While flipping through Freja Beha Erichsen’s aptly titled “Colour Shock” spread shot by Josh Olins in August’s British Vogue, we paused at the final image of Freja in a fluffy baby blue sweater. We knew that mohair sweater. Liv Tyler wore it Empire Records.
Tyler’s outfit in Empire Records–the cropped baby blue mohair sweater, the tiny plaid kilt, the docs, her long brown hair parted straight down the middle–was the coolest thing ever in 1995 when the cult flick came out. 15 years later we still think it’s worthy of some fashion inspiration. So does British Vogue apparently. And Erin Wasson styled a shoot for Elle based on the movie last year. (Lauren’s finds her mid-90s fashion inspiration in Mall Rats).
While Tyler’s definitely the fashion standout of the film, Renée Zellweger has her moments too. Her slouchy cardi and postage-stamp-sized mini skirt paired with black clogs is super sexy, and girl even makes an orange Music Town apron look good.
Oh and Johnny Whitworth (aka A.J.) with that hair and that thrift store cardigan and that tortured artist awesomeness? Call me.
All together now: “I’m bringing Rex his lunch!”
Happy Rex Manning Day.