Holden Caulfield swore by his red hunting hat--and we all know where that got him. But that doesn’t mean all literary characters are hopeless in the style department.
Here, we pick our favorite styles based on our favorite novels. Even if you slept through most of high school English class, you’ll still want to sit up and pay attention.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald If
On The Road by Jack Kerouac Wandering across America with a tank of gas and a car full of friends certainly sounds like our idea of a good summer, and this bag has just the right amount of space and character to do justice to such a journey (and it wouldn't be bad for a summer concert or two, either).
Free People, $798
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson We're not advising you to rent a very fast car with no top, and we certainly aren't advising you to do ANYTHING with Mescaline, but we are advising you to get this dress. Hunter S. Thompson's novel doesn't have much good behavior in it, but you can steal infuse your fashions with a bit of his trippy style.
Nicole Miller, $225
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen While we're not in favor of auctioning your daughters off to the highest bidders, we are in favor of this book's feisty protagonist. And, of course, we're also in favor of anything with a bit of 1800's frill to it, but leave it to Billy Reid to nail it.
Billy Reid, $123
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain If you loved running away as a child, this book is for you--but that doesn't mean you want to dress like you just fell off the back of a riverboat. For a slightly more feminine update on a rugged plaid, try this cute tunic top.
Chris & Jaime, $79
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger Okay, okay--maybe we were unnecessarily harsh on Holden Caulfield's red hunting hat. Provided, of course, it was as cute as this one. Oh, and if you're shopping for menswear, we can't help but point you in the direction of the thoroughly genius Caulfield Preparatory.