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Movie Fashion Inspiration: Monte Carlo


Monte Carlo movie poster
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What better way to spend your summer than by taking a trip to somewhere you’ve never been? In their new movie Monte Carlo, Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy do just that. The film, which was released on July 1st, follows the adventures of three friends posing as wealthy socialites in Monaco and is an adorable summer flick to see with your friends.

Whether or not you have the luxury of traveling to a new place this summer, you can channel the looks from this fun summer film no matter where you’re located. Below, I’ll show you how to create three fabulous looks inspired by the characters from Monte Carlo.

Grace Bennett (Selena Gomez)

Outfit inspired by Grace Bennett from Monte Carlo, played by Selena Gomez
TopTank, Jeans, Boots, Bag, Belt

Being the youngest of the girls, Grace’s style is definitely the most relaxed of the group. She rocks a comfy-chic aesthetic throughout the film, relying heavily on her trusty pair of cowboy boots. Her sweet pastel babydoll tops also serve to remind us that she’s a country girl at heart. Layering is a big part of her style, achieved by wearing light tanks under flowy peasant blouses. Jeans tucked into boots and a simple shoulder bag finish off her country cutie look.

Meg Kelly-Bennett (Leighton Meester)

Outfit inspired by Meg Kelly from Monte Carlo, played by Leighton Meester
Blazer, Top, Shorts, Shoes, Bag

The ultra-classic Meg knows how to keep it sophisticated and timeless in her everyday wear. She’s most likely to be seen in preppy clothing, particularly blazers in traditional tones. Her signature striped sweater channels a perfect hint of the nautical trend while keeping her looking right at home in France. To relax her oh-so-classic style, she wears a pair of sandals while wandering the streets of Paris. Her simple and subtle outfits are easy to pull off no matter where you venture to this summer.

Emma Perkins (Katie Cassidy)

Outfit inspired by Emma Perkins from Monte Carlo, played by Katie Cassidy
Top, Vest, Flower, Skirt, Pumps, Clutch, Belt

This Texas Barbie doll loves to make a statement with her clothing choices. Emma’s outfits tend to be very girly and trendy, often incorporating florals, pastels, or both. Layering is also a big part of her outfits – note the t-shirt and vest layered over one another in the photo above. When it comes to shoes, pumps are her footwear of choice. They may not be the most practical for lots of walking, but they are definitely stylish. Channel Emma’s look with a fabulous pair of heels, but sneak a pair of flats into your bag for when your feet get tired!

What do you think?

Would you wear any of these looks over the summer? Which one is your favorite? Or do you like a combination of the looks? Did you see Monte Carlo? If so, did you find it inspiring, fashion-wise?

Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on July 14, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Movie Fashion Inspiration: Monte Carlo”

  1. 1
    July 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Ugh, Selena Gomez. I’m so tired of her being promoted EVERYWHERE. It’s feels like they’re trying to force her down our throats. I don’t plan on watching this (and would seriously question the sanity of any college student who willingly would). The plot is a Lizzie McGuire knock-off (so much for originality). I’m surprised to find a college website featuring a tween-targeted chick flick.

    Enough of my ranting. Can you do “Friends with Benefits” next? Mila Kunis’ outfits look really gorgeous and down-to-earth :)

  2. 2
    July 14th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I really like the first outfit, but The Lizzie McGuire Movie > Monte Carlo. Jus’ Sayin’.

  3. 3
    July 14th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Cute outfits! Love the first one. Btw, Monte Carlo is based on a book that was written way before Lizzie McGuire, not that I don’t love Lizzie, lol

  4. 4
    July 14th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    haha i agree with paula. i also like leighton’s outfit, though :)

  5. 5
    July 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I really like Selena and Leighton’s outfits

  6. 6
    July 14th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    is it just me or do leighton and katie look way too old to be in this movie? i have no idea how old selena is but she has a tiny baby face, so it looks like she’s got chaperones with her lol

  7. 7
    July 14th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Love this!!

  8. 8
    July 14th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Tween movies shouldn’t be inspiration for college girls, and none of the characters have particularly interesting style. The last outfit actually looks like something I would’ve worn when I was eleven. Not a fan :(

  9. 9
    July 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Disregard what everyone else said, Shelby, this is totally amazing! The outfits are adorable & great matches while still keeping things affordable. I love it and I think everyone else should, too!

  10. 10
    July 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I love the first outfit (: !!!!
    And people who said the movie was like the Lizzie Mcguire movie, its not…
    Actually go watch the movie!!

  11. 11
    July 14th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    So the plot may be predictible, but I am a fan for any chick flick no matter the characters, storyline, or ages. I enjoyed this movie and the outfits listed were spot on, but I would have liked to see a budget-friendly version of their formal outfits. When I was in the theater, there were two rows of ladies in their late teens and early twenties. I suppose it’s just what you prefer. I am SO looking forward to Friends With Benefits, but every now and then I just like to sit back and watch simple fairytale style love story.

  12. 12
    July 15th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    This isn’t a movie I’ll be watching. I agree that it’s a bit to tweeny for college, but the first two outfits are really nice. Regardless of the type of movie, you managed to create some looks that are appropriate for this age group, and are really cute.

  13. 13
    July 17th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I love Emma’s outfit since it fits me perfectly, feminine with florals so trendy and beautiful but there are times I dress classicly with a blazer with a striped shirt just like Meg’s so I am basically following trends while being myself.

  14. 14
    July 17th, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Hm.. i agrre with Danielle about the formal outfits but also where is Cordelia (Grace Benetts famous look-a-like). She is the one who makes the clearest fashion statement in the movie.

    Hm.. I guess the plot is a bit tweenie, but so what. I mean just because it’s not Sex and the city 3 both fashion and story wise, it could be worth a watch :-)

    It’s a good post Shelby you could do a part 2?

  15. 15
    July 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I loved Monte Carlo(& was so excited to see this post)!! The plot was really not very much like the lizzie McGuire movie at all. I love Leighton meesters outfits in it, but I really like the boots Selena game wears(& the way she wears them) throughout the movie)!!

  16. 16
    July 23rd, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Is it me, or Leighton still looks like Blair waldorf in this movie?
    The timeless line sweater, navy blue blazer and all those preppy stuff.. It’s a brilliant style

  17. 17
    September 6th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Shleby, Do you know the real purse that Meg Kelly-Bennett (Leighton Meester)
    had in the movie? That’s what I’m interested in. I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet searching for it.

    As for the movie, I won’t even tell you how old I am. I love all types of movies, escapism is a joy at any age. I loved the scenary and the clothes! Nothing is perfect in real life or the movies.

    Lighten-up and enjoy!

  18. 18
    October 30th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Think you could do Fooloose next? Love these outfits BTW!

  19. 19
    January 27th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    please do a friends with benefits one! i love the clothes in that movie

  20. 20
    March 23rd, 2012 at 1:14 am

    I would love to know the dress and bathing suit that meg was wearing in monte carlo? the one she was wearing on the back of the moped!

  21. 21
    April 14th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Monte Carlo! They’re all amazing actresses. I love Emma’s style because of the shoes (definitely) and because she’s very trendy and girly. Unfortunately, the shoes isn’t exactly appropriate for sightseeing … :((
    As you also see in the movie

  22. 22
    June 20th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Does anyone know where I can get something like Leighton’s dress in Monte Carlo when she meets Riley in it and she knocks over all the motorbikes?

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