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How to Dress Like Mel from Netflix’s ‘Virgin River’

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We’ve seen every single episode of Virgin River (multiple times). We’ve heard (and carefully considered) countless conspiracy theories. But we’ve never analyzed Mel’s wardrobe quite like this.

We’re talking about the show’s main character, Mel (short for Melinda), who’s portrayed by Alexandra Breckenridge. Her sense of style isn’t, let’s say, special, but there’s something oddly effortless about her flannel-clad closet. So, we compiled a list of Mel’s best Virgin River outfits, along with details on how to recreate the looks at home. Keep scrolling for details.

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1. Flannel + Utility Jacket

Mel proves that you can’t go wrong with a classic flannel. Try pairing it with a heavy coat (like Mel) or opt for a cute skinny jean and Chelsea boot combo for an on-trend look.

Get the look: Legendary Whitetails Flannel Shirt ($30); Target anorak jacket ($40); Forever 21 skinny jeans ($20)

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2. Chambray Shirt + Black Pants

One thing’s for sure: Mel is a sucker for button-down shirts. In this case, she completes the look with a pair of simple black pants.

Get the look: Levi's Denim Shirt ($80); Black Skinny jeans ($90)

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3. Puffer Coat + Beanie

Mel elevates this classic flannel shirt by pairing it with a coordinating puffer coat. Not only does it provide extra warmth, but it also complements the beanie.

Get the look: Legendary Whitetails flannel shirt ($35); Foursteeds puffer vest ($25); Revony slouchy beanie ($15)

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4. Pajama Set

It’s rare to see Mel wearing anything but pants and a top. But in this scene, Mel offers a rare glimpse of her two-piece pajama set. Cute and comfy…need we say more?

Get the look: Serenedelicacy satin pajama set ($26)

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5. Pullover + Skinny Jeans

Mel’s go-to outfit is a pullover and skinny jeans, as shown above. Although it’s a simple combination, she often makes subtle changes. (For example, the white undershirt and hair clip.)

Get the look: GAP V-neck sweater ($90); High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($55); JYB CO long sleeve shirt ($16); Minihope claw clips ($7)

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6. Fitted Blazer + Blouse

During a visit with her sister, Mel steps out of her typical wardrobe and dons a business professional ensemble. This includes a fitted blazer, a white blouse and dress pants, which can be swapped for denim, depending on the occasion.

Get the look: Long Modern blazer ($26); Banana Republic dolman sleeve top ($30); Grace Karin pencil pants (from $31)

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7. Sweater + Sherpa Coat

If you’re looking to elevate a simple sweater-and-pants ensemble, try taking a page from Mel’s book by adding a patterned coat.

Get the look: Easy crop cardigan ($40); Easton Plaid Shirt Jacket ($30); Daily Ritual utility pant ($35)

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8. Patterned White Blouse + Burgundy Skirt

Mel rocks this business casual ensemble in the fourth episode of season four, and it's easily one of her best looks on the show. Try this look at your next office party.

Get the look: Polka-dot print blouse ($40); Recycled Cashmere Skirt ($185)

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