Are you stuck in a fashion rut? Sick of the same old outfits regurgitated on TikTok and Pinterest? Need some fresh inspiration? Look no further! We’ve got the ultimate line-up of must-see fashion films to get your creative juices flowing and give you original style ideas for mixing up your looks. Grab yourself a snack, kick back, and prepare to pull inspiration from the closets of these onscreen fashionistas.
1. Devil Wears Prada
Anne Hathaway is experiencing a total rebrand! In 2022 she switched stylists and started wearing looks that we haven’t seen since her Andy Sachs days. If you’re unfamiliar, Andy is her character from Devil Wears Prada. Hathaway plays an aspiring journalist who lands her dream job at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. It’s packed with amazing style tips, outfit montages, and lessons about the power of fashion and how it can define us in both good and bad ways. It’s a must-watch fashion classic!
"Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking."
2. Pretty Woman
In this 90s romantic comedy, Julia Roberts plays Vivian, a sex worker hired to escort a wealthy businessman during a week-long business trip to Los Angeles. She undergoes a full-on My Fair Lady transformation, learning the etiquette of high society. But the most iconic scene of the movie comes when Vivian splurges during a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive. The movie is full of amazing fashion looks from designer labels like Versace, Armani, and Givenchy that will surely inspire your wardrobe choices! Spoiler alert. In true rom-com fashion, they fall in love at the end.
"Big Mistake. Big. Huge. I Have To Go Shopping Now."
This classic teen comedy is set in Beverly Hills. It follows the story of two popular high schoolers, Cher and Dionne, who try to increase their popularity by helping their less fashionable peer, Tai, find the perfect wardrobe makeover. I have a core memory of being mesmerized by Chers’ online outfit generator. If I’m being totally honest, I still want one. This movie is chock full of amazing 90s style, from preppy to grunge. You will get plenty of ideas for dressing stylishly while remaining true to yourself!
“What the hell is that? A dress! Says who? Calvin Klein!”
Although it was filmed in 1978, everyone’s favorite musical, Grease was set in the 1950s. The film does a fantastic job of showcasing the fashion of the time. Think cat eye sunglasses, pencil skirts, cigarette pants, leather jackets, and swing dresses. But the outfit that stole the show was Olivia Newton-John’s iconic leather pants. Her transformation from goody-goody to bad girl had all our jaws on the floor. So don’t be afraid to steal from these timeless fashions. Embrace bold colors, patterns, and silhouettes and mix vintage pieces into your wardrobe to create an updated look.
“Tell me about it, stud.”
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
In 1961, Audrey Hepburn starred as Holly Golightly in Truman Capote's novella turned to film. The film has since been deemed a classic, much of which concerns iconic fashion. Ever wonder where the little black dress originated? We have Hepburn and Givenchy to thank for that wardrobe staple. In fact, the film features not one but three LBDs. Other timeless wardrobe pieces shown throughout are oversized sunglasses, pearls, blue jeans, kitten heels, and trench coats. Take a page from the Hepburn playbook and add any of these items to your closet for a timeless and sophisticated look.
“What I’ve found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s.”
From Pretty Woman to Grease and Breakfast at Tiffany's, fashion films are a great source of inspiration for creating stylish looks. With timeless pieces from each movie combined, you can create an updated look that will have everyone asking where you got it! Whether Audrey's LBD or Olivia Newton John’s iconic leather pants, these classic movies will keep your fashion wheels turning! So get ready to take notes on these iconic looks - and don't forget to let us know which was your favorite!
PRO TIP: Take pictures of your favorite looks to add to your Pinterest boards. 📷