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Electric Editorials: High Fashion Looks Inspired by Fashion Editorials


Electric Editorials - High-Fashion Looks inspired by Fashion Editorials

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite pastimes is checking out the crazy, elegant, beautiful getups that I see worn by the models in my favorite glossies. I don’t know exactly why I’m so in love with fashion editorials – there’s just something so inspiring about seeing a person dressed in “different” way, doing a “different” pose, often in a situation outside the norm, that just gets my blood rushing and my artsy fartsy brain in a tizzy.

So, with my new series “Electric Editorials”, I’m hoping to share my passion for editorials with you! Every two weeks, I’ll show you some cool magazine spreads (be they edgy, casual, or classy), plus show you how to channel the high-fashion looks on the pages into real-life outfits. Excited? Me too!

1. Modern Monochromatic

Editorial look 1 - Amica Magazine
(Editorial: Amica Source: Fashion Gone Rogue | Get The Look: CardiganTank,  Oxfords, Harem Pants, Watch)

For our first look, I thought we’d start off cool and casual. This great monochromatic editorial from Amica Magazine caught my eye and I couldn’t resist including it in this week’s article. I love the slouchy yet refined top-to-bottom contrast, as well as the minimalistic simplicity of the overall look.

To help you get a similar look, I picked out a pair of slim harem pants and paired them with a white lacy tank top and a pair of adorable black and beige oxfords. Then, to finish it off and cool it down, I pulled a menswear-inspired black watch, as well as an awesome cocoon cardigan that will keep you comfy and chic at the same time.

2. An American Classic

Editorial Look 2 - Elle France
(Editorial: Elle France Source: Fashion Gone Rogue | Get The Look: Dress, Necklace, Cardigan, Heels, Clutch)

My second editorial choice is a walk down ’50s street, shot by Elle France. I saw this girl and fell in love with her quiet beauty and elegant attire. When looking at this shot, I feel almost as if I am in the picture myself, with the wind softly blowing my hair in the same direction.

To recreate this retro-fabulous look, I picked out this great black peplum-style dress and topped it off with an attention-grabbing jeweled statement necklace. I also picked out a beautifully drapey cardigan in a similar color to the one in the editorial. Finally, I found a pair of sultry-chic brown heels that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

3. Flower Child

Editorial look 3 - Vogue UK
(Editorial: Vogue UK Source: Fashion Gone Rogue | Get The Look: NecklaceTankSkirtHeelsRingHeadband)

My last editorial choice, from Vogue UK, is my favorite look of the week and – with its confectionery aesthetic – the icing on the cake. This shot is absolute perfection – the lace detailing is amazing, the colors are vibrant, and everything the model is wearing looks so soft and velvety that I feel like melting into a pool of butter.

To get a sugary sweet look reminiscent of this candy-coated editorial, I started off with a pale pink lace tank and paired it with this great off-white bandage skirt. For heels, I found a pair of maroon suede pumps that are just loud enough to announce your arrival.

Finally, for accessories, I brought out the big guns – yes, it’s floral time. I first picked out this great rose-adorned headband that can be worn as a traditional headband or a hippie headband (depending on your taste), then, for your neck, I picked out a fabulous statement necklace with floral accents. (I love the flowers’ muted colors!) Last, but certainly not least, I grabbed this soft blue rose ring to keep your finger company.


So, what’d you think? Did you like the editorials I chose? What about the inspired looks I put together? Whatever your thoughts, let me know in the comments!

And, if you want to see bigger shots of the pictures I chose, as well as the rest of the editorials, just click the “source” link under each of the pictures – it’ll take you to the website where I found them. Take a gander – I guarantee they won’t disappoint!

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18 Responses to “Electric Editorials: High Fashion Looks Inspired by Fashion Editorials”

  1. 1
    February 9th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I love the flower child editorial, I’d like to see more outfits for each ^.^

  2. 2
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    these looks are great but none of those editorials are really that “crazy” . . . except maybe the last one they’re actually perfectly wearable in and of themselves in my opinion

  3. 3
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I love this idea for a new post series!

  4. 4
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    greatttt concept for a post!! I like the modern monochromatic & flower child. Plus the editorials are sweet.


  5. 5
    February 9th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    The second outfit is beyond amazing. Love this post! Would love to see more like this one!

  6. 6
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    If anyone is looking for a cheaper version of the shoes in Outfit #1, Forever 21 has extremely similiar ones :)

  7. 7
    February 9th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Great job! All three outfits are really cute. Magazines are in my opinion the best source for fashion inspiration.

  8. 8
    February 9th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    They’re all super cute, and I realyl wanted the sweater from the first look, but it’s actually from the children’s department! Bummer. I’m so jealous of 5-year-olds now.

  9. 9
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’m really impressed with this entry! Such a clever idea for those of us who have an interest in high fashion too. Great way of translating this into easier to find and similar items. Love the second look.

  10. 10
    February 10th, 2011 at 12:10 am


  11. 11
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I love the idea for this post, and I really like the first look.

    I’d love to see much edgier fashion though, like the fashion editorials “Fierce Lives Here” features. That’d not only be incredibly fashion-forward, but extremely challenging.

    Again, great post! I’m looking to more soon. :)

  12. 12
    February 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    This is awesome!! Perfect for those of us who live in the real world, but enjoy a little fashion fantasy! Looking forward to the rest o the series

  13. 13
    February 10th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    This is an awesome idea! Sometimes I feel a bit too old for this website, (I’ve been out of University for 3 years :P) but I find these posts pretty timeless! This is my new favourite, along with the “Styles from Different Decades” idea (although I wish that one had clothing ideas!). This is super great, I love them all! And I love the editorials!!! Good job!!! YAY!

  14. 14
    February 10th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Great post. looking forward to more

  15. 15
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I LOVE the shoes in the second look! I clicked on the link and the style seems to be from several years ago and the only size left on the website was a size 10. Do you know a similar style or anywhere I can find the exact style (BCBGirls Devona) in a size 5 or 5.5 in the cognac color? Thank you–look forward to reading your posts everyday!!

  16. 16
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    One of my favorite articles :)

  17. 17
    February 12th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Love this idea, it really gives a link between high fashion and reality.

    Maybe ‘safer editorials’ are used for this first post as testing out the waters; love to see how you would translate clothes from more out-there editorials into reality for us college girls! (:

  18. 18
    June 4th, 2011 at 2:20 am

    The flower child is so precious and gorgeous. I would most definitely wear that kind of style.

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