I was a voracious reader when I was a kid. I would read anything from cereal boxes (I actually still do this, haha) to fairy tales and adult novels. I liked comics, too, like Archie comics. For those of you who don’t know, Archie is a comic book series featuring Archie Andrews and his friends, a group of high school kids from Riverdale High and their everyday family and school life. The stories are short, fun to read and easy to relate to. Now that I think about it, my love of diners was probably even influenced by it!
Naturally, I was thrilled when I heard about Riverdale, the TV adaptation of Archie. I only caught up last week – I binge-watched half of the season in three days! It’s a bit different (okay, a lot) from the comics though. It’s dark, weird and mysterious. Even most of the characters in Riverdale are different from the comics like Jughead having a girlfriend and writing for the school paper. What?!
Perhaps also influenced by Archie comics is my somewhat keen interest in fashion. Though it has changed over the decades, the two main female characters’ fashion sense, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, in my opinion are always on point and accessible. Betty is the girl-next-door type and her style is more casual and laid back. She is almost always in jeans. On the other hand, rich girl Veronica’s style is more upscale. You will see her often wearing flattering dresses and skirts, but nothing over the top.
(Below are my take on outfits inspired by Archie’s Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. These may contain some affiliate links. Please read about the disclosure here.)
Veronica Lodge Outfits
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While I don’t just get my inspiration from characters in comics or TV, Betty and Veronica somewhat had an impact on my style growing up. I have learned to always try to dress well by choosing clothes that suit my personality and that I feel comfortable wearing and by doing so, it not only made me feel good but confident as well.
How about you? What or who influenced your style the most growing up?