Since The Secret Dairy of Lizzie Bennet came out two days ago, I figured it was the perfect time to do an Inspired By post for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I've raved about this series before, but if you've never heard of it, then let me tell what it is: It's a web series on Youtube about grad student Lizzie Bennet, who shares her personal life via her vlog. The story is a modern adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and it's simply wonderful.
In my opinion, what makes this series so great is how they updated the story while staying true to the characters and the main plot, the acting is absolutely on point, and it has so much heart. There are 100 episodes, but each one is generally only 3 to 7 minutes long. Seriously, go over and watch it right now!
Lizzie (Ashley Clements) is a twenty-four year old New Media grad student who lives at home with her parents and sisters. She's an outspoken young woman who has a remarkable memory and tends to see the world how she wants to see it. Her mother wants nothing more than for her to get married to a rich man, even in this modern age.
Lizzie tends to wear lots of cool colors, like blue, purple, and green, so wear a blue plaid shirt, black polka dot top, jeans, pink camera ring, and black flats. Over the course of the series, Lizzie's style changes a little, becoming more polished and professional; wear a gray blazer, a teal lace dress, a yellow necklace, and nude pumps.
Jane Bennet / Lydia Bennet
Lizzie has two sister: her older sister, Jane (Laura Spencer), and younger sister, Lydia (Mary Kate Wiles). Jane is a fashion-oriented young woman, who is super sweet and friendly and always wants to make others happy. Lydia, the youngest, is a bit of a wild child; she always wants to have fun, even if it means neglecting more important things.
Dress cute and fashionable like Jane: wear a lace red dress, clock necklace since Jane tends to wear things with a vintage flair, brown belt, red lipstick, and brown wedges. Have fun with your style like Lydia by wearing a red and white striped dress, a long, colorful necklace, a bunch of orange bangles, and tall block wedges.
Charlotte Lu / Gigi Darcy
Lizzie's best friend, Charlotte (Julia Cho), is a detail-oriented young woman who isn't afraid to tell Lizzie she's something wrong or that she's being ridiculous. Her big goal in life at the moment is to find a job. Darcy's younger sister, Gigi (Allison Paige), is a college student, who also helps out at her brother's company. She's a friendly and kind-hearted young woman.
Charlotte's style looks very professional, so wear a colorblock cardigan, a pink sleeveless blouse, jeans, a watch, and pink loafers. Or dress like Gigi, who has a trendy and colorful style: a cut-out burgundy dress, pink lipstick, a charm bracelet, and lace-up booties.
William Darcy (Daniel Vincent Gordh), though referred to as simply Darcy, is the CEO of his own business, Pemberley Digital. He is standoffish, shy, and comes as a snob. He also tends to insult people (aka Lizzie) without meaning to.
Darcy has a modern and trendy style: wear a blue plaid top, suspenders, jeans, a mint watch, and tasseled black loafers. Or go for his classic look by wearing a navy cardigan, a light blue blouse, a red bow tie necklace, a black skirt, and cute yellow flats.
Have you seen The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?
Who's your favorite character? (I love Jane & Fitz!)