Dress Like Your Favorite Literary Heroine

The adage is that “art imitates life” but it’s hard not to imitate fashionable women; even those found in literature. Our favorite heroines aren’t just memorable because of what they did, but also what they wore while doing it. In honor of International Women’s Day (today), I’ve listed a few of my favorite fashionable and fearless fictional females and how you can look just as fab!

While we may not have hours to spend (read: waste), we can still look as amazing as Holly Golightly. The effortless elegance she achieved in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is just an LBD away. Victoria’s Secret Sleeveless Squareneck Jersey Dress ($69.50) is the peak of chic. Simply throw on Croft & Barrows Silver Tone Simulated Pearl Long Necklace & Stud Earring Set (SALE: $11 on Kohls.com) and you’ll be ready for a night on the town.

Gone With the Wind is arguably one of the best romances of all time and the saucy Scarlett O’Hara in the movie version just adds to its greatness. What better way to blowpeople away than by gussying up like a Southern belle? While you may not attend a cotillion any time soon, you can still look just as fabulous. Pair the ASOS Bandeau Summer Dress with Bubble Hem ($44.76) with Call It Spring’s Mudra (SALE: $42.99 on Zappos.com) and you’ll look hotter than “great balls of fire!”

Between being caught amongst non-human lovers and moonlighting at Merlotte’s, True Blood‘s Sookie Stackhouse has a lot on her plate. Yet, even with all that drama, she’s still able to look breathtaking at all times! To pull off Sookie’s sultry, yet innocent style the B. Darlin Floral Poplin Dress with Belt ($40 on JCPenney.com) is fang-tastic! To tone the style down a bit, pair the dress with the Apt. 9 Shirred Cropped Cardigan (SALE: $24 on Kohls.com).

Poor first impressions can do irreparable damage to a relationship which is what nearly happened to Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.Her sharp wit didn’t sit well with most people at the time due to her sex and social standing, but she still managed to marry rich! Dress the part of a classy countrywoman with the Dorothy Perkins Beige Net Lace Dress ($44).

For many of us, a bad day is forgetting our lunch in the fridge, but Katniss Everdeen experiences that on a whole new level in The Hunger Games. Clearly, the odds are in her favor because she defends her life ferociously while still remaining fashionable. Achieve her edgy look (sans bow and arrow) with Forever 21’s Zipper Leatherette Jacket($37.80) and the Modcloth Time and Time Again Boots ($49.99). She’s barely legal but is still one of the most fearless females in literature!

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