This summer marks a very special anniversary—15 years since Legally Blonde first hit theaters.
Back in 2001, Elle Woods, everyone’s favorite Harvard Law student played by Reese Witherspoon, won over our hearts with her smarts, wit, and flawless head-to-toe pink ensembles. We admire her for always being polished and poised (except for that brief chocolate-filled moment after Warner dumped her, but we’ll make an exception in the name of heartbreak). I mean, she single-handedly solved a murder trial with her knowledge of perms, and accompanied by her killer confidence and dazzling smile, what’s not to love about Elle?
Always dressed to the nines, with her equally style-savvy canine companion Bruiser in tow (may he rest in peace), there’s something about the bubbly blonde that I’m drawn to (quite possibly due to the fact that both Elle and Bruiser, like myself, are Gemini vegetarians). More than a decade later, I find that there’s something about Elle Woods that should be honored.
However, 15 years are forever in the world of fashion, and her iconic style could use a bit of an update. We recreated four of Elle’s most memorable looks from the movie, from her courtroom dress to the preppy ensemble that she wore to first day of class.
Click through the gallery and learn how to emulate Elle Woods in a very 2016 way.