When the ultimate date movie â€˜Love Storyâ€™ hit theaters in 1970, Ali MacGrawâ€™s â€œrich hippieâ€ style was as much an instant signature of the film as its theme song or its contribution to the spike in the stock price of Kleenex. Now, thirty years later, MacGrawâ€™s easy-chic style is back, with everyone from Old Navy to Michael Kors incorporating yuppie-hippie elements into their summer collections.
â€œYou can be sexy and sporty at the same time. You don’t have to give up one for the other,â€ says Kors of MacGrawâ€™s seemingly effortless ability to pair clean classics with funky, bohemian twists. To cop MacGrawâ€™s fresh, quintessentially American look, focus on coupling easy, classic pieces with twists. Accessories are key with artsy handbags and neutral (natural) accessories like a floppy straw hat from oldnavy.com ($12.50) or sandals from Born ($84) at Zappos.com. Big, shady sunglasses add necessary style points. (Check out Isaac Mizrahi at Target.com.) Keep your beauty routine simple too; think clean, straight hair and minimal, natural makeup. And of course, if you plan on taking your inspiration from Love Story, donâ€™t forget the waterproof mascara.