Wednesday, 14 March 2018 / London, UK

How to Dress like Cheryl Blossom


I'm a little bit obsessed with Riverdale. I don't know whether it's because of my neverending love of the YA genre, or my addiction to the neon pink aesthetic of Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe - either way, I'm OBSESSED. In particular, with Cheryl Blossom who, if you aren't a fan of the show, is the resident mean girl at Riverdale High School.


Cheryl is played by Madelaine Petsch, who has stunning, natural red hair. It was like she was born to play this character, and she does an amazing job. Even though I never read the comics, I'm really invested in her portrayal of Cheryl as a fabulous bitch with a Gothic aesthetic. The fact that Madelaine also has her own regularly updated YouTube channel is so cool - it's not often that you see relatively high profile celebrities devote as much effort into something as time intensive as YouTube.



If you're from the pre-Netflix generation and remember watching Gossip Girl the first time round, you may have shown a similar liking towards Blair Waldorf. Cheryl and Blair share similar attributes: they're both rich, manipulative, self-absorbed and popular (usually because people are afraid of them, not because they're liked). They also both have a vulnerable side when it comes to love and their families.


However, what I find most appealing about the two characters is their iconic style. Blair's is Upper East Side preppy with pearls and berets as a regular wardrobe fixture, whilst Cheryl's is often vampy and her signature colour is cherry red. While Blair is the girl I idolised whilst I was growing up, I feel like Cheryl's style is far more 'me' - her skinny chokers, short hemlines and bejeweled brooches are so wearable. Not to mention, I'm a sucker for her colour palette.


If you love Cheryl as much as I do, and don't think it's insane for a grown adult to dress like a comic book/TV character, I've put together a collection of pieces which I feel reflect Cheryl's style. Brands and prices are listed below the images, and you can click on each image to be taken to the brand's online shop.

[This post contains affiliate links]

      

CROP TOP, £28, ASOS // HEADBAND, £6, ASOS // SOCKS, £4, ASOS

      

CO-ORD, £21, ASOS // LACE TOP, £29, COAST AT HOUSE OF FRASER // MESH TOP, £47, MINK PINK AT ASOS


      

LACE DRESS, £75, GUESS AT HOUSE OF FRASER // BELL SLEEVE TOP, £65, PHASE EIGHT AT HOUSE OF FRASER // HIGH WAIST TROUSERS, £26.99, QUIZ AT HOUSE OF FRASER

      

BURGUNDY CORD SKIRT, £30, MISS SELFRIDGE // FLORAL WRAP BLOUSE, £25, MISS SELFRIDGE // LACE CHOKER, £10, MISS SELFRIDGE

      

PATENT OMBRE HEELS, £119.95, MODA IN PELLE // OVER THE KNEE BOOTS, £44.99, PUBLIC DESIRE // BURGUNDY VELVET HEELS, £29.99, PUBLIC DESIRE

      

SPIDER BROOCH, £275, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AT MATCHES FASHION // MINI LIP BULLET IN DREAMBOAT, £5, TOPSHOP // RED CAPE, £95.99, ZARA
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