Thelma & Louise: Rebels with a Cause

Thelma and Louise: their red tendrils loose in the wind, the beige clay of the Grand Canyon trembling beneath their convertible’s well-worn tires, hands clasped in one triumphant last moment before they give away the one, final thing they have control of— their lives.

It’s an iconic scene for sure. But then, Ridley Scott’s 1991 film “Thelma & Louise” is undoubtedly a classic. Susan Sarandon is understated and worldly wise as Louise. Geena Davis is the initially naive, eventually free, Thelma. They’re both almost goddess-like, untouchable. Both are sick of existing in a world run by men, where men treat them violently, objectifying them, tearing them down. They want to be free. And they get their wish.

Beyond the story and its dynamic characters, this movie has style. Thelma and Louise are rugged outlaws. And they’ve packed light. Still, I found some pieces that perfectly encapsulate these two feminist warriors (I think). Enjoy.

Gotta love Thelma, in all her denim glory. Source: Mediaknowall.
Gotta love Thelma, in all her denim glory. Source: Mediaknowall.
Thank God high waisted jeans are back. They're slimming and kinda retro. Source: H&M
Thank God high waisted jeans are back. They’re slimming and kinda retro. Source: H&M
I love this ombre spin on a classic denim top. Source: Tobi
I love this ombre spin on a classic denim top. Source: Tobi
Sleeveless denim screams Thelma. Source: Bloomingdales.
Sleeveless denim screams Thelma. Source: Bloomingdales.
Maybe not the first #selfie ever, but surely the best! How fierce are Louise's scarf and glasses? Source: Screen Insight
Maybe not the first #selfie ever, but surely the best! How fierce are Louise’s scarf and glasses? Source: Screen Insight
You've never fully dressed without some coral lipstick! Source: Joyus
You’ve never fully dressed without some coral lipstick! Source: Joyus
Head scarves: they go fabulously with a vintage convertible. Source: Urban Outfitters
Head scarves: they go fabulously with a vintage convertible. Source: Urban Outfitters
I'm always misplacing my sunglasses. These ones are cute and affordable so you won't cry a river if they go missing. And I just know Louise would rock them out. Source: Ebay
I’m always misplacing my sunglasses. These ones are cute and affordable so you won’t cry a river if they go missing. And I just know Louise would rock them out. Source: Ebay
Jeans, tees, and big hair. Gotta love the early 90's. No, really, I love them. Source: Film Reference.
Jeans, tees, and big hair. Gotta love the early 90’s. No, really, I love them. Source: Film Reference.
Happiness is a warm gun. Source: Pyxurz
Happiness is a warm gun. Source: Pyxurz
More denim. But this time it's acid wash, baby. Source: Charlotte Russe
More denim. But this time it’s acid wash, baby. Source: Charlotte Russe
And scene. Source: Caitlin Corke
And scene. Source: Caitlin Corke

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