I can’t even put into words how much I love this movie. It is my fashion bible, writing motivation, get-things-done kind of movie. Mostly it serves to me as a motivation to get my life together, and quit complaining and procrastinating whenever I feel a little hazy.
Basically, the whole movie has a feel-good atmosphere – so much needed when you feel stressed and overwhelmed!
Here, I am sharing some tips and tricks to get inspired by how I get inspired (double inspiration!) by this movie.
- Power track
The opening scene of the movie already got me hooked – it wasn’t because of the glamorous life of fashion magazine employees, but the song the film makers chose – It fits the scene perfectly! Since then, this song became my get-things-done tune – whenever I need motivation or some extra energy, I put the volume up and feel like I can conquer just about everything.
Finding your own power track is hard – I have always been a big movie fan, so naturally my power track comes from a movie, but this doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone. The key is to find a song that motivates you – not the people on the internet.
It also depends on what do you need motivation for, whether it is work, workout, conquering your fear (of working out?), or facing an unpleasant situation.
Here, I share some ideas about power tracks from movies, but feel free to choose a completely different one – whichever works for you!
- Working hard
Another thing that I loved about this movie is that Andy actually does not know how to do the job at first. And she has a completely natural reaction to it. She doesn’t admit that she has to adapt to the environment and actually understand the way of thinking of her colleagues – instead, she dives into the endless circle of whining and self-pity. It takes some time for her to realize her wrongs, but she manages to do that and picks up again and actually tries hard.
So, no whining and diving into self-pity – just take a deep breath and start! I observed that the reason why I whine is usually because I am afraid I can’t do it, or I am too overwhelmed. Positive thinking really helps me to eliminate this and motivation is important as well (power track!!!). Making a to-do list of everything you have to do and then picking one thing you are going to start with is a good way to not feel overwhelmed as well as it can help you to keep organized.
This is a movie about fashion world and what it’s like working in the fashion industry in the first place, so it would be quite careless not to mention it. It also applies to the previous point where I spoke about motivation. Andy gets the whole makeover and it really helps her to get more confidence – also the fact that she shows that she is trying is admirable to her boss. Dress the part they say – and they are absolutely right.
The style that Andy (and her colleagues) attain is all about classics – neutrals with interesting cuts and textures – classics worn in an interesting way!
Bellow I have created a set inspired by Andy’s style. I included items from H&M and Zara, so the prices are not sky-high.
I feel like Andy’s style is all about well-cut pieces and interesting accessories. I love the baker-boy hat most – it eases the professionalism a little bit. The important aspect is also Andy’s hairstyle – bangs makes her look sophisticated and a bit quirky, which sums her up perfectly!
Which movie inspires YOU to get back on track? Let me know in the comments!