Vintage Film Threads Dress Like Harold and Maude

Two years ago, to celebrate Autumn, I posted about how Harold and Maude embodies the essence of the season. Today, I continue this idea with a Harold and Maude installment of Vintage film Threads. 

Harold and Maude (1971)

Most of you know the Hal Ashby directed story. A young man, Harold Chasen (Bud Cort), obsessed with death (including faking suicides), meets Maude (Ruth Gordon), a 79-year-old eccentric woman with a carefree outlook to life. Their friendship, formed at first by their mutual fascination of attending funerals, turns into more. It is a beautiful love story paired with music by Cat Stevens and dressed in classic, and timeless 1970s fashion.

Florals prints, structured corduroy and tweed, and pops of yellow. The fashion is memorable and very attainable for anyone today. As always, I have curated a collection of six pieces currently available that will make it easy to dress like this film. The pieces are mix and match, but could easily be worn on their own to create other looks. All pieces are vintage, not because the film is set in the 1970s, but because thrifting is both environmental (recycling clothing) and ethical.



From top to bottom/ left to right: 1) Florals are a must and bonus if you find an outfit with floral pants and a matching top. 2) A classic shaped sweater in a neutral color. 3) A vintage yellow umbrella or a trench coat. A classic tan trench will also work. 4) Brown corduroy pants or a suit. 5) a floral scarf to wrap around your neck or head. 6) And lastly, no Harold and Maude look can be complete without a thrifted 1970s coat, preferably in brown.


I hope you have enjoyed this installment of Vintage Film Threads. If you have a particular film you would like to see in this series, please leave a comment below. Until next week.