Get the look: Melissa McCarthy

Jenessa Williams

Here's how to match your get-up to that of hilarious actress, Melissa McCarthy

With humour at the heart of many of her roles, Melissa McCarthy doesn’t take fashion too seriously, opting for looks that are colourful-yet-stylish. Get her look for yourself with our top tips below, featuring an array of size-inclusive brands. 

 

A pop of colour

A great way of introducing colour for those who normally fear it, yellow is a guaranteed mood-booster. Pair a light, floral skirt (£8, H&M) with a navy or black jumper (£25, Phase Eight) and pick out the colour with a yellow heel (£17.50, ASOS).

Keep accessories light to compliment the spring-like feel of the outfit—a gold-edged clutch bag (£10.99, Xardi London) and tassel-necklace (£22, John Lewis) pair wonderfully with a feminine, glittery eyeshadow. Tarte Cosmetics Paint Shadow Pots (£19) offer high-pigment coverage with minimal fuss—simply apply with a finger or small make-up brush. 

 

Statement suiting

An all-over bird and floral print suit set against a white background…probably not a look that springs immediately to mind for most, but certainly one that makes an impact. 

For a look a little less stain inviting, Simply Be sell a great co-ord set (£22 for jacket, £19.25 for trousers) that achieves the same impact without the need for constant ironing. 

Team with romantic pink shades for a great evening look—a bubblegum blouse from Mela London (£25), Candy Velvet shoes (£172, Malone Souliers) and sparkly jewellery, such as a ring from bijou jewellery (£42) and necklace from Swarovski (£40). 

 

Burning the candle

A colour normal associated with autumn, rust orange can be highly flattering all year round if you know how to style it. Channel Melissa’s sunshiny style with a striped jumper (£175, Toast) tucked into a leather skirt (£18, Oasis). Dress up for the office with heels (£20 Dorothy Perkins), or opt for trainers for an on-trend weekend look.

With a tonal look like this, make-up needn’t require much effort. Define eyes in two simple swoops with Pixi Cat Eye Ink Liner (£12), and add a slick of Mac’s flattering orange-red lip shade, “Marakkesh” (£17). 

Don’t have time to curl your hair? Never fear. L’Oreal’s Hollywood Waves (£12.48) will rejuvenate tired curls in a few spritzes. 

 

Technicolour dream jacket

All black with a statement jacket—a guaranteed wardrobe go-to when time is at a premium. Add basic leggings (£10, Yours) and converse pumps (£55) to a waist-defining skater dress (£22, Dorothy Perkins), and top the whole thing off with a patterned, scarf style bomber jacket. 

The men’s department is often a great place to look for an oversized style—we found ours at BooHoo Man for just £21. Finish off with a barrel bag. This mock-croc style from Stradivarius (£17.99) is the perfect size for all your essentials. 

 

Pattern party

For those brave enough to clash a pattern, Melissa McCarthy is certainly an inspiration. New Look Curve’s black poncho coatigan (£12) is a steal at £10, balancing well against a zebra-print blouse from Quiz (£22) with bolero tie (£16, Jarold). 

Skinny jeans (£13.50, Dorothy Perkins) balance out the top-heavy silhouette, teamed with a lace-up chunky heel (Koi Footwear, £25) to elongate the leg. Keep an up-do in check with a strong-hold texture spray (£25, Hair by Sam McKnight) and finish with tassel earrings, these are £19 from J Crew.