Indie darling Zooey Deschanel has a retro style that is all her own. How can you incorporate her quirky and fun retro vibe into your own look? Read on to find out!
Zooey Deschanel first caught our eye with her quirky retro vibe in the movie 500 Days of Summer, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that her off-screen look is as fun as her on-screen style.
How would Zooey describe her look? "I would say girly, flirtatious, colorful. Feminine, maybe, and soft. But, yeah, definitely colorful," she told Lucky magazine.
From printed cotton dresses to opaque tights and bows, Zooey has the retro look down perfectly, however, she often adds a quirky touch (purple heels, bows in her hair) that make the look all her own.
Embrace the retro vibe with belted A-line cotton dresses, like the blue dress with the floral hemline that Zooey is wearing above. This look is both feminine and floral and totally retro fabulous.
For a retro look with a sexier edge, look for a figure-hugging mini dress, like Zooey's white mini dress with zigzag detailing that she wore at the Critic's Choice Awards (above). The black tights paired with black platform heels gave her a leg-lengthening look.
Opaque tights paired with Mary Janes or platform wedges will give your look that 1950s feel. Embrace color by adding an unexpected pop of color, like Zooey's yellow beaded bag, above.
Zooey doesn't take her style too seriously and loves to add quirky and unexpected accessories, such as a flower in her hair, bows on her shoes or a large brooch. Embrace hats by wearing a funky fedora or wide-brim straw hat paired with shorts, opaque tights and a cotton button-front shirt for a retro vibe.
A skinny belt can take your look from regular to retro in a flash. Look for A-line cotton dresses or halter mini dresses and add your own pop of color by belting it, like Zooey's look shown above.
Look for cotton dresses with retro prints, such as bold colors and mod circles or geographic prints. Pair an embroidered cotton blouse with high-waisted shorts or flare jeans for a fresh take on the retro look. If you are wearing high-waisted shorts, pair them with opaque tights and platform wedges for a cool look.
The final touches
Zooey's eye-framing bangs, headbands and clips give her that retro style. Have fun with fake eyelashes paired with bright red lips to pull your look together.
Whereas Zooey's pale complexion compliments her bright blue eyes and dark hair, blonde-haired beauties can brush some bronzer on their cheeks and forehead for a more California 1970s retro vibe.