Obviously, I am the Donna Meagle of Pawnee Parks and Rec, but I’ve always had a secret husk in my chest carved solely for Leslie Knope. (Notice my use of maker-verbs & nouns here. I’m on brand.) I try to turn my Knope on when I’m careening into awkward small talk; her enthusiasm, her craftiness, her go-gals attitude. Although, I can’t always be the Leslie Knope of my life, I can use Amy Poehler as style inspiration.
While Amy Poehler isn’t Leslie Knope on Making It, her first episode outfit makes me want to put a backpack on and glue some shit: baby blue button down with an emoji decorated collar, overalls with pockets, and little boots. She looks like a modern day Peter Pan who’s about to cut, mold, and paper-mache her way right into a scrapbook. Nick Offerman looks like a lumberjack, AS HE SHOULD. I could probs style your man based on Nick, but this one’s for the GALENTINES.
So, here’s a style guide to macramake you into Amy-Poehler-adorkable.
For these, I pulled from Modcloth, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters dude section, and Old Navy little boy’s section. Look, grown women like bulldogs riding skateboards on their shirts too, Old Navy. To be completely crafty-cute, just click on the image and it’ll take you right to the shopping page. The bulldogs on skateboards is totally on sale right now too, weeeeeee!
For these, I pulled American Eagle, H&M, Madewell, Aerie/American Eagle, Gap, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21. I’m going to be real, I’m super curvy so while I wish I could rock some ripped jegging overalls, it’s just not my style. The first pair in stripes reminds me of an artist I love on Instagram, Ashley Mary; she wears a ton of really sweet vintage clothes. I also just love the jean-blue Dickies in the fourth photo because they look comfy AF.
If none of these work for you, you could totally take up sewing, sew yourself her outfit, especially the emoji collar, and then go on Making It and win one-hundred thousand dollars. A girl can dream, right?
I am a writer, educator and genuine creative living on the coast of NC. Our house is built on sunshine with my husband BJ, dog named Tucker, and our two very sassy cats: Fromage and Jasper.