There are certain literary characters who are inextricably intertwined with their physical descriptions, clothing, and accessories. Lightning bolts and round glasses are immediate signifiers of Harry Potter; puff sleeves always call to mind Anne Shirley; and even though Arthur Conan Doyle never mentioned the deerstalker hat in the Sherlock Holmes books, it's impossible to imagine the famous detective wearing anything other than a "Sherlock Holmes hat."
All of these book characters know the importance of a signature look, but since they’re fictional, I think it’s fair game to steal these iconic looks. Some of the outfits might be hard to track down, such as Scarlett O’Hara’s dress made out of curtains (and your family would probably not like it if you cut down your curtains for the sake of your wardrobe). Some of them may be a bit formal for everyday wear, such as Anna Karenina’s striking black velvet gown. But some accessories from literature are still in style today, or at least versatile enough to incorporate into your outfits. If all you truly want is to be a book character, you’re in luck: steal the style of your favorite literary characters with the following accessories that you can buy IRL.