Thursday, October 24, 2013

Inspired By: The Classics Vol. 2

With Halloween around the corner, I knew it was only fitting to build outfits around those famously creepy and Gothic classic novels. Below I took inspiration from Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Macbeth

The Classics -- Dracula
Written by Bram Stoker, Dracula follows Jonathan Harker, who journey's to Dracula's castle in Transylvania to provide legal support, but soon Harker is a prisoner and realizes that there's something off about Dracula's noctural-only life -- he's a vampire. 

For a sexy look go for a blood red dress, moto jacket, heart locket, and buckled booties. Or wear a tough girl look by putting on a lace navy top, studded faux leather skirt, fang bracelet-ring, and combat boots. 

Buy the book: Amazon

The Classics -- Frankenstein
Written by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who as a young man wants nothing more than to prove to himself and to others that he can create life from nothing. He goes to extreme lengths (using dead bodies) to test his theory and in the end is successful, but wants nothing to do with his creation, which he calls a monster. 

For a cozy, layered look, wear a green jacket over a striped sweater, black jeans, lightning bolt bracelet, and tie dye green sneakers. Or instead wear a brown faux leather jacket, dress dress, safety pin necklace (because the monster is "sewn" together), and brown boots. 

Buy the book: Amazon

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Classics -- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
In this dark novel written by Robert Louise Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll wants to remove the "darker impulses" from his personality, but in doing so creates a version of himself without a conscious, a Mr. Hyde. As Mr. Hyde grows stronger, Dr. Jekyll tries to make a potion to remove Mr. Hyde. 

If you're inclined to dress like a Victorian lady or the good doctor, don a lace-y red dress, black blazer, red earrings, black tights, and black pumps. Or for a more modern look that's inspired by Mr. Hyde, wear a gray sweater, distressed jeans, bottle necklace, and black boots. 

Buy the book: Amazon

The Classics -- Macbeth
Written by William Shakespeare, this play tells of the rise and fall of Macbeth, a man, who after hearing a prophecy of his life by three witches, wants nothing more than to see himself become king as was foretold. Macbeth believes he can never be overthrown because "no one of woman born" can kill him, but the road to remaining king is not easy. 

For a cute fall look, wear a brown belted jacket, white lace dress, pointed ring, red necklace, and crochet boots. Or far a darker outfit, put on a black moto jacket, black maxi dress, red infinity scarf, sharp necklace, and red flats.  

Buy the play: Amazon

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  1. Love them all, Sara! Halloween classics are great inspiration for fashion!


  2. Hehe I love the safety pin necklace to represent Frankenstein!

    The Tiny Heart

  3. love the red dress! Xo, Megan,

  4. I love your literary style posts! Seriously, you get me so excited about the classics :)

    Frankenstein will always have a special place in my heart... such good memories of class discussions and projects!

  5. That red dress from the Dracula outfit is so cute! I want :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  6. lately i have been feeling like i want to read Frankenstein

  7. This is my favorite Inspired By of yours, especially since these books are some of my all-time FAVORITES in the history of ever :D

  8. Yay I'm glad!! That makes me happy to hear! :)

  9. You definitely should! It's a great book! You can probably find it for free as an ebook on Amazon because its now public domain.

  10. Thanks so much, Danielle! I'm glad I get you excited about the classics! Yay!

  11. Once I saw it, I knew I had to include it for Frankenstein! Just too perfect!


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