What to Wear to the Movies
It may seem unimportant, but what you wear to the movies is far more important than we think, not to mention tricky. You don’t want to look like a slob but you don’t want to look like you’re about to hit the red carpet later either. Here are a few looks that I think are ideal for a trip to the cinema:
- The “Classic” Look: Yes, we are sick of being told that you can never go wrong with a pair of simple blue jeans and a white shirt but the fact of the matter is that it looks fab on everyone - irrespective of their build, skin color or any such thing. However, if pairing your jeans with a simple white button down is far too bland for you, I would suggest you opt for a Tee with interesting accents (not prints and ESPECIALLY not Ed Hardy-esque prints) like this slouchy grey Plastic Island top with zipper detailing on each shoulder.
- Preppy-Pretty: I’m pretty sure that most of you immediately thought “Blair Waldorf” the minute you read “preppy” and pretty” in the same sentence but, even though I simply adore Blair’s style, that is not the look you want to go for when heading out to catch a movie. (Being overdressed is worse than being underdressed, ladies!) Go for a simple pair of culottes like these Asos ones, team them up with a plain top (there should be only one printed item per outfit only, please!) and thrown on a bunch of layered necklaces (not too flashy or too many) and a cardigan and you’re good to go!
- The Blazer: This is a great way to completely change a look. If you have an outfit that is perfect for a trip to the cinema but you’ve already worn it three times too many, throw a blazer on top and voila! You’ve got a whole new look. This gorgeous Plastic Island blazer is perfect because the length is just right and the padded shoulders are perfect.
- The Shoes: Wearing 6 inch stilettos is a complete no-no when going out for a movie because firstly, they aren’t exactly the most comfortable heels out there and secondly, you’ll look overdressed, which as I mentioned earlier is awful for this type of occassion. I’d suggest going for a pair of ballet flats because they look adorable and they’re uber comfy. If you really don’t want to wear flats then I would suggest going for a pair of wedges or chunky heels which are comparatively easier to walk around in.
- The Accessories: Choose one – only one. Wear either a bracelet or a necklace or a headband – whatever you like but just make sure you wear just one because accessorizing too much can kill an outfit.
- Dresses/Skirts: I personally am anti-dresses-to-movies unless it is a really basic dress like this one. The same goes for skirts. Wear one that is simple – a denim skirt is always the safest bet but if that is too boring for you, you could opt for a bandage skirt as long as the rest your outfit is completely basic. Studded skirts or sequin skirts – well, lets just not go there.
Also, if this wasn’t already understood, wearing layers and layers of make-up when you go for a film isn’t the best idea. Hope these tips will make your next trip to the movies a lot more fashionable!