Emma Roberts stars as Sloane in Netflix’s new rom-com Holidate, alongside Luke Bracey, who plays love interest Jackson. Even though the duo decide to keep things strictly business — they essentially hire one another as dates for every holiday in the foreseeable future — Sloane definitely gets dressed up glamorously for moments with Jackson, at least when compared to the worn-in sweats she wears at home. Costume designer Helen Huang, who’s also worked on American Horror Story and Ted, spoke to POPSUGAR about shopping for each of Sloane’s looks. Remember: there’s a whole year’s worth of holidays to shop for here, and Sloane and Jackson may or may not have strayed from the major Hallmark dates, finding time to see each other on Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo, too.
Even though Sloane appears to be up on the latest trends when it comes to outerwear — she has the perfect oversize, check jacket that looks lived-in and a leopard coat that Emma Roberts was personally obsessed with while on set — a lot of the pieces Sloane’s wearing are actually vintage. In fact, Huang is somewhat of a thrifting connoisseur, which basically means that you can get Sloane’s look for a fraction of the price if you shop wisely. “I loved collaborating with Emma! We have a shared love of clothing that has a history to it. She was just so excited about all the vintage pieces and vibe it imparted on her character. Where many shy away from clothing that is too quirky or eccentric, Emma was fearless,” Helen said.
We not only commend Helen for putting a sustainable practice into use on set, we’re also dying to know where all these vintage looks came from and just how involved Emma Roberts was when it came to dressing her character. Spoiler: she totally had a say in the matter, even introducing the costume team to Citizen of Humanity jeans, which you’ll see her wear throughout the movie. Read ahead to get details on some of our favorite looks, and see how Helen works her magic.