Fashion Inspiration: Thelma & Louise

Yesterday afternoon, I sat down with my mom to watch one of her all-time favorite movies, Thelma & Louise. It’s a 1990s classic, so it may seem like an odd movie to by inspired by when it comes to fashion. After all, most of the movie takes place in the Southwest and there’s plenty of double denim. Still, with a few fresh updates looks inspired by these two broads are perfect for the dog days of summer.

Look #1: Thelma

Thelma & Louise: Thelma

Chambray Shirt- Old Navy; Floral Cross-Body Bag- Topshop; Embroidered Dress- Forever 21 (Canada); Cat-Eye Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters; Cowboy Boots- Forever 21 (Canada)

This look was inspired by Thelma, played by Geena Davis. At the start of the movie, Thelma is flighty and flirty, and this breezy white dress captures that carefree vibe. Layer over it a chic (unbuttoned)¬†chambray shirt, a revived 90’s fashion staple. The floral bag is kitschy addition to the outfit. The girly cat-eyes with tinted pink lenses add another pop of color. Cowboy boots complete the look- Thelma is a country girl! The ankle length and studs keep the boots modern and not costume-y. If you need more convincing, remember summer boots are worth trying out!

Look #2: Louise

Thelma & Louise: Louise

Straw Fedora- Tilly’s; Turquoise Necklace- Fred Flare; Racerback Tank- Old Navy; Shorts- Forever 21; Satchel- Topshop; Cowboy Boots- Forever 21 (Canada)

Susan Sarandon plays Louise, the antithesis of Thelma: strong, sassy, and stubborn. This look reflects the tough girl vibe Louise gives off. The foundation for the outfit is your basic white tank and cutoffs, plus a satchel for any essentials. The necklace does double-duty as a statement piece with a Western flair. Although Louise wears a cowboy hat throughout the movie, a trendy straw fedora is more wearable. I picked the same boots as the ones in the Thelma outfit (she and Louise are best friends!) but in brown to go better with the overall look.

What do you think? Have you seen Thelma & Louise? Would you wear similar outfits to these? Let me know!

~ Sarah

P.S. Sorry about the lack of decent movie stills. Google Images was not helping.