In a fashion lull? Understandable! It can be difficult to find fashion inspiration this time of year. Shorter days mean less sunlight, it’s not quite time to break out the holiday glitz, and transitional weather is confusing. Sometimes, when I’m in a style slump, I turn to the movies and channel some of my favorite leading ladies.
One of the most stylist movies of all time, Funny Face, continued the partnership between Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn. Audrey’s dance sequence is a great reminder that simple is always in vogue: channel the icon with a black turtleneck, cigarette pants, and loafers. If you’re getting more dressed up, consider the pink and white ensemble that always makes me swoon. And if you have a special event coming up, step out in a showstopping red gown.
Clueless, the ultimate ‘90s movie, maintains its fashion credibility for its incredible tartan sets, which can be easily replicated today. For a more subtle take, try a plaid blazer. And if you’re looking for a Cher-worthy splurge, spring for an Alaïa dress – after all, “it’s like, a really important designer.”
Everyone from Kate Moss to Hedi Slimane has taken inspiration from Annie Hall. Diane Keaton insisted on taking charge of her character’s wardrobe decisions, and we should all be so grateful she was given that freedom. Her take on androgyny is eclectic yet classic. All you need to get the look is relaxed and effortless menswear-inspired pieces.
Of course, no fashionable film list would be complete without The Devil Wears Prada. Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe was full of iconic designer items that created flawlessly cool outfits, including, of course, the Chanel boots. Watching her character’s transformation is one of the best makeover scenes of all time. To get the effortlessly cool look, focus on gorgeous outerwear, layered necklaces, and a bag that will hold all the items Miranda Priestly might make you carry.
For the boho girl, Kate Hudson as Penny Lane is the ultimate ‘70s dream. Her wardrobe was inspired by the women of the time, like Pattie Boyd and Janis Joplin. Her signature piece is an amazing shearling-lined coat, but you can also get the rock and roll look with a feminine blouse and a pair of classic denim or corduroy pants.
Who are your fashion muses? Remember that fashion is meant to be fun, no matter the time of year!