Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: A Movie Inspired Outfit

Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie inspired outfit: thrifted black jumpsuit, gray 1986 sleeveless sweatshirt, vintage denim jacket, black beret, black sunglasses, red lipstick, green hair, white sneakers

Bueller… Bueller… Bueller…

Despite my passion for ’80s pop culture, I was very late to discovering the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It was only a year or two ago that I watched it for the first time. How did I go so long without that movie in my life?

That fact seems even more embarrassing considering that tomorrow, June 11, is the 30th anniversary of the movie hitting theaters. Life moves pretty fast!

In honor of the big day, I picked out my best duds and put together an outfit that was just barely inspired by the cultural phenomenon.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie inspired outfit: thrifted black jumpsuit, gray 1986 sleeveless sweatshirt, vintage denim jacket, black beret, black sunglasses, red lipstick, green hair, white sneakers Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie inspired outfit: thrifted black jumpsuit, gray 1986 sleeveless sweatshirt, vintage denim jacket, black beret, black sunglasses, red lipstick, green hair, white sneakers Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie inspired outfit: thrifted black jumpsuit, gray 1986 sleeveless sweatshirt

If you look closely (and are a fan of the movie) you can distinguish different parts of my outfit as being inspired by different characters.

The main part of my outfit was based around what Jeanie (the sister) wore. I achieved that by wearing a vintage black jumpsuit and layering a 1986 sleeveless sweatshirt with a denim jacket over the top. I think the sneakers are about the only accurate piece from her costume.

The beret and sunglasses are a big ol’ nod to Ferris himself. But I’m sure you guessed that right away!

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The fist bumping in the last picture was actually just a wink at the final scene of The Breakfast Club slash my feelings towards the work of John Hughes in general. He was a gem and I’m glad that his movies are still getting the recognition they deserve all these years later.

For my final act of remembrance, I put together a righteous ’80s inspired video. Hey, it was safer than stealing a Ferrari and crashing a parade to mark the occasion! You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel.

P.S. This post is link-up with Birdie Shoots for Casual Fridays. Join us!
outfit-details-imageThrifted jumpsuit, vest, beret, and sunglasses, about $3 total
Vintage jacket from a family member
Wal-mart sneakers, $10
Revlon lipstick in Really Red

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