SUMMER FILM FASHION INSPIRATION

BETTY BLUE 1986





“She was like a flower with translucent antennae and a mauve plastic heart.”

What's more French chic than an utterly stylish woman with a turbulent soul, who can make paint-splattered overalls look both tomboyish and hyper feminine?


AND GOD CREATED WOMAN 1956





In Brigitte Bardot breakout film she was styled to perfection by legend Pierre Balmain. The simplicity of a button-front shirt dress and jeans and t-shirt, walking barefoot on the beach. Summer staples that look just as current now as they did in 1956.

STEALING BEAUTY 1996





There's something intoxicating about the languid, sultry atmosphere of this movie. Liv Tyler showcases the best of 90's fashion, in wistful floral prints, slip dresses and spaghetti straps - there's not a single outfit that wouldn't be perfect worn on a sweltering summer day that slips effortlessly into evening.

DIRTY DANCING 1987




When it comes to summer style, it doesn't get more classic than Dirty Dancing. Set in the 1960's but with a heavy does of 1980's -mom jeans, white Keds and tied up button fronts, this is exactly the inspiration for summers spent by the lake.

THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY 1999




The level of wardrobe envy this movie inspires is next level. Riviera ready resortwear and sophisticated evening dresses paired with earrings that work just as well with a swimsuit on the beach. White-soled sneakers and espadrilles, sun hats and oversized sunglasses, baskets that hang from a bicycle as well as your arm.

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968




Fay Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair. The simplicity of summer dressing. Dunaway is super chic in this film—but also pulls off very casual and relaxed looks with white jeans and a sweater for that east coast beach vibe.

SCARFACE 1983




Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, with her liquid slip dresses, all white power suite and icy blonde bob is the picture of cool, sleek summer style.

BONJOUR TRISTESS 1958



A near perfect collection of one-piece swimsuits, tons of flats and low heels, denim shirts tied over your swimsuit; Breton shirts and Jean Seberg modern femininity and French Chic.


PRETTY WOMAN 1990

Oversized blazers, white tees, perfect denim and men's dress shirts, possibly the most perfect version of polka-dots ever seen on film - and an outfits montage ending with that all-important exit "Big mistake. Big. HUGE." Summer wedding look, see above polka-dots.


THELMA AND LOUISE 1991





Double denim has never looked so good. Two badass ladies on a road trip eschewing their horrible partners while cruising down the highway in a convertible, complete with cat-eye sunglasses and headscarves. Total babe town.

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