Only Murders in the Building sees residents of The Arconia shaken by a murder.
Murder, mystery and romance— what more could you ask for from one of the year’s best TV shows? Perhaps a love-hate friendship between two New Yorker gents who ooze charm and wit? Oh, that’s covered by Steve Martin and Martin Short. The legendary comedic duo partnered up with Selena Gomez for Only Murders in the Building, Hulu’s show about three strangers who live in the same New York City apartment building where a murder suddenly happens. All true crime junkies, the trio band together to track down the killer and make a podcast all about it along the way.
The chemistry of the cast and continuously twisting plot is enough to keep anyone invested. However, as the weather cools down, Only Murders in the Building also serves as your go-to coat inspiration. If we’re being honest, the outerwear is almost as important as the dialogue (almost). No direct spoilers here, but just look at what a character Gomez’s Mabel blossoms into (THAT yellow jacket in the pilot!) and don’t forget to take a close look at Jan’s (Amy Ryan) cloak-and-dagger style leather blazer in the finale.
Read on for six of our favorite outerwear looks from Only Murders in the Building.
Mabel sets the tone for the show right from the pilot. Donning a (sold out) mustard, cropped faux fur jacket from Michael Kors, she embodies the fashion-forward nature of New York and her role as an artist. While her introverted nature is signaled by a protective layer of shades and tunes, the yellows call to her attention— possibly that she actually would like some friends?
Who says beige has to be boring? Mabel continues to show out in fantastic outerwear in the first episode, such as in this full-length, double-breasted coat that protects you from the cold while feeling like you’re walking around town cozied up in a blanket.
“Really, do you not see this coat,” Oliver screams at a car he narrowly escapes being hit by. We agree. How could your eye not be caught by his glorious purple ensemble? Oliver wears this coat right in his opening scene so we know from the get go that he’s all about extravagance and ambition.
Plaid is where it’s at, as Mabel proves in Episode 4. Sure, flannel is known for its functionality during fall and winter, but here it provides the right balance for her oversized hoops and bold orange pants.
Mabel brings a pop of color to her black-on-black look with a full-body, burnt orange coat that keeps you insulated and from looking basic. It’s probably not that helpful that she's trying to go unnoticed for the day by her new pals, but being easily spottable turns out to be pretty helpful.
Oliver taps into his business savvy and creative spirit when “Tie-Dye Guy” is cleared as a suspect, giving him room to make tie-dye apparel of his own. Was it inappropriate to try to sell his podcast merchandise at a tenant meeting about an unsolved murder? Probably. But there’s no doubt the Only Murders fandom was dying to get their hands on this sweatshirt.
Photography by: Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu