Today let’s take a look back at the evolution of Winona Ryder’s film style. I mean, this is the girl who managed to get Johnny Depp to tattoo ‘Winona Forever’ on his arm… so she must have some magic to break Edward Scissorhands’ heart, right?
First up, is the goth daughter that stole all of our black hearts in the 1988 film Beetlejuice. Winona played Lydia Deetz in the movie, an angsty adolescent who’s dark outlook on life certainly matches her style. Draped head to toe in black, with lace accents and messy dark hair, Lydia’s look can be perfectly toned down to inspire some crazy cool fall outfits in these upcoming months.
How could any of us forget the epic love story of Kim and Edward in the super weird movie Edward Scissorhands? Although this movie can get a little weird at times (Johnny Depp does play a mute artificial man who has scissors for hands, after all) the creepy Pleasentville-esque style sported by Winona cannot be overlooked. Let your hair down and channel your inner preppy good girl and throw on some pastels and a plain white t-shirt for those fall days where the sun shines and it still feels a bit like summer.
Alright, next up is Winona as Charlotte Flax in the movie Mermaids. Even though this movie does star Cher, try to forget that awful outfit images seared into you brain and focus on the awesome style given to us by Winona. The tom-boy look is one of my favourites for fall, with boyish sweaters and white collars popping out as well as cardigans and a pair of plain black jeans. Throw on a necklace under the collar and you’ve got your very own Charlotte Flax.
Finally, you knew it was coming: Girl, Interrupted one of the best looks worn by Winona in a movie. For this roll she chopped off her hair into a pixie cut (don’t worry, not all of us have to go that far) and adorned black and white stripes, blazers, and cardigans to pull of this ‘insane asylum chic’. Simple is the way to go, and nothing says it better than this.
Well there you have it, hopefully I will see some mini Winona darkness gracing the streets this fall.