Kate Hudson's solo dance scene in Almost Famous is striking for two reasons: not only is her character expressing a desire to be free, but she's also showing off her fearless fashion sense. In an embroidered Romanian peasant blouse and mini skirt, Hudson's Penny Lane channels the gypsy-inspired style we've spotted on several Fall 12 runways, including Altuzarra and Nicole Miller. But these billowy peasant blouses make perfect warm-weather attire too, especially when you offset their built-in boho vibe with modern pieces and edgy accents. Read on to Get The Look today!The Inspiration
When it comes to wearing this boho chic staple in a modern way, look no further than Alexa Chung. The trendsetter was spotted in New York earlier this year in a breezy vintage blouse embellished with intricate red needlework. But instead of pairing the top with a flowy maxi skirt and beaded sandals, the trendsetter opted for vintage cutoffs, Topshop's Crochet Shopper Bag ($76), and edgy Mishka Liliana Sandalas ($375) in Black Patent, which restrain the outfit from looking like a total '60s flashback.
Hoping to channel Chung's low-key look? Check out our blouse buys and styling suggestions below!
Rebecca Taylor Printed Silk Blouse ($295)
Rebecca Taylor's cool silk blouse features an intricate floral print for a hint of femininity, and is suitable for your nine-to-five teamed with slim capris and pointy-toe pumps.
Joie Ynes Top ($178) in Porcelain
Joie's gauzy blouse features subtle needlework and a split V-neck. Leave it open to show off your new sun-kissed tan!
Lucky Brand Daphny Embroidered Top ($90)
With gathered puff sleeves and all-over embroidery, Lucky Brand's short-sleeve blouse serves as the ideal top for when you've got a backstage pass to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Balance out its folksy vibe with a cool pair of shorts and wedge sandals.
Style It With/Shorts
Faded and frayed to perfection, MiH Jeans' Halsy Cut-Offs ($150) feel like that pair you've had forever. The body-conscious, high-rise cut helps balance out the roomy proportions of Romanian blouses.
Style It With/Accessories
While Topshop's Crochet Shopper Bag ($76) complements the peasant top's bohemian sensibilities, we also suggest adding a few edgy accents a la Chung. Try Pour La Victoire's Caltha Platforms ($250) in Black to give your look a Lower East Side vibe and Urban Outfitters' Double Hammered Drop Necklace ($29) in Silver for a touch of subtle glamour.--Tiffany Tse
Photo of Alexa Chung, courtesy of Splash News.