Fashion in Literature: Recreating 10 of Fiction's Greatest Looks

09/04/2013 11:41 AM |

Claudia would have LOVED this.

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Claudia Kishi; The Baby-Sitters Club, Ann M. Martin
“Claudia often wears her art on her sleeve – almost literally. On this, my first Monday back at the BSC, for example, she was in a little crop-top muscle shirt that she had batikked green and blue. She’d sewed a bunch of buttons up the front as if it were a vest. She also had on skinny black shorts, one blue sock and one green sock, and black Doc Martens with one blue shoelace (on the foot with the green sock) and one green shoelace (on the foot with the blue sock). Her long black hair had been gathered into a single braid. A blue ribbon with more buttons attached to it was woven into the braid. Her earrings? Buttons, naturally.”

Although I definitely identified more with Stacey, Claudia was the character with the best fashion sense in the Baby-Sitters Club books. Would you want to mimic one of her outfits exactly? Sure you would, though maybe save it for the weekend. Recreating this look involves a visit to a crafts store in order to mimic the accessories appropriately, but the rest of the outfit can be sourced at normal clothing stores. And while button earrings are hard to find, I just know that Claud would have loved both the alphabet and cat face earrings available at Catbird. Ahhh…Claudia. Her terrible creative spelling would have really worked for her on twitter, I think.

Tank; Shorty tank, $65
Shirt; Easy Breezy top by Visantine, $110
Shorts; Navy lattice shorts, $81
Pants; Tie-Dye Slouchy Pants by Raquel Allegra, $255
Earrings; Alphabet earrings, from $32 and Cat face studs, $28
Necklace; Button Necklace, $60