(500) DAYS OF SUMMER is a charming and sweet romantic comedy from the year 2009 (my movie year, remember?) that had me enchanted from the minute I put my eyes on it. As a wonderful ambassador for its genre, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER had it all - from a great crew to details that made you grin like a Cheshire cat. And before I forget: the cutest vintage-inspired costumes for the main character, Summer Finn.
These oh-so-wonderful costumes were designed by Hope Hanafin, who... isn't very known. In fact I think I've seen none of her other films. Anyway, she was nominated for the CDG Award for Excellence in Costume Design, which is perfectly understandable. Why? See for yourself...
One of the first looks we see Summer in - if I ever work in an office, this is probably what I would wear. This film inspired me to wear more blue clothing - it is such a versatile and beautiful colour. And very vintage too, just like Summer's haircut (which I also love).
One of the few non-blue outfits is the one Summer wears in the karaoke bar - except for the bow in her hair. I've always been crazy about hair bows, which most people hate - too girly perhaps? However, objectively I don't care too much about this look, but I think it looks great on Zooey in the film - except that the dresses and skirts look even better.
A very simple yet extremely elegant and summerly look. I used to wear similar outfits a lot, maybe I will do so again this summer/ spring. Long skirts are normally not a favourite, but when the waist is tight enough and the skirt itself fluffy enough, they do look very sweet.
Not surprising, many people before me have written about the adorable fashion from (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, and they were nice enough to put together a few of the outfits for me. I really dig the middle one, it looks casual with a splash of elegance. The right one is more classy, but I love it too. It looks very French to me, to be honest... updo+perfect-fluffy-skirt+vintage = amazing.
The first picture with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in it - I didn't really car for his looks in the film, as they weren't very unusual in any way. Summer's dress in this picture is very cute - summery and elegant enough for an engagement party.
As so often is the case, my favourite outfit happens to be a gala dress. It is only one of the many blue dresses in this film, but it stands out as being both the most glamorous, the mot beautiful and the cutest dress of the film (in my opinion). The blue colour, bow and shoes remind me of the Disney Cinderella, or Enchanted with Amy Adams... so very perfect.
And as an addition, I found this image on pinterest for you - isn't it just adorable?! I can't get enough of film-inspired nail design - don't you just want these nails right now?
Verdict: (500) DAYS OF SUMMER is an example of cute fashion that makes you notice, but doesn't steal too much of the show from the film itself. The costumes fit the characters and the overall style of the film - and I'm going to look out for blue clothes on my next shopping trip.