Looks from books is a semi-regular feature at The Fake Steph Dot Com where I explore book inspired fashion. For various reasons, it’s been a few weeks, but we’re back with Ryan from Dare You To by Katie McGarry. I’ll be reviewing Dare You To soon and will feature Beth in the next Looks From Books post. Before we get to it, I need to let you know at the top (and bottom) of my posts that I received a free copy of Dare You To from the publisher through Netgalley. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book or my decision to feature it in my Looks From Books feature.
Ryan’s style is a mix of preppy and sporty. He’s preppy, because he lives in a small town with a social circle run by the church and he is expected to dress a certain way. He’s sporty, because he is pretty much obsessed with baseball (even if his parents did create that obsession for him–he truly loves the sport!). Today, I’m sticking with the sporty theme, because that is the style Ryan is most comfortable with.
I thought about putting Ryan in khakis because it would have made a nice contrast with the look for Beth that I’m putting together, but decided against it. I realized that only the older men in the story wear khakis (when I searched on my kindle). Although, Ryan probably has a pair somewhere. Other than that, a very simple look. Ryan always wears his Reds ball cap and has a Reds t-shirt for every day of the week (probably every day of the month). The shirt I picked for Ryan says “And this one belongs to the Reds” because Ryan and his father work every day so that Ryan will one day play for his favorite team.
I also put him in athletic sneakers, because I can’t imagine him in anything else. As for his varsity jacket, if you want to recreate Ryan’s look, you will have to content yourself with this great jacket. It’s not a real varsity jacket, but it will prevent you from looking like a creeper or a has-been (unless you are a high school varsity player).
**I received a free copy of Dare Yout To from the publisher through Netgalley for review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book or my decision to feature it in my Looks From Books series.**
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