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Five of the most stylish John Hughes movies, Ranked

John Hughes is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past few decades, capturing 80s coming-of-age stories.

Not only are his movies accredited for their plots but his iconic characters and their unforgettable wardrobe choices. From Molly Ringwald’s diamond solitaire studs to Mia Sara’s country western suede fringe jacket, Hughes sure knew how to make enviable icons. In ode to this, we have compiled five of the most stylish Hughes movies and how you can achieve them.

John Bender in The Breakfast Club (1985)

THE ESSENTIALS: heavy trench coat, tartan shirt, your boyfriend’s denim jacket, military boots, crew neck white tee

JOHN HUGHES STYLE-O-METER: 9/10 for grunge chic

Andie Walsh in Sixteen Candles (1984)

THE ESSENTIALS: pink tulle anything, pink ribbon, red lipstick, pearl accessories and very exaggerated shoulder pads

JOHN HUGHES STYLE-O-METER: 10/10 for the most enviable teenage wardrobe

 

Ferris in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

THE ESSENTIALS:

Geometric waistcoat, white crew neck tee, grey slacks and of course a parade float!

JOHN HUGHES STYLE-O-METER:

9/10 for the twist and shout.

Andie Walsh in Pretty in Pink (1986)

THE ESSENTIALS:

Radically retro eyewear, plaid, shoulder pads, doily collar and a hand-made prom dress.

JOHN HUGHES STYLE-O-METER:

9/10 for thrifty genius.

Watts in Some Kind of Wonderful (1983)

THE ESSENTIALS:

Pixie cut, red fringed leather gloves, baggy pants, a leather jacket and an ever present pair of drumsticks.

JOHN HUGHES STYLE-O-METER:

8/10 for Watts’ punkish edge.

25 February 2019