Back when I was in high school, I was a pretty wild dresser. Emo fashion was in its heyday and I was a big fan, so I would commonly be seen sporting shredded jeans and stripey tights, not to mention band t shirts and brightly coloured ties (yes, I apparently thought I was Avril Lavigne).
I don’t know what happened in the years that followed, but my sense of fashion seemed to calm down a lot and even slip into the mundane. I have always remained slightly alternative (I still have the crazy hair colours!), but my uniform had pretty much become a basic jeans and t shirt combo.
Whilst there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with jeans and a t shirt, I kind of missed having some personality in my clothing, so a few months ago I decided it was time to try and get some back. And what is one of my main interests these days? Books! Enter the wonderful world of bookish fashion!
I hadn’t really realised until I started to look properly that there’s so many book related fashion items out there, from t shirts and hoodies to jewellery and bags. I’ve started building up quite a collection, and these days the picture above is pretty much what I wear (plus pants! I always try and make a point of wearing pants when in public!). It’s still jeans and a t-shirt, but it’s a bit more quirky, and I like being able to show my interests through my clothes.
There’s still a fair few items on my wish list though, so I thought I’d do a quick post to share them!
1. The Great Gatsby Out of Print T Shirt
I pretty much adore all of Out of Prints bookish themed t shirts, but I’ve been lusting after this Great Gatsby one for ages and ages!
2. A Room of One’s Own Penguin Classics Tote
I’m building up quite a collection of these Penguin Classics totes now (I already have an orange Great Gatsby one and a green The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes one), but I’d really like to add this purple Virginia Woolf one to the collection!
3. House Stark Game of Thrones T Shirt
I know technically this is a t shirt for the TV show, but seen as I love both the book series and TV show version of A Song of Ice and Fire, I’d really like this pink House Stark t shirt from Grindstore!
4. Pandora Fairy Tale Book Charm
I have been wanting a Pandora bracelet for a while (specifically one of the coloured braided ones!), and I think this fairy tale book charm in particular is so cute!
5. Harry Potter Hogwarts Pins
I keep seeing these Harry Potter pins in Waterstones and really want to buy one (or the whole set!). I just don’t know where I would actually wear one…maybe on my bag?
6. Lord of the Rings One Ring Keychain
Because who wouldn’t want the One Ring to rule them all on their keychain?
7. Primark Quidditch T shirt
Primark has so much great Harry Potter stuff in at the moment, and I love this Quidditch baseball-style top! I have this design on a regular grey t shirt, but had I known they did this version I would have gone with this one.
8. Primark Gryffindor T Shirt
I already have the Slytherin version, but I’d love the Gryffindor one as well! If only they did Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw ones, I’d get the whole set!
9. Library Stamp Out of Print T shirt
Another Out of Print t shirt, but I love this simple library stamp design!
So are you a fan of bookish fashion? If so, what are your favourite items that you own? And I’d love to know your wish list!