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.
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?