How to dress like Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building

Fall is *the* season for fashion inspo. Sure, you might have to stay warm, but that doesn't mean you can't rock some fabulous fits in the process. Meet your brand-new autumnal style icon: Selena Gomez in Only Murders in the Building.

In the award-winning comedy-drama series, Selena's character, Mabel Mora, is ready to solve some mysteries—and look effortlessly chic while doing it. Dana Covarrubias, costume designer for OMITB, describes Mabel's style as what would happen "if Nancy Drew met Cher from Clueless." (Absolute goals.) The show's NYC setting is also a huge influence on Mabel's wardrobe. With her comfy sweaters, colorful coats, classic boots and beyond, Mabel nails every look from head to toe. Want to recreate them this szn? We've got the staples you *need* to add to your closet.

Turtleneck sweater

J.Crew, $23

Mabel might need to bundle up outdoors, but once she's inside her infamous apartment building, the Arconia, she's free to show off one of her signature turtlenecks. Black is one of her go-to colors, and it's easy to see why—not only does this sweater go with *everything*, but you can also wear it underneath your jacket or coat in lower temps. If you're in the mood for something a little more colorful (but still very Mabel-esque!), we suggest burnt orange, dark red or mustard yellow. Happy layering!

Ankle boots

Amazon, $38

Ankle boots are a fall footwear essential. Mabel would def agree that they're fit for any occasion—whether that's speeding around the city to uncover more clues, attending a fancy art gallery opening or just grabbing lunch at her fave deli with the other sleuths in OMITB's iconic trio. These boots are versatile and sturdy, yet also subtly glamorous—a great everyday shoe selection.

Teddy bear coat

Uniqlo, $50

Ofc, you can't have an autumn-turned-winter wardrobe without a teddy bear coat. Mabel sports this cute 'n' cozy item all throughout the series. Our faux-fur pick will keep you warm and snug—while staying on trend—during the colder months. The teddy coat truly never gets old, so if you're in need of some new outerwear, it just might be worth investing in. 

Wide-leg pants 

Abercrombie, $42

You'll love these wide-leg pants (and so would Mabel). They can be dressed up or down, making them the ideal choice for relaxing around the house, heading to school and work or going out for dinner with your besties. They're flattering and comfortable at the same time—what could be better? If you want to take even more inspo from Mabel's wardrobe, you could also try out these pants in a fun pattern or color. (Pro tip: Something plaid is the way to go!)

Gold hoop earrings

Macy's, $14

No Mabel Mora-inspired outfit would be complete without some gold jewelry! The best place to start? We're thinking some gold hoops. Selena's character is *never* seen without these, no matter the episode. They'll complement your look perfectly. You might choose to add some other pieces like necklaces, bracelets or rings, but these earrings can easily look just as great on their own, too. 

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by Samara Smukler | 10/5/2022