Hey guys, what’s up, welcome back to another Blogtober post! Today I’m bringing you an original book tag! The aim of this book tag is to create a look book based off book covers. It’s as simple as that. The way you create the lookbook is up to you. Get as creative as you want – make a Sims lookbook, make a lookbook from your own wardrobe, draw a lookbook!
1. Choose a book that fits the question
2. Find clothes that you feel represents the cover in whatever way you want. This can be through the colours, the clothes on the cover, the mood of the cover – however you interpret it is right!
3. Show us the outfit!
4. TAG ME! I would love to see your guys’ version of this tag. If you’d like, tag me on twitter (@mcgonagali) too, and I will RT and share every version of this tag that you guys do!
5. You do not have to do every question in this tag. Do what suits you. I spent a lot of time on this tag and if you feel like you could only manage 5 then pick the ones that fit you best!
My lookbook is going to be in the style of a mood board. All of these images are going to be from WeHeartIt and the image will take you to the WeHeartIt collection which will take you to all the original images. I hope all this makes sense and I hope you guys enjoy!
1. A book you unexpectedly fell in love with.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This was the book that inspired me to do this tag. I love this cover of this book and the colour scheme reminds me of such incredible autumnal colours. If my entire wardrobe was in this palette I would be happy.
2. A book cover you adore.
Children of Blood and Bone
I really enjoyed recreating this book cover in outfit form. It made me really notice all the colours and details in the cover, especially how much that little hint of blue really stands out. There is obviously a lot of white on the cover, with the colour standing out against the contrast, despite how little of the red and blue there actually is. I really love the lookbook for this book cover (I mean, I made it so maybe I am biased) and I really hope that it does capture the essence of the cover.
3. An anticipated read.
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The main thing that stands out in this cover is obviously the gorgeous yellows and oranges.I knew that the main bulk of this lookbook had to pay homage to those colours, but it was the little things in the background that interested me the most. I love the blue of the dragon – reflected in the purple of the nails – and the hint of red on the roof. This is such an intricate and beautiful book cover and I know this lookbook doesn’t nearly do it justice.
4. A book whose world you want to live in.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
There is a lot of grey in this cover, so it is no shock that the purple is the colour that stands out the most to me. But beyond that, the moon is such a huge part of this cover which is why I felt like the moon necklace fit with the cover so well.
5. A first book in a series that got you hooked.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The direction I went with this was much different than I expected but I really love where I ended up. The lookbook is a lot more grunge than I planned but I think it mirrors the cover well. The cover is actually quite dark and sinister with the image of the raven, and I knew I had to incorporate the little bits of blue and red somehow. I went for blue gloves as the blue on the cover is in the raven’s wings, and the red was closer to its head, hence the red hat. The rest of the cover is pretty much all black (besides the background) and I think I found a few items that went well together. Maybe the gloves are a little out of place. I still like them.
6. A book that has been on your TBR for a long time.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I almost changed the book for this question but I am so glad I didn’t. Of course it helps having an already iconic image associated with this book cover but I had so much fun making this lookbook. I don’t feel like there is one item here that is out of place or that I would change.
7. A book with morally grey characters.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I was originally going to go with Six of Crows, especially considering it is the first book of this series. But to me it doesn’t really matter which book cover I go for considering it’s the same group of characters. I went for this because I felt like the colours of Six of Crows were so similar to a lot of the books in this list already. I love Crooked Kingdom and I think it has a stunning cover.
8. A book you found confusing.
Illuminae by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This was one I was super excited to get into but the one that I think I found the hardest. The colours are definitely very autumnal which is why I went for a more cozy theme, but I think there is something not quite right about this one and I just can’t love it. Maybe I’m being too critical. Let me know what you guys think.
9. A book you found funny/A fun book.
Save The Date by Morgan Matson
This was probably one of the easier looks to go for seeing as it’s an outfit on the cover. I do love this cover though and it was super fun to recreate! I know this is a look that so many people could make in their day to day lives to emulate the feeling of this novel so it was interested to see how I would go for it. The pink skirt is my favourite part of this lookbook and I am dying to have something like that in my own wardrobe. While the denim jacket in the cover is not embroidered, this is definitely something I can see her owning and wearing and I think that it, and the sun earrings, fit her character perfectly.
10. Freebie (Pick any book.)
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
This is one of my favourite book covers of all time, which is fitting considering how much I adore this novel. I wanted to go for this book because the colour combination is one of my favourites ever. I just love blue and pink together and every time I see this cover I feel so happy despite the book being so sad. The colours are definitely what mainly inspired this lookbook, but the clothes she is wearing on the cover also inspired the use of shorts and the more comfortable, leisure wear.
Did you guys enjoy this tag? Is it something you would be interested in doing? Are there any outfits you loved? Any you hated?
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