Dear Costume Department: ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’


Editor’s note: Welcome to the final installment of Dear Costume Department, a bi-weekly feature that our fashion-minded friends from Of a Kind have been bringing to you since last November. Be sure to check out their site to score limited-edition goods by emerging designers, and find an archive of previous installments of the series here.

In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Keira Knightley does a deep dive into quirky girl-next-door territory, landing (it seems) somewhere right between Natalie Portman in Garden State and Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer. Of course, it’s imperative to have a solid end-of-the-world romance look, and here’s what the British-accented ingénue wears to no doubt help Steve Carrell redeem himself as an asteroid comes careening toward Earth.

The so-sweet lilac of this Haute Hippie dress really plants the “you’re going to end up with me, stupid!” seed.

A big, fat Nili Lotan army jacket says she’s ready for anything — even a cross-country road trip to seek out the lost love of someone she barely knows.

A meteor-inspired ring by Imogen Belfield? So festive!

This oversize argyle sweater from Altuzarra can handle long existential talks on the beach.

An Erica Weiner button necklace — because she is so obviously cute as one.

Since there’s hardly a point of a suitcase, this no-nonsense Makr wallet will cut it for three weeks, right?