Like the girls of Troop Beverly Hills, we may be beginners at some things, but we've got a black belt in shopping. So, aside from loving the campy '80s classic for its one-liners and underdog victory, we're particularly fond of this one for its ample styling inspiration. With Phyllis Nefler's (aka Shelley Long's) luxe, Beverly Hills twist on her girls' wilderness gear (think Ray-Bans and lipstick to accompany your khakis), this troop has the kind of style that translates perfectly to Fall's military trend. Think lace-up ankle boots — the Beverly Hills troop mothers would highly approve of the heeled varieties — silky army-green button-downs, and skinny cargos to get the dress code just right.The trick is mixing textures and hues (khaki on khaki may be a much too literal nod to the troop) for added interest and keeping proportions balanced, like a wider cape-style jacket with a pair of slim, olive skinnies. The easiest way to channel this look? Invest in a great military-style jacket you can throw on on your way to campus, and throw in a structured crossbody bag to stay stylish (and hands free) while strolling the quad. Shop our editors' picks to get a polished, on-trend spin on the Troop uniform; just remember you can't buy your patches — you earn them, like jewelry.
Our world was forever changed (and infinitely enhanced) after watching Clueless for the first time in 1995. The epic rom-com, in its purest form, is an adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma with a Beverly Hills twist. But for those of you who have watched it as many times as we have, you know that it also happens to be a movie filled with hilariously memorable one-liners, spot-on meta '90s commentary, and really, really fun fashion.Ringleader Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone), along with BFFs Dionne and Tai, gravitated toward a mix of '90s prep-school pieces. It's all about a bolder, sexed-up brand of schoolgirl charm for this crew, from pleated plaid miniskirts, sharp collared blouses, and cropped cardigan sets to knee-high socks and Mary Janes. Lest we forget, Dionne's bright leather skirts, printed bandannas, and Dr. Seuss-worthy vinyl top hats certainly added that extra element of interest. We know the dramatized plaids, platform pumps, and feather boa accents aren't necessarily school-appropriate, but trust us, the Clueless uniform definitely translates into today's dress code. Just stick to that overt schoolgirl silhouette — cozy cashmere sweaters, classic pleated skirts, over-the-knee socks (Madewell makes a great pair), and an updated cap-toe Mary Jane pump. As for the after-school set, Cher's Calvin Klein slip dress and now-iconic Alaïa LRD still remain viable evening ensemble options. Before you start spouting off your favorite Clueless quotes (which we're totally OK with), it's time to snag the movie-inspired pieces that will "mesh well" with your back-to-school wardrobe. Click below to shop our impressive rotating closet now.
It's that time again! We're kicking off our yearly back-to-school coverage with a spotlight on some of the best cinematic style moments, just in time for you to start culling your weekday wardrobes. First, we're schooling you on how to steal elements of Carey Mulligan's covetable style in 2009's An Education. Carey plays Jenny Mellor, a 16-year-old living in the London suburb of Twickenham. The film follows Jenny's journey from uniformed schoolgirl to bright, superstylish young lady, who ultimately gets swept off her feet by an older man (played expertly by Peter Sarsgaard).
As Jenny gets seduced by a new, grown-up lifestyle, her style evolves from button-downs and ties to glamorous LBDs, jacquard shift dresses, pillbox hats, and statement jewels. Carey's ladylike Londoner style in the movie was chic, age-appropriate, and a perfect representation for the era — not to mention incredibly easy to copy. All you need to do is incorporate pieces like A-line dresses and coats, pretty floral prints, and crisp white button-down blouses into your wardrobe to achieve her sophisticated, youthful elegance. Click through now to get an education on Carey Mulligan's striking sartorial sense in the film, and see how to elevate your look for classes this year.
Along with sunnier days, sandal fever, and a whole lot of iced coffee, we're looking forward to the season's onslaught of silver-screen blockbusters, indie films, and of course, the inspiring movie fashion that comes with it. More specifically, we're dying to see Diane Kruger's opulent take on Marie Antoinette in Farewell, My Queen, how Blake Lively will manage her laid-back beachy style and juggle dating two best friends in Oliver Stone's Savages, or what Emma Stone's and Emma Watson's schoolgirl ensembles will look like in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Just like our affinity to TV fashion, we love watching our favorite celebs transform into their onscreen characters, personality, panache, and all. Judging by the looks of this Summer's movie lineup, we're in for indie-cool separates, Italian vacation garb, and corseted costume drama. Take a peek at the flicks we're most excited to see and styles you can emulate and shop now.
Our favorite romantic movies — rom-coms included — have the ability to transport us from our couch to falling in love aboard the RMS Titanic, to sipping lattes in a quaint café in Montmartre, to attending Beverly Hills High with best friends Dionne and Tai, and beyond. In a nutshell, it's pretty great. To add to their cinematic charm, these flicks not only have us daydreaming of modern-day knights in shining armor, but they've also made quite the stylish impression. We can't help but call to mind An Affair to Remember's dreamy '50s wardrobe, Ali MacGraw's classic American style in Love Story, or even Cameron Diaz's Winter-luxe looks in The Holiday. From period pieces to last year's Ryan Gosling takeover, we've rounded up a sweet mix of Valentine's Day-perfect flicks that just so happen to flaunt some fun fashion, too. Click through to see our editors' picks and shop your favorite looks.
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In between fashion events, we like to catch a flick on the big screen and so far, the season has brought us some amazing movies — and the fashion inspiration that comes with it. With movies like The Rum Diary, Footloose, Like Crazy, and In Time currently in theatres, we couldn't help but notice leading ladies Amanda Heard, Julianne Hough, Amanda Seyfried, and Felicity Jones's cute on-camera outfits. Case in point: Kristen Stewart's smartly layered look in Breaking Dawn, set to release next week, is a fantastic Fall outfit. Just click the slideshow to see four more movie looks and shop our similar picks.
The Oscars are on Sunday, but the 2011 Oscar for costume design has already stirred up controversy because Black Swan, whose costumes were done in collaboration with Rodarte, wasn't nominated. It's not the first time the Oscars have ignored a majorly inspiring fashion moment: Breakfast at Tiffany's was snubbed too, and who can forget Audrey's LBD? In honor of this Sunday's Oscars festivities, we've put together a slideshow of our top 30 movies with inspiring, and unforgettable, fashion. Don't forget to check out our full Oscar coverage!