being with Bobby (Mayor Novak) is not only hurting her reputation but also breaking up a marriage and a family.
Although you can see the pain that has been created due to this affair, we do find out that Bobby pursued her when he and his wife were separated. Yea yea same old story, different characters. So many #Scandal vibes up. in. here. I love it.
Keri is a badass, she doesn’t take crap from anyone, and she is somehow unapologetic for her actions. I mean personally I don’t LOVE that she’s the other woman. I think it is very black and white, separated or not, he has a ring on his finger girl. AND let’s be VERY clear here, she may have slept with a married man and continued to fall into some twisted relationship with him, but HE is the married man who kept pursuing her. Just as much as it is her responsibility to check for a ring, it’s his to know he wears it and that ring is attached to a another woman he made promises to, a woman he had children with. Bobby is being sleazy. No doubt about it. But you can tell the affair wasn’t something Keri planned. And she let it go on for so long because falling in love with her boss was just kind of something that happened along the way and something she felt she couldn’t help.
Needless to say things get juicy and
shit GOES DOWN as the season is coming to a close. And Keri is always trying to as Novak likes to say, “Keep her hands clean.” He doesn’t want her involved in all his behind the scenes, illegal drama. Enter- Jessica Pearson, the woman, the myth, the legend.
In order to get shit done, Keri has to be comfortable to do that. And from looking over some of her fashion in the show. I realized there are some things she seems to be drawn to.
Simple, classic, timeless pieces- such as high waisted trousers, turtlenecks, blazers, button down shirts, and trench coats.
A lot of business attire.
Neutral colors-blacks, grays, whites, browns, navy, light blues, etc.
In her down time I’ve seen her rock jeans and a button up or a simple LBD (Little Black Dress).
ACCESSORIES & NAILS
Not many. At all.
I’ve noticed she mostly wears simple studs and a watch.
IF she happens to wear a necklace it is often something simple and delicate.
Her nails are usually a very natural color too.
HAIR & MAKEUP
Keri keeps it very natural. She almost has that No Makeup, Makeup look.
I feel like she sticks to colors that just kind of enhance the natural colors in her features.
However, every so often she may throw on a red lip, and it adds that extra pop.
As for her hair she keeps that classic too. Just some simple twists or power pony’s. Or some soft curls.
My Keri Allen Inspired Look:
Based off this look.
I pulled this black blazer from my closet, that has some striped print when you roll the sleeves, I thought it was similar to Keri’s style. Black dress pants that have a higher waist line, and a white button down shirt.
I like how even though this a classic, black and white combo- she still adds the red lip. And her blazer has a touch of leopard peaking out at the rolled cuff. I SEE YOU KERI! A red lip and some animal print at the office? YES! MY FAV!
Please ignore my missing button, LOL!
I already had a manicure, but I pulled some neutral Essie nail colors to show you that could work for Keri’s Look- Ladylike, Clothing Optional, Mamba, and Au Natural.
For makeup I mostly used the Naked basics palette. And I went with a red lip- in Revlon’s Red Lacquer. For a more neutral lip, I’d go with this Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in the shade-Forever.
I pulled some simple jewelry options that could work. Simple studs, delicate necklaces, and something that resembles a watch but it’s actually an oil diffuser bracelet.
It was either that or this groovy watch I had as a kid! LOL. I remember I saw this watch in CVS and I HAD TO HAVE IT, on account of the bright colors! I’m not a watch person at all now! So I figured the bracelet worked.
I just chose to rock a pair of studs and the “watch” for accessories.
Obviously I have much shorter hair then Keri, but I tried to still style it similarly.
I couldn’t really see her shoes in any of the shots, but I feel like you can’t go wrong with a trusty black pump.
I work in a much more relaxed environment so I can wear jeans and sneakers. But after dressing in Keri’s style for a minute, I kind of liked the classic look. It was fun, put me in an office! Actually no, I’d never want an office job, I feel like an office style would be too restricting for me. I like to dress comfortable, and funky at times, Lol.
The Comparison…How did I do?
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The Pearson Season 1 finale airs this Wednesday @ 10 PM on the USA Network.
Check your local listings!
*I do not take credit for the Keri/Jessica/Pearson stills/gifs/ video clips used.*
*All other images are my own.*