Hello there!I'm Sonja, a fashion loving Dutchie living in Amsterdam. I'm a huge fashion lover, and I'm also a vegetarian, a crazy cat lady, an interior and pancake junkie, and I'm all about living a green and cruelty-free lifestyle!
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December 21, 2017
To me it’s always fun to find inspiration for new outfits. Nowadays we often get our outfit inspiration from Instagram for example. But it could also be a fun idea to get inspired by a movie! The website of Zalon shares styling advice inspired by 6 iconic movies with 12 iconic outfits. From these 6 movies I chose ‘The Great Gatsby’ to insire me to create an outfit appropriate for Christmas or New Years Eve! ‘The Great Gatsby’ plays in the roaring 20s. And those times were all about a whole lot of pearls, shininess and fur. In this case, as a vegetarian, I obviously chose for a faux fur jacket. In the 20s women often wore multiple very long pearl necklaces. I also did this, but I also added a pearl choker to give the outfit a more modern touch.
In the 20s women often had shorter curled hair. To create this look with my long straight hair, I braided my hair and tied this up as a side bun. My dress also has ‘The Great Gatsby’ vibes all over it. The real Gatsby dresses are a bit longer and often have fringes on the hem. But this is a more updated version of those! Also a 20s trend; nude tights. Women started to show more and more skin, and one of the ways they did this was by wearing nude pairs of tights instead of colored pairs. Personally I’m totally addicted to my nude polka dotted tights, so I decided to go for those. The bag is a real vintage piece, and matches perfectly with ‘The Great Gatsby’ vibes. The shoes on the other hand are everything but 20s. Except that the color kind of has a vintage vibe about it. I added the shoes to make the outfit a bit more from today.
All in all it turned out to be a festive ‘Modern Gatsby’ outfit! What do you think of it? Do you like the idea of creating a (Christmas or NYE) outfit inspired by a movie? If so, certainly take a look at this page at Zalon with more movie outfit inspiration. Or for even more outfit inspiration and style advice go to Zalon.nl!
What I was wearing
Earrings – House of Lou *
Choker – Claire’s
Pearl necklaces – Unknown
Dress – s.Oliver *
Faux fur jacket – From NYC *
Bag – Vintage
Rings – Pandora *
Tights – Leg Avenue *
Velvet ankle boots – Sacha *
Items marked with * were gifted to me.
This blog post is sponsored by Zalon.