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Inspired by… Bonnie and Clyde



Faye Dunaway as Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde was one of the first fashion icons known for mixing fabulous style with a badass outlaw persona. Her unique style has inspired many a fashionista!

Bonnie’s look in the film can be described as tailored and functional with touches of glamorous accessories. She is almost always sporting a scarf around her neck and some sort of hat on top her blonde bob.

The four outfits below are a modern take on Bonnie’s style, so you can rock it yourself!

Outfits Inspired by Bonnie and Clyde:

Outfit 1: The Secret Meeting

In the photo to the left above, Bonnie is wearing a pretty beret, sweater, and scarf. To modernize her look while staying true to the character, I paired a cowl neck sweater with pretty black skinny jeans, studded flats, and finished the look off with a very Bonnie-esque blue beret.

Outfits inspired by Bonnie and Clyde

Cowlneck Dolman sweater:, Truck Jeans Essential Skinny:, Wool beret:, Beaded hoops:, Rubal flat:

Outfit 2: The Robbery

In the movie, Bonnie is wearing a skirt and top, but a long sweater and leggings are a more modern take on her girly style. I added a belt at the waist like the one Bonnie wore in the movie, and finished the outfit off with badass boots and a practical leather bag.

Bonnie and Clyde fashion

Pointelle Marilyn tunic:, Belt:, Stretch knit leggings:, Leather foldover sachel:, Jet boot:

Outfit 3: The Getaway

This look draws influences from the 1920’s and 1930’s, while still keeping up with this decade. A basic tee works well with a knee-length khaki skirt. The 1920’s vibe comes out with a pair of amazing vintage-inspired oxford heels. Finally, go incognito with big, identity-obscuring sunglasses.

Dressing like Bonnie from Bonnie and Clyde

Scoopneck sweater:, Belted safari skirt:, Paisley print scarf:, Big fun sunglasses:, Bibliophile

Outfit 4: A Night out Celebrating

For the final look, Bonnie’s signature black turtleneck becomes more “today”, when paired with a high-waisted gray skirt and fierce, waist-cinching belt. Classic diamond studs are the perfect classic accessory, while gladiator-inspired heels are very on-trend. Finally, a pistol charm necklace is a more literal nod to the film without going overboard.

Bonnie and Clyde style

Ultrafine turtleneck:, Simple knit skirt:, Belt:, Studs:, Six shooter necklace:, Selma gladiator booties:

Are you inspired by Bonnie too?

Would you wear Bonnie’s outlaw look in day to day life? Does her sense of style inspire you too? Leave a comment and let us know!

Posted on on September 21, 2009 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , ,

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16 Responses to “Inspired by… Bonnie and Clyde”

  1. 1
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I LOVE the outfits you put out! I’m definitely going to try them out! And yes, her style totally inspires me. I’d totally wear these in day to day life, even the un-modernized ones. They all look so cool and elegant!

  2. 2
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for the great article! I LOVE the fashion from Bonnie and Clyde and recently bought a beret to wear to school! I will definitely try out these outfits! Wonderful modern take!

  3. 3
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:21 am

    This is a great article! I love the pictures you’ve shown from the movie as they are so classic and stylish. (never seen the movie)
    My favorite outfits you posted are the 1st movie picture and the 3rd modern outfit. Definitely something I would wear and can take inspiration from.

    I <3 your posts! =D

  4. 4
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I would def wear outfits 1 and 4- what a great article, you really made it clear and concise. I will be sure to try out some of these looks for everyday!

  5. 5
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Nice! Can’t wait for Annie Hall and The Notebook!

  6. 6
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Wow. Great post. I especially love the first two outfits. Makes me want to go shopping!

  7. 7
    September 21st, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    i really love this style.
    I’m definitely going to try to recreate the second outfit. I love it!

  8. 8
    September 21st, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    the third one i mean. lol

  9. 9
    September 21st, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    great outfits
    I especially appreciate the affordability of each of the looks, totally do-able on a college budget
    great article!

  10. 10
    September 21st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve never seen Bonnie and Clyde, but these outfits are fantastic! I especially love #3, and those shoes have now officially moved to the top of my wish list!
    I’ve been looking for two-toned heeled oxfords (something other than all black) for a while now and these are just what I wanted, so thank you for finding them for me!

  11. 11
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    The third outfit is DIVINE…those oxford pumps are perfect, just absolutely gorgeous. Actually, I would wear her clothes much less modernized, but then again I am a vintage girl. Don’t like the gladiator heels in the last outfit…they seem to fierce, and to me they overpower the understated classiness. The six shooter is most excellent, though :D

  12. 12
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    *too fierce. Sorry; I despise grammatical errors, so I correct my own.

  13. 13
    September 21st, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Love these! Especially the heels you picked out and the charm necklace makes the last outfit really interesting.

  14. 14
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Love it, love it, love it!


  15. 15
    September 22nd, 2009 at 5:55 am

    These outfits are so cute and sophisticated, I love them.

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