The Great Gatsby premiered in theaters across the nation this week. While this is not the first film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American classic (check out our post inspired by the 1974 version here), Baz Luhrmann’s visual masterpiece is like no other. The film perfectly captures the glitz and glam of the Roaring ’20s, absorbing audiences into this decadent lifestyle just as if the Jazz Age was still alive today.
If you’re a fan of the book, you won’t be disappointed. The novel is one of my favorites, and I felt that Luhrmann did a wonderful job of staying true to the book while updating it for a modern audience. However, my favorite part of the film was the costuming. Designed by Luhrmann’s wife, Catherine Martin, the costumes featured lavish jewels and gems with lots of detailing and luxe accessories – they truly exemplified over-the-top glam.
While the Jazz Age might be just a piece of history now, you can use its luxurious look to inspire your own everyday looks! Below, I’ve created a few looks inspired by the characters from The Great Gatsby. Scroll down to see them!
A beautiful little fool, Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) is the ultimate golden girl of the decade. While her jewels might not be practical to wear across campus, you can tone down her look by rocking a pretty lavender dress that features lace accents.
Wear the frock with a pair of cut-out sandals and a lace wrap cardigan. Grab your pearls and some drop earrings, which are much like the ones Daisy’s seen wearing in almost every scene. To finish this luxe, yet low-key outfit, slip on a beaded headband and a cluster pearl ring and you’ll be all set for class!
She may be one of the most frightening things that Nick Carraway has ever seen, but that doesn’t mean that Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki) doesn’t have style!
This golf pro has a edgier Jazz Age look and an attitude to match. Steal her style with a floral button-up and a pair of cropped khaki pants. Oxfords, retro sunnies, and a cloche hat add that perfect 1920s flair. A pearl tassel necklace and stud earrings complete this casual chic look.
Vivacious Myrtle Wilson (Isla Fisher) has a look that’s all her own. Wear a bold look inspired by her style in a red dress with a pair of fierce t-strap pumps. Add a lace cardigan for a feminine touch, and wear a head wrap like the ones Myrtle rocks in the film.
A pearl necklace, bracelet stack, and fringe earrings add the perfect accessories to this glam look. Finish the look off with bright, bold red lipstick.
What do you think?
Did you see The Great Gatsby? Are you inspired by the 1920s? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which look is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in a comment below!