If you have been following my shop gee whiz! Facebook page, Instagram account (@geewhiz_co) and Etsy shop, you would know that several pink beauties have landed in the shop in the past week. Also, I have been gushing about Andie Walsh’s style in Pretty in Pink. And here’s one whole blog post dedicated to the style icon that is Molly Ringwald aka Andie Walsh in Pretty in Pink!
I watched Pretty in Pink on one of those long and lonely nights in Sydney and I have to say that it is one of the movies that have made me very inspired (style-wise). It is probably the first movie that got me into vintage and retro style (second comes Grease, then Annie Hall). Everything in Andie’s wardrobe is absolutely to-die-for. Her style can be summarised as such: haphazard matching for a volcanic ensemble. Or, basically, granny-chic.
Putting together the listings for those vintage pink dresses and vintage pink blouses for gee whiz! has reignited my obsession with Pretty in Pink, and made me gather all the screenshots from the movie for an in-depth analysis of Andie Walsh’s style.
So, do you like granny-chic style i.e. dressing like a nanna? Wanna dress like Andie Walsh? Follow these simple rules..
#1: Always have pink in your outfit
Almost every single one of Andie’s outfits in the movie contains the colour pink (and if it doesn’t, she still wears vintage.. we’ll see this later). Damn, even a simple pink collared blouse makes her look so good. Why is she so pretty?
#2: Choose a collar with a lacy design
Because wearing a plain pink blouse every time would be BORRRRING. And we know Andie *never* looks boring.
#3: Add more lace!
Gotta have some textures in your outfit. Gotta be lace.
#4: Wear dangling gold and/or pearl earrings. Wear only one of it.
Andie often wears dangling vintage/retro earrings … but only on the left ear. Maybe the other earring was already missing when she bought it in the thrift shop. Maybe she is a klutz and keeps misplacing her earrings. Maybe she has a great sense of style..
#5: Wear statement necklaces. Wear it with a collared blouse.
And it’s gotta be gold. Wear your necklaces with #2 in mind.
#6: Wear skirts beyond your knee
Because grannies don’t wear mini-skirts.
#7: If without pink, choose baby blue
It seems like baby blue may be Andie’s second favourite colour. So, I guess baby blue can be an option if you are repeating your pink items too much. But never ever forget #3!
#8: Top it off with a hat
Are you inspired? Well, I am. And here’s MORE beautiful pastel pink outfits to inspire you!
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x Gwen(Movie screen caps via fanpop.com) ******* Disclaimer: This post is also seen on gee whiz!’s shop blog at geewhiz.co