MOVIES WITH STYLE: (500) Days of Summer

In a city where woman are often portrayed as wearing giant sunglasses, Juicy Couture tracksuits, and carrying around tiny dogs, Summer’s look really stands out and shows a different style that can be found on the streets of LA. Her look could be described as modern-retro—and has a wardrobe mixed with new and vintage pieces. Zooey Deschanel’s character is always seen wearing something blue, which costumer Hope Hanafin says was inspired by the color of Zooey’s eyes. This was done purposefully, as to make her character stand out to the audience, since nobody else is seen in that color. This color trait is also something that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Tom associates with Summer, when you see that everyone is wearing blue in the dance sequence the night after Summer and Tom hook-up. I absolutely loved the costumes throughout the film—especially how adorable Tom looked in his sweater vests, skinny ties, suits, and graphic tees. Style definitely played a big role in the movie and storyline. It even added charm to Summer’s unlikable qualities, which allows you to understand why Tom could be infatuated with her, even though she’s not everything he thinks she is.