Why didn’t someone tell me to watch Almost Famous sooner? I watched it for the first time on Friday and realized that this film contains everything I love about the 1970’s- incredible music and killer fashion. Naturally, the hippie in me wanted to wear everything that Kate Hudson’s character Penny Lane did.
I mean this? I would absolutely rock that jacket. Don’t act surprised. If you know me, you know that faux fur is one of my favorite pastimes.
You should also know that clogs are another one of my favorites (I’m Dutch, duh), and very much a staple of a 1970s wardrobe. To achieve Penny Lane’s look, I chose a vest instead of a jacket- it’s more practical for layering and still very in for fall 2011. Throw the vest on over a crochet crop top like Penny’s, and add bell bottoms (don’t be afraid of them!) and clogs. It’s a perfect tribute to the 1970s without being too costumey. There’s a pretty good chance that I’ll be wearing something like this come October… like I said, I’m a hippie at heart.
Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous is the story of a high school boy who is given the opportunity to follow to write a piece for Rolling Stone about his experience touring with an up-and-coming rock band in 1973. Watch it for good fashion, good music, and good times.