My Comedy Writer Uniform Is Dressing Like

Mindy Kalings fashion obsession is legendary, both on-screen and off (as anyone who follows her Instagram or watches The Mindy Project can tell you, but there is one place youre not likely to see her in a colorful crop top set or studded red leather booties: the writers room on set.

At a certain point, theres only one way to dress as a comedy writer, she tells Yahoo! Style. You end up dressing like a hot L.A. guy: boyfriend jeans, Stan Smiths, and a grey t-shirt.

Outside of the writers room, though, Kaling has picked up a ton of tricks from her onscreen alter ego, namely that looking great is all in the details. I had tweed separates from Reiss. I replaced the hardware on it and people thought it was a Chanel skirt suit, which I could never afford, she says. And I do well! I dont know who can afford Chanel.

Shes also learned the value of tailoring clothes to fit her body well from the shows costume designer, Salvador Perez, but shes really not into obsessing about her weight these days (emoji preach hands, Mindy). When people talk about the way I look, it obviously bothers me. But the way it bothers other woman that I know is just so astonishing to me, she says. Theyve always managed to find me clothes at photo shoots. Theyre never like, ‘We cant dress this creature!

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