Outfits Inspired by Jennifer Aniston’s Wardrobe on The Morning Show
Rene Russo’s wardrobe in The Thomas Crown Affair used to be my favorite movie wardrobe inspiration but that was before I fell in love with everything that Jennifer Aniston wears in each episode of The Morning Show. It actually reminds me of what I used to wear in the corporate world when I moved to New York 18 years ago, except my clothes were from J.Crew and Banana Republic. Jennifer Aniston’s character Alex Levy is dressed in cashmere suits and sweaters from Max Mara and other luxury brands. It’s nicer than anything any of the real network morning show anchors wear on their shows and is a great example of how to exude professionalism in the workplace even if everything is falling apart. Jennifer actually had a hand in choosing her clothes which are tailored and monochromatic with an occasional pop of color.
It wasn’t very clear from Apple TV on how many episodes this season of The Morning Show would air. I thought it was just the three online so far but it turns out that a new episode will every Friday from now until December 20, 2019. They’ve already started working on season two and I can’t wait to see what’s to come from this intelligent and compelling new series. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen Jennifer Aniston act so beautifully before. She said it was the hardest thing she’s ever done and you can tell from the emotion she exudes on screen. It’s no wonder her character who is going through so much and has to awake five days a week at 3:30am would want to wrap themself up in cashmere on the way to work.
I love the fashions just as much as the show and have put together some inspiring outfits from Jennifer Aniston’s wardrobe that are perfect for work and weekends. Everything she wears makes me want to throw all the pattern out of my closest and stop buying crap from Zara. It might make you want to do the same.
When we first see Jennifer Aniston’s character, she’s waking up at 3:30am and getting ready for work. It’s funny how her beauty routing reminds me of the beginning of Mommie Dearest when Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford does the same. Because it’s April in New York and she doesn’t actually get dressed for the show until she arrives at the studio, she wears comfy clothes and sneakers while packing all her work essentials into a chic bag.
I’m pretty sure that the camel coat that she wears is the Theory Cashmere Coat that is mostly sold out. Keep in mind that movies and television shows shoot a year before they air so I’ve tried to find the closest match when the exact item isn’t available. I love this Weekend Max Mara coat for its similar style but it’s double faced wool. If you need something warmer try the madame coat, single breasted midi coat or oversized wool and cashmere-blend coat.
The wife of Steve Carell’s character wears a camel Weekend Max Mara double faced wool jacket when we briefly see her.
Because it’s still chilly in New York, Jennifer’s character wears lots of cozy sweaters like this S Max Mara wool and cashmere sweater. I also like this wool cashmere chunky sweater. You also can’t go wrong with any sweater from Everlane.
These black high-rise wide-leg stretch-jersey trousers look comfy for an early morning ride to work.
I think it’s so refreshing that she wears white leather sneakers with multiple outfits.
When we see Alex Levy for her first broadcast after the shocking news breaks, she is trying to pull it together emotionally and having her outfit look pulled together probably helps. The actual blazer she wears is the Dior Bar jacket in wool and silk with a $4,100 price tag that doesn’t even include the pants. Other similar options I like are below.
Another expensive option with the same shape is this Loro Piana cashmere blazer but I also like the Pallas single-breasted wool-twill blazer and Raey oversized single-breasted wool Harris-tweed blazer.
Alex always wears trousers since the desk is clear and there can’t be any wardrobe malfunctions on morning television. These Max Mara Studio navy trousers are classic but the silver trim makes them a little more interesting. Theory is also a great place to find trousers for work.
While she wear sneakers to work, Alex always wears heels like these navy suede pumps on air.
Her on air outfits don’t require a handbag but I imagined that if she had to go to a lunch meeting after the show, she’d carry this Valextra Medium Colorblock Calf Leather Top Handle Bag.
This is my favorite look that Alex Levy wears to work on the second morning we see her. I love whoever styles the outfits and they way they tied the sweater around her neck like a scarf. We don’t actually see the bottom of her outfit so I took the liberty of picking out other pieces she might wear.
April is probably one of the best months in New York for double faced wool coats like this Theory double faced coat and for those of you who live in milder climates like California and the south.
It’s weirdly hard to find a nice brown sweater. You could splurge on this oversized cashmere sweater from The Row, this Max Mara Wool Cashmere Sweater, or something in a different shade from Everlane or J.Crew.
You can only see a little bit of the top of her pants in the scene where she wear this outfit so I imagined that she might wear these Cashmere Relaxed Lounge Pants on her way to work.
This Khaite envelope pleat medium leather tote definitely looks like a bag Alex Levy would carry.
Someone said there were glad to see the character wearing glasses to read as any person over the age of 40 might have to do. These Gucci round-frame tortoiseshell acetate optical glasses are a chic pair but you can never go wrong at Warby Parker.
I won’t give it away but this is what Alex wears for an outing in the rain.
