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  • Dress to Impress: Sherlock Holmes

    Dress to Impress: Sherlock Holmes

    As a rule,” said Holmes, “the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.

    The Red-Headed League, Arthur Conan Doyle


    The Red-Headed League is my favourite of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, offering (amongst many other things) a riot of red-headed men, a concert, the fourth-smartest man in London, French gold, and THREE pipes.

    In honour of the world's most famour fictional detective I've put together this little sample of clothes and accessories so you can channel your inner sleuth (and look fantastic at the same time.


    This Holmes Jacket is by British fashion brand Miss Patina. I'm a massive fan of their heritage style clothing because it is so quirky.


    This pair of Oxford Duo Brogues are handmade by goldenponies on Etsy. They are based in Mexico, and their shoes are not only beautiful and affordable, they are also vegan!


    This vintage inspired Jive Blouse is made by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury on Etsy. All their designs are loving recreated from original 1940's patterns.


    This adorable violin necklace complete with case to store it in is made from a dolls house miniature and is available in the twopennylane shop. Also available are violin and bow earrings, a violin brooch, violin bow earrings, or a violin jewellery gift set!


    I absolutely love cords (I own three skirts, one pinafore, and a pair of trousers!) and you can get this Janet A-Line Corduroy Skirt from Joanie Clothing. They pride themselves on their "pretty clothes for nostalgic souls!"


    This amaaaaaaaaazing Sherlock Holmes Book Bag is handmade in Russia by KrukruStudioBooks. I absolutely love all their bags (in fact I've written a blog post before about their original shop, KrukruStudio, which you can read here). Their book bags are available in five sizes, with any cover you desire, and you can even have the title page printed on the inside! You can choose from leather or faux-leather, that is, if you can actually choose just one design that you'd like. I only want about five!


    If you've enjoyed perusing this little collection you can see more of the clothes and accessories I like on the Dream Wardrobe board on the twopennylane Pinterest page. Which is your favourite item? And which is your favourite Sherlock Holmes mystery?