Movies And Fashion: Using Vintage Clothing To Dress Like A Movie Star
Hollywood movies are always jam packed with fashion inspiration for all clothing lovers, especially vintage fans. You can take vintage inspiration from films from every decade from all over the world, but there will always be the classic choices that no one can forget.
This week, we thought we’d take a look at some of the stand-out movies that come to everyone’s minds when thinking about statement fashion. By shopping vintage, you can recreate these looks and transform into your very own fashion-inspired movie star.
When people think of Grease the original movie, the fashion is always top of the list. From the men’s slicked back hair to the women’s ankle-grazing, A-line midi skirts, the movie is synonymous with style. Greases female American 70’s style consisted of flowing skirts with tied-up, sleeveless shirts and a neck-tie to complete the look. Shoes were simple and comfortable, usually low-top white sneakers. Of course, you can never forget Sandy’s finale look; high-waisted leather look skinny jeans with an on-trend bardot body suit and flaming red heels to finish.
For any millennial, Clueless is certainly considered vintage. Born in 1995, the famous Clueless look is all about the plaid, which is one of the hottest trends of today, second time around. Cher and Dionne made double plaid looks all the rage, sporting box pleat miniskirts and matching cropped blazers in a plethora of colours and checks. Coordinating hats? Sure!
Dirty Dancing, alongside Flash Dance made sportswear/dancewear incredibly cool. Pairing a bodysuit or leotard with denim cut-off’s is the ideal way to wear the look. This summer’s heatwave could definitely be a reason to try out this sporty ensemble.
Pulp Fiction remains one of the most iconic movies of its decade. Starring Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, the cult film screams fashion from start to finish. The look is all about suiting in both men and women. The men wore chic black with super skinny ties, while Uma rocked seriously 90’s tailoring, paired with an open, wide collar, white shirt; monochrome vibes all the way. This movie fashion was sharp, purposeful and directly to the point.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off epitomises 80’s fashion. From characteristic varsity jackets to exaggerated sleeves and high-waisted denim, this look is a classic style to recreate with vintage clothing. Hockey jerseys are also prominent throughout the film, which just so happen to be on-trend for ladies, worn as a dress with chic sock boots to accessorise.
From Grease to Clueless, old-school movies are vintage fashion inspiration to a tee. Whether you love Greases T-Bird style or Cher Horowitz’s plaid, shopping vintage is for sure the way to recreate these classic looks in a stylish, but completely authentic way. Keep your eyes on the Pepper Tree blog and Instagram to make sure you keep up to date with all our new vintage arrivals.