This weekend I went to see (500) Days of Summer, a clever, funny, cute-but-realistic look at modern love. The main reason I wanted to see the film was because I love its two leads: Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been a major crush of mine ever since the underrated movie Brick, and I idolize Zooey Deschanel's haircut and style (in addition to loving her in David Gordon Green's All The Real Girls). Throughout the film, Gordon-Levitt rocked a series of sweatervests and meaningful Joy Division t-shirts (from Unknown Pleasures at the beginning of a relationship to "Love Will Tear Us Apart" towards the end). Deschanel, on the other hand, kept her style pretty much like it is in real life: slightly prim and seriously '60s. The stills I've been able to find from the film don't really do it justice:
I've set out on the web in search of some Summer-like pieces for the average gal. To get Summer's look try high-waisted trousers (which I couldn't really find this time of year), 1960s-style day dresses, tie-front blouses, swing coats, and long-ish denim skirts. Here are some of my picks:
Of course, if you want to be old-fashioned like Summer, you'll need this pink donut phone from jessjamesjake on Etsy. We can't all look like Zooey, but at least we can dress like her!