These Literary Looks Were Inspired by Your Favorite Novels

Kirstin Fawcett

It's easy to pay homage to your favorite literary characters' fashion without looking like a copycat. For instance, a flapper dress might not be appropriate for the office, but you can still don a silky blue top and an Art Deco-inspired cuff that Daisy Buchanan would love.

Book Style has the right idea. Founded by Brandi Bailey, the blog mixes literary reviews with outfit pairings influenced by books' cover art and content. The final product is a smart sartorial tribute to classic and contemporary works like The Catcher in the Rye and The Poisonwood Bible. Who says style and substance can’t mix?

So far, Bailey has brainstormed over 100 book looks over the past two years. Want to browse her backlog? Check out more outfits on Polyvore, and read the story behind each style over at Bailey’s site.

All images courtesy brandileahbailey via Polyvore.

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