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Overdressing Not Your Thing? Primetime TV’s Good Girls Have Got Your Back With Their Secret Weapon

Overdressing Not Your Thing? Primetime TV’s Good Girls Have Got Your Back With Their Secret Weapon

No longer just relegated to the dance studio, ballerina flats give any outfit the right amount of femininity without sacrificing comfort—and this is why this footwear style is favored by the ever reliable and proper good girls who do not really gravitate towards the funkiest shoe options and trends. Less is most often more, and taking the good girl route when it comes to dressing up is a surefire way to nail timeless chic. Want proof? Nathaniel’s flats-loving women, Rachel, played by Shaina Magdayao, and Martha, played by Isabelle Daza, who both lean towards the classics but keep their look current with the right details:

Shaina Magdayao as Rachel: Basic but not boring.  As a doctor, Rachel is always on the go so her style is fuss-free and practical: Buttondowns, trousers, jackets,flats, especially when she's on duty or doing an outreach project, and for dressier moments, no-nonsense heels. She deviates from normal hospital style though by choosing clothes which have interesting twists to usual details like pleats, ribbons, and buttons. Her color palette is also always on the clean side, nothing too bright—channel her and opt for more mature hues for major meetings or events to exude a commanding presence.

Isabelle Daza as Martha: Simple but glam.  How can you be both simple and glamorous at the same time, you ask? Pick tailored silhouettes that highlight your assets like Martha does. She’s almost always in shift dresses (or a buttondown and a skirt), which put the focus on her tall frame and toned legs. Heels are her best friends in the courtroom, but otherwise, she pairs her day to day outfits with dainty and comfy flats and sandals. Martha may be a lawyer, but she doesn’t look stuffy because she veers away from boxy and too formal shapes—plus, her shoe choices give her outfits a boost.


Ultimately, keep this in mind: Simple doesn’t mean so-so!


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