Last Updated on 15th February 2013

Film releases and fashion trends go hand in hand. Last year, the Hunger Games – and Jennifer Lawrence – gave brown leather jackets and flat boots a boost when black biker jackets and heels ruled the roost.

This year, we’re spending plenty of time pondering where our next film-fash inspo might be coming from. One fairly safe bet is Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, which is due for release in May.

Baz loves a bit of bling in the costume department – remember Nicole Kidman in that sparkly corset and top hat combo in Moulin Rouge? So, when you take into account Luhrman’s love of the lavish coupled with the seriously stylish Ivy League leavers the film follows and throw into the mix the fact everything takes place at the start of the roaring twenties – you should get film-fash gold. Yes, we are already getting in a bit of a Gatsby flap.

After convincing us we could pull off a crop, Carey Mulligan – as Daisy Buchanan – is now set to start a scarf revival. Luckily she’s teaming it with a sleek, blonde, bob – a style more than a handful of us already fancied for summer. Style yourself in Ms Daisy’s footsteps and choose classy kimonos and trousers, dresses embellished with lace and sequins, feathers and heavenly headwear.

Of course, you don’t need to be as full-on as Ms Daisy. We like this Alice By Temperley lace number. It’s a little shorter than 20s styles but the embroidered décolletage and mesh sleeves make it classy and easy to wear and it’s not quite as in your-face bling as some of the sequin dresses in the movie, which might not be quite so wearable.

You could wear this with kitten heels or even bring it up to date and add texture with a pair of black suede shoe boots.


For a polished finish, inject some 20s pastels and print by tying this floral print pink silk scarf around your head from the front, tying at the nape of your neck. This pretty accessory is by Gucci and adds just enough brightness to a black blocked outfit.

Make sure your hair is straight and sleek or pin curls in place and finish with shine spray. Make sure you practice your knots before you leave the house – it’s hard to shrug off a scarf-in-wine moment and if you really can’t get the knack – try fixing with a jewelled hair pin.

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