With the release of the third season of BBC's Sherlock, I was inspired to put together a Sherlock Holmes outfit. However, rather than basing it off of BBC's Sherlock, we took our inspiration from the costumes of a couple older predecessors:
Plaid is not only a staple in Mr. Holmes' ensemble, but also on the runway. Below are designs produced by English designers that highlight plaid.
For our Sherlock Holmes inspired outfit, we focused on a taupe wool skirt with built-in suspenders. It perfectly showcases the iconic plaid print associated with Sherlock Holmes. We decided to compliment the girly silhouette of the A-line skirt by tucking in a cream lace dress. The dress features a cute peter pan collar and thin velvet bow. For finishing touches, we used a black leather belt and black patent leather shoes to match the velvet bow on the collar.
Belt: Old (Similar)
Shoes: Cole Haan (same model but not patent leather)
"My dear fellow [...] life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent."
-- Sherlock Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Thanks for reading! :)
, by Jackie Liu