Filmspired: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Shoes and movies go foot in hand. Filmspired sees what we’ve got in stores to recreate the looks from some of our fave flicks.
Now showing: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, John Hughes’s ultimate YOLO flick from 1986 that changed the way we skip school forever. Matthew Broderick, as Ferris, was young enough to be our best friend back then – he was an icon of rebellion with the ultimate in prepster-meets-hipster style.
The Ferris essentials? A varsity jacket, brogues, sunnies and belts worn with suspenders. So go on, cut class with class – or at least honour the ‘80s’ most beloved Righteous Dude – with a convertible-cool pair of shades.
What’s a day off without a little dancing? Tiptoe through an art gallery or crash a street parade in a pair of white lace-ups. On the flip-side, channel your inner Cameron – Ferris’s richy-rich best friend – and take in a game in some sweet black loafers. Wear them with white socks (if you dare) and a cuffed chino to match. Hey, batter batter batter batter!
Whether fooling Principal Rooney or impersonating the Sausage King of Chicago, Ferris’s rule of thumb was keeping one step ahead. Do the same by topping off your look with a flat cap, or at the very least, sporting your best argyle socks.
But what we really love most about Ferris?
His words of wisdom;
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Illustration by: Land of Visions