I know I’m approximately 245 years behind everyone else on this, but – I’ve just watched the entire first season of New Girl and I have a huge girl crush on Jess, Zooey Deschanel’s character. So much so that since I had a blunt fringe cut in, I find myself dressing more whimsically, singing what I’m doing and wondering if I can retrain as a teacher.
My style has always been influenced by TV and film. I remember watching the first Twilight film (don’t judge) and loving Bella’s simple, slightly grungy outfits so much I dug out my Converse and bought a job lot of grey marl t-shirts. When I was a teen my style went from strappy vests and knee-high boots a la Buffy to band tees and army jackets like Daria. And earlier than that, I had a very unfortunate obsession with tartan kilts thanks to Cher.
So, today’s outfit is inspired by Jess – I found the vintage Ralph Lauren dress in a charity shop and fell in love with its full skirt and cute collar. It’s a little big, but nothing a bit of belting can’t sort (my top tip for too-big bargains – belt ’em!). I paired it with a striped tee, leopard print heels and London Retro glasses I haven’t worn in ages for a quirky, girly look that I hope Ms. Deschanel would approve of.
Do you pick up style tips from the big screen? Which character has influenced the way you dress?