Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams
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Film Festival Style: Dressing Up Two Virginia Film Festival Gals

From Cannes to Charlottesville, from fashion to film, the season of the film festival is an exciting one. And it’s that time of year in Charlottesville! The Virginia Film Festival begins tomorrow, November 9, and runs through Sunday, November 12, and brings the best of international, domestic, and local films to the theaters of Charlottesville every year. For the 3rd year in a row, Darling is partnering with the festival to bring you the best of Virginia’s film festival style.

This year, we styled two glowing gals from the VFF staff, Production Intern Rebecca Malaret and Operations Manager Sarah Cain. Don’t they look just darling?!

For this duo shoot, I styled the gals in Fall outfits perfect for this weekend’s cripsy temps and film hopping activities. These gals are going to be only mostly super busy during the festival, making it a great experience for all the film-goers from near and far. Inspired by Fall hues, pattern mixing, and some of the Fall trends, I created two looks for each darling gal.

Styled by Linnea White, owner / Photography by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

For Rebecca, on the left, it was all about the clever layering, and some seventies vibes. From the lambskin suede-look Joie skirt, knee high boots, striped sweater with the turtleneck layered underneath, this outfit makes this petite gal look 6 feet tall. And warm! Add a pair of tights or a cropped jacket (think teddy or faux bomber) to complete this look for cooler evening temps. Don’t forget some big on-trend statement hoops!

For Sarah, on the right, it was all about pattern mixing and rich textures, but in simple, classic silhouettes. This felted sweater dress looks adorable dressed down with the lace-up boots, keeping it casual. Add the trending lady’s tailored car coat (they’re everywhere this season!), and you have the perfect weekend outfit to look sharp and put together, but comfortable, for the festival!

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

And, naturally, we took the gals to The Violet Crown on the mall for a mini shoot, complete with heavily buttered popcorn and giggling in an empty theater.

Keep scrolling to see their individual looks and outfit details!

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

ON SARAH | LOOK 1 | FILM FESTIVAL STYLE

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Sarah Cain | Gently-worn pieces :: Troubadour dress, $54 / Cordelia coat, $78 / Breckelle’s lace up boots, $16 // Locally-made pieces :: Brother John Leather tote bag, $215 / Onastazia “Virginia” engraved necklace, $48

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

ON REBECCA | LOOK 2 | FILM FESTIVAL STYLE

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

On Rebecca Malaret | Gently-worn pieces ::  Mia Zia sweater, $30 / American Eagle turtleneck, $12 / Joie goat leather skirt, $78 / Frye boots, $160 / Giorgio Armani belt, $40 / Dooney & Bourke bag, $120 // Locally-made pieces :: Little Paper Crane large brass + sterling hoops, $52

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

See you in the theaters, darlings!

How will you get styled for the weekend festivities? What films are you seeing? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or show us your #vffstyle on Instagram! 

Film Festival Style | Photo by Tristan Williams

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