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Industry + Insights / October 21, 2015 / Jess McGettigan
What to Wear Wednesday: Cookie Lyon
It is an absolute fact that Empire’s leading lady Cookie Lyon is not as sweet as her name sounds. For almost two seasons, we have watched this fierce and fearless music mogul have no problem shutting up and shutting down anyone who crosses her. Although she is just a fictional character in a hit TV show, you can’t help but wish you had some Cookie on your side (kind of want to be her friend, kind of want some actual cookies to eat also). Her razor sharp comebacks and her persistence are just two of the reasons that make Cookie the fierce woman that she is. However, it is her audacity and bold confidence that makes all of us want to be a little more like her.

“The name is Cookie. Ask about me.” Uh, yes ma’am!


cookie polyvore

Her outspoken personality is vibrantly reflected in her wardrobe throughout every single episode. It doesn’t take watching the show for long to realize that she has a thing for some fur. And animal prints. And basically anything that sparkles, shines and gleams so much you need to grab for your sunnies just to look her way. Being as bold as Cookie may be difficult for some people to do, but emulating the ferocity in her style is definitely something everyone can benefit from. Although the picture above is a day-to-day outfit for Ms. Lyon, it can be done as a date night or special occasion outfit. Start your outfit with a statement coat in either a bold print or color, which will be the focal point of your outfit. Next add a solid color dress, but keep the outfit daring by making it a bold color as well. For example, Cookie's coat has orange stripes in it so she paired it with an orange dress. Next, go for a statement shoe but in neutral colors, like Cookies snakeskin Jimmy Choo's. Finally, keep your accessories as fun and daring as the rest of your outfit, but not too overpowering. Cookie donned two spiked bracelets and added a diamond cocktail ring, which is just enough bling to make a jeweler jealous. Finish the look off with a subtly detailed handbag to tie everything else together. And voila! You are now a big, bad Lyon. 1   cookie coat  

Gucci Black and White Abstract Cotton Stretch Coat

cookie dress

Michael Kors Eggplant A-line Knit Dress

cookie heels

Prada Metallic Snakeskin Embossed Peeptoe Leather Pumps

For more of our Cookie Lyon picks, click here.

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