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What to Wear: Get Jazzed Up Gatsby-Style

In his new reboot of The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age tale to life with costumes by Miuccia Prada and a soundtrack executive produced by Jay-Z. It’s par for the course for Luhrmann, who had actors recite Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter amid southern California suburban sprawl in 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, and opened 2001’s Moulin Rouge with a medley that included Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” As excitement over the film reaches a fever pitch, step back in time, but stay current with a flapper-inspired look perfect for sipping cocktails at Green Mill or Ada Street, or rowing a boat against the current until your arms give out.

The Look

To keep your outfit from looking like a costume, pair a drop-waist flapper dress with a crisp blazer and modern accessories. The minimalistic, art-deco-inspired clutch adds a pop of color and casts a contemporary spin on the vintage theme.

1. Flapper dress; Jigsaw ($500)

2. Classic Ruth fitted jacket; French Connection ($199.99)

3. Deco clutch; Rachel Roy ($29)

4. Pint pump; Nine West Vintage America Collection ($169)

5. Silver flower ring; Noir Fashion Boutique ($35)

6. Grey pearl stud earrings; Francesca’s ($9)

BY: Michelle Schuman