The Devil Wears Prada style inspiration series continues. today, we’ll take a look at two more of Miranda Priestly’s iconic outfits. what i loved about Miranda was that she wore dresses, skirts, or suits on any given day or occasion. anything and everything was fair game. it’s a style lesson we can all learn as we tend to shy away from dresses and skirts in favor of pants. dresses are the easiest item to accessorize and let us head out the door in no time flat, whether it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter. they’re one and done, so there’s no need to fuss with matching color schemes. don’t forget a versatile wardrobe is anchored in separates that can be mixed and matched ’til the cows come home. Miranda shows us how to do it right, whether she’s presiding over her office in a pinstripe suit or wearing a leopard blouse and leather pencil skirt.
before we dive into The Devil Wears Prada style inspiration, let’s take a look at a few fun facts about this iconic film.
Patricia Field earned an Oscar nomination as the costume designer.
Meryl Streep regretted incorporating method acting with this role. while she was stuck inside her trailer channeling her inner Miranda Priestly, the rest of the cast was laughing it up and having FUN.
Anne Hathaway lobbied hard for the role of Andie. fresh off of her Princess Diaries success, she was eager to transition to mature roles. but the studio was bent on securing Rachel McAdams for the lead role. good thing for Anne that Rachel McAdams turned down the role three times. can you believe Anne was the studio’s ninth choice? go figure, as she was absolutely perfect for the part.
supermodel Gisele Bündchen accepted a guest role on one condition – not to be cast as a model.
Stanley Tucci improvised, “gird your loins.” genius!
all the outfits were borrowed from the designers. Meryl claimed, “we can’t eat spaghetti for lunch. the clothes have to be returned.”
the classics will never let you down. and i mean never. oh, sure, some claim classics are boring. but no matter your age, classic looks suit everyone. The Devil Wears Prada shows us how. from Miranda to Emily to Andie, the outfits are all grounded in the classics. take a look at Miranda’s pinstripe suit. it’s still going strong after all these years! what i love about a pinstripe suit is that it can be worn to a meeting with a simple button-up blouse. or it can go to dinner with a silk camisole and the right accessories. since a suit is made up of two separates, you can wear the pants with an oversized sweater when winter arrives. and the blazer? it goes with everything. the same holds true for pencil skirts that burst on the scene in 1954. whether you choose leather, faux leather, wool, or cotton, this classic skirt stands the test of time. it can be dressed up for the office with a blazer or down for the weekend with a denim shirt. and what can we say about leopard print that hasn’t been said? nuthin’!
Miranda wears her pinstripe suit like a boss, even with a gold silk camisole tucked underneath. i love this scene from the movie that was Meryl’s idea. she thought it was important for the audience to see Miranda in motion at the office. who can forget the iconic phrase “florals? for spring? groundbreaking.” again, we see key accessories in play with Miranda’s outfit – a statement necklace (make that two) and a statement ring. to recreate the outfit, i reached for my classic pinstripe suit (old, similar blazer, similar pants), added a silk lavender camisole from Banana Republic, and looped a favorite necklace (old, similar here and here) twice around my neck. black pointy-toed pumps (similar here and here) are back in action and a classic structured handbag (similar here and here). Miranda was a big fan of belts. me too! no matter what decade i find myself in, i love to add belts to skirts, dresses, jeans. anything and everything is fair game. today, i added a black belt with a gold buckle to amp up my accessory game.
the next outfit is perhaps my favorite and the easiest to recreate. Miranda keeps the entire outfit simple. the only accessory that’s added is a suede belt with a gold buckle. a leopard-tie blouse from Paige takes center stage just like Miranda, and i have a lovely leather pencil skirt from Theory (old, similar here and here) that’s just the ticket. instead of a suede belt, i added a gold crocodile embossed belt (old, similar here) from Ralph Lauren. a Coach handbag (last season, similar here and here), and block heel pumps (similar here and here) from Tory Burch keeps the ootd simple yet grounded for the office.
all in all The Devil Wears Prada style inspiration stands the test of time. not only is this movie re-watchable but the clothes are re-wearable. since its release in 2006 this movie has been referenced as one of the most celebrated fashion movies of all time. i’m certain if i watch this movie fifteen years from today i will no doubt walk away with style inspiration. i hope you enjoyed the series. it was so much fun to recreate Miranda’s timeless outfits. let me know your thoughts in the comments below. that’s all.