Cinema Style: Key Largo

Friday, January 24, 2014

Key Largo (full review here) remains one of my favorite Bogie and Becall pictures, though many consider it a distant third to To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep. Part of what draws me in every time is the fashion. Logically, it shouldn't. Each actress sports only one outfit a piece, and they are every day clothing, but maybe it is the every day that is the draw. One can actually wear outfits inspired by the film. In fact, I've already worn a Key Largo inspired outfit, and now you can too.

Shirt, Belt, Necklace (Popbasic; Similar Here), Bracelets (Popbasic; Similar Here), Skirt, Sandal

Lauren Becall's character dons a classic look with a full skirt, understated jewelry, and fresh, white button-up. Since she's working at a resort in Key Largo, she's sporting some practical espadrille shoes. Update the look by making them espadrille sandals. Since the film is in black and white, I'd never thought about the colors, but stills show Becall in a gorgeous green color. Take a page out of her book, and get a full, colorful skirt. Finally, top off the look with some jewelry. Both the necklace and bracelets shown here are from Popbasic and therefore no longer available, but with such classic looks, you can find similar items.

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The key to this next look is all about the accessories. Claire Trevor won Best Supporting Actress for her role as a singer past her hey-day and is stuck living out the sad story of her trademark song, "Moaning Low." This dress is casual, but has fun details at the sleeves. Likewise, the high neckline isn't showy, but is perfect for showing off gads of pearls. Add some costume jewelry to give it that proper vintage touch, and you're ready to go!
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Dress, Broach, Earrings (Popbasic; Similar Here),  Pearl Necklace, Second Pearl Necklace, Purse, Shoes


  1. I love that green skirt and can really see you wearing that whole ensemble.

    Have a great weekend!


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  2. I like the dress, sweet and breezy.

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  3. Loving that first collage! The skirt is really cute :-) xo

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  4. I love your blog

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  5. love that beautiful, full teal skirt! so fabulous! love love love your blog! andddd I am your newest follower! hey-o!

    xo, Kelsey Belle | Happie Reading Blog

    [also, there is a little giveaway up on my blog at the moment]

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  6. Lauren Becall always looks amazing!

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  7. Key Largo is one of my favorites! These are great choices.

    I always hate Claire Trevor's scene, though. She's so good it's painful to watch.

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