Thursday, 2 October 2014

Character Style Inspiration - Violet Harmon (American Horror Story)

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Although the fourth season of American Horror Story is just about to begin in the UK today I wanted to focus on one of the characters from season one; Violet Harmon (Taissa Farmiga). We first meet Violet when she and her parents unknowingly move into 'Murder House' whilst trying to rebuild their lives and right from day one her wardrobe attracted the attention of fans with it's effortlessly cool layering and grungy accessories. Here's some ideas on how to recreate Violet's wardrobe...

1/ It's All In The Layering - whether it's long sleeves under short, dresses over tank tops, socks over tights or waistcoats over sweaters the key to Violet's look is layering - perfect for the autumnal weather that will be hitting the UK soon!

2/ Add Something Bold - to quickly and easily make any plain outfit 'more Violet' add statement pieces such as coloured or lace tights, a wide-brim hat and combat boots.

3/ Don't Be Afraid Of Florals - although Violet's style is grungy she also has some very feminine pieces in her wardrobe such as floral dresses, floaty boho vests and midi skirts which she dresses down with her chunky boots, t-shirts and cardigans.

4/ Can't Buy It? DIY It! - cut up old tights to make undershirts for your tees, alter charity shop/thrift store finds or cut the necklines on vintage band tees. Violet's style lends itself well to a DIY project so don't be afraid to make your own unique pieces.

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Winter Soft Logic Tights, My Theresa £30 | Oversize Loose Knit Sweater, Farfetch £265 | Maro Check Shirt, Coggles £70 | Swirl Print Midi Dress, John Lewis £15 (on sale) | Ombre Sweater, Jules B (currently out of stock) | Adieu Point-Toe Lace Up Shoes, Matches Fashion £440 | Small Hoop Earrings, Dorothy Perkins £5 | Red Peplum Lace Top, Harvey Nichols £750 | Mustard Supersoft Crew Cardigan, BHS £15

Tenki Red Tile Print Midi Dress, Dorothy Perkins £20 (on sale) | Grey Nirvana Band Oversized Tee, New Look £14.99 | Deep Felt Pork Pie Hat, ASOS £15 (on sale) | Floral Vest Dress, House Of Fraser £35 | Rolling Stones T-Shirt, Coggles £31 | Floral Lace Tights, Topshop £10 | 90 Den Opaque Tights, Accessorize £6 | 'Jake' T-Shirt, Farfetch £151.65 | Black Zip Lace Up Leather Boot, Dune £90 | All Star Oxford Black Trainers, Schuh £45

Love American Horror Story? Check out my other Character Style posts: Zoe Benson | Maggie Esmerelda | Madison Montgomery
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