We’ve got a new style crush, and her name is Cookie Lyon. (We’re not the only ones.) The Empire character, played by Taraji P. Henson, is the matriarch of the Lyon family, fresh out of jail after serving a prison sentence and keen on regaining control at the now thriving record label she started with her ex-husband Lucious before she was locked up. Cookie is a woman on a mission who commands respect, and it definitely comes through in her wardrobe.
Through each episode, Cookie turns out some seriously fierce outfits that combine hip-hop glamour with a sophisticated but cheeky feminine polish, and we’re totally in love. Ms. Lyon is never one to skimp on the animal prints or gold accessories, and she always pulls together something that makes us want to raid her closet and clean her out of every glorious fur stole she has.
While her closet may not actually exist IRL, you can definitely take style cues from Cookie. Below, 15 key pieces you can wear to nail the look.