We like to think of ourselves as forward thinkers here at Who What Wear, but naturally, we also find ourselves fondly reflecting on stories past. No, we’re not talking about former flames. Rather, previous stories on our website that we don’t publish anymore. In particular, the subject of today’s post: Currently Channeling.
What’s Currently Channeling? We’re glad you asked. It’s a story that we used to run every month on the site that spotlighted a pop culture reference such as a film, character, or music album. Within the post, we’d illustrate how this reference related to current trends, and offered shopping items to complete the look. Sounds pretty fun, right? Thankfully, nothing is set in stone on the internet, so we’re bringin’ it back. See below for a roundup of some of our greatest Currently Channeling hits to get you up to speed on what the story will be like.
Once you’re through, shop our star-worthy picks, and be sure to leave which film you’d like to see in next month’s edition of Currently Channeling.
“While there are many classic movies and television shows that portray the fifties, one of our favorite examples is 1998’s Pleasantville.”
“While there are many cinematic gems that continually serve as fashionable inspiration for any summer holiday, one flick we frequently return to is Anthony Minghella’s 1999 adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
“In the pantheon of influential fashion movies, you’ll find iconic films like Bonnie and Clyde (berets and maxi skirts), Cabaret (sexed-up sequins), and Annie Hall (menswear chic). While we adore these glamorous and trailblazing cinematic treats-and yes, there are countless others-in our hearts, one documentary trumps them all: Grey Gardens.”
“Don’t think you have to jump into a bright red, three-piece polyester suit to channel Boogie Nights correctly! We’ve gathered a to-die-for selection of ’70s-inspired pieces that are completely fun and wearable without having any costume-like cheesiness attached.”
“The youthful and energetic vibe of the season’s most memorable collections are packed with pieces that have the same spirit as one of our favorite beach-party films: Gidget!”
“In Rear Window, photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his apartment after breaking his leg; along with his girlfriend Lisa Fremont (Grace Kelly), he starts observing the neighbors through his rear window. When the couple notices that a neighbor has mysteriously disappeared, they set out to solve the mystery—in style, of course!”
“Though hundreds of spaghetti Westerns were produced during their ’60s and ’70s heyday, chances are you’re most familiar with the Dollars Trilogy. Directed by the genre’s godfather, Sergio Leone, the movies propelled Clint Eastwood—who played the lonesome, ever-mysterious leading man—to stardom.”
“With this supernatural phenomenon in mind, we started thinking about some of our favorite stylish witches from over the years, including the ladies from the The Witches of Eastwick, Samantha Stephens from Bewitched, and, of course, Gillian from Practical Magic!”
“Written and directed by Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou is a comedy that follows oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) on his quest to find the Jaguar shark that ate his partner.”
“From a timeless varsity jacket to insanely stylish lace-up sneakers, we’d have to say we hit it out of the park with these A League of Their Own–inspired pieces!”
Now that you have a feel for what Currently Channeling is all about, it’s time for you to weigh in. Leave a comment letting us know which film you’d like to see us feature, and then when you’re done, shop our picks for a star-worthy outfit.
Take it from this editor, these jeans are flattering.
These timeless shades are worthy of the investment.
Just in time for your weekend trip to the cabin.
To make hauling your things around a little more stylish.
This skirt would look charming with a sleeveless sweater tucked into it.
For unexpected summer showers.
Mesh mules are on every cool girl’s shopping list.
Did someone say date outfit?
Show off those shoulders.
Don’t forget to tell us which movie you want us to channel next in the comments.