Let Carmen Sandiego's stealth-sleek style influence your summer lewk

One GL editor shares her secret inspo to being fashionable and confident.

While most kids spent Saturday mornings watching cartoons, I spent mine endlessly chasing down a crimson coat-clad criminal. Hunched over the computer in my bedroom, I’d desperately try to figure out the answer to one simple question: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

I never cracked the case (although I did achieve “ace detective” status, thankyouverymuch), but luckily the iconic (and elusive) globetrotting thief—made famous by the hit ’90s educational video game—has returned to bless Netflix with a dose of nostalgia c/o a new animated series (and an upcoming live-action flick!) starring Gina Rodriguez.

This chic shero is as fashionable as she is fearless—from her scarlet strands to her fiery fedora, she’s the OG lady in red. While I may not be organizing a major jewelry heist anytime soon (don’t worry, Mom), I *will* be stealing some of the super sleuth’s style secrets.

To pull off the power hue IRL, start by selecting the perfect partners-in-crime for your beauty routine (try a rad ruby lippy or glittering garnet shadow). Then, pair your rosy recruits with equally alluring accessories (think: a chic choker or oversized hat).

And as for Carmen’s killer confidence? When you look good, you feel good. An adventurous attitude + perfectly tousled tresses go a loooong way in stealing that Sandiego spirit. Mystery solved.


How do you show confidence through what you wear?

Photo credit: Netflix


by Amanda Tarlton | 6/19/2019