Style Inspiration From Our Favorite Summer Movies

Summer days are lazy and hazy...and sometimes, so are we. When we need a break from direct sunlight, you're bound to find us lounging by the A/C, watching one of those summer classics that we've already seen too many times to count. What's not to love about summer romance, BFFs, endearing delinquents, and well, dirty dancing? Lo and behold, there is also some serious style game to take away from the fictional characters we've come to love. In our ode to them, we've created present-day ensembles inspired by a few of our favorite summertime hits. Whenever you finally get off the couch, at least you'll have a killer outfit to show for it.
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Dazed and Confused
School's out and tie-dye is so in. Between throwing parties, getting high, and trying to score, Dazed and Confused is a lesson in awesome '70s style. We've replicated Michelle Burroughs (aka, Milla Jovovich's) sweet slacker style with with flared jeans, chunky clogs, and a woven vest that you can rock at any summer festival.

Joe's Visionaire Flare, $79.95, available at Anthropologie; Winter Kate Gypsy Rose Vest in Ivory, $289, available at Shop The Trend; Sam Edelman Wess, $59.97, available at Piperlime; Tilly's Debossed Flower Belt, $7.99, available at Tilly's.
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Dirty Dancing
Baby came quite a ways from old-man cardigans and, well, holding watermelons (we still cringe at that moment). Her pink dress in the final "nobody-puts-Baby-in-the-corner" scene has become fairly iconic, therefore we picked a modern, equally flirty party dress and strappy heel to channel your inner dirty dancer. Finish with a little more pink on the lips, and all you're missing is a bad-boy boyfriend who knows how to Rumba.

Paprika One Shoulder Corsage Prom Dress, $25.86, available at ASOS; BCBG Beaded-Fringe Evening Sandal, $195, available at BCBG; Lipstick Queen Pink Sinner, $18, available at Barney's New York.
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Now And Then
Let's bring it back to what summer is all about: Best friends, red rover, and running from a crazy man in the cemetery. It just doesn't get much better. To capture a little of that childhood care-free flair, we paired a super-cute floral tie-up top and denim shorts with a fun, braided waistband. Add fresh, bright Keds and, of course, a friendship bracelet. All for one, and one for all!

Otis & Maclain Collared Crop Top, $150, available at American Rag; Moto Denim Plaited Belt Shorts, $65, available at Top Shop; Keds Shabby Laceless Sneakers, $50 available at Far Fetch; Kris Nations Blue Lapis Friendship Bracelet, $70, available at Max & Chloe.
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The Notebook
Whether or not the summer love story makes you melt like a popsicle on the beach (pass the tissues, please), we can all agree that ingenue Allie Calhoun has a heck of a wardrobe. We can't help but covet her '40s girlish style…or Ryan Gosling, for that matter. We've emulated our own nod to retro style with a patterned playsuit and demure accessories, perfect for summer frolicking and flirting.

Oasis Spot Print Playsuit, $50, available at Oasis; Cooperative Double Strap Skimmer, $39, available at Urban Outfitters; Repetto Bolchoi pleated leather ballerina flats, $305, available at Net-A-Porter; Dior Lady Cat Sunglasses, $295, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.