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Fashion Inspiration: One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young”


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By now, you guys probably know (thanks to my posts on fashion inspired by One Direction, fashion inspired by “What Makes You Beautiful,” and fashion inspired by “One Thing”)┬áthat I’m a fan of One Direction. And based on the comments those posts received, many of you guys are, too!

This won’t be news to die-hard fans, but in case you haven’t heard, 1D just released yet another soon-to-be-hit song. “Live While We’re Young,” off their new album Take Me Home, out later this year, has that same upbeat pop sound that Directioners across the globe love so much. It’s literally been stuck in my head since I first listened to it!

If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out below:

Completely adorable, right? I kind of want to just jump into the video and never ever leave.

Even if you don’t share my love of One Direction, you can use their newest video to inspire your everyday looks! Below, I’ve created a few different outfits inspired by the video for “Live While We’re Young.” Scroll down to view them all!

Just Pretending That We’re Cool

Outfit inspired by One Direction's Live While We're Young: Aqua shorts, off white lace tank, beige blazer, heart necklace, patterned sunglasses, orange sneakers
Product Information: Blouse – ASOS, Shorts – Nasty Gal, Blazer – Forever21, Shoes – Keds, Sunglasses – PacSun, Necklace – Forever21, Earrings – Forever21

This outfit combines polished and playful pieces to create a super cool look. Wear a sheer peplum top over a pair of mint colored high-waisted shorts. Next, throw on a blazer for a chic twist, and add bright sneakers for a fun pop of color. Floral sunglasses, stud earrings, and a charm necklace finish off this adorable ensemble.

Music Up, Windows Down

Outfit inspired by One Direction's Live While We're Young: Orange dress, denim jacket, suede wedges, patterned scarf, sunglasses, contrasting belt
Product Information: Dress – Nordstrom, Jacket – American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes – ASOS, Belt – Dorothy Perkins, Scarf – American Eagle Outfitters, Sunglasses – Modcloth, Earrings – Forever21

Ideal for a day on campus or even a night out, a coral tank dress and a denim jacket form the perfect casual-cute outfit. Belt the dress for a sweet accent, then step it up with suede fringe wedges and a printed scarf. Grab a pair of retro sunglasses and eclectic earrings to complete the look!

It’s Now Or Never

Outfit inspired by One Direction's Live While We're Young: Dark wash jeans, white button-down shirt, red pullover sweatshirt, cute flats
Product Information: Shirt – Forever21, Sweatshirt – Urban Outfitters, Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch, Shoes – ASOS, Sunglasses – Chicwish, Earrings – Nordstrom

For an effortlessly chic look, pair an oxford button-up shirt with skinny jeans. Pull a bright red sweatshirt over the button-up for a more casual vibe. Cuff the bottom of the jeans to show off a cute pair of printed ballet flats, complete with girly bow accents. Trendy sunglasses and neon stud earrings put the finishing touches on this youthful and fun ensemble.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of One Direction? Did you like their latest music video? Would you wear any of the outfits in this post? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this one in the future? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on September 25, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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20 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young””

  1. 1
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you so much for your One Direction related posts! The other ones that I’ve found just don’t work for me, they’re too cliche – College Fashion ones are the only ones that I think look really workable :)

  2. 2
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    i love one direction!:) the outfits are so cute. i love the 2nd one the best. thx for the post! :D

  3. 3
    September 25th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I’ve had ‘Live While We’re Young’ on repeat too!! I just recently became a 1D fan, and I LOVE them!!!! The songs are the best. :) And love the last outfit the most.

  4. 4
    September 25th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I love “Live While We’re Young!” This is a great 1D-inspired post! Awesome job

  5. 5
    September 25th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    This is a great 1D post! Thank you: outfits are awesome & the song makes it even better.

  6. 6
    September 25th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I’m such a fan of them. And these outfits are adorable!

  7. 7
    September 25th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Not a fan-love the outfits, though <3

  8. 8
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Love the shoes in the second outfit!!!

  9. 9
    September 26th, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Seriously, you are one of my favorite writers on CF because of the One Direction posts. I’ve always felt embarrassed by the fact that I’m in college and obsessed, but you make me feel less ashamed. Love the outfits! (:

  10. 10
    September 26th, 2012 at 5:49 am

    i love it!! the first and second outfits are so cute! i would totally love to wear them :D also i think you should do a post about the fathers of all boybands. Backstreet boys! :D i mean when you look past the ovesized clothes and the huge amount of hair gel you could get some nice inspiration :D

  11. 11
    September 26th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    OMG!!! I love One Direction and the outfits are so cute,i’m in love with the first outfit.Great post

  12. 12
    September 26th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    i like outfit one and two
    but whats with all the one direction stuff….ugh!!!!

  13. 13
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    The story of that song? That’s what I had been hoping to happen this past summer. :c Now there’s hardly time for anything like that with all the schoolwork I have to do…*sighs and plays song again*

    Anyway, I like coco’s idea of doing other boyband-inspired posts! But maybe that’s coz I’m a huge lover of the boybands still (went to Backstreet Boys’ Unbreakable, This Is Us and NKOTBSB tours, hell yeah!). Posts on New Kids on the Block, N*Sync, BSB et al (North American and European) would be wonderfulllll. Ama bo te!

  14. 14
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Haha, just realised I totally forgot about the other boybands I listen to, like Super Junior, SHINEE, Big Bang and DBSK…but they’re KPop boy bands, so they have quite a different sound to them. But there are boybands the world over.

  15. 15
    September 26th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Even though I’m not a fan of One Direction I do like the outfits for this post. I agree with Ashley that a post on DBSK and Super Junior would be awesome. :)

  16. 16
    September 27th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Love it! :)
    I’m so obsessed with 1d haha, thanks for all the great inspiration posts! Now I can flaunt my obsession with chic and subtlety. ;)

  17. 17
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Another One Direction post! This makes me so happy!! :D These are such cute outfits, love the 2nd one!! <3

  18. 18
    October 4th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Their Cute. You should do outfits for stand up.

  19. 19
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:06 am

    So fun! Love 1D! I wear my one direction shirt to college! No shame! Love Outfit 2 & 3. definitely more my style!

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