The next film that we will be looking at in the 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration series is the 2008 Woody Allen film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The movie is about two friends, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) who spend the summer in Spain. Soon after they arrive, they meet an artist (Javier Bardem), who just got out of a turbulent relationship with his ex-wife Maria Elena (Penelope Cruz). Vicky and Cristina soon find that they are experiencing a totally different summer from what they imagined.
The fashion in this film is a great representation of today’s modern style, but it still has a classic feel. The clothing is neutral, casual and effortless— the characters look like they just threw on their clothes, but still look flawless. Also, the film is realistic in its portrayal of reusing clothes. Vicky and Cristina only came to Spain with one suitcase each, so all their separates are worn multiple times in different outfits throughout the film.
If you want to capture the style found in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, check out these clothes inspired by each of the 3 female characters:
Inspired by Vicky
Product Information: Shirt- Anthropologie, Tank Top- American Eagle Outfitters, Bag- Fossil, Pants- J. Crew, Jeans- American Eagle Outfitters, Watch- ASOS, Henley- J. Crew, Sandals- Target
Vicky is the most straight-laced of all the characters and her style is the most classic out of all the characters in the film. She wears many timeless pieces like button-up shirts and henleys and likes to layer them with a neutral tank or cami. She sticks to classic dark washed jeans and khaki chinos with a straight or boot-cut leg. As far as accessories go, Vicky keeps it simple with a large tote-style bag and matching comfortable sandals. She is also never seen without a watch around her wrist.
Inspired by Cristina
Product Information: Jeans- Piperlime, Shirt- Jigsaw, Bag- Urban Outfitters, Pants- Forever 21, Sleeveless Top- J. Crew, Bracelets- Oasis, Tank- Delia’s, Sunglasses- ASOS, Sandals- Piperlime
Cristina is a free spirit and her style is similar to Vicky’s, but with a worldly flair. She wears flowy and breezy sleeveless tops and more fitted t-shirts. She likes jeans with a lighter wash in a fashion-forward style and wide-leg linen pants. Cristina wears casual shoes like these flip flops and uses a canvas messenger bag like the one above. Aviator sunglasses and bangles are two fun ways to accessorize while still maintaining the classic look.
Inspired by Maria Elena
Product Information: Pink Dress- Amazon, White Dress- Piperlime, Black Dress- American Apparel, Hat- Forever 21, Sandals- Piperlime, Hair Clips- Anthropologie, Bag- ASOS
Marina Elena is an artist and her style reflects the more bohemian side of the fashion in the film. Unlike Vicky and Cristina, Maria Elena wears dresses most of the time. She lives in simple dresses that are easy to slip on just like the pink and the white dresses above. She also knows how to rock a LBD (like this wrap dress) and seems to live by the mantra of “less is more.” Maria Elena usually pulls her hair back with clips or wears a hat and carries an oversized fringed bag, all of which have a bohemian flair. And although she is barefoot throughout most of the movie, these structured gold sandals reflect Maria Elena’s style and personality.
What do you think of this modern and casual type of fashion? Which character’s style do you most relate to? Do you wear a lot of separates? Have you ever seen Vicky Cristina Barcelona? Do you think the outfits capture the look and feel of the film? Leave a comment and let us know!
22 thoughts on “Inspired by… Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
love it! such a great movie. i love ScarJo; she is one of the few celeb women who represents for us girls who have a little meat on our bones! she dresses her body wonderfully, shes a huge inspiration!
Glad you all like the article!
Rebecca- Thanks for pointing that out.. I should have double checked after I hit the spell check button! It’s fixed now
How funny, I just watched this movie for the first time last night and have been thinking about the wardrobe since then. They all wore great staple items that are also perfect for travel.
On a day-to-day basis, I’m a pretty casual dresser – deifnitely like these looks 🙂
i love this movie and i loved the clothes in them
u did a great job…..my fav is vicky and maria
I’ve never seen this movie, but after this post I’m thinking about renting it! I love the look inspired by Maria Elena. I adore dresses, but love seperates too.
Another great post, I really have to rent this film…. (ps. typo, it’s Woody not Wooden Allen).
I’ve never seen this movie, but now you guys have got me interested, haha. It looks really cute. I love the clothes you featured; I actually just recently bought a dress that reminds me of that black and pink dress, which you can check out here on my blog:
Also, love that black hat in the last one. c:
<3 the dress darling
Love the movie – any Woody Allen movie actually has great style in it! Annie Hall is awesome!!
I am obsessed with this movie! I do not think that it shows fashion in a unique way though. You did a nice job but I just do not see this a fashion-y movie.
I have to see this movie now! I do like that they are realistic with the costuming, vicky and cristina wear clothes that a lot of people would travel in, but this isn’t really my style. I love Maria Elena’s clothes though. I love the simplicity and femininity of her clothing and the fact that she feels so natural and artsy. Thanks for the great post, it is nice to see some examples of easy, every day clothing.
OMG! I can’t believe it, I just finished watching the movie and the whole time I was thinking I need to find those clothes and here they all are all in the same place. Thanks!
Having read this I thought it was extremely informative.
I appreciate you spending some time and effort to
put this short article together. I once again
find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting.
But so what, it was still worth it!
Hi there! I am searching for the EXACT watch that rebecca hall wore in the movie. The black one witht he square face. cant find the info anywhere!!! please let me know!!
After searching the web for the fashion designer for Juan Antonio in this movie, I arrived here at the ladies site!!! Well, Maybe someone knows about Juan Antonio’s (Javier Bardem) clothes/fashion here! Anyone knows who makes them and where I can get them? Thanks in advance.