Those doctors over at Seattle Grace Hospital sure have it easy. I mean, fine, they almost drown and have to be brought back to life and sure, they are in plane crashes and lose legs and you know, the death rate is higher for doctors than for their patients, but man, there sure is a lot of sex in the on-call rooms *and* they get to just wear scrubs all day. It’s true. Doctors on Grey’s Anatomy have two modes—nude and scrubbed.
So we must pity poor Zoe Hart from CW’s Hart of Dixie, she left big, bad, fashionable New York City to be a general practitioner in Bluebell, Alabama—home of constant parades, irritable old men, bars called The Rammer Jammer, and, well, THIS:
Zoe Hart, though, can’t just get away with being in scrubs all the time—oh no. She needs to prove to everyone on Hart of Dixie that she’s a lot more Hart than Dixie. And she’s going to make sure to turn everyone’s worlds upside down with her perfectly coiffed hair and the perfectly high heels that she pretends are comfortable to wear whilst doctoring.
Note: I sit at a desk all day and I can’t even wear heels for an entire three hours. Meanwhile, Dr. Hart is a doctor who does not sit at a desk and wears high, wedge heels all the livelong day while examining patients and participating in various Bluebell hijinks. She’s some sort of wizard. (Medical degree from Hogwart’s, perhaps?)
It almost seems like there’s really only one rule when it comes to dressing like Zoe Hart: ever-so-slightly inappropriate. Zoe seems to be waving her “LOOK AT ME! I’M DIFFERENT! I’M FROM THE BIG CITY” flag higher than high. It’s actually a lot easier to recreate this edgy yet adorable look. Let me show you how!
Step 1: Red, red, red. Dresses, shirts, jackets, pants, shoes. Doesn’t matter where, add some red.
Step 2: Short, short, shorts. The shorter the better, the high waist is preferable.
Step 3: Add a pattern, or two, or three. Stripes, polka dots, florals, animal prints. The more, the better.
Step 4: Heels: If they look uncomfortable, opt for the pair that’s just a wee bit higher than those.
Other additions: leather bomber jacket, giant purse, capri pants, slightly unkempt hair, short and cropped blazer, button-down blouse in black…and white.
Here are a few key pieces I would recommend:
Looking for more ways to dress like your television? Check out How to Dress Like Jess Day From New Girl.