Look Your Bookish Best: Fashion Inspired by Your Favorite Swoon Reads NovelsTeresa Ferraiolo
What could be better than dressing like your favorite book? Not much, in my opinion. A few months ago I stumbled upon the Tumblr page Fashion-by-the-Book and immediately fell in love. They put together really cute outfits based on the covers of their favorite books and share them with their followers. I thought this was a really cool, unique idea and it inspired me to put together some of my own outfit creations based on covers of our Swoon Reads books!
It was a bit intimidating to try and create an outfit that would capture this incredibly cute and quirky cover design, especially because I’m such a huge fan of it, but I’m happy with how this turned out. The color palette used for the cover is so lively and fun and screams romance, so I decided to create a cute date night outfit in the spirit of Love Fortunes and Other Disasters. I paired a lacy, mint green dress with Mary Jane style heels and a nude clutch with an intricate cutout design. I wanted to keep things simple, but the outfit needed a unique piece of jewelry to tie it all together. I was torn between the classic and romantic gold heart shaped locket or the fortune teller inspired necklace, but I think both necklaces are adorable and are a great nod to the main themes of swoonworthy romance and magic in Kimberly Karalius’ debut novel.
I love everything about this cover. Literally everything. It’s bright and original and it so perfectly hits that fangirl sweet spot. I wanted to showcase the fandom elements prominently, but also create an outfit that is cute and comfortable and would work well for either every-day wear or a busy day at DragonCon or Comic Con. I paired blue skinny jeans with a "Professional Fangirl" t-shirt that I now want for my own closet. I wanted to play up the various shades of blue on the cover and went with a darker teal for the hoodie and a more vibrant blue for the backpack that adds a playful, nerdy quality to the outfit that I love. I kept accessories minimal and thought this heart-shaped necklace with just the word "Fangirl" represented was cute and straight to the point. Lastly, no outfit is complete without a comfortable pair of shoes, and a tried and true pair of converse seemed like the best fit.I hope you love these outfits as much as I do and are inspired to create some of your own!
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