Celebrities often spark fashion inspiration because they’re the first to work with famous, innovative designers on the latest seasonal trends.
While you can dress like your favourite celebrity, even if you’re on a budget, it can sometimes be more fun (and more unique) to look to your favourite movies to find your fashion inspiration, instead.
Some movie outfits are so iconic, it can be hard to tell whether you’re updating your wardrobe or simply copying a character’s look. Dressing like Alicia Silverstone from “Clueless” or Uma Thurman from “Pulp Fiction” isn’t exactly the best way to upgrade your spring wardrobe.
But, taking style tips from some of these famous films can not only give you a new look for spring, but they can help you find a style that works for you through the summer months, too.
Think about your favorite movies that have good clothes, or an overall style you could see yourself wearing. Then, think about the style you’d like to portray all season long. You can use that as a starting point for a new spring wardrobe you’ll love.
Spring Style to Wear to Work
There are so many movies that feature business attire or semi-casual outfits that you might consider for work. Don’t be afraid to take a step back in time and look at classic office movies like “9 to 5” for a retro look. Many 80s fashion trends are making a comeback, and spring is the perfect time to introduce more color and flair into your work wardrobe.
If you work in a doctor’s office, hospital, dental office, or anywhere else where scrubs are required, take some fashion tips from dozens of medical films or TV shows like “Scrubs.” The history of nursing attire has changed over the years — make sure you’re up to date on the latest trends so you can be both comfortable and fashionable on your feet all day!
Looking for a more chic style to wear to work? Look for films that us fashion as a focus, such as “The Devil Wears Prada” or even “Oceans 8.” There’s no reason your “office look” can’t have a little bit of glam to it this season.
Feeling Springy and Sporty
Dressing the part for work is important, but if you want to change your casual, sporty wardrobe, there are plenty of movies where you can gain inspiration.
Whether you’re a guy looking to dress like your favorite character from “Point Break,” or a woman looking to represent your favorite team or sports brand with a jersey or other athletic logo gear, a sporty style is a great way to be comfortable and stay cool all spring long.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when going for a sporty look is to make sure your clothes are functional. You don’t necessarily have to be playing a sport or working out in order to get the most out of your clothes.
But, you should be able to freely move, whether you’re running errands or going to some kind of event. You don’t want to feel stifled by the outfit you’re wearing.
An iconic film that captures “sporty style” in a fun and fresh way is “Flashdance.” The movie and the style that goes with it might be from the 80s, but you can take away a lot of style sense from the casualwear Jennifer Beals wears throughout the movie.
She combines loose-fitting pieces with more form-fitting attire: When she wears a baggy top, she pairs it with leggings - when she wears wide-leg pants, she pairs it with a t-shirt that hugs her frame. Don’t be afraid to mix and match sizes and colors to achieve your perfect sporty style.
Updating Your International Style
Because spring is a time for color, it’s the perfect opportunity to look to movies based internationally for some inspiration. Indian fashion from films like “Slumdog Millionaire” will help you achieve a breezy and unique wardrobe that will keep you cool and stylish even through the summer. Indian patterns and fabrics focus on intricate design that is sure to get compliments wherever you go.
Want to go Greek? Choose linens, clean whites, and crisp blues inspired by films like “Mamma Mia” and “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” to capture the beauty of the Greek islands in your wardrobe. Greek fashion is perfect for warmer weather because it focuses on lighter colors and breathable fabrics.
If spring is still a little cooler where you live, find yourself a sleek leather jacket and a pair of boots, and pretend you’re walking the rainy streets of England like in “Notting Hill” or “Love Actually.”
There are so many ways to draw inspiration from your favourite films when it comes to your spring wardrobe.
When you allow yourself to get creative, you’ll end up with something unique that will turn heads and let everyone know you’re ahead of the fashion game — even if your inspiration comes from a film made in 1985!