In my last post, I talked about how to create the ultimate book lover’s dorm room. Today, your Back to School fashion gets a shot of literary chic style with book inspired clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Bookish T-Shirts: The staple of most college students’ wardrobes, a t-shirt is a great way of showing off the books and authors you love. You can find some amazing literary t-shirts from the Literary Gift Company, Out Of Print, and Lithographs but I am partial to the great shirts made by indie artists on Etsy, including:
Putting your best foot forward: I am not one of those Carrie Bradshaw – like women who have a million pairs of shoes but I am totally obsessed with these literary flats by Lead Foot Lucy. Perfect for fiction loving fastionistas, these shoes would be super cute with a little black dress to wear to parties or on dates and would also look fabulous with your favorite pair of jeans and a sweater!
See also: these adorable Library Due Card Canvas Sneakers, these Game of Thrones Sigil shoes and these comfy – looking Hobbit shoes for when your walk to Freshmen Seminar seems as long as the trek to Mount Doom.
Literary Layers: Getting to class, grabbing dinner, clubs and activities, and hanging out with friends will most likely involve walking outdoors in all sorts of weather. Plus dorm rooms, classrooms, and libraries can be drafty, so it’s always a good idea to have some layers to throw on if you get chilly. Fortunately, with these great bookish hoodies, scarves, and gloves, you can be comfortable and express your love of literature at the same time.
Trust me, fingerless gloves will come in handy (if you pardon the pun) during all sorts of outdoor events and activities and for taking notes in a chilly classroom. I will be sure to get a pair of these Wuthering Heights gloves for myself when I head back to grad school in the Spring. And while I am in the Storiarts Etsy shop, I just know I won’t be able to resist getting one (or more) of their to-die for bookish scarves!
Speaking of literary scarves, you HAVE to check out the Nerd Alert Creations Etsy Shop. I seriously cannot be trusted to browse this shop with a credit card in hand. I would be sure to spend my rent money on amazingly bookish scarves and skits like these:
It’s in the bag: One of Novel Creations’ book purses would be the perfect bookish accessory for coffee with the cute boy from your Shakespeare 101 class, hanging out with friends at the Student Center, book readings at the college bookstore or the English departments latest mixer event.
But for lugging your notes and textbooks back and forth to class and to study sessions at the library, I love these literary messenger bags from Bag Chemistry.
Bookish Bling: And last, but certainly not least, we have book and poetry-inspired literary jewelry. Of course, I am partial to the jewelry from a little Etsy shop called Ciarrai Studios, (all of which is 15% off right now as part of my Back to School sale!) But I am forced to admit that there are some other artists on Etsy making some lovely literary jewelry too. Check out some of my favorites here:
(Top Left: Library Card Catalog Cuff by Accessoreads, Top Right: Oscar Wilde Book Page Necklace by Ciarrai Studios, Bottom: To Kill a Mockingbird Adjustable Ring and E. E. Cummings Poetry Pendant by Ciarrai Studios, Alice in Wonderland Leather Wrap Bracelet by C Johanneson)
Well there you have it! I hope you found some wonderfully bookish clothing and accessories to add to your back to school wardrobe and that you have a great year at school!
If you haven’t already, check out part 1 of my Back to School blog series: Must Haves for the Book Lover’s Dorm Room.
And don’t forget to shop my Back to School Sale with great handmade literary jewelry available for 15% off.