Harry Potter inspired outfit - Hermione Granger
Well, it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of children's books - there's nothing quite like curling up on the couch with a cup of tea and losing yourself in an adventure or two! In addition to my childhood favourites, as an adult, I have grown to know and love J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. After six books, I have quite an attachment to her marvelous characters; and my absolute favourite is Hermione. As a bookish and overachieving sort of girl myself, I identify closely with her character, and she is the inspiration for this week's installment of Catwalk Queen's book-inspired looks!
To get the look, keep reading after the cut...
As any student will tell you, the first and foremost staple to have in your wardrobe is jeans. These wide-legged jeans are a comfortable alternative to skinny-leg jeans, and as Hermione is more of a comfort-over-style kind of gal, these 'H Jeans' from Topshop for £40 are perfect! Having grown up in the 80s (she was 'born' in September 1979) and being a bookish girl, this Dr Seuss t-shirt is just her style. Although she started out as very rule-conscious, Hermione has gotten quite the taste for adventure, so 'Oh, the places you'll go!' is just the kind of dream you can imagine her having - the t-shirt is $22 from 80s Tees. Of course, Hermione would never be without her wand or S.P.E.W. badges (being quite the activist!), this wand is a replica by Alivans for $39, and pick up the badges for $2 each from Cafe Press.
Given her sense of compassion and justice, I can imagine that Hermione would be a great supporter of independent and ethical designers. This necklace by N2 By Les Néréides for £40 is perfect for a cat-lover, and I'm sure Crookshanks would agree! These lovely pink flats are both practical and ethical, they're £165 from Beyond Skin; and this fabulous book bag (with room for her collection of textbooks and 'light reading' material) is by independent designer Custom Made for £20. The skulls and Potter-esque lightning bolt are all too appropriate! Round it all off with this gorgeous 'Mulberry' tie-front coat from Dorothy Perkins for £45; and you wouldn't be a Gryffindor without a bit of the ol' maroon and gold - this Gryffindor tie from Noble Collection for $29 would be perfect as a belt!