If you ask us, movies are the ultimate source of fashion inspiration. Movie wardrobes are designed and carefully curated specifically to highlight each character’s different personalities and storylines, so you can always find one that speaks to your taste. To make things even better, all of these characters then wear their perfect outfits against scenic backdrops and film sets, making them look even better! So, for inspiration this season, we decided to look back at some of our favourite flicks from across the ages and recreate the iconic outfits of their most stylish stars…
1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
There’s no shortage of stylish looks in the rom-com of all rom-coms, When Harry Met Sally. Set in the ’80s, the film is overflowing with power-shoulder blazers, high-waisted trousers, puffy taffeta sleeves and mom jeans. However, the knitted jumpers that Harry and Sally wear in the apartment scene have got to be two of the most iconic looks in the whole film (and movie history). They’re so simple to recreate, too! Simply pick your knit and keep the rest simple with either denim jeans or an A-line skirt, classic boots and patterned tights.
2. Manhattan (1979)
Oversized shirts, cool tailored trousers, long flowing hair and natural makeup – Meryl Streep as Jill in Woody Allen’s Manhattan is serving up all the style inspiration we need this season. Due to the film’s noir style, we can’t tell exactly what colours she’s wearing here, but timeless neutrals are probably the closest bet, so pair two beige pieces together and wear with brown add-ons.
3. An Education (2009)
Made in the ’00s but set in the ’60s, An Education transports us into the world of a sophisticated set of British socialites whose style at the time was more influenced by the fashion houses of Paris than of London. The film’s leading lady, played by Carey Mulligan, wears a number of covetable looks – think simple satin slips, classic trench coats and Audrey Hepburn style hair. However, today, all our eyes are on this outfit worn by Rosamond Pike’s character, Helen. Who could say no to a killer leopard print coat paired with sleek black and red accessories?
4. Notting Hill (1999)
It might have been 20 years since the absolute classic that is Notting Hill graced our screens for the first time, but could Julia Roberts’ style as Anna Roberts be any more 2019? It’s probably because most of her looks are made up of simple basics that will never go out of fashion, like the pinstripe trousers and white T-shirt in this coffee spilling scene. But remember, it’s the ultra-stylish leather jacket and beret that elevate this look to iconic status so they should be a part of all of your day-to-day outfits this winter.
5. The Great Gatsby (2013)
2019 is drawing to a close, which means this NYE rings in the start of this century’s Roaring Twenties! What could be a better time than this to recreate a look from Baz Luhrmann’s glittering and glamorous interpretation of The Great Gatsby? A sparkling slip dress is always a great choice for festive parties but give your look the Gatsby touch by accessorising with luscious faux fur and dripping gold jewellery.
Looking for more outfit inspiration for the season ahead? Discover what to wear if you want to look cool and stay warm on a night out…