Monday, August 24, 2015

Cinema Style: The Wizard of Oz

According to the Library of Congress, The Wizard of Oz is the most viewed film-ever. Everyone knows the tale of a girl's journey through a magical land, only to discover there really is no place like home. This American Fairytale enjoys an iconic status almost unrivaled, so it seems perfectly natural to take some fashion cues from it. Though Judy Garland has but a single costume throughout the film, both outfits are inspired by Dorothy because Dorothy is secretly my spirit animal (No. Really. That's why I chose the wedding attire I did.)  But Dorothy's a universal, so no matter your style, you can get inspired by her and those ruby slippers she has on. 

Shirt, Pants, Shoes, Purse, Book

Dorothy Gale of Kanas is a simple farm girl in the thirties' Dust Bowl, and costume designer Adrain chose to show that by placing her in blue gingham. Today, you can keep the retro vibe and still make the look a bit more grown up by replacing a pinafore with capri pants and a white shirt. Every girl should have a pair of red shoes, her own "ruby slippers;" I use a simple pair of red ballet slippers, both for this outfit and real life. And, because not only should you watch classic films, but be well-read too, why not add a copy of The Wizard of Oz into your wicker purse to read on a picnic? 



Shirt, Sweater, Skirt, Glasses, Fedora, Clutch, Shoes

Maybe your style is a little less preppy, a little less retro. Dorothy's still got you covered! The blue gingham in this outfit is more subtle with a shirt in that pattern. Only the collar and perhaps cuffs will be on display as a cheeky sweater gets popped on over the shirt. "Ask me about my dog" is a fun nod to the loyal Toto (and any dog you may own too, of course!) The red skirt echoes those ruby slipper colors, but the short hem that falls above one's knee keeps things casual. A fedora and pair of glasses adds a bit of a hipster vibe, aided by the cheeky clutch that pays tribute to the fact Wizard of Oz author, L. Frank Baum, referred to the story as an American Fairytale. Lastly, because Dorothy just isn't Dorothy without some actual ruby slippers, these suede smoking slippers become the finishing touch. A more updated look still leaves you ready to traverse the Yellow Brick Road- or whatever path will lead you to your dreams fulfilled.

11 comments:

  1. Ha ha! I LOVE both of these! I'm especially fond of the first one, but that "Ask me about my dog" sweatshirt needs to be in my closet. Or I need to make my own version.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I keep telling myself I have a grey sweatshirt (Pride and Prejudice one from "Out of Print"), but I really do want this one too!

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  2. What fun interpretations of a Wizard of Oz look! I really love this pants in the first one and could totally see you in that outfit!

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  3. Oh my goodness, how adorable are these?! Seriously, I love your take on them. Those first pants are just made for this post.

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  4. Love these looks! The pants are pretty fabulous :)

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  5. Oh very cute picks darling
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  6. I'm glad I'm finally catching up on your posts :) love that first outfit and how you always translate so well movies' style into such wearable outfits! Really enjoy your Cinema Style posts :)

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  7. Fun! This is the perfect time for this installment because gingham is definitely having a moment. I love the modern take with the graphic sweatshirt too!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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    1. Yes, gingham does seem to be more popular of late, doesn't it?

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