Styling Outfits Inspired by a Movie Star
Quote of the day: “Others believing in you is nice but worthless if not matched by your own thought.” Scott Moore
I’m sure many of us have seen a movie and thought, “I want to dress like her.” Not that we have to copy the movie star’s exact outfit, but we can certainly wear outfits inspired by movies.
After you read our choices in this post, I would absolutely love to know if you ever had this kind of inspiration. Please let me know in the comments below. Learning about you makes this blogging so much more fun!
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: My inspiration goes out to Helen Mirren.
I remember when we saw the movie “RED” and I was blown away by Helen. I’d never really known about her before this, but seeing her in this movie, made me realize that age truly is just a number.
The words, “I want to be like her when I grow up” actually came out of my mouth after seeing the show. Therefore, that’s who I decided to use for this styling post.
Let me start out with some rationale for my clothing choices. I didn’t want to try to copy any of her outfits. Instead I wanted to be inspired by her amazingness.
I actually started out with the camo jeans since she wore quite a bit of camo print in “RED.” All three of us have styled camo on the blog in the past even though in my youth I would have never thought I’d wear it.
Let me point out the earrings too. They are a pair from my aunt who recently passed away. It was a theme for the blog this summer about wearing sentimental pieces that used to be my Aunt Nancy’s. I had to convert them to pierced earrings and you can see how they droop slightly. Well, lo and behold I was then introduced to a product that fixes this issue after we took these photos.
But back to the outfit inspired by movies.
After choosing the camo print jeans, I decided to keep the sweater a matching color since Helen looks great in green. But I made sure to choose a contemporary sweater with the choker neckline, because of her modern style.
You know I always love trying out the newer trends, and these choker neck tops could be perfect if you don’t love the thought of accessorizing. It’s like it’s a shirt and necklace all in one. You could always stick with a classic color, or try one that doesn’t dip so low in the front.
The leather jacket made an appearance because I consider it a rebellion piece. Helen proved herself to be quite the kick a– character in this favorite movie of mine.
And then I added in white booties to go with the jacket. These booties may not have a heel that many of you are comfortable wearing, but there are many that have a chunkier heel.
Jeans: Cabi-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: Blank NYC (here)~~Sweater: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: thrifted (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Nancy decided to channel her inner Audrey Hepburn from the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
She told me that this was her choice of outfits inspired by movies because Audrey was always so sophisticated and simple in her dress style.
I’m sure many of you might also pick this kind of outfit from Audrey’s repertoire since it’s so classic. The little black dress is such a favorite of most people that we have styled it many times on the blog.
Most of us prefer to have our arms somewhat covered when choosing our dresses. So I thought I’d show you a couple in case you’ve been searching for such items. Here’s a long sleeve version, 3/4 length sleeve version, or a flutter sleeve version.
It’s the accessories that Nancy really had fun with for this outfit.
If you search out the movie photos, you’ll see that Audrey was wearing more of a statement necklace. However, that’s the fun part about inspiration. It doesn’t have to be an exact copy. So Nancy pulled out many pearl necklaces, and layered them.
What really shows the time period is the gloves. Of course, women don’t wear these kind of gloves inside anymore, but who knows? Maybe this style will come back around one of these days. But that would only work if they are texting gloves for the younger generations, LOL!
The other elements for Nancy’s outfit are the shoes and sunglasses. Have you updated your sunglasses lately? You can find some super fun ones for not much money online.
Even if you don’t wear heels most days, I think most of us can find some that will work for the dressy occasions. If you haven’t heard me touting the aspect of the ankle strap, then let me say it again. They really help make it easy to walk in and feel comfortable. Amazingly, Nancy’s exact shoes are still for sale and I linked them below. If you’re not a fan of ankle straps then a chunkier heel can be helpful. Or there’s always the flats version.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit: And here I’d like to introduce you to Princess Dragomiroff from the movie “Murder on the Orient Express.”
My mom said she chose Judi Dench and this character because Judi is the closest to my mom’s age group (without having had work done to change her appearance). If you love the old fashioned fashions, then this character probably tickles your fancy also.
And these capes are so sophisticated don’t you think? Even if you don’t think about wearing capes as much in the winter, my mom even showed how to layer a cape over another coat recently. Anyone else notice that my mom happens to have 2 grey capes? I may need to “borrow” one…. Then she could purchase a black one or striped one.
Now I didn’t actually see this movie, but mom tells me it takes place in the 1920’s. That’s why she also grabbed her pearl jewelry for styling in our outfits inspired by movies.
I’d also like to point out the flower pin on the front of mom’s cape. My mom actually makes these pins with leftover material from her sewing projects. I found a lovely silk one available or even a leather one.
Let’s talk about the skirt and shoes for a minute.
We’ve been brought up to think of florals as more of a spring and summer print. However, the darker florals have made a huge appearance in the stores, and work great for the colder months. If you’re not a fan of skirts, you can still find this print on other items. For example a duster, a blouse or even jeggings look great for everyday.
As for the shoes, we all find that black footwear is our go-to choice. I was stressing over the fact that my own black, suede booties have some scuff marks on them. And then I noticed that mom’s shoes do too. When do you decide that they aren’t savable? Do you think others notice these details, or not?
My mom is not only wearing gloves for this outfit, but they are long gloves. It makes me wonder how many of you have any gloves like this? I just recently bought a pair last winter after I received my pink coat that only had 3/4 length sleeves. Most of us don’t feel the need for the longer gloves, but then again wouldn’t they be warmer? And they aren’t always more expensive as you can see by this pair or this pair.
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