Style Guide: The Practical Magic of Meg Ryan in The Fall (And Other Movies That Will Transform Your Fall Wardrobe)

Now that we're officially in the throes of fall, I think it’s just about that time to get into the nitty gritty of your fall wardrobe, you know, before we have to clutch to our winter jackets for dear life. When it comes to fall, nothing warms fashionistas up like booties, PSL, and fall and fashion driven movie marathon. That’s why today's style guide is all about some of my favorite fall themed rom coms and cinematic classics.

When Harry Met Sally 

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Photo By Pinterest

Picture By Zara 

Picture By Zara 

Photo by Zara

Photo by Zara

If we had to crown a queen of fictional fall wardrobes, it would hands-down be Sally Albright of When Harry Met Sally. Decked out in ruffled shirts, blazers, hats, and velvet, Sally knows a thing or two about hooking it up for the fall, even if her love life is not quite there for just about the entirety of the movie. Don't shy away from blazers and patterns this fall 2016. And, if you are so inclined, invest in a good pair of faux leather gloves or a purse. 

Practical Magic 

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Photo by Fdb.pl

Photo (And Dress) by Urban Outfitters 

Photo (And Dress) by Urban Outfitters 

Dream house in New England? Check. Sandra Bullock? Check. Magical powers unleashed via sisterhood and girl power? Check. Literally, what is there not to love about this 1998 classic which is now currently streaming on Netflix. If you're at a loss for night time appropriate fall wear, you're going to want to add this flick to your queue because Nicole Kidman's character has this look on lock. Wild and free at heart, Gillian's partying gets her in a good deal of trouble (You know, *spoiler alert* the standard ex-boyfriend possessing your body after you justly murder him with your sister) but boy does she look good while she does it. For an absolutely magical look, spring for a velvet slip dress.

Harold and Maude 

Photo by Golden Age Cinema & Bar

Photo by Golden Age Cinema & Bar

Photo (and Coat) by Nasty Gal

Photo (and Coat) by Nasty Gal

Photo (and scarf) by BP

Photo (and scarf) by BP

There are a lot of lessons to be had from this cult classic film about life, death, and love. And if you squint (or blog) some of those lessons are fashion related. Fall is nothing without a good coat and when it comes to buying a new one, don't just stick with plain jane cuts, colors, and styles. Next time you go shopping, be a little eccentric like Maude. Find a warm coat with warm colors, a bit of faux fur, and something that goes well with your favorite scarf. 

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Photo by Vanity Fair

Photo by Uniqlo

Photo by Uniqlo

I know what you're thinking. Out of all the Wes Anderson movies you could've picked fall you went with The Fantastic Mr. Fox? Hold on to your socks and hear me out on this one. This stop-motion adventure can teach us all a thing or two about color and style. When we start nearing the end of fall, the temptation to revert back to all black will be strong, so if you need some color theory inspiration pop in The Fantastic Mr. Fox. 

You Got Mail

If I had a time machine, I would go back to that golden age where large apartments and cosmos were affordable. Yep, I would go back to New York City in the 90s. Does this have anything to do with the fact that I've seen You Got Mail upwards to 150 times? You be the judge (hint: the answer is yes). Another Meg Ryan classic, You Got Mail understands why us east coasters love the city, why men always quote the Godfather, and how messy internet (and IRL) dating can get. Like any good New Yorker, Kathleen Kelly knows a thing or two about layering. That shop around the corner look is all about mixing and matching pieces from a diverse wardrobe. Add a jumper dress to your closet and add your favorite turtleneck or sweater to the mix. 


What are some of your favorite fall fashion movies? How strongly do you feel about New York City in the 90s? Let me know in the comment section!