I’ve been in a reading slump lately, and I know many can relate. But one thing that hasn’t changed is my unadulterated lusting at gorgeous book covers. Mass market, trade paperback, leather-bound, hard cover… I LOVE THEM ALL. Books not only hold amazing art within their pages, but the covers are always their own little masterpiece.
So, when I saw the growing Twitter trend of book covers as outfits, it was nothing but heart eyes and grabby hands from me. I even decided to put on a bra for the first time in 26 days and hop on the bandwagon with my own attempts (and lemme tell ya, I think my boyfriend snapped a neck muscle with the double take he gave me for wearing something other than a ratty t-shirt and sweatpants for the first time in a month… who says romance is dead?)
I’ve rounded up some of the fabulous creations across Twitter for your enjoyment:
@covisnky is delivering an aesthetic that could make angels cry.
dia ??? da quarentena: fiz o outfits as book covers [pt.1] pic.twitter.com/CsmgAB6ojn— b e l l a 🎇 (@littlebihren) April 5, 2020
@littlebihren is serving up some lewks here and I also officially have hair envy.
outfits inspired by the covers of some of my favorite books ✧*:･ﾟ— 𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙚 (@painxlope) April 7, 2020
i’m late as usual but i had so much fun picking my clothes and taking these pictures! pic.twitter.com/mdgt5BTuCs
@painxlope brought it with the YA covers, and the perfect color matching really lights up the happy portions of my brain.
Book cover as outfits! This challange made me realise my wardrobe is all over the place 😖 pic.twitter.com/GoqT0shiuZ— Alice is watching EVA again✨💚 (@Aliceinthestar1) April 7, 2020
@Alicienthestar1 is officially my new fashion goals because all of these outfits SLAP.
book covers as outfits except i only did six of crows:) pic.twitter.com/YLPbuMbTVf— shitty six of crows memes (@_sixofcrows) April 6, 2020
Bonus points to @_sixofcrows for mixing things up and giving us three stellar looks for one book. We stan a queen that keeps a trend spicy.
After seeing a few other posts I decided to try the book covers as outfits thing everyone was doing! pic.twitter.com/FU0zDquG2g— Jana 🌻 (@candied_crows) April 5, 2020
All of @candied_crows’ outfits were spot on, but that Ninth House draped jacket look absolutely sent my soul to a new cosmic plane.
Book Covers as Outfits: Historical Romance Edition pic.twitter.com/E1NTtLaR4E— Mazey Eddings (@foxygrandpa27) April 9, 2020
I decided to go for a historical romance theme and someone could really easily blackmail me with the 4,000 outtake photos that DID NOT make the cut… Tyra was rooting for me though.
Books as Outfits ✨— OrangeDinosaurRawr (@SaraNataliaRea) April 8, 2020
I wanted to try this thread as well even though I didn't have any book with me, so the covers are all photoshopped. I know I'm not really good but I hope you like it! ✨ pic.twitter.com/ruQfo7zr9p
@SaraNataliaRea really upped the ante by even recreating some of the cover poses!
This is a bandwagon I will happily jump on! Here are my book covers as outfits. Or outfits as book covers... whichever way round it is!— Beth // Blogger (@BooksNest) April 9, 2020
Don’t think I quite nailed it, but it was fun to have a go! pic.twitter.com/pTE614wV5g
@BooksNest is giving me LIFE with these warm orangey tones.
Book covers as outfits‼️💋📕— Scarlet Marie (@XOScarletMarie) April 8, 2020
2 recent reads: Things You Save in a Fire by @katherinecenter, Eligible by @csittenfeld
1 book on my #TBR: Wonder by @RJPalacio
1 book by a favorite author: Talking to Strangers by @Gladwell#bookblogger #BooksasOutfits pic.twitter.com/HVDMomVjhp
@XOScarletMarie is out here delivering a level of perfection none of us deserve.
so i finally did the book covers as outfits trend...! pic.twitter.com/4ObyKuqIK8— gay ninja cat (@boyegasjohns) April 8, 2020
@boyegasjohns pairings forced a single tear to fall from my eye at their beauty (and can I steal that Wilder Girls top tho 👀)
🎀🌿⚡️some outfits of mine as romance book covers 💕✨💫 @kateclayborn pic.twitter.com/DizvL9TgEK— 𝓼𝓲𝓵⚡️ (@thebookvoyagers) April 6, 2020
@thebookvoyagers coming in clutch with contemporary romance covers!
just a few books with pretty covers as outfits 🥺🥺 no one told me how awkward this trend was to actually do heheheh pic.twitter.com/oFpmQVsScw— 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒆𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒃𝒐𝒕 🏹 (@czrnys) April 6, 2020
I’m officially obsessed with this darker palette from @czrnys
But of course, I had to do the #booksasoutfits challenge. NGL there were so many other books I wanted to do too, but I couldn't resist these lewks. pic.twitter.com/F5eLfYKvcV— Emery Lee says buy GHOST SQUAD (@EmeryLeeWho) April 6, 2020
@EmeryLeeWho’s color coordination is EVERYTHING. And those accessories? We stan.
I had to dig pretty far into the closet to match my cover, but I managed it. ☺️ pic.twitter.com/lZfEz1bZo8— meryl wilsner (@merylwilsner) April 6, 2020
And how perfect is @merylwilsner’s match to their own upcoming release??
I encourage all of you to dive right into this trend. It was fun, awkward, and a great distraction you can do from the comfort of your closet. Make sure to tag us in whatever you come up with!