When it comes to perfecting your style persona, sometimes it’s helpful to take a page out of someone else’s book and make it your own. In today’s post, we’re taking that style advice very literally! In partnership with Epic Reads, we’ve curated five style personas that have been plucked from the page. Each look is inspired by a must-read book recommendation, so you can treat your shelf and your closet!
If we haven’t read you like a book by the end of this post, head to the Epic Reads site to take the definitive Build a ModCloth Outfit and We’ll Tell You Which Book You Should Read quiz!
The New Classic: Tiny Pretty Things by Dhonielle Clayton & Sona Charaipotra
Are you the type to always ask, “does it come in black?” Do you like your accessories with a hint of drama? Then Tiny Pretty Things is your next read! The novel follows Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school who will do anything to become the prima ballerina. Described as “Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars,” we’re tempted to get ourselves a copy!
The Quirky and Cute Creative: Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Do you gravitate towards graphic tees that reflect your artsy side? Or cozy cardigans that keep you feeling creative? Inspired by Eliza and her Monsters, this persona’s for the girls who like their style with a side of quirk! In the novel, Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of the webcomic Monstrous Sea. Online, her persona is popular with millions of fans. Offline, things are quite the opposite – until she meets the new boy at school. Romance IRL? Sign us up.
The True Romantic: The Selection by Kiera Cass
Swoon over happily-ever-after dresses? Gush over fairy-tale accessories? Then this style persona is made for you, just like a real-life soulmate. Touted as, “The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games,” The Selection features thirty-five girls competing for the opportunity to escape a rigid caste system by winning the heart of Prince Maxon. For America Singer, being selected is a nightmare, one that means she must turn her back on her secret love with Aspen. But then she meets Prince Maxon…and everything changes. We’re already hooked.
The Type that Hangs Tough: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Hey, badasses. We’ve got you covered, with a faux leather jacket, stomp-worthy boots, and the skinniest of skinny jeans. All inspired by Juliette Ferrars, the protagonist of Shatter Me, who can kill with a single touch. While she views her power as a burden, The Reestablishment sees it as a gift – one that they can weaponize. This is the story and style for those that aren’t afraid to speak out and stand up.
The Queen Bee: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Fancy yourself a queen? We knew it! Then you’ll fancy glitzy heels, celestial-inspired jewels, and Edwardian-inspired lace frocks. Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns is the first book in a dark and inventive fantasy series about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen – the night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown. And we thought our fights with our sisters were bad!
Still Not Sure About Your Style Persona?
Head to the Epic Reads site to take the ModCloth x Epic Reads quiz for your final answer! Happy reading and shopping.