Seeing Through Clothes

Style inspiration from ladies who are always one step ahead of the game.

Psychics can offer a peek behind the veil of the possible future and the great beyond, but their talents go far beyond their crystal balls, and right into their WARDROBES. Because as impressive as they may be as fortunetellers, they are even more impressive as FASHION ICONS. Take a look at these four ladies from some of our favorite supernatural-type movies if you don’t believe me. You’re sure to be charmed.


In Ghost (1990), a guy called Sam (Patrick Swayze) is killed in a mugging and (naturally) becomes a ghost who haunts his girlfriend, Molly (Demi Moore). In the afterlife, he learns that there was some shady business behind the robbery and that Molly’s life is in jeopardy. Desperate to save her, Sam meets with a psychic named Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) and enlists her help to warn Molly of the danger. Oda Mae has actually been making her living as a fake psychic, conning people out of their cash, but when Sam contacts her she realizes that she actually does have psychic powers after all! Oda Mae has a vast collection of different LEWKS, but I love her oversize-shirt-with-tons-of-jewelry situation best. Pair a galaxy-print button-down with a pair of leggings, and you’ll be looking good in no time. Molly might be in trouble, but your wardrobe definitely won’t be in danger, girl!


Far left: galaxy-print shirt, $26, Romwe. Center, top to bottom: sunglasses, $22, ASOS; chandelier earrings with rhinestones, $3, GirlPROPS; necklace with stone pendant, $18.50, ASOS. Far right: leggings, $20, Romwe.


The Butcher’s Wife (1991) is about a clairvoyant country woman named Marina who keeps seeing the same man in her dreams and decides they are destined to be together. When she runs into him IRL, she marries him quickly and moves with him to the city. Marina (Demi Moore) walks around the city barefoot, in her nightgown, while making friends with a cast of quirky characters. At other times she’s in a dirndl-style dress that I love. You can get the same kind of look with a jumper skirt and a basic tee—even better if you throw some subtle frills on underneath. Add some shimmery eyeshadow and celestial-themed jewelry, and you’ll be ready to make some magic of your own!

Clockwise from left: Green circle skirt jumper, Unique Vintage, $66;

Far left: green circle-skirt jumper, $66, Unique Vintage. Center: necklace with moon-and-stars pendant, $10, GirlPROPS; silver-and-white brogues, $45, Modcloth. Far right: White Vixen Top, $44, Unique Vintage; Moondust eye shadow, $20, Urban Decay.


Poltergeist (1982) is a classic horror story about a family whose home is suddenly haunted by angry ghosts. Late at night, the youngest daughter, Carol Anne, begins to talk to a static-filled television screen. Soon, glasses start breaking, and furniture moving around the house, of their own accord! The spirits eventually kidnap Carol Anne and take her to the in-between world where they live. To rescue her, the family hires Tangina, a spiritual medium who wears a ’70s-style secretary dress and stylishly big glasses. You can get a modern version of her look by wearing a long-sleeve printed dress, big sunnies, and pearl accessories. You’ll be looking SO FLY that ghosts will be too intimidated to haunt you!


Far left: sash-belt dress, $31.50, Ruche. Center: vintage faux-pearl eyeglass chain, $15, GirlPROPS; Revolution Lipstick in F Bomb, $22, Urban Decay. Far right: Jeepers Peepers Diana Sunglasses, $33.50, ASOS; Reason to Smile Flats flats, $105, Modcloth.


In The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), Faye Dunaway plays a fashion photographer who specializes in controversial murder-themed photos. It’s all fun and games (to Laura at least) until she starts seeing visions of her colleagues and friends being murdered through her camera’s lens. Imagine looking through your viewfinder and seeing a killer clown or something. SCARY! Laura OBV always looks fashionable, and you can mimic her style with a neutral-colored flowy dress and knee-high boots. Add a dark red lipstick and camera-themed accessories and you’ll be looking killer yourself.


Clockwise from far left: wrap dress, $39, ASOS Curve; Lip Tar: Matte in Vintage, $18, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; camera necklace, $13, Modcloth; knee-high boots, $30, Old Navy; Fuji Instax Wide instant camera, $80, Photojojo.


  • loopdeshor January 29th, 2014 3:27 PM

    The Poltergeist set is my favorite, i especially love the sunglasses

  • FatedToPretend January 29th, 2014 4:01 PM

    The second one (The Butcher’s Wife, I think) is my favorite
    A great article!

  • Melissa @ WildFlowerChild January 29th, 2014 4:57 PM

    Now I really want to watch The Butcher’s Wife! I love the outfits!


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  • honorarygilmoregal January 29th, 2014 5:16 PM

    I LOVE the wrap dress in the Laura Mars set. <3

  • alissa cha January 29th, 2014 5:28 PM

    whoopi goldberg is QUEEN !! <3

    xx cha

  • thebrownette January 29th, 2014 8:35 PM

    DAMN. I’ve been in search of that ASOS wrap dress in non-”plus” sizes for a few weeks. Still can’t find it :(

  • saltwaterveins January 29th, 2014 10:04 PM

    Awesome!! I always love these movie-inspired sets :)

  • Pearl January 30th, 2014 3:26 AM

    I remember watching Ghost when I was little and being completely mesmerized by Whoopi Goldberg’s clothes in the movie. Poltergeist set, though, is definitely more ‘me.’
    P for Pearl

  • January 30th, 2014 3:26 AM

    I think I am in love with The Butcher’s Wife set. The story sounds unique and quite sweet so I’ll be sure to give the film a watch, too. ^ – ^

    The Poltergeist set is also wonderful. It definitely gave me new eyes on Tangina, who always came across as a creepy lady (or was it just me?) -O-

  • lexilikes January 30th, 2014 2:03 PM

    So awesome <3

  • girlswithcats January 30th, 2014 7:19 PM

    I think I need to go watch Poltergeist again, that movie is freak!

  • dessertstealer January 30th, 2014 10:20 PM

    I love the outfit suggestions from the third movie!