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|14 May|5 mins

Why We're Taking Style Inspo from Sofia Coppola’s Best Films

We just can’t get enough of her visually indulgent fashion focus
Lucy E Cousins
14 May
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Remember Scarlett Johansson in her sexy pink wig and see-through underwear in Lost in Translation? Yep, Sofia Coppola’s sartorially saturated films have often inspired runway looks, influenced magazine shoots and impressed fashion designers (Marc Jacobs is a fan). Why not let them inspire your own wardrobe? Here are our five favourite Sofia films and the style tips we learned from them.

Advice
|14 May|5 mins

Why We're Taking Style Inspo from Sofia Coppola’s Best Films

We just can’t get enough of her visually indulgent fashion focus
Lucy E Cousins
14 May
Share:

Remember Scarlett Johansson in her sexy pink wig and see-through underwear in Lost in Translation? Yep, Sofia Coppola’s sartorially saturated films have often inspired runway looks, influenced magazine shoots and impressed fashion designers (Marc Jacobs is a fan). Why not let them inspire your own wardrobe? Here are our five favourite Sofia films and the style tips we learned from them.

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Set in a sugar-coated, hedonistic 18th-century France, Kirsten Dunst (Coppola’s muse) floats through scenes with exaggerated silhouettes, wearing reams of pastel-coloured silk and an abundance of pre-millennial pink – all backed to a New Wave '80s soundtrack.
Style tips: Channel the French queen with pastel colours, beautiful lace underwear, embroidered anything and make your shoes your crowning glory. Remember, ‘over the top’ as a concept doesn’t exist.

The Bling Ring (2013)

Harking back to Young Hollywood Style in 2008, Emma Watson leads her group of amateur robbers in bright pink skinny jeans, leopard-print peep toes, denim micro-minis, and a Juicy Couture velour jumpsuit. Not to mention that amazing zig-zag-striped Louis Vuitton cape.
Style tips: While some of these styles deserve to stay in the past, you can’t ignore the classic allure of cut off jeans, faux-fur jackets, bug-eyed Jackie-O glasses, headbands, and, of course, an It bag. And if you’re really inspired by Paris Hilton, some pink Ugg boots.

The Beguiled (2017)
Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst play sexually charged women during the American Civil War looking after an injured Union Soldier. Their femininity is accentuated in long cotton dresses, plenty of romantic frills, ruffled collars and faded gingham, all with a subtle nod to the Victorian ideals of the time.

Style tips: Bring this look home with dreamy, flowing white dresses, full skirts, a touch of gingham and elaborate hairstyles.

The Virgin Suicides (2000)

This dark tale of teenage angst is set amongst the soft, innocent style of the seventies from a conservative point of view. Kirsten Dunst (yes, again!) teases her high school male friends in virginal floral dresses, no makeup and natural, long tresses.
Style tips: Add your own take on 70s style with faded flares, mid-length denim skirts, peasant tops and baby dresses, paired with simple jewellery and ‘just woke up’ hairstyles.

From gingham everything to on-trend flares, find your signature, Coppola-inspired looks now.

Lucy E Cousins
Writer
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