Snag Summer’s Adorably Offbeat Look from (500) Days of Summer

July 23rd, 2009

500 Days of Summer
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Though film is a big influencer on fashion, we don’t usually dish about the crossover.  But every once in awhile, we’re so bowled over that we have to share our film-driven inspiration.  Our favorite film from the Sundance Film Festival, (500) Days of Summer, finally hit theaters last weekend.  An offbeat coming of age story disguised as a romantic comedy, the film tracks Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel) in non-linear fashion through 500 days of their relationship and subsequent breakup.  We’re pining after Summer’s adorable but slightly offbeat look.  Here’s how to get it:

1.  Build your palette around the color blue.  We started with an adorable cap sleeve blouse with bow detailing in a light blue, and a drapey woven skirt in a deeper shade of blue.  (Yes, that’s the same skirt as in the How to Make Sophisticated Style Unstuffy post–isn’t it versatile?)
2.  Cinch your waistline with a deep brown belt, to complement all of the blue in the blouse and skirt.
3.  Finish off the outfit with a pair of cap-toe slingback flats (note how the bow on the flats echoes the bow on the blouse) and a long-strap purse in a gorgeous grey.

How would you get Summer’s adorable but slightly offbeat look?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tanvi  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 6:01 am

    I love everything about this outfit! I need to hurry up and see the movie

  • 2. Sal  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 am

    I cannot WAIT to see this film! Love how you’ve recreated Summer’s retro-influenced look.

  • 3. Meghann  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Yikes…I somehow doubt a real-life “Summer” would be able to afford much of this outfit.

  • 4. A Few Goody Gumdrops  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Very cool belt! Perfect belt to own. Great look you created!

  • 5. Sydne @ ThinkThruFashion  |  July 26th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    What an adorable bag!

  • 6. gWerner  |  August 3rd, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I love this outfit. Great for the office or a weekend in the city!

  • 7. hope Hanafin  |  August 3rd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    hi there, i am the costume designer of “(500)Days os Summer”
    it was veery important to us that the clothes “Summer” wears in the movie are clothes that she could afford, everything from flea market finds to old navy, keds, and knock offs. the key is that she knows who she is, what she loves and what looks great on here,not a slave to fashion but a woman with her own sense of style.

  • 8. Trisha  |  August 3rd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Hope - thanks for sharing! Two questions, if you don’t mind my asking:
    (1) Where did you get the blue blouse that Zooey wore during the engagement party scene in the office?
    (2) Who designed the dress Zooey wore for the rooftop scene?

    I’m a big fan of your work - really great job with (500) Days.

    Thanks,
    Trisha

  • 9. Amzy  |  August 10th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    What a great belt! Where can I get it? (Or one like it?) Thanks!

  • 10. Amzy  |  August 10th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Oops! Never mind my last post–the link worked. Thanks!

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