Gryffindor Plaid

Updated on Aug 08, 2011
modcloth necklace - H & M shirt - Goodwill skirt
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With August coming along and September close on our heels, a lot of us are preparing for heading back to school. Although I’m not one of those lucky few, August brings back many memories of going shopping for school supplies, organizing my notebooks, preparing my course lists, and best of all, looking over the long list of books I was going to be reading over the year. I’ve always loved school, maybe not always the social aspect of it, but I really like learning.

I thought that since it’s almost time for school I would do a literary themed week (s?) over here on Vintage Redheads. I am one of those guilty hoarder with shelves and shelves of books piled up all around me and whenever I’m feeling a lack of inspiration or energy, I pluck one off the shelf, plop down on the couch and fall into into a world, far far away….I’ve chosen a few of my favourite books which inspire and influence my life, my design and my fashion both as lasting memories and current features.

I think for most of us, Harry Potter is a dear and faithful paperback friend. I remember ordering the first Harry Potter book from a Scholastic catalog we got in English class when I was twelve. As a child who was already enamored with the magical world, Harry Potter was a dream come true. Everyone has their favorite Harry Potter house and the fashion, color schemes and designs of the clothes from those houses were immediately something that sprung into the eyes of real world designers and imaginative children alike. Although, I have to say I always had a soft spot for the Slytherin house, with my red hair it was hard for anyone to see me as anything but a Weasley. And as the books went on and on and Ginny became one of my favorite characters, I was pretty proud to be a fellow Gryffindor, hence the theme of this post. I never went to private school, so for me the novelty of a plaid skirt with your house colors is certainly a treat to wear and I can never put one on without feeling slightly in “character”. I really like pairing the simple, uniform-esque outfit with a snappy pair of suspenders, accentuating the nerdy, preppy, school style. But to offset the juvenile feeling that the outfit would otherwise have, I added on this wonderful necklace from Modcloth which brings a level of elegance and maturity to the rest of the uniform.

When reading a novel, I think everyone sees themselves as one of these characters, either identifying themselves with their personality, their drive or even their fashion sense. In imagining yourself as one of these characters you see yourself in their shoes and literally their fashion sense. It isn’t too hard to see how this can transfer then into your daily style and influence how you put together an outfit or even which accessories you choose to add to one. And that’s the fun in fashion as well, with even the slightest little thing you can feel as though you are becoming and embodying one of your favorite literary characters as well as showing off your passions and interests at the same time.

Comments (39)

franckville
franckville on September 24
Looks great.. So gryffindor proud I love Harry Potter :) +1
WhiskeyChase
WhiskeyChase on November 27
cute
glanvillebaby
glanvillebaby on June 20
chic!
JessyFloss
JessyFloss on May 01
Beautiful!!!
SarawrSmiles
SarawrSmiles on January 07
oh my gosh! I absolutely adore this!! super cute! its fabulous!
jehanprouvaire
jehanprouvaire on August 24
fave fave FAVE FAVE FAVE!!<3 omg im so obsessed with Harry Potter and this is the most amaazing outfit EVER!! ive been looking for a plaid red skirt for ages and i adore the gryffindor combination!! beautiful necklace and suspenders!! just made an outfit with them!! love the sunglasses too!! awesome style!!
Theclosetmadness
Theclosetmadness on August 18
owesum
thinktwice
thinktwice on August 17
Cute
MadeleineLazaro
MadeleineLazaro on August 17
cool ;0 ilove the skirt ;0
allicinwonderland
allicinwonderland on August 16
you are such a beautiful living doll
IvonneLancaster
IvonneLancaster on August 16
BEST OUTFIT EVER!
ANNAFRYS
ANNAFRYS on August 13
greetings for your photographer:D
ANNAFRYS
ANNAFRYS on August 13
sooo chic
stillglamorous
stillglamorous on August 12
soo chic :)
kynnguyen
kynnguyen on August 10
cool outfit..^^
AmyDai
AmyDai on August 10
very cool
TheJackyy14
TheJackyy14 on August 10
cute
guiaislove
guiaislove on August 09
cool
mare_santos
mare_santos on August 09
so cool chic pretty!!
TessaNicole
TessaNicole on August 09
I adore this. I fancy myself to be more Hufflepuff, but everyone calls me a Weasley as well. The idea of dressing our house colors is so fun. I love your outfit.
annieerch
annieerch on August 09
Add a comcute outfit
ngl9
ngl9 on August 09
So pretty!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on August 09
love this!
Chiquitaydulce
Chiquitaydulce on August 09
I love Harry Potter! I must confess that I've never liked the yellow and red combination but this one look so rad! You look so punk chic, great!
filipina
filipina on August 09
love. <3
Fatimmy
Fatimmy on August 09
Super cute skirt!
ele26
ele26 on August 09
So pretty!!!
IandW
IandW on August 09
the look just vibrates with positiveness - uber cool and uber fab
FairyColors
FairyColors on August 09
absolutely loooove your skirt! l have a similar one too :D +1
pure_win
pure_win on August 08
stunning from head to toe =)
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on August 08
amazing look, love every single piece
wstokes
wstokes on August 08
Such a cute outfit! love your necklace! :)
cupcakecutie
cupcakecutie on August 08
Unique and adorable!
RodneyStar
RodneyStar on August 08
Jus preeeetttyyyy
SuzeV
SuzeV on August 08
that skirt and those suspenders are BAD!!
ragamuffingirlxix
ragamuffingirlxix on August 08
yehey!!!!!!
sunonthebeach
sunonthebeach on August 08
looking forward to seeing the rest of your literary week outfits!
sunonthebeach
sunonthebeach on August 08
just awesome. those suspenders really make the outfit unique!
GypsyGamineVintage
GypsyGamineVintage on August 08
Very very cute!! Voted!
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