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Fashion Inspiration: One Direction’s “One Thing”


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Continuing with our series of 3 posts inspired by the massively popular British boy band, One Direction’s music video for “One Thing” is one you cannot miss! (In case you missed them, see past posts Fashion Inspired by One Direction and Fashion Inspired by One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”)

In the video for “One Thing,”  the boys are at it again, singing their catchy lyrics to the song, another track off their number one album Up All Night, and venturing through London. Unlike their other videos, “One Thing” definitely has more of a playful feel with less acting and more of the boys just having fun… and, of course, being totally adorable, too! The lighthearted feel is contrasted by their super snazzy outfits; they’re dressed up a bit in suits and button-ups, but can somehow manage to rock the look whether they’re on a bus traveling through the city or goofing off in a park.

Because of the preppy, put-together aesthetic it pictures, the “One Thing” music video is a perfect source for fashion inspiration for times when you want to dress a little more formally. Below, I’ve created a series of outfits based on the music video and the song. Scroll down to view all the looks!

Red All Over

Dress, Cardigan, Pumps, Necklace, Earrings

Step out for a night out in style with this outfit inspired by the music video. Wear a red strapless dress with a pair of black suede pumps. Keep things classic by adding a charcoal-colored cardigan over the dress, but add a hint of flair with a teardrop layered necklace and flower stud earrings.

Pep Talk

Blouse, Skirt, Pumps, Clutch, Earrings

You’ve certainly got that One Thing in this trendy look. (Couldn’t resist the pun.) Put on a pretty button-up peterpan collar blouse and tuck it into a fun red peplum skirt. Wear with classic patent leather Mary-Jane pumps in a neutral color and rhinestone stud earrings. Grab an envelope clutch before heading out the door to complete the ensemble!


One Thing outfit 3
Dress, Shoes, Earrings, Bow Clips

This outfit will give you a cute and girly aesthetic that’s simply charming! Slip on a navy and red striped strapless dress and wear with a pair of red ballerina shoes that have a bit of a heel for a dressier look. For accessories, wear pearl stud earrings and bow hair clips to finish the look!

Effortlessly Timeless

Shirt, Skirt, Oxfords, Necklace

Stay with a classic aesthetic with a classic button-up shirt tucked into a light-wash denim skirt. A sleek pair of oxfords and an oversized key charm necklace are the perfect accents to this ultra-preppy outfit.

What do you think?

Are you a One Direction fan? Have you seen the “One Thing” music video? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which outfit is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on May 8, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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35 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: One Direction’s “One Thing””

  1. 1
    May 8th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I love all the 1D posts you’re making. Keep them coming!

  2. 2
    May 8th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    All of these are adorable. Love the last one.

  3. 3
    May 8th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    These are really awesome outfits – and love this series (1D!!) Pep Talk and Effortlessly Timeless and I would totally wear all of these!

  4. 4
    May 8th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I absolutely love each outfit and of course 1D!

  5. 5
    May 8th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Not particularly crazy about one direction but I adore these outfits – the third one especially :D x

  6. 6
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Another 1D post yay!! Haha. I love the red peplum skirt so much.. And the last outfit is adorable.

  7. 7
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Outfit three is my favorite

  8. 8
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    i’m not a one direction fan but i like these outfits. 2 & 4 are great!

  9. 9
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Effortlessly timeless and bow-tied are the BOMB. Xcept that the bowtied dress is from Hollister /: any variations from more uniquestores?

  10. 10
    May 8th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I. LOVE. THIS. The last outfit is so cute!

  11. 11
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Love One Direction, love the music video, love dressing up, and I love every single look! The last is my favorite but I would wear every single one of these looks :) Great post!!

  12. 12
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Wasn’t expecting another 1D post so soon, but this is awesome! The outfits are lovely, especially the 1st and 3rd!

  13. 13
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    ahh another One Direction post! i love it! Please keep more of these coming and all of the outfits are to die for! i especially love the red peplum skirt, so adorable!

  14. 14
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    ahh i love one direction! the second outfit (pep talk) is so louis haha

  15. 15
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I think the last one is cute and classic- and thus my favorite. :)

  16. 16
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I feel like I’m supposed to be an adult, and yet I am mesmerized by these teenage boys…I don’t understand it. Anyway good post, but I think it would be cool if you branched out of the “preppy” style category. They could be great inspiration for incorporating literal menswear. The only one of these outfits I personally would wear is the last one.

  17. 17
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    The last two outfits are my favorites! I’m loving these 1D posts!

  18. 18
    May 8th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    The outfits are good even do i dislike one direction
    keep up the post but how about some posts inspired in real music :)

  19. 19
    May 9th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I LOVE that last outfit!

  20. 20
    May 9th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    i love the red all over for my wife :)

  21. 21
    May 9th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Really cute, especially the last outfit, though a little preppier than I would normally wear…still, great post!

  22. 22
    May 9th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Love the 3rd outfit!! I know what I will be buying with my Hollister gift card now…

  23. 23
    May 9th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    the 1st and 3rd ones are my favorites! thank you foe another One Direction post

  24. 24
    May 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    its cool to take fashion inspiration from musicians and music groups
    the last outfit is nice…its simple and stylish
    but i really dont like one direction….i dont think its music, its just commercialised crap and all about making money and not real music

    but the outfits are nice…not my style though
    can we please have posts on real musicians….ones who are talented and have personal style


  25. 25
    May 9th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I love the bow tied look !

  26. 26
    May 12th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I love the Bow-tied outfit, it is simple and girly look. This blog really show the young women clothing trends. This is a great blog. Thanks for the post.

  27. 27
    May 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    LOVE! outfit number three,it is so cute!!!!

  28. 28
    July 8th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    <3 love them !!!

  29. 29
    July 8th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I LOVE IT <3

  30. 30
    August 28th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    thanks for the looks their really in for the summer also back in school so i would wear this for picture day which is the bow-tied one thank

  31. 31
    September 6th, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Reminds me of Taylor Swift…

  32. 32
    March 3rd, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Hi 1D Iove you so much especially Harry & Zany!!!!!!!!! I Wish that I cud marry you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. 33
    October 21st, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    outfit 1 and 3 are my fave

  34. 34
    October 21st, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    i like them all but 1 and 3 are my fave and i hate dresses so they are really cute

    1d rocks around the world and mine

  35. 35
    October 21st, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    and you spelt zayn rong its really zain but he says it is more like zayn

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