Pretty Little liars is a People’s choice award winning drama series about the mystery surrounding a teenage girls death. It is also a great show for fashion inspiration, because each of the characters has their own distinct style. Mona Vanderwall, played by Janel Parrish, is a supporting character rather than a lead character, but her fashion and beauty choices make her a really interesting character to watch and her look may give you a style tip or two.
Mona was originally an unpopular girl with very little fashion sense. She wore chunky glasses, her hair in childish pigtails and fairly frumpy looking clothes. She undergoes a style transformation and becomes popular after the death of the most popular girl at school Alison DiLaurentis. Her character comes across as a little snobby and superficial, but we are quickly shown that this is the armor she wears, because she doesn’t want to go back to being a social outcast. Therefore she pays a lot of attention to her appearance. For example, she is shown doing things like touching up her makeup, and shopping for designer goods. She is friends with the lead character Hanna Marin.
Key Mona Vanderwall looks:
A one sided ponytail
Mona often wears her hair in a one sided ponytail. She wears it in a deep side part in the same direction as the one sided ponytail and the ends of her hair are typically curled or tousled in this style.
Hoop or dangly earrings
When it comes to earrings Mona typically wears more standout styles like oversized hoop earrings and dangly drop earrings. Even when she is dressed casually her earrings are noteworthy. For example, in season one when she hosts a “glamping” party in the woods she pairs a casual look with a pair of large sparkling hoop earrings. See the picture below.
High waist pencil skirts
Mona wears a high waist pencil skirt well. In one episode she wears a classic Black pencil skirt with a wide belt and polka dot tank blouse. See the picture below. It’s a ladylike look, which is kept youthful with the shorter hem style.
Several of Mona’s outfits are made interesting through the use of layering. Notice how in the “glamping” picture above she has layered a lace top under another tank top and you can just see a glimpse of another top under her polka dot blouse in the pencil skirt outfit. She has also been shown wearing contrasting color tops under blouses.
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