Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspired By: The Classics Vol. 7

This month, I decided to create outfits around modern classics, as in novels written within the last one hundred years. I just chose these off the top of my head because I read all of them (except for 1984) in high school. Looking at this list, they're all rather depressing stories, but they're still great reads, especially Fahrenheit 451, which is my favorite of the bunch. 

Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451

Written by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 is about a society in which books are forbidden. Guy Montag is a fireman, but his job isn't to stop fires, it's to start them -- he burns books. His whole life he's believed that society was right, but his views start to shift after he hides a book.

Wear a burnt orange hoodie, a "Break the Rules" graphic tee, a book watch, distressed jeans, and lace-up boots. Or for a summery look, wear a cropped orange top, orange and blush-colored pleated skirt, stacked rings, tote bag, and pink sandals. 

Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Brave New World
Brave New World
Written by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World takes place in an "ideal" society: people are born into castes, they're told what to believe, there's recreational sex, and a drink that makes everyone happy, and yet Bernard Marx longs to break free and do as he chooses.

Since sex from a young age is okay in this society, wear a tight-fitting black dress, a printed scarf, black bracelet, and mint heels. Or wear a red button up, a spike necklace, black jeans, and red flats. 

Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Written by George Orwell, 1984 takes place in a startling dystopian future in which Big Brother watches your every move and there are thought police to make sure you never stray from what they want you to believe. There are those who rebel, but if you're caught the consequences are dire.

Wear shaded sunglasses, a blue button up, gray pants, an eye bracelet, and blue sneakers. Or since the future is bleak, wear almost all black: a striped long cardigan, a black eye graphic tee, black leggings, and black sneakers. 

Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
Written by J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye is about Holden Caulfield, a cynical sixteen-year-old who has been expelled from school. He sees the people around him as phonies, even the teachers at the school, and begins to see himself as "the catcher in the rye," as in someone who must save children from adulthood. 

Like the plaid on Holden's hat, wear an ombre plaid top, a red hat, distressed jeans, friendship bracelets (since he's all about childhood and innocence), and brown booties. Or wear a baseball cap, a Neverland graphic tee (since he's similar to Peter Pan), jean shorts, a black necklace, and black booties. 

Buy the book: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Have you read any of these books?
Which is your favorite? Or least favorite?

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  1. Sadly I have not read any of these book, maybe because reaching was not my thing til an year back..
    I really like the outfit you put together inspired my brave new world

  2. These are all so fun and fitting for the books. I love the 1984 look!

  3. These books are taking me back to high school English class :) The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorites! That "I like big books and I cannot lie" tote cracks me up :)

    The Tiny Heart

  4. Such a great idea to create your wonderful outfits inspired by classics. Brave New World and Catcher in the Rye belongs for sure to the books which me had fascinated absolutely!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  5. Love all 4 books! I remember having to read Brave New World in 8th grade and thinking 'what is this?' Then when I had to reread it in High School I really enjoyed it <3

  6. Love this. Great picks and combinations, Sara.

  7. Great book reviews! I'll have to add Brave New World and 1984 to my to-read list! I'm into that strange society and utopia kind of thing. Thanks for sharing!

    The Closet by Christie

  8. i want to wear the outfits for Brave New World! I love them!

  9. These are not only some of my favorite books, but I love these looks too!


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