The other night I saw God Help the Girl, which can best be described as an adorable coming of age musical. The leading lady Eve, played by the stunning Emily Browning, struggles with anorexia and depression, but she is able to alleviate the pain through music and friendships made with James (Olly Alexander) and Cassie (Hannah Murray) over one fateful summer. The trio end up forming a band, if only fleetingly.
Asides from the catchy musical numbers, my eyes were glued to the screen the entire time, thanks mainly to the movie's incredible wardrobe. Lately I have been lacking in style inspiration. When I wake up, I essentially throw on the first thing I see in my wardrobe. God Help the Girl has been like a saving grace, as I now feel excited about the prospect of dressing up again. I think that one of the reasons why I found myself so smitten with Eve's style in particular is because all her outfits seem so achievable. Being a low budget movie, I wouldn't be surprised if the costume designer Denise Coombs picked out the majority of Eve's wardrobe pieces from charity shops and vintage sales bins.
Another thing I like about Eve's ensembles is that they're not too girly and therefore something I would feel comfortable wearing on a day to day basis. For example, she wore her leopard print dress, paired with a delicate string of pearls and bowler hat, with some red creeper esque shoes (Unfortunately I couldn't get a proper screen shot of this outfit from head to toe). She also dressed down a red sailor dress with a denim jacket and brown brogues.
Simple additions here and there really add an extra 'something' to her outfit, such as the assortment of bracelets on her wrists, frilly socks, headscarves and statement cat eyes. All her outfits are effortless and combine a mix of some of my favourite things; crochet collars, berets, stripes and leopard prints.
So if you're in need of a 'lil bit of inspiration, look no further than God Help the Girl; it really is a movable feast style wise. Otherwise, I found that this movie is the perfect pick me up if you're in the mood for something light hearted and uplifting. It's incredibly twee: but that's just the way I like it.