I don’t even know where to start with Pretty Little Liars. It has quickly become a television obsession of mine, thanks to my friends
nagging telling me to watch it. Netflix only had the first three seasons up until a couple of days before Season 5 started. It took some determination and an unyielding will to ignore any urge to be productive, but I binge-watched all of Season 4 in one day so that I could be caught up for the premiere.
Consider the following as reasons why I love Pretty Little Liars: talented actors and actresses, constant plot twists, a very attractive male cast (I can’t help but love Ezra even though I still think he’s awkward/creepy since the A thing), and, most importantly, the fashion. Where would any popular teen drama be without the fashion?
In today’s blog post, I put together some looks inspired by my favorite Liar, Aria Montgomery. Out of the entire bunch, I feel like I can relate to Aria the most, even though I’m not quasi-dating my former high school teacher or have ever lived in Iceland (and how can you not love the ever-adorable Lucy Hale?). Still, I love that she takes risks with her fashion and dresses for herself. I feel like so many women today dress a certain way because they want to impress someone, be that boys or friends or society in general. Aria is awesome because she wears what makes her happy. You go girl!
I had a blast picking out outfits for this post. Aria generally has an edgier style than I do, and I didn’t think that I was going to have a lot of items to work with. But, it’s amazing when you look at your wardrobe with a new angle what you can come up with!
The first two outfits are ones that I have recreated from Aria’s actual outfits on the show. The next two outfits are ones that are simply inspired by looks I feel she would wear. I hope you guys enjoy!! 🙂
Outfits from the Show
This first outfit is from Season 1, Epsiode 14: Careful What U Wish 4. In this episode (TBT to when Ian was alive), Aria attends a Rosewood High Dance-a-thon in a STUNNING lace dress. She completes the look with sparkly disc earrings, embellished booties, and a curled ponytail. Here is my recreation:
Dress: American Eagle Outfitters * Booties: Carlos by Carlos Santana * Earrings: New York and Company
For the hair throughout the post, I curled it with a GHD flat iron using this tutorial, then secured it into a ponytail with a gumband (or hair elastic, if you are not from Pittsburgh) for this specific look. For the makeup, I did a somewhat smoky eye, keeping it dark mainly around the edges and near the lashline. I applied false lashes to help achieve Aria’s doe-eyed look. On the cheeks I wore a peachy blush, and I used a berry lipstain for the lips.
For this next look, I was meandering around the internet and came across this picture of Aria, from afterellen.com. I have no idea what episode this came from, the only thing I know is that it was from Season 3. In this outfit, Aria is wearing printed berry-colored leggings, a grey graphic t-shirt, a black leather jacket, and black riding boots. Here is what I came up with:
Jacket: French Connection for Sears * Muscle Tank: American Eagle Outfitters * Black Layering Tank: H&M
Pants: American Eagle Outfitters * Boots: Frye * Gold Necklace: H&M
Aria Inspired Outfits
I think this screams Aria to me. She loves dark colors, jackets, funky accessories, and special touches. When they all mesh together – it’s magic. I will definitely be wearing this outfit come fall. Not only is it cute, but it’s comfortable, too!
Jacket: Black Rivet * Black Long Tank: H&M * Grey Leggings: H&M
Scarf: American Eagle Outfitters * Studded Flats: Aldo
Aria is the QUEEN of mixing crazy patterns and textures and still making it look fabulous. In this outfit, I embraced her trend-setting side. I paired a chevron tank with a color-blocking skirt that has leather panels and an exposed zipper at the back. Top it off with some chandelier-esque earrings, eccentric bangles, and chunky sandals, and you’ve got Aria-to-an-A.
Everything in this Outfit: H&M
Thanks to my sisters both four-legged and two for taking the photos.
Do you watch Pretty Little Liars? If so, let me know which Liar is your fave and which outfit you liked best. If you don’t watch it, what are you waiting for?!
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