With about a week remaining before Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby bursts into theaters nationwide in glorious 3D, anticipation for the long-awaited flick is at an all-time high. Fashion brands are getting in on the buzz (see: Tiffany & Co., Prada, Brooks Brothers), Fitzgerald fans are getting their Jazz Age-inspired opening night outfits ready—and it seems that no matter where we turn, everybody's chatting about Carey Mulligan.
Sure, Mulligan's one of the most talented young actresses out there, and we have no doubt she'll make a wonderful Daisy in Luhrmann's production. But truth be told, we're sorta sick of hearing about how downright amazing Daisy Buchanan the character is—how she's the epitome of Roaring Twenties glamour, how no other female character in Fitzgerald's masterpiece even comes close, etc. Lest we forget, Daisy is not supposed to be a protagonist. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy," Fitgerald wrote at the novel's end. "They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." And don't even get us started on Daisy's "beautiful little fool" comment—let's just say Sheryl Sandberg would have a field day with that one.
Frankly, we're more interested in Gatsby's secondary female lead, Jordan Baker. Sure, she's just as arrogant as the Buchanans—but she makes no excuses about it. She doesn't let a dude define her existence—unlike a certain someone else—and prefers an independent existence to being tied down by marriage. What she lacks in driving skills and truthfulness, she makes up for in sheer attitude (it does take two to make an accident—just sayin'). Jordan also happens to be a world-class golf champ, an occupation that comes with a pretty stellar sports-influenced wardrobe. While Jordan's just as into pearls and cloches as her Jazz Age peers, she favors athletic, sleek silhouettes in neutral hues—nothing too overly flashy. "She wore her evening dress, all her dresses, like sports clothes," Fitzgerald wrote. We can't wait to see up-and-coming Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki play her in Luhrmann's movie.
Click through to see and shop Jordan Baker's sporty, sophisticated style. Are you a fan of the golfer's look—or are you a Daisy die-hard?