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Inspired by… Almost Famous


Almost Famous

Almost Famous is a movie about people following rock bands in the 70’s, and everything that happens along the way. Kate Hudson’s character, Penny Lane plays a groupie, or “Band-Aid”, that not only has and awesome personality and taste for fun, but also an amazing and fearless taste in fashion!

Kate Hudson’s wardrobe is full of looks straight out of the 70’s. Her look is rocker chick meets hippie, with a touch of straight up glamour… and of course, worn with confidence.

Although Kate Hudson’s character manages to flawlessly pull off many over-the-top 70’s looks, I’ve paired together four slightly toned-down outfits inspired by her look that are completely appropriate to wear today!

The Outfits

Outfit 1

This look is very simple and wearable yet still screams 70’s hippie chic. The tunic would be effortless to throw on over tights or leggings, or worn alone if you live in a warm climate. Gladiator sandals are very right-now (again perfect for warmer climates), while a fringe bag combines 70’s throwback with 2009 style.

Outfit inspired by Penny Lane from Almost Famous

Trapeze tunic:, Yvonne shoulder bag:, Nine West Ruffian sandals: Zappos

Outfit 2

How fabulous is this dress? In this look, again, rich earth tones channel the 1970’s, while details bring these pieces to 2009. High-heeled leather boots are very Penny Lane, while the boho-fabulous cocktail ring could be a great conversation piece.

Kate Hudson in Almost Famous fashion

Elina chiffon dress:, Hammered carnelian ring:, Arns boot:

Outfit 3

A mix of different colors and textures gives this look an effortless, bohemian vibe. A loose tunic dress works perfectly over comfy leggings. The cowboy-esque ankle boots are a fun accent, while a braided headband is oh so 1970’s yet still right-now trendy. I finished this look off with a green cocktail ring, which again gives off a boho vibe and would be a great conversation starter.

Fashion inspired by Kate Hudson aka Penny Lane in Almost Famous

Elastic waist pocket dress:, Leggings:, Head wrap:, Megan rhinestone ring:, Hoppins ankle boot:

Outfit 4

This final look is very simple but still has that effortless, “just threw it together” feeling. I paired a pretty long-sleeved green dress with a trendy fur vest and slouchy suede boots. Just add tights or leggings, and this would be a great day look you could wear right now!

Penny Lane from Almost Famous outfit

Empire present dress:, Faux fur zip vest:, Report Makee boot:

Think you can rock it?

So… what do you think? Are you inspired by Penny Lane’s style from Almost Famous? Would you wear these outfits to recreate Penny Lane’s look? Leave a comment and let us know!

Posted on on October 12, 2009 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , ,

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18 Responses to “Inspired by… Almost Famous”

  1. 1
    October 12th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Great outfits! Love the bohemian look, so casual and chic and most importantly, soooo comfortable!

  2. 2
    October 12th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I don’t think the 70’s is really my thing. That said, I have had a sudden urge to purchase and wear a fringe vest lately- crazy!

  3. 3
    October 12th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Penny Lanes style, and I was really looking forward to this article – but I’m a bit disappointed. I was hoping for things more like her legendary fur coat, and all those crop tops, and generally a bit more out-there. This is very toned down.

  4. 4
    October 12th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love this series so much.

  5. 5
    October 12th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I agree with Laura, I was really hoping to see something totally out there with some amazing fur vest (because there are so many right now and it’s Penny Lanes signature) but I wasn’t really feeling the fur vest look. Great series though.

  6. 6
    October 12th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Awwww, I love this movie…I saw it when I was 10 years old and my parents bought me this totally awesome suede jacket with a fur collar for Christmas because I was so inspired by it.

    I’m a little disappointed. These are too toned down! I’m also not feeling the fur vest. Something white and shaggier would be way more up Miss Penny Lane’s alley!!!

    Still love the series, though.

  7. 7
    October 12th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Oh my…that trapeze tunic is beautiful. I think such dramatic pieces that look exactly like that of Kate Hudson are hard to come by…but shopping in mom’s (70’s) closet is always an option!

  8. 8
    October 12th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I love those scrunchy brown boots! They sort of remind me of a pair I just bought and am in love with:

  9. 9
    October 12th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i like the first outfir, but im from PA so this time of year i HATEE seeing girls in flip flops or sandals:(

  10. 10
    October 13th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    i luvv the shoes on 1,2 and 4 ;)

  11. 11
    October 14th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I looked for that trapeze tunic at, I love it so much, but it’s not there. Ah well. I love the hippie look, though.

  12. 12
    October 14th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I was waiting for someone to get around to steal this movie’s style! I have loved the very 70s boho look since the movie first came out way back when. It’s probably the reason why I admire Rachel Zoe so much.

  13. 13
    October 15th, 2009 at 4:41 am

    I LOVE outfits one, two and three. It’s really similar to my own personal style. I have this movie stashed away some where from when I bought it a couple years back, I was never planning on really watching it but now that I’ve seen this I think I just might!

    Love this series. Especially the Breakfast at Tiffany’s one. That is my all time favorite movie!

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