Teen sci-fi movie The 5th Wave is released in Irish cinemas today and, now that Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games have all come to an end, there’s never been a better time to get excited about a new ongoing book-to-film franchise kicking off. Based on the 2013 novel by the same name, The 5th Wave is said to “do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires”. With a tag line like that, my hopes are high indeed!
The movie’s heroine, Cassie, is played by the very talented Chloe Grace Moretz. She’s one to watch, and not only for her amazing on-screen presence (she’s in line to play the main part in a live action version of The Little Mermaid). The girl’s got an amazing red carpet presence too. Whether it’s lace dresses or a simple but stylish trouser look, Chloe brings a youthful edge to every style imaginable. Here’s how to steal her style on a budget!
Glam it up
For a more dressed up look that’s perfect for a party, nab this Savoir Navy Embellished Tunic which I think is a dead ringer for the one Chloe wore (right) – and at a fraction of the price I might add! The high neckline and long sleeves of this dress mean that you can forgo a necklace and wrist candy if need be. But you can add some statement jewelry with this River Island Caged Cuff and strap on these Miss KG Electra Print Sandals.
Smart but casual
Some occasions just call for a nice, smart pair of trousers. And these neutral-coloured So Fabulous Slim Legged Trousers are a great wardrobe essential. To add some brightness, the bold red colour of this V by Very Asymmetric Wrap Front Blouse is great. It’s office-appropriate, but also fun and youthful.
For accessories, add this fancy Jewel Embellished Skinny Waist Belt and Shoe Box Manor Mesh Detail Pointed Court Shoes. And to complete your Chloe-inspired look, smoothen those luscious locks with this BaByliss Pro Straightener.
Colour pops for summer nights
For a look that would be perfect for a summer wedding or spring night on the town, this Little Mistress Grey Fit Flare Embellished Dress paired with these Dune Indinanna Peep Toe Shoe Boots would be perfect.
Wrap a nice belt or scarf around your waist to add an unexpected pop of colour like Chloe did. And to achieve her brilliant 1940s-style curls, wrap your hair around this Ego Twist Curling Wand and secure with bobby pins and a spritz of Urban Iced Hairspray.