Hey, old sport, I see you’re wearing your flapper costume from last Halloween. Are you trick-or-treating? No? You’re going to go see The Great Gatsby and you just wanted to get in the spirit.
I live right next to a movie theatre and I’ve been watching this happen all week: girls wearing really bad costumes and sequin hair bands parading down to see Gatsby. There’s a way to bring a little Art Deco style into your wardrobe and get into the spirit without looking like you’re going to a costume party. Let us help you.
The Outfit: Pair a simple sleeveless top with deco detailing with bright summery coral pants and simple loafers. Finish the look with a gold lariat, a scalloped ring and some gorgeous coral nails. If flats aren’t your thing, look for a pair of t-strap pumps that will look awesome while you languish on a chaise lounge.
Appropriate for: Every day wear, a first date, work, family events where you really need to look like your life is totally together please stop worrying Grandma.
The Outfit: A pair of high waisted shorts goes beautifully with a yellow eyed sweater that watches over those around you in a way that is both cute and mildly upsetting. Throw on an owl necklace, green earrings that will shine like beacons, and a pair of oxfords. Throw everything in a Gatsby tote and you’re ready to go and dripping with symbolism.
Appropriate for: Every day wear, school, museum and library trips, totally not accidentally running over your husband’s mistress in his car.
Top: $66 from Asos, Shoes: $32 from Charlotte Russe, Bag: $7.95 from Peacocks, Lashes: $15 from Neiman Marcus, Earrings: $28 from Bauble Bar, Eyeliner: $9 from Spehora, Nail Polish: $8 from Essie
The Outfit: A sexy beaded top paired with skinny black pants. The neckline is so pretty you’ll want to keep the rest simple, edge it up with some sharp studs and a pair of booties. Paint your nails gold, and go crazy with some gorgeous false lashes. Prance around like Jordan Baker because, like Jordan, you’re totally hot.
Appropriate for: A Gatsby Party, formal dinners, going out, date night.