21 of Kelly Ripa's Best Outfits of All Time (& How to Recreate Every Single One of Them)
From blouson dresses and sneakers to leopard print tops and faux-leather pants, Kelly Ripa’s stylish-yet-casual outfits are just the inspiration we need to get out of our leggings and back into real clothes. (Even if we promptly change back into our comfy attire following our Zoom call).
In honor of Ripa’s timeless fashion, we compiled a list of her 21 best outfits of all time. And as a bonus, we included similar styles to help you recreate every single look. (You’re welcome.)
1. Printed Blouson Dress + White Sneaker
This particular day on set, Kelly and Ryan decided to go on camera in the same outfits they showed up to work in. For Kelly, that meant this billowy, printed dress paired with über-cool and comfy pristine white sneakers. If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of these days, it’s comfort. So we’ll be adopting this outfit as our new go-to.
2. Leopard Print Top + Faux-Leather Pants
Ripa is in a dress or skirt 90 percent of the time, but this leopard and leather look is proof that pants can be just as polished. A wide-leg silhouette feels fresh and gives those legs some extra breathing room.
3. Grey Crewneck Sweater + Pencil Skirt
A cashmere sweater is something we can always get behind, even if we’re still working remotely. But for those of us who can’t hide behind Zoom, throwing on a pencil skirt is the sartorial equivalent of a morning pep talk. Just look for a skirt with a bit of stretch so you don’t miss those leggings too much.
4. Ruffled Midi Dress + Suede Heels
With its prismatic design and bold ruffles, this dress is exactly what we’d want to wear for our first day back in the office. Well, Ripa read our mind, because she did in fact return to the Live with Kelly and Ryan set post-quarantine in this feminine Cynthia Rowley number, accented by a pair of bold green pumps.
5. Fit and Flare Dress + Wide Waist Belt + Bold Pumps
Ripa swears by this outfit formula more than anything else. Why? Probably because it’s flattering, requires zero thought and works every time. We’re taking a page out of the talk show host’s book and adding all three items to our outfit rotation.
6. Iridescent Top + Grey Pencil Skirt
The 51-year-old co-host wore a stunning top by Batsheva, which featured puffy sleeves and a statement collar. She paired it with a grey skirt by Roland Mouret, which fit her like a glove. Ripa accessorized with a pair of black pumps.
8. Tom Ford Hoodie Dress + Suede Pumps
It’s worth noting that the 51-year-old TV personality has donned her fuchsia hoodie dress at least four times, so it’s safe to say that this number is one of her personal favorites. The Hooded Ribbed Cashmere-Blend Dress retailed a whopping $2,690 before it sold out.
Get the look: Athleta Triumph Hoodie Dress ($129)
9. Pleated Midi Dress + White Heels
During one of her shows in 2021, the Live co-host looked like a cross between Little House on the Prairie and Project Runway, and we’re still kind of obsessed. Ripa sported a pastel pink midi dress, which featured a lace-trimmed Chelsea collar and puffy sleeves.
11. Polka Dot Shirt + Statement Pants
In March 2021, the mother-of-three kicked off International Women’s Day with a black-and-white polka-dot top and green slacks from Acne Studios. Clean and simple, yet stylish.
14. High-Neck Top + Bold Slacks
The All My Children alum rocked a black and grey Isabel Marant top with suede heels and blue pants from Aleksandre Akhalkatsishvili. If you want to take it to the next level, you can don cobalt nails, too.
Get the look: Shirred High Neck Flounce Sleeve Allover Floral Print Top ($12); Cobalt Blue Wide Leg Pants ($40)
16. Belted Polka Dot Dress + White Heels
A polka-dot dress will always come in handy if you want to channel your inner Vivian Ward. But in this case, Ripa added her own twist with an eye-catching belt and white shoes.
17. Floral Dress (with Pockets!) + Pink Shoes
We sense a pattern on this list when it comes to bold prints and florals. Here, Ripa donned a gorgeous Marc Jacobs dress, featuring hues of pink, purple and gray. She elevated the look with a matching Reiss belt and pink heels, giving us major Barbie vibes.
18. Black Blouse + Fuchsia Skirt
If there’s anything we’ve learned from this list, it’s that pink is definitely Ripa’s color. The satin midi skirt added a nice pop of color to her black blouse and matching pumps.
19. Denim Jumpsuit + Cheetah Print Pumps
Well, who wouldn't want to do a runway walk and strike a pose (or two) in this fashionable ensemble? In November 2021, Ripa ditched the florals and opted for head-to-toe denim look, complete with leopard print pumps.
21. Floral Top + Pleated Midi Skirt
As always, yes to the florals. Try out this look for special gatherings, as it is sure to turn heads.