Welcome to the beginning of a 12 season fashion-filled odyssey and ode to one of TV’s best female characters, Jessica Beatrice Fletcher. What better image to begin the journey: elegantly casual, classic JB.
Before the series has even started to roll, we see Jessica enjoying a brisk walk in Cabot Cove with this plaid / toque / scarf situation. She makes everyone under 30 look like a cheap dime store hipster for even trying to wear plaid.
In the pilot episode, we learn that Jessica has recently become a published author, and that her first book is outrageously popular. This is JB getting the call: SHE’S GOING TO BE ON DONAHUE.
You can’t wear just anything for Phil.
The first episode is also the first of many times we see Jessica jogging. Fitness is fashionable.
One of Jessica’s best fashion traits is that she has simple, classic, beautiful pieces. If you were able to find a bag this amazing today, it would probably cost the same as an iPad.
Jessica is the world’s sweetest lady, but you know she can throw some shade. And you know she does it in pearls and THIS SCARF. This is what happened when an interviewer asked her a stupid question (not Donahue, obviously).
Later in the episode, Jessica is invited to a costume party. She goes as her spirit animal, Glinda the Good Witch from the land of Oz.
Back to reality–there is a case to solve. This image reminds us that everything looks better with glasses.
Since this is a two-part episode, we get to see Jessica jogging twice. Good for her.
In conclusion, JB, poolside in a Burberry trench. This amazing jacket sees her through multiple episodes and it’s a welcome sight every time. Especially when she pops the collar.