You don't have to be a reality show to shape the way we're dressing in real life (though we wouldn't understate the influence Nicole Richie's stint on The Simple Life had on our early '00s affinity for trucker hats, nor the impact Whitney Port's stay in The City made on our work wardrobe). That's because when we're through with our daily routines, nothing brings us more joy than coming home, kicking up our feet, and dishing fashion with our best friend (or Friends, as the case may be).
Yes, television teaches us many things. More than what the weather will be when we leave the house tomorrow morning, it shows us how we'll want to dress when we do so. Moving to New York? You had pals Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda to offer advice on what the ladies who brunch (and cocktail) were wearing. And who would minimize the effect that Rachel Zoe had on both our style and vernacular (because, her shoes? We die. Ba-na-nas)? So we're saying "Thank you for being a friend" to all the ladies (and gents) who permanently changed the face of TV and fashion.