Last weekend I went to see the movie The Help. While the storyline itself was great, what really made the movie stand out for me, a fashion lover, was, of course, the wardrobe of all of the characters! The costume designer got it right…not only did each outfit fit the setting/time period, but each outfit also fit the character (and their personal style, I’d like to think).
In honor of such fabulous eye candy, I thought we’d do a Get the Look post for the movie!
First up, is a look Celia wore while talking on the phone out by her pool:
Due to its superb tailoring, this sunny little romper looks like it was made for her. The sunglasses, earrings, bangle, and hair styling complete this look. Celia looks put together, but not in too fussy a way at all.
Obviously, while finding an exact match would be hard, I think I came up with some darling alternatives!
Though a completely different color than our inspiration, this romper still shares many similar characteristics, the most important of which being the tailored, structured feel. It also possesses a retro feel which certainly works well. The sweet earrings and simply shaped cuff add just the right amount of interest, as do the mildly cat-eye sunglasses and adorable bow wedges.
I think I could see Celia frolicking in this look, don’t you think? And would you wear this look? I would love to own this romper!
Up next, a look worn by Elizabeth:
(sorry, I know this isn’t the best picture, but it’s the best I could find!)
This beautifully cut dress acts as the foundation for this extremely classy and sophisticated look. “Weathered rose” pumps kick the look up a notch, as do the earrings and necklace. No doubt you’ll be respected in this commanding, yet still ultra feminine look!
Would you wear this look?
Which of the two looks are you lusting after more? And did any of you see The Help? What did you think? Wasn’t the clothing fabulous though?!
P.S. I have another post coming up today with a delicious recipe – no, not Minny’s famous chocolate pie, but a different delightful treat! 🙂
P.P.S. Carol is hosting a virtual bookclub on the book version of The Help! Read more here!
There are a few main things I love about the look: 1) it feels casual, but still very sophisticated and classic, 2) all of the pieces on their own are very simple, 3) the combination of gold and silver, and 4) the pop of color with her lipstick and heels.
Using all of that as guidance, I created this look:
A simple denim jacket serves this sweet dress well. The added necklace, belt, and bracelet help to add some sophistication, as do the sunglasses. The heels are a different color than our inspiration, but they’re still a bold hue and because of their nod to loafers, maintain a classic feel that is pertinent to the look. The end result is a beautiful casual look, perfect for the weekend!
On that note, I ask: what are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? Relaxing? Errands? Travel?
The starting point for this styling was with the shorts. Although they’re not the blush color of Anh’s shorts, they still have a similar feel, and, most importantly to the look, they’re high-waisted. Belt these shorts, and partially tuck in the lace top. The jacket is a tad different too – it’s not so much a trench style – but the color pairing of it with the lace top and shorts is divine (if you are tied to the trench look, try this). The shoes definitely aren’t an exact match either, but I’m totally fine with that. Anyways, these heels definitely still feel like something Anh would wear – actually, when I first mentioned them on this blog, I said I thought this! The reason they really work with our styling too is because they are the right shape and clean-lined. Accessorize with the bracelet and leopard sunglasses (there’s a bit of leopard from the inspiration shoes!) and this look is complete. (Note: I did omit the vest from the inspiration due to lack of a good option at Anthro. The look feels complete without it though!)
No doubt this isn’t an exact copy of Anh’s look, but I still love it!
What do you think of this look?
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Today’s inspiration is also from The Sartorialist. No, you by no means (at all!) are obligated to submit a look from The Sartorialist. It’s by mere chance that I’ve done two in a row from this source…what can I say though? The pictures are inspiring!
I love how vibrant this look is…yet it’s still so fresh. To me, it’s also ageless…I can see a middle-aged woman rocking it just as much as a college student.
Obviously, one of the key parts of the look is the woman’s bracelets. Let’s count ’em…about 10, it appears! I tried to recreate the feeling these bracelets add to the look in the styling I came up with. Have a look!:
Loosely tuck this bright yellow top into the slightly more subdued tailored navy trousers. Accessorize with the bangles, the patterned bag, and the cut-out shoes (which fit the graphic feel of the look), and you’re good to go! Fabulous!
