Book inspired outfits: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Posted on Friday, September 4, 2015
This outfit is inspired by Donna Tartt's The Secret History. I picked this book up right before vacation as something to read on the long road trip. My kindle–which is suppose to have a month long battery– ended up dying halfway through the trip because I was reading so much.
This book follows a college transfer student from California to a small Vermont college. Richard–the main character– ends up getting involved with the Greek class, an isolated group of students who end up having to keep a deadly secret. I really liked the world Tartt created at the college and especially so with the students' professor, Julian. Here's the outfit I came up with.
Blazar: American Eagle // Booties: Charlotte Russe // Sweater: TopShop // Trousers: StyleBop // Scarf: Epaulet
Everyone in the book dresses very well, even just being in college. Most of the characters are men, but this menswear inspired outfit is something I could definitely see myself wearing–if it weren't for those gorgeous $400 pants. I really loved watching these characters come together and then fall apart as the story progressed.
If you like surprises I suggest skipping the prologue, as it tells you the plot in the very beginning. However I would argue that knowing the plot make me stick with the book a little more, especially in the slower parts.
Here are a few songs I though of while reading. To hear the full playlist click here.
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