Only “Mabel” In The Building: Outfits Inspired By My Favorite Hulu Series


I’m a sucker for a good mystery, be it in book, series, movie or podcast form. And I’m currently in love with the quirky, modern-take-with-a-nod-to-the-classics Hulu show “Only Murders in the Building.” I just finished up season two the other night, and while I was sad for it to end, it dawned on me…half the reason I love the show so much is because of Selena Gomez’s outfits. IYKYK.

I knew I had to prolong this season a bit more for myself with an inspo post based on this gorgeous character, Mabel…who we find out has many layers to her story. If you haven’t watched the show, you must. Not only is Gomez phenomenal, but she holds her own with legends Steve Martin and Martin Short — not a small feat. And they just announced Paul Rudd is on for season three?! YES, PLEASE.

It’s No Mystery — Mabel Mora’s ‘OMITB’ Style Is Killer: 5 Fall Outfit Ideas

While Cara Delevingne’s killer looks (murder-show pun intended) on her season three character do give Mabel a run for her money (Cara forever), Gomez as Mabel still steals the show with her standout ‘fits. Think gorgeous, rich fall colors that are amazing on her and clothing combos that give a noticeable nod to the ’90s fashion we’re seeing everywhere right now: fall plaids, chunky boots, cropped jackets, long trenchcoats and slouchy sweater vests. Here for it! As a fashion fan first, murder-mystery fan second, it’s really Mabel in the building that I’m paying the most attention to!

It's no mystery why I love Selena Gomez's "Only Murders in the Building" style. Rich fall colors, '90s vibes, plaids, fur coats, chunky boots, slouchy sweaters & so much more.


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Outfit 1: Iconic NYC Mabel

This is quintessential Mabel, and I think the first outfit we see her in on-screen. Gah. It’s perfection. Dana Covarrubias is the costume-designer genius behind these looks. She was quoted as saying, “This is not a show about murder — it’s a show about coats.” Haha, I love her.

Outfit 2: Pieces Of The Puzzle

Don’t you hate it when a piece of the puzzle is missing?

I knew I had to find a yellow jumpsuit — score! This boilersuit is at Target, friends! I just ordered but haven’t gotten it in yet. Stay tuned. It comes in a few other great shades too, including an olive green and a dusty rose.

Outfit 3: Short Skirt + A Loooong Jacket

Maybe the only Top 40 song ever with the word “allocations” in it?

I mean, this green faux-leather trenchcoat. While I don’t think she wore exactly this, I think she would, yeah? I know I would!

Outfit 4: Dying For Plaid

Wondering if, as a 5’4″ person, I can pull off these pants…because they are legit good. Damn.

Outfit 5: Fur Real, It’s Good

But don’t worry — it’s faux.

Mabel’s faux-fur jackets are one of my favorite parts about her whole wardrobe. They’re in those rich fall shades I talked about, and I can’t get enough of them. If you’re more of a neutral peep, this one is calling to me too.

Shop More Mabel-Inspired Fall Clothing Finds

I couldn’t help myself with this roundup… Lots of fun yellow/gold, faux fur, plaid, and a few chunky knits and chunky boots. And while it’s not exactly my typical style, I’m for sure down for making some of these pieces my own…definitely ordered that gold jumpsuit!

Thanks for indulging me in this fun post, friends. I hope you enjoyed it too! Let me know your favorite murder mystery (book, show or movie) in the comments!

It’s hard for me to pick a fave, but the classic “Clue” movie from the ’80s is probably my top pick, and the more recent “Knives Out” is up there too. Excited for the follow-up to that one! Until next time…



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It's no mystery why I love Selena Gomez's "Only Murders in the Building" style. Rich fall colors, '90s vibes, plaids, fur coats, chunky boots, slouchy sweaters & so much more.