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In focus: 5 films to inspire your summer wardrobe

Author Editor - 4 minute read

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

To channel the musical's chic and breezy style, reach for detailed pieces like prints, embroidery or broderie anglaise for the ultimate way to embrace the carefree summer feels. Try a tiered midi broderie skirt or midi dress with lightweight knit over your shoulders for those chilly island nights.



2. Grease


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. 

We couldn't forget the pink dress Baby wears during the final dance scene. For an outfit fit for having the time of your life, take styling inspiration from Baby and reach for a feminine pink dress that will make you stand out from the crowd, at any event or on any dancefloor this summer. To style, wear with strappy heels and simple jewellery and you'll be ready to dance the night away. 





Summer is well underway & to celebrate we're giving you the chance to win a break with our friends at Adventure Cinema. Experience your favourite movies in the great outdoors with a pair of tickets to your chosen screening followed by a night’s stay in a four star hotel. What's not to love?! Plus, two runners up with also win a pair of tickets each*.

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*Terms & conditions apply. Competition entries end midnight 19/06/22. Only open to residents of the UK. Winner will be announced in the caption and contacted directly via this account. There are three prizes to be won. The first prize consists of a pair of tickets to Adventure Cinema at any UK location, plus a four star hotel stay based on two people sharing a double room. There are two runner up prizes each consisting of a pair of tickets to Adventure Cinema at any UK location. All tickets and hotel stay are subject to availability. There is no cash alternative to and the prize does not include additional expenses.


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