workplace comedy

Melissa from Abbott Elementary

Melissa is a character in the school comedy series Abbott Elementary, and is played by Lisa Ann Walter. Melissa is a second grade teacher at the elementary school in the series. She is an established teacher at the school who is very confident and sure of herself.

Melissa has a unique style compared to her coworkers at the school. She has an edgier style, often wearing a leather jacket or faux leather leggings that are paired with a black blouse with a zipper detail. Pair the leather jacket with a ribbed green sweater for a fun pop of color and don’t forget a blue lanyard.

Jacob from Abbott Elementary

Jacob is a character in the school comedy series Abbott Elementary, and is played by Chris Perfetti. Jacob is a history grade teacher at the elementary school in the series. He is an awkward but genuine and supportive character, as well as good friends with Janine.

Jacob’s wardrobe consists of lots of brown tones and flannels. He often pairs a flannel printed or plaid dress shirt with a blazer. Another look of his is a green teal bomber jacket with a cream turtleneck and brown pants, and always a blue lanyard for his school ID along with the other teachers at Abbott.

Gregory from Abbott Elementary

Gregory is a character in the school comedy series Abbott Elementary, and is played by Tyler James Williams. Gregory is a first grade teacher at the elementary school in the series. He is a newer teacher at the school and we follow him as he begins teaching there and grows and learns from it.

Gregory has a very simple but distinct style that is very fitting for a school teacher. To dress like him, wear a red polo long sleeve shirt with a plaid-printed dress pant. Another is a navy dotted shirt with a matching navy tie, and he always wears a blue lanyard to hold his ID just like the other teachers at Abbott.

Barbara Howard from Abbott Elementary

Barbara Howard is from the TV series Abbott Elementary and is played by Sheryl Lee Ralph. Barbara is a Kindergarten teacher at the elementary school in the series. She is a kind character that mostly sticks to a traditional way of teaching. Janine Teagues looks up to her for her ability to tackle any situation.

Barbara has a school-appropriate and classy while still stylish approach to her everyday fashion. You’ll usually see her in a patterned blouse, a cardigan, sometimes a matching scarf and often a pearl necklace.

Doralee from 9 to 5

Doralee Rhodes is a character from the 1980 comedy film 9 to 5, and is played by Dolly Parton. The film follows three women who are secretaries at the same office who decide to get revenge on their rude and sexist boss and begin to run the business themselves, in their own way.

Doralee has a style that really really reflects Dolly’s personal style, with western and southern influence like her western-style blue dress and lace detailed sweaters and dresses. Complete the look with her iconic hairstyle or wig.

Janine Teagues from Abbott Elementary

Janine Teagues, played by the show’s creator Quinta Brunson, is the main character from the show Abbott Elementary. Janine is a second grade teacher at the elementary school in the series. She is a determined and kind character that is passionate about helping her students and coworkers be the best versions of themselves that they can be. Janine has a school-appropriate but stylish and comfy style to all of her outfits. She wears lots of warm colors, chunky sweaters, and fun patterns. You’ll usually see her in a turtle or mock-neck, maxi dresses and fun and flowy pants or skirts.



Blockbuster is a workplace comedy that follows the workers of the last remaining Blockbuster Videos store location, including Timmy Yoon (Randall Park), Eliza Walker (Melissa Fumero), Carlos Herrera (Tyler Alvarez), Hannah Hadman (Madeleine Arthur), and Connie Serrano (Olga Merediz). Fittingly, Blockbuster streams on Netflix.


Donna Meagle from Parks and Recreation

Donna Meagle is a character in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. She is the office manager of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department. Out of everyone in the show, Donna has the most active dating life with a variety of suitors. She is sociable yet strong-willed, with a taste for luxury and culture. Played by stand-up comedian and actress Retta, the character became a regular in the third season. This costume guide includes a standard outfit from the earlier seasons, as well as the outfit from the iconic “Treat Yo Self” segment.

leslie knope from parks and rec

Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation

Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) is the perpetually optimistic and highly-driven civil servant who anchors her co-workers and friends on Parks and Recreation.  Leslie’s dedication to her job inspires others, even her Libertarian co-worker and friend Ron Swanson, to do their best for their community.  Leslie aspires to be President one day and typically wears sensible pants suits while working at the parks department in Pawnee, IN.  For a true Leslie Knope look, you’ll also need a relentlessly positive go-getter attitude and a binder full of ideas (or maybe just Leslie’s thoroughly researched book “Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America”).

tom haverford from parks and rec

Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation

Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) is a member of the Pawnee, Indiana parks and recreation department along with April, Leslie, and Ron.  He also considers himself a multimedia mogul and entrepreneur.  Though Tom’s personality can be abrasive and over-the-top at times, he reveals himself to be a good businessmen, and an even better friend.  Tom’s clothing is always fashionable and sometimes outlandish, making him the perfect character to emulate if you are looking to show off your unique sense of style or you have a penchant for coordinating pocket squares.

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