Quarantine. But make it fashion!
Remember the day, not too long ago, when you wished you had more time to just “Netflix and chill?” Do you also remember that time your mother warned you, “Be careful what you wish for?”
With the current state of the world and everyone isolating themselves at home, we are all trying to figure out how to stay positive and distract ourselves from the daily deluge of not-so-good news.
While I can’t really offer you any profound words of wisdom as to how to get through this crisis, I can share with you some of the ways I’m dealing with it. When I want to escape to a happier place, I sit down and watch one of my favorite fashion films. I like to get lost in the clothes, in the styling, and in the experiences that the characters are having in those outfits.
The following is a list of 10 movies I love primarily for the fashion. You’ve probably seen most of them. If not, add them to your watch list. If you have, watch them again. You may be inspired to organize your closet and put together some outfits to wear in the future. God knows you’ve got the time.
1. The Devil Wears Prada
Duh. Everyone knows why this movie tops the list. When it comes to fashion movies, this is The Godfather. (Or perhaps The Godfather II, which I thought was better than the original.) Stream it here.
2. Sex & the City
Because Patricia Field is God and this movie (and the whole series) is the bible. Of course, Patricia Field was also the costumer designer behind The Devil Wears Prada. Because she’s God. Watch the Sex & the City movie here.
3. 13 Going on 30
The scene where Jennifer Garner “discovers” her dream closet is all of us. Bonus points for flashback 80s fashions. Watch it now.
4. Factory Girl
Edie Sedgwick is my spirit animal. Sienna Miller is a fashion icon who was born to play this part. If you’re obsessed with all things Warhol like me, you’ll love everything about this movie. Stream it now.
5. American Hustle
You guys have been reading Stylaphile long enough to know that the 70s is my jam. You can find almost every single look from this movie hanging in my closet. Watch it here.
I never thought this adorable movie got the attention it deserved. Especially for Elizabeth Hurley’s wardrobe. In this movie, the Devil wears Versace and Fendi. And she wears them well. Watch Bedazzled now.
7. Crazy Rich Asians
There is only one word to describe the clothes in this movie. Beautiful. Oh, and it also stars the most beautiful woman on the planet, Gemma Chan. Watch Crazy Rich Asians here.
8. Boogie Nights
This movie might not be for everyone considering the subject matter, but it’s one of my favorites. The performances, the fashion, the music…everything about this movie is groovy. Watch it now.
9. The Breakup
Okay, we’ve always wanted Jennifer Aniston’s body. Now we want every outfit she wore in this movie. (And if you haven’t seen her kicking-ass-and-taking-names performance in The Morning Show, stop what you’re doing right now and binge every single episode.) Watch The Breakup here.
Did you think I could get to the end of this list without including Clueless? As if! The most expensive shoes I have are a pair of Azzedine Alaïa leopard print sandals. Whenever someone asks me about them, I get to say in my Cher voice, “It’s like a totally important designer.” Watch Clueless now on Amazon.
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