Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones
Thursday, May, 22, 2008 As we waited for today's release of the much-anticipated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, we reminisced about Indy's past adventures by re-watching the Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Temple of Doom, and the Last Crusade. In the midst of our marathon, we were suddenly struck with a sartorial revelation and realized that much of the wardrobe in the Indy trilogy exactly mirrors current fashion trends. A quick review confirmed our theory: cross-body bags, brown leather belts, statement necklaces, jeweled headgear, fedora hats, and little leather jackets were all accounted for in under five minutes! It seems as though the good archaeologist and company are truly on point (an excellent discovery indeed). As such, and in honor of the classic saga's fourth installment, we present you with Currently Channeling: Indiana Jones.

Our quest to find the ultimate Indy-inspired items started with the spring runways, naturally. The desert-chic pale layers and soignée turbans at Hermes seemed appropriate, as did the gauzy tops paired with utilitarian canteen-like brown bags at Chado Ralph Rucci. On a more elaborate note, one Armani look, featuring intricate jewelry and a head adornment, seemed befitting for Dr. Jones's leading lady (whomever she may be).

Armed with these muses, we turned to the shops in search of the perfect product for this story. Fortunately, the most difficult part was narrowing down our favorites from the multitudes we found! We decided upon a set of five Iosselliani Bangles ($395) to pay homage to the many snakes Jones encounters in his escapades. Then we chose the Deux Lux Backpack ($58) because it is both lightweight and uncomplicatedly stylish-a perfect satchel for any modern-day adventure. Most of Indy's escapades seem to take place in steamy locales, so we pulled the little Chiffon Shift Dress ($22.80) from Forever 21 for its coolly appropriate look. Finally, we settled upon a pair of Sam Edelman's Ginger Sandals ($95). We imagine that Willie Scott (Indy's romantic interest in the Temple of Doom, shown above) would appreciate their thin gold ankle straps, and silver beading detail as much as we do. -JESSICA AMENTO

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