style inspiration: brooklyn (2015)

One of my favorite things to read on the internet are Jane’s posts about fashion in film, likely because I too gain so much inspiration, visual or otherwise, from movies and always love a brilliantly shot film with a distinct aesthetic. For instance, as soon as the opening credits rolled in the theater for Call Me By Your Name, I said to myself, “Yes. I know I’m going to love this.” There are just some movies where the visuals stick with me long after.

One of such movies is Brooklyn (2015) starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson, a movie set in the 1950s about a girl who immigrates from her small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, based on the book of the same name by Colm Tóibín. The main character, Eilis, played by Saoirse Ronan, wears the most incredible outfits throughout the film that give so much inspiration for the loveliest spring wardrobe you can imagine.

From the dresses and printed skirts to the little cardigans and super chic bags she carries, there are so many ideas to pick up from Eilis’s looks that can easily be made appropriate for a more modern girl. My go-to when seeking out pieces that fit for this story was Julia Engel’s brand Gal Meets Glam. Her vintage inspired dresses look so similar to a lot of what’s seen in the film that it makes me wonder if she used it as inspiration. Look below for some pieces and four outfit ideas to give a little pop of ‘50s to your spring/summer wardrobe.