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06.01.2016- Literary Lookbook: And Then There Were None

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

If you're anything like me, over the festive season you'll have been well and truly glued to the telly- and one of the brilliant bonuses about this time of the year is that there are plenty of gems to get invested in, whether that be going back to the future with Sherlock or delving in to the wonderful world of Dickensian. If you're after something distinctly more chilling (and if by the remotest chance you're yet to catch up...), And Then There Were None is a must watch. Suffice it to say I've rarely found myself more gripped- and the sinister, murder mystery had me hooked from the outset (as well as peering at the television through my fingers more than once!) Amidst the intrigue, I also found myself seriously impressed by the costumes (#nightweargoals!)- so what better way to kick off 2016 than with a literary inspired lookbook, channelling some serious Christie created chic...


Floral Midi Dress, £58, Warehouse/Hampstead Rose Embellished Cardigan, £50, Cath Kidston/Whitcomb Skirt by Unique, £85, Topshop/Embellished Collar Knit, £45, Oasis/Candyfloss Jacket, £39, Sister Jane/Kaeless Sunglasses, £155, Kate Spade/Leather Lace Up Flat Brogues, £26, Marks and Spencer/Red & Gold Brooch, £12, Rokit/Mini City Bag, £29.99, Zara

I'm a huge fan of the look of lots of Agatha Christie adaptations (after all, is there anyone more dapper than Hercule Poirot??!), and And Then There Were None was no exception. Set in 1939, the period details were spot on, coming together to create an elegant aesthetic which never quite shook off a sense of the sinister- in the best possible way, of course! With a classic silhouette in mind, this gorgeous floral midi dress from Warehouse is a must-have, and a great shout for your transitional wardrobe too. Keeping floral details at the fore, this Cath Kidston cardigan (a bargain in their sale!) is a fabulous staple and a real classic- perfect for embracing a vintage vibe. A high waist is also an excellent one stop shop for evoking a retro silhouette, and this skirt from Topshop ticks all of the right boxes, don't you think?

Adding a little bit of sparkle, this collar detail knit from Oasis would look fabulous with a slick of red lipstick, and this Sister Jane jacket is a must for embracing the crisp tailoring synonymous with 1930s style. With fabulous, retro style sunglasses essential, look no further than these signature frames from Kate Spade- well worth saving those new year pennies for. Another essential for capturing this classic aesthetic are these bargain brogues from Marks and Spencer, and this vintage brooch from Rokit is a beautiful finishing touch. Finally, this pretty pale pink bag is a fresh offering from Zara's SS16 collection, but it's a piece which feels truly timeless- and well worth investing in if you've been as inspired by this particular example of fiction on film as I have!

Who are your literary style icons?

(Image credit: Warehouse, Cath Kidston, Topshop, Oasis, Sister Jane, Kate Spade, Marks and Spencer, Rokit and Zara.)

2 comments:

  1. I love your lookbook, those brogues are absolutely stunning!! X

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  2. It's going to be such a cliché, but can I say Holly Golightly in Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's? Although I was really impressed with what Todd Haynes did on Carol this year. So many hints to Christian Dior's new look, it was a real feast for the eye!

    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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