And for a 10 piece look at Anthro, $687.85 seems pretty cheap! This deal of a price is largely due to the fact that four of the bracelets were on sale (well, technically 3, considering two are sold together). Furthermore, while the inspiration did in fact of 10 bracelets, with 6 bracelets, our look still works to perfection and gives the same impact!
There is absolutely no missing the bright ensemble the young lady is wearing. I do, however, have to take a slight side track here and just also comment on the young man’s outfit as well…perfection!
There are several things that really make this look: 1) the bright colors 2) the effortlessness of it – the loose, baggy, pullover knit sweater with the light, airy, draping skirt 3) how polished it is…and in an unconventional way, with the seemingly casualness of it 4) the simple hair and makeup that does not compete at all with the rest of the look 5) the shoes…love the play of the floral print with the striped knit sweater.
I wanted a styling to reflect the young, funky vibe of the look, but polish and effortlessness were mandatory as well. I ended up coming up with several different stylings…some more daring than others, but all with the feel of our inspiration:
While the colors are more muted in this look, it still boasts loads of drama with the long skirt and just plain intriguing nature. With the texture/pattern of the knit layered over the striped top, this look does still take quite a bit of confidence to pull off.
And did you notice the cuff?! Is that not the perfect fit for replicating our inspiration?! I used it in all of the stylings…it’s that great!
This next looks really captures the boldness of the inspiration:
This is the same exact look as before, but by switching out the shirt for a solid color, the look packs just as much wow factor as before, but in a different way, with a bold color instead of the striped shirt which added texture. The way the shirt and shoes almost match might appeal to those worried about rocking a super bold look. And taking the look in this direction is not necessarily a bad thing at all!
Here’s another daring ensemble, but with just four pieces, it seems even more effortless:
Color, color, color! You cannot be afraid of color with this look! I love how it captures the vibrancy of our inspiration! The one downfall – if you can even call it this – of it is just that the top is a floral print…and in our inspiration, I admired how the floral print shoes contrasted with the striped top. This is just something to note, but as we are only being inspired by the inspiration, taking a bit of liberty is just fine!
Yet again, here is a four-piece ensemble that is just so chic!:
For me, this look in particular captures the effortlessness of the perfectly loose knit pullover in the inspiration.
While I do really like the above four looks, I understand that for some of you they just wouldn’t be practical for everyday life. That’s why I’ve created some even more toned-down versions that still capture the original look’s feel:
To maintain proper proportions, tuck this boldly colored top into the yellow skirt. Pairing the same floral shoes from the above looks really helps to finish off the look and, simultaneously, reference our inspiration.
By layering the translucent gauzy top over the bright red top, you get the geometry of the pullover in our inspiration. If the color is still too much for you, consider swapping the red tee for something more subdued…a light green could be pretty.
I most definitely am switching up the color palette a bit here from the rest of the post…but it still works equally as well! The colors may be bright and bold, but the simplicity of the cut of the pieces help keep the look from becoming too much. And that is one of the key aspects of our inspiration!
Instead of pairing a red tank with these yellow trousers which would have followed the color scheme I’ve been using for most of the rest of the post, I decided to use a blue-green color instead. This way, it doesn’t get too McDonald’s-y. And anyway, the green is still a color pulled from the inspiration!
If there’s only one lesson to be learned from our inspiration, it’s that one should not be afraid to take risks with color! In the summertime, I think you can feel even more encouraged to experiment with color…so go for it!
Although I appreciate all of the looks, my favorites would have to be the fourth and seventh looks. What about you? Which look(s) is your favorite?
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this first post of this brand new feature! I hope you’ll consider submitting a look you’d like recreated (to learn more about all of this, you can go here). I should also mention that while the primary focus will be recreating the entire look, I will also replicate individual features of the inspiration as well. Thank you for your help in making this a successful feature!