Even though The Devil Wears Prada came out 14 years ago, it still serves as an iconic film in fashion. Not just for the quotable lines (Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking), also but for the inspiring and seemingly unattainable outfits that are featured in this movie about working at a high-end fashion magazine called Runway-the Vogue equivalent.
Are you thinking that you could never look like you work at a high fashion magazine? Think again. Here are style lessons and tips to learn from The Devil Wears Prada outfits!
The Devil Wears Prada Outfits
Style Lesson to Learn: Faux fur is fashionable and glamorous
Though faux fur may seem like a thing of the past, it is not outdated. It may not be everyone’s style, but it’s an easy way to look glamorous. When you wear a fur coat, you mimic Miranda Priestly and you know she would never look anything but elevated!
Style Lesson to Learn: Tweed blazers will never go out of style
Andy/Andrea’s big makeover is easily a favorite moment of the film, and it just goes to show that a tweed blazer can make you look like you “leveled up” and make you look classic at the same time. Though I’m not a crazy fan of the purse, everything else in this outfit would still look fantastic today.
Style Lesson to Learn: The classics will never let you down
A lot of people may think that classics are boring and well, if they’re good enough for the editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine, then they should be good enough for you too! In the photo below you’ll see lots of classic elements that all look so chic when paired together. Miranda’s trench coat looks fabulous with the equally timeless blazer and button-down…not to mention her layers! I’d probably skip the belt in this decade, but it’s not that distracting when she has so many other beautiful pieces.
I’m a big fan of Nigel’s plaid suit set (classic prints like plaid are always in) and Andy in the back looks equally chic in her classic colors, layering, and pearl necklace.
Style Lesson to Learn: You’re never fully dressed without a beautiful coat
When it comes to the colder months when a coat is necessary, it’s vital (in the world of fashion) to make sure your outerwear is an extension of your already chic outfit. You can go for a statement (like green & leopard print) or something elegant, like a belted white coat. Typically, the longer the chicer, but whatever you choose, just make sure you put some thought into your coat!
Style Lesson to Learn: Layering will set you apart
Another good style lesson to learn here is that Chanel will never go out of style. However, Chanel is not in everyone’s budget so instead, the takeaway is that layering will always set you apart! It’s an easy way to add that next level interest to your outfit and look like a fashion girl.
Style Lesson to Learn: When in doubt, wear black
Have an event coming up and feel stumped on what to wear? When in doubt, wear black! Don’t be afraid of looking like everyone else, either. There are so many different silhouettes and details that make a dress special. Plus, how you wear it and what accessories you pair with it are just as important!
I hope these Devil Wears Prada outfits show you that the right outfits will stand the test of time (14+ years to be exact) and that looking like a high-end fashion magazine editor is not always about the outlandish “Runway” looks and instead, elegance and timeless styling tricks.
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