Your shoe game may be popping, but I guarantee that your shoe rack isn’t nearly as legendary as this collection of iconic shoes from pop culture.
Movies, television, and music are some of society’s key unifying factors. Regardless of who we are or what we’ve been through, we can all use popular culture as a way to relate to each other. Pop culture affects us deeply and plays a significant role in the creation of our identity. Our screens tell us what the world deems desirable– from body type to personality, all the way down to your shoes. This overwhelming influence means that the fashion trends showcased in popular films and shows oftentimes become mainstream IRL, too.
If you’re like me, you might turn to a good movie as an escape from the highs and lows of your day-to-day life. A lot of times, it’s easy to look at the happy and successful protagonists at the end of the film and envy them: and to want to mirror parts of them in an attempt to be more like them, and maybe capture some of their happiness.
Maybe you’ve cut your hair to look like Rachel from Friends because you were feeling lonely, or maybe you blew your paycheck on some Prada Thigh High Boots to channel some of that Devil Wears Prada power. Either way, you’re definitely not the only one. Life imitates art, and so our closets imitate Hollywood.