Unlike her colleagues, Gilbert always dressed to the nines whether she was roaming the Dorothy Height residential hall or meeting up with her beau, Dwayne Wayne, at on-campus hangout/restaurant The Pit. Clearly her wealthy, Southern upbringing had a profound impact on her sophisticated outfit choices. How many 20-somethings you know roll out of bed and head straight to lecture wearing a two-piece suit and pearls? We'd imagine very few.
So in celebration of Jasmine Guy's birthday and the much-anticipated debut of "A Different World" on Netflix, here are seven style lessons we learned from her most famous TV character.
Wardrobe pieces like a pearl necklace and tweed skirt are timeless.
Cute workout clothes are half the battle.
Every woman should have a nice pair of pajamas.
A red dress and a smart mouth go hand in hand.
It's OK to go big and go bold, especially on your wedding day.
Elevate your power suit with a luxurious scarf.
And the most important lesson: Love your authentic self.