Style Muse: 500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer Style Muse 500 Days of Summer Style Muse  500 Days of Summer Style MuseHey, friends! I'm here today with another edition of our feature, Style Muse. This one is all about 500 Days of Summer. I loved two things especially from this film: all of Zooey D's outfits (costume design by Hope Hanafin) and the soundtrack. 

I may look exactly 0% like Zooey, but I do love wearing blue because it goes well with my eyes. And I love how throughout the film she seems to always be wearing the perfect blend of business casual and vintage (or vintage-looking) garments. 

Outfits from 500 Days of SummerIf you love blue, vintage and cute collared dresses, then I recommend you channel your own 500 Days of Summer vibes this week. Check your closet because you may already have some items that work well with this style already. 

500 Days of Summer Style Muse Shopping Guide

Shop our guide: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 

500 Days of Summer Style Muse     And since I love the soundtrack so much too, we decided to snap some photos inside our favorite local music/record store (CD Warehouse). xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I do a very similar type of post I like to call “Monday Muse”. Feel free to check out my first one based off of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday:
    Great post!

  • I love the way Zoey dress dress both in this movie and New Girl. I envy her wardrobe so badly!

  • I love that movie! I didn’t even realize how much blue she wears in that film. Maybe because I was too busy starring at Joseph Gordon Levitt. haha


  • You Look super cute Emma 🙂 Also, love this new feature, very creative and fun!

  • 500 Days of Summer is a wonderful movie, but I definitely loved her wardrobe and how it stayed pretty consistent in it’s whites and blues. I agree that this dress looks lovely on you! I like blues, but it doesn’t make anything on me POP! like it does for you and Zooey (brown hair, brown eyes). Loved this post!

  • Nothing beats blue in the summer. Love Zooey D.’s look in that movie, and you captured it beautifully!

  • Thank you for this! 500 Days is one of my favorite films and one I pinned the most. I just love Summer’s style and it made me discover Zooey Deschanel who’s not too bad when it comes to clothing either!

  • Nothing beats blue in the summer. I love Zooey D.’s look in this movie, and you captured it perfectly!

  • It’s been ages since I’ve seen 500 Days of Summer. I have to go re-watch it! Loving the french bulldog dress from ModCloth!!

  • I love that film and I LOVE that kind of look… But since I’m quite petite I have to be careful in order not to look like a 7 year old school girl…

  • love your post!!

  • Another recommendation if you like her: The Bridge to Terabithia, based on Katherine Paterson’s children’s novel. She’s the main chaarcter’s beloved music teacher there. It’s such a beautiful (and sad, and beautiful, and sad, and beautiful …) story.

  • I think it might just be natural to Zooey to look amazing in vintage/retro inspired items. I love her outfits in New Girl as well as on the red carpet 🙂

  • That movie is amazing! The dress you’re wearing is very cute 🙂


  • Zoey D. is one of my favorite style muses. I love her and I love this post.

  • Love this! Zooey always looks flawless! 😀

  • Love this! Love the movie, her outfits, and your recreation the record store scene!

  • Pretty thaaaaaangs! I absolutely love 500 Days of Summer too! <3

    xo Trisha

  • Love love love this look! Such a great movie. Emma, you totally nailed it. 🙂

  • So cute! I always love on days when I wear blue, people give me compliments on my eyes (since they match/stand out). We should just stick to wearing blue every day!

  • I love this look! 500 Days of Summer had an amazing soundtrack and I loved all of Zooey’s outfits too 🙂

    xo, Liz

  • Loved this post, such a unique idea. Love this film and her style is beautiful, vintage look is everything!

  • Adorable photo! Love the environment and the outfit beautifully reflects the films fashion!

    XO, Jessi

  • This outfit totally represents this film! Great look girl!!

    XO, Jessi

  • Love the vintage dresses featured. The light blue collared dress looks gorgeous on you!

  • Blue & vintage totally match my style. I am particularly fond of baby blue, like your darling dress, Emma. :]

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  • Well done, Emma! Love it when you girls do these.


  • Oh my goodness, I love that french bulldog dress so much!

    xx Madison

  • OMG!
    You are really cool in this dress!

  • Loving this outfit! Definitely going to have to try and recreate your look! p.s please check out my blog!

  • Totally loving this series. Great job pulling these pieces together. It reflects Zoey/Summer so much! Can’t wait to see which movie you pick next 🙂

  • I love your shoes! I have a pair just like it, but not in heels. I love the look!

    Catalina // heartenest

  • I was just listening to The Temper Trap this morning and it always makes me think of 500 Days of Summer, love that movie!

  • I love the style muse idea – so cute. And I appreciate that these dresses aren’t crazy expensive! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Love this movie!! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so dreamy. *heart eyes* I never noticed she wears so much blue in the movie!

    Also I love these style muse posts! Keep em’ coming!

  • I remember right after I saw that movie I went on a huge shopping spree and bought all the blue clothes!

  • Love this new feature!! Zooey has been one of my style icons for a while so it’s fun to see Emma inspired by her. I also loooove the life aquatic and mad men ispired ones. Just to reiterate: My. Favorite. Style. Posts. Ever. !!!

  • i love that youre wearing this. specially since elsie looks waaaay more like Zoe. but still! i love this color on you!

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