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Style Notes: 3 Outfits Inspired by the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey”


Okay so don’t tell anyone, but I’m a total sucker for a good love song. In looking for Style Notes inspiration this week, I considered many classic love songs, but ended up settling on something a little more modern.

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, this week, we’re featuring a love song by the Lumineers. You’ve probably heard “Ho Hey“, but if you haven’t yet, check out the video below:

The Lumineers are comprised of Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites, Neyla Pekarek, Stelth Ulvang and Ben Wahamaki, and their sound is quirky but uncomplicated, and they never sound overproduced. As Fraites told The Crimson White

“We’re not reinventing the wheel or doing anything that different, the songs are super simple. The ideas themselves are very simple ideas. Anyone who can play an instrument can play a Lumineers song. I think there’s a certain cinematic aspect of our music that I really like.”

As modern love songs go, I love the charm of this track’s simple melody, and I’m stoked that the Lumineers were nominated in this year’s Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album. The Lumineers are a perfect inspiration for some date-worthy outfits!

You’re My Sweetheart

Lumineers outfit 1
NecklaceBag, Dress, Sunglasses, Nail Polish, Oxfords

Taking a cue from the confetti and stained glass at the end of the music video, this first look is all about color. Pair this gorgeous watercolor dress with neutral oxfords and a beautiful Peter Pan collar necklace. Add a trendy Ciaté caviar polish and fun, heart-shaped sunglasses for a quirky touch that echoes the video. Finish the outfit with a satchel that picks up on the greens in the dress, and you have a charming, whimsical look that would be perfect for a lunch date, or maybe a romantic walk in the park.

I Can Write a Song

Lumineers outfit 2
Hat, Phone Case, Corduroys, Tee Shirt, Suspenders, Loafers, Ring

Take a cue from Jeremiah Fraites and several of the video’s extras and rock suspenders over a white tee with a black trilby hat. To add a more fashion-y touch, mix skinny cords with some amazing tapestry-print smoking loafers, and a dazzling druzy ring. A New York phone case references the places mentioned in the song. This outfit is super comfy, but also crazy stylish.

I Belong With You, You Belong With Me

Lumineers outfit 3
Cardigan, Oxfords, DressRings, Headband, Socks

Neyla Pekarek’s soft look in the video provides the inspiration for this last outfit. Pair this lovely blue printed dress with adorable Oxfords and knee-high socks for a look that evokes schoolgirl-chic, matching perfectly with the song’s innocent feel. Delicate stacked rings and a playful flower crown finish out the look, while a chunky maroon cardigan grounds the look and adds a little warmth. This feminine outfit is simply lovely.

What do you think?

Have you heard of the Lumineers? What’s your go-to love song? Would you wear any of these outfits? What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Don’t forget, my lovely readers, to leave any thoughts, suggestions and questions in the comments below and just so you guys know, I would love to be your Valentine ;)

Posted on on February 15, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , ,

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6 Responses to “Style Notes: 3 Outfits Inspired by the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey””

  1. 1
    February 15th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    it’s so cute! I would totally wear the third one

  2. 2
    February 15th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I really love a lot of the outfits on this site, but I really wish there was somebody that writes for you guys that isn’t thin. It would be nice to see plus-size women too, seeing as there are women who want to dress fashionably in college that aren’t thin enough to shop at some of these stores. Seeing as this site posts about interesting issues in the fashion industry I would have hoped that plus-size fashion and outfits would also be included. I’m hopeful that maybe you take this into account and look into it or consider it. These outfits are all so cute, but it would be cool to see ones that work on girls that have to wear sizes 2x too.

  3. 3
    February 16th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I love love live the second outfit!!

  4. 4
    February 16th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    love all the looks! especially second and third ones! amazing!

  5. 5
    February 17th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    yay for featuring the Lumineers! the outfits are amazing!

    i have to say, however, it’s a little weird to see them all over the place, mainly because my brother went to school with wes schultz… still very cool & proud of them!

  6. 6
    March 4th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Do a post inspired by Lindsey Stirling? Dubstep violin!

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