When she takes her coat off, you can clearly see the plaid lining of her classic Burberry trench coat. Every woman should have one in their closet.
Alex wears a black cashmere hoodie and matching pants under the trench. I’m sure hers are Max Mara but you can find similar from many other places. I like these cashmere sweatpants but it looks like the matching cashmere sweatshirt just sold out. You could pair it with the cashmere crewneck sweater or try Naked Cashmere Colette Sweater and matching Katherine Jogger Pants.
She’d probably wear impractical shoes like these suede and leather collapsible-heel sneakers.
These are two more on air outfits that are great workwear inspiration. It also looks like everything in her on air closet can be mixed and matched to make more options since it’s almost all shades of gray, navy, and black.
As you know I love a bow tie blouse. This Max Mara blouse has a subtle patten which gives it a little interest. This navy Max Mara Studio bow tie blouse matches the Max Mara Studio navy trousers above.
These stretch-wool flared pants look like the perfect work trouser to wear with heels.
Alex wears this exact Theory featherweight grey sweater on the show but it’s mostly sold out because it’s from a previous season. You could also try this cashmere v-neck sweater and this cashmere v-neck sweater. This Joseph cashmere sweater is a similar weight to the original.
These Italian stretch wool trousers are another great work pant. I bought these last year and had my tailor add belt loops.
Every woman should also have a black suede pump in their closet in the heel height that works best for them.
It’s funny that Alex Levy doesn’t even wear a dress to a formal affair. Instead she wears pants in the form of a jumpsuit to the event at which she’s being honored. I wonder if it’s because she’s in such a male dominated industry. Regardless, it’s an amazing outfit.
This is the exact Michael Kors Collection Double-Face Cashmere Melton Trench Robe Coat that she wears over her Valentino jumpsuit. The good news is that it’s on sale. The bad news is that most sizes are gone. This Max Mara Vincent Long Button-Front Double-Face Wool Coat is very similar and available in all sizes. I also like this red double-breasted wool-blend coat to wear with grey outfits and this red Long Wool Blend Trench Coat is a great price.
You can’t see what shoes she’s wearing but these red suede sandals look like a perfect match.
Update: One of the stylists for the show just posted a behind the scenes photo of this outfit and shows she’s these red Gianvito Rossi suede pumps.
She wears this big round watch with a red band like this IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Portofino watch with her red dress. She actually wears big round watches through out the show so they must have made a product placement deal.
Update: I found out that the watches Alex Levy wears are all from Chopard. She wears the Chopard L.U.C XPS 40MM automatic watch in rose gold with a custom red brushed fabric strap by Chopard “to both suit the evening occasion and better match Alex’s Valentino jumpsuit.”
The all grey outfit is the one that I already have in my closet. I love grey in the winter because it’s so much less harsh than all black. Jen and I have the same color hair so it’s a good color for us too.
This grey Weekend Max Mara wool coat is a great soft option because there is nothing worse than an itchy wool coat.
I think it’s important to add some texture and interest to your outfit if you are wearing all grey like these wide-leg pleated pant in wool tweed.
With the grey ensemble, she of course carries a grey Valextra Brera Large Leather Top-Handle Tote Bag. She also carries the Valextra Soft Leather Tote Bag in the burnt orange outfit she wears in the photo down below.
I tried to figure out what shoes she is wearing with the grey outfit but I couldn’t figure it out. They look like a navy loafer or oxford but these navy suede and leather sneakers would also work.
This IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN Pilot’s Automatic stainless steel and alligator watch would be the perfect complement to the grey outfit and navy shoes.
Sleepwear so far has played a big part of the first three episodes of The Morning Show. Jennifer Aniston’s character opens the first episode in striped pajamas similar to these striped cotton-voile pajama set and this striped silk-charmeuse pyjama shirt and matching striped silk-charmeuse pyjama trousers.
She wakes up to a view of the city which no morning anchor would ever do. She would have had electric black out shade or worn an eye mask like this navy silk eye mask. She also uses eye patches and a jade face roller in the morning to deff puff and worries if she really has “passed her sell by date” for television.
In another episode she wears a matching lounge set of a robe and jogger pants. I can’t find her exact set but this Naked Cashmere robe is very similar.
The two middle photos are from the first three episodes and the other four are from episodes to come. As I stated, I’m really enjoying The Morning Show and can’t to watch the next seven episodes. I also can’t wait to see what Jennifer Anison’s character wears. I tried reaching out to the costume designers, Sophie De Rakoff, and Nina and Clare Hallworth, to ask them some questions but I never heard back from any of them. I’d love to chat with them about their wardrobe choices if anyone knows them.
Also, I’m not sure how many people know this but a free year of Apple TV is included when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac after September 10, 2019, from Apple or an Apple-authorized reseller. Your new device must also be capable of running the latest iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS. If you don’t qualify for a free year, Apple TV is $4.99 a month but the first two episodes of The Morning Show are free for anyone to watch online.