I’m a lifelong fan of Wes Anderson and his colorful, quirky films. One of my favorites (it’s impossible to pick a favorite) is The Life Aquatic. For today’s Style Muse post I am channeling inspiration from the uniforms in the movie to create an outfit for everyday life.
I paired this blue dress with a red hat I already had in my closet. Red hats are a great way to spice up a boring outfit with a pop of color. Plus I don’t know about you, but if I see someone wearing a red hat, I ALWAYS think of The Life Aquatic. It’s just so iconic.
Here are some fun finds of the nautical variety (some are on super sale)—
This is probably the easiest style to mix and match. Nautical stuff is fun and catchy without being super kitschy, and you can mix it with simple pieces like denim, chambray or a white t-shirt. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
This look is so easy to create that you might already have all the ingredients hiding in your closet at home. It makes me smile to pay a little homage to one of my favorite directors with my outfit. So fun! But honestly, other than the color combination, it’s not even remotely costume-y. I’d wear this anywhere. What’s your favorite Wes Anderson film? xx. Elsie
Credits// Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with Color Pop of The Signature Collection.
This is so lovely. I can’t wait for the next movie inspired style post.
Love this! What a fun idea! And this outfit is super cute!
Love the red beanie. I have been completely obsessed with beanies ☺.
Love me some Wes Anderson! Royal Tenenbaums is a classic, but I really thought Grand Budapest Hotel was phenomenal and beautifully done.
Just to give props where props are due: The red hat/blue shirt combo was in homage to the red beanie and blue shirt that Jacque Cousteau, the most awesome advocate of the oceans, used to frequently wear.
I’m loving those red stripes shoes!
oh my gosh, this post is so cute. it makes me want to find a blue wall somewhere and take tons of pics!
Why is his hand so small?!?! (In the pointing picture.)
Yeah… So do I 😀
hahhahahha. I didn’t notice initially but that is so funny. and weird. it is all I can see now when I look at that photo.
Great inspiration idea! Love Wes Anderson films!
Oh my goodness this is one of my favorite movies!
I want everything here!!! 😀
Red hat ALWAYS = Steve Zissou in my book! And red and white stripes? Helloooo Waldo!
<3 Haley @ www.beautyinthischaos.com
So cute! My style muse is definitely Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom. Love everything about her and that film.
friends of mine just had a wes anderson themed baby shower, and so many of us came dressed like members from team zizzou. it was so great 🙂
that dress is sooo cute!
Oh I love this Elsie! I literally just bought myself a blue jacket and crocheted myself a Steve Zissou hat this last weekend. This winter is all about channeling Wes Anderson characters for me… Love his colour palettes, the symmetry, everything about his films!
I just watched all of Wes Anderson’s movies! My favorite is The Darjeeling Limited closely followed by Life Aquatic. I loved this post!
Moonrise Kingdom all the way, but then again I’m a massive muster yellow fan so not surprising! Love love love your dress Elsie <3
Do you know this inspiration for the movie comes from the outfit worn by a French explorer named Jacques Cousteau??
You can google his name and see pics of him at sea in the ouftit 🙂