Grown-ish, the spin-off series of ABC’s Black-ish, is a few things: relatable, hilarious, and full of fabulous style! To say that I am a fan of the show would be an understatement. Why hasn’t something like this existed before??
For those of you who aren’t familiar, Grown-ish follows 18-year-old Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) to college as she begins her freshmen year at Cal-U. She goes through the typical college student experiences (finding her core friends, dating, drugs/alcohol/sex/parties, internships, F.O.M.O) but it’s shown through a Gen-Z lens– something fairly new considering the conversation around pop-culture has mostly been through the eyes of millennials. The series is packed with some of my favorite stars: singer-sister duo Chloe and Halle, singer/rapper Diggy Simmons, fashion model/style influencer Luka Sabbat, actress/singer Trevor Jackson, and Francia Raisa whom I most recognize from The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
The best part of the TV Show is that similarly to Black-ish, it’s episodes are socially aware and relevant to the issues happening in our world today. This takes form in subtle ways, like when Luca showed up to class wearing the same skirt as his crush, Zoey, but he wore it better, and also in more direct ways like when Aaron is fighting for a “safe space” for blacks on their P.W.I. campus, but gets upset and deems it undeserving for Ana, a conservative Catholic, to have a “safe space” for women who share similar political views.
In this blog post I am going to go through each of the main characters and show how their personality and style complement one another. I am hoping you can find yourself in one or two of the cast members and gather some inspiration along the way. I’ll also show where you can purchase the exact items or look-a-likes. Lastly, A MAJOR shoutout to costume designer Michelle Cole for putting all of the show’s looks together. I can’t wait for you to see how talented she is. Okay, let’s go…
She Is | The lead. She’s learning that life isn’t as easy when you have to do it on your own.
Her Style | Eclectic. A mix of high and low end pieces.
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Essentials Needed to Dress Like Zoey | Statement Earrings, Stripes, Neutrals and Muted Colors
Shop Her Looks | https://wornontv.net/grown-ish/zoey/
She Is | A free-spirited woman who identifies as bi-sexual. Nomi is super caring and is usually the friend who picks up the others when they fall.
Her Style | Tomboy Sexy
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Essentials Needed to Dress Like Nomi | Braided Hair, Button Down Flannel, Bandanna
Shop Her Looks | https://wornontv.net/grown-ish/nomi
He Is | Walking art. He interns with Zoey at a fashion mag and is a painter. As an individualist, he doesn’t care what others think of him. He’s in his own lane.
His Style | Edgy boho with a sense of humor. Lots of seventies influences.
Essentials Needed to Dress Like Luca | Cheeky T-shirts, Layered Statement Necklaces, Printed Dusters
Shop His Looks | https://wornontv.net/grown-ish/luca/
He Is | Super woke. Political activist. Always down to fight the cause.
His Style | Thrifted, relaxed, sometimes lazy… as the campus activist style isn’t his main priority.
Essentials Needed to Dress Like Aaron| Patches/Pins to Apply To Any Jacket, A Socially Conscious Pullover, Cardigan
Shop His Looks | https://wornontv.net/grown-ish/aaron/
He Is | A determined young man who came from a working class family. Ashamed to be “a cab driver’s son” he turns to selling drugs on campus. With his side hustle, he can afford brands like Kenzo, Burberry, and Givenchy.
His Style | Casual Luxury, Streetwear.
Essentials Needed to Dress Like Vivek | Crewnecks, Joggers, Hi-Top Sneakers
Shop His Looks | https://wornontv.net/grown-ish/vivek/
She Is | Zoey’s roommate. Ana is Cuban-American and was raised as a Catholic Conservative. She’s sort of sheltered, but opens up throughout the show.
Her Style | Traditional Collegiate, Preppy Chic
Essentials Needed to Dress Like Ana | Plaids, Trouser Pants, Statement Tees
Shop Her Looks | https://wornontv.net/grown-ish/ana/
“The Twins” aka Jazz and Sky Forster
They Are | Student athletes who struggle to reconcile their public personas (super bubbly and All-American good girls) with who they actually are outside the spotlight (kinda shady, and not afraid to keep it real).
Their Style | Bold and Sporty.
Essentials Needed to Dress Like The Twins | Varsity Stripes, Primary Colors, Statement Sleeves.
P.S. Good News! The show is being renewed for a second season with 20 episodes (the first season only had 13). Yayayayayayayyayayayaayaaayay