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How to dress like your favourite fictional character - and rock it

In honour of International Literacy Day on September 8th and Roald Dahl day on September 13th 2016, here are three fashion looks inspired by books.

3 fictional looks to inspire you to be your fashionable best

1. Bridget Jones – Helen Fielding

International Literacy Day: Bridget Jones Inspired Style


The sheer blouse, the LBD, the LBS (Little Black Skirt) and the knee high boots. There’s something familiar and comforting about Bridget’s wardrobe staples. Luckily, big knickers have had a revamp and they’ve never looked better. Pass the Chardonnay!

2. The Witches – Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Day: The Witches Inspired Style

Roald Dahl Day: The Witches Inspired Style

Wigs, gloves and badly-fitting shoes (well, they don’t have any toes) define The Witches’ look. Channel Angelica Huston as the Grand High Witch with trademark blue eyeshadow and scarlet lips. And don’t forget, you’re evil. You’ll need to fake it with this season’s luminous silver highlighter tones. Remember: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” This season, think moonbeams.

3. Professor Trelawney – Harry Potter

International Literacy Day: Professor Trelawney Inspired Style


She’s everyone’s favourite mystic. Style yourself on an oversized, glittering insect. Penetrate the veiled mysteries of the future with the help of oversized specs. And don’t forget the shawl, clinking bangles and vintage tea set. Remember: more is more.

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