Style Swapping: The Bling Ring


Sofia Coppola’s latest movie, The Bling Ring, opened this past weekend. If you don’t know anything about this based-on-a-true-story flick, here’s the lowdown: Back in 2008, some rich kids from the Valley (one of whom had her own reality show at the time) robbed the L.A. homes of celebs they worshiped, like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Eventually they were caught, but not before they stole millions of dollars’ worth of clothing, handbags and jewelry.

The film stars Hermione herself, Emma Watson, features a killer soundtrack and, sartorially speaking, totally brings it. And since we strongly believe no one should ever resort to a five-finger discount, we picked out some just-as-chic Savvy pieces with prices every pocket can deal with.

Topshop Faux Leather Jacket

White haute. You don’t need to snatch the leather jacket off someone else’s back. Avoid karmic retribution and opt for vegan leather—it’s less pricey and looks just as luxe.

Instant message. Express yourself in a graphic tee (cropped or not, depending on how much you care to bare). Whether you pick a snarling canine or clever message tee, no one will need to ask what’s on your mind.

Like Mynded ‘Wolf’ Tee | Madison & Berkeley ‘Holy Chic’ Tee

Topshop Kimono

Kimono my house. A flowy kimono adds instant cool to everything from a tank and cutoffs to a body-con dress. Even Gavin Rossdale—a.k.a. Mr. Gwen Stefani—makes striped tube socks look a little more elevated (okay, just a little).

Read our interview with two of the film’s stars on our Beauty 24/7 blog, and check out the Vanity Fair article that inspired Coppola. Here’s the trailer, backed by tracks from bad-girl rapper Azealia Banks and noise-pop darlings Sleigh Bells (we told you the soundtrack was killer).

(Images via The Bling Ring Instagram & website.)

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  • Kiara June 30, 2013, 10:48 am

    Kimonos make the best summer jackets. Am I the only one that finds them sort of mysterious?

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