Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Get The Look

Marge Sherwood of The Talented Mr. Ripley 

Rhett here, from RhettDidntGiveADamn, with another great look that's easy to get: the laid back, 1950s summer style of Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow) in  The Talented Mr. Ripley. Privileged, wealthy and carefree, Marge lives in seaside Italy, all wrapped up in the affections of fellow rich kid Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law).

The two have exiled themselves to their own lazy, perfect paradise, until — Cue the lonesome and mysterious stranger, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), who changes everything.

Do yourself a favor and see this movie if you haven't. The plot will have you biting your nails all the way through. And Marge's style — with her light, preppy top, vintage swimsuit, full skirt and espadrilles — will have you coveting her closet. So here's how to get it.

I love the cotton candy colors of this button up blouse from ShopReinvintage. The blouse is light and fun and with great lines and absolutely Marge! And don't forget to tie up the front shirttails.

Layer an authentic vintage bathing suit under your preppy top to really nail down this look. Try this bright yellow two piece by maefairvintage.

You'll need a great full skirt to laze about in. How about this one from CapriciousTraveler:

No look is complete without a nice pair of kicks. Take these sailor blue flats from willowknows for a walk. 

Now that you've got some ideas, take this look and make it your own. Etsy has terrific vintage options for cotton blouses, bathing suits, full skirts and espadrilles. Find your perfect combo and channel your inner Marge Sherwood.

PS - Don't miss the next installment where we'll show you how to get the 50's summer look "For HIM". 




  1. Fantastic job Rhett! Perfectly put together!!!

  2. So much fun. Love that skirt. Great job Rhett.

  3. nicely done.... cute...

  4. I loved this movie and what a fabulous inspiration article! That skirt is so gorgeous! great article!

  5. Fabulous piece Rhett. You did a great job nailing down "the look".