As summer (finally) arrives, we’ve been looking at some of the best films Adventure Cinema is showing up and down the UK this summer for extra style inspiration.
Whether they’re musical numbers or rom-com favourites, all the films we love have one thing in common: style and fashion. Here are 5 of our favourite summertime films, that Adventure Cinema are showing this summer, that raise the style stakes.
1. Mamma Mia
Is there anyone who doesn’t love Grease? It’s impossible to forget Grease’s fashion and style - from the iconic pink jackets to the '50s skirts, and not forgetting Danny's grey tracksuit. Whether you're a Sandy or a Rizzo, we're taking inspiration from the film to refresh our summer wardrobe.
One of our favourite style picks from the film is the pretty pastel midi skirts - whether you choose pleated or printed, these floaty pieces will have you dancing in the sunshine to 'Summer nights'. Style with a basic white blouse or tee for a take on the classic Sandy style.
2. West Side Story
In 2021, the Romeo-and-Juliet-inspired remake came back with a bang, with more colour and grander reimagining from director Steven Spielberg and costume designer Paul Tazewell, at the wardrobe helm. You can't mention West Side Story without thinking of Maria's delicate white dress or Anita's rooftop vibrant number.
This summer we're taking inspiration from Anita's "America" yellow dress - it's bold bright shade represented the energy at that moment in America and the hope for a better future. For summer, whether you reach for a floaty mini dress or stylish separate, embrace wearable sunshine hues into your wardrobe to bring joy and radiate hope for summer (and warmer) days to come.
4. Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman is one of our favourite rom-coms, not only because of Richard Gere but also for the iconic fashion. We're obsessed with Julia Roberts’ character Vivian Ward’s wardrobe – from shoulder pads, oversized-shirting, polka dots, cocktail dresses and perms, it captures the essence of early ‘90s uptown style perfectly.
If you’ve been seeking inspiration on how to wear summer tailoring, then you're in luck. Take styling cues from Vivian and reach for a tailored shorts suit. Roberts' character teams wide-leg shorts with a white blouse and a matching blazer, creating a statement-making co-ord look that feels oh-so timeless, for day and night. To style, pair with your favourite white trainers or leather sandals for summer days.
5. Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing is a classic, for its must-watch romance, iconic choreography, and catchy soundtrack, but what stands out the most to us is Baby Houseman’s style. Despite the film being set in 1963, the fashion is still on-trend today and effortlessly chic. When it comes to summer style, it doesn’t get any more classic than a pair of high-waisted denim shorts and simple top or bodysuit, which Baby rocked multiple times during the film - it's the easiest way to bring breezy, laid-back vibes to your summer wardrobe.